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February 24th, 2015
A compromise will permit Kane High School football coaches to attend a two-day clinic near Cleveland this weekend.
After voting 4-3 earlier this month to deny the trip, the school board voted 7-0 Tuesday to authorize the coaches to attend the Glazair Football Clinic in Aurora, Ohio.
"We're all on the same team," Head Football Coach Todd Silfies told the board after its vote at a special meeting at the middle school auditorium. "We're not foes."
Starting with the Class of 2017, Kane students will need to pass tests in three key courses to qualify for a high school diploma.
This controversial Department of Education statewide requirement requires students to show proficiency in Algebra 1, Biology and English Language Arts (reading and writing) to graduate from high school.
The graduation requirement will first affect current Kane High School sophomores-- the Class of 2017.
Bob Gaetano, the new superintendent of the Kane Area School District, tackled this state mandate Monday as the guest speaker at a meeting of the Kane Rotary Club.
DUNKIRK, N.Y. â€“ The Kane Cheerleading teams had a successful weekend at the Winter Break Nationals in Dunkirk, N.Y. put on by CheerStarz Events.
This event was also a qualifier for the U.S. Finals. The high school team started off the day with a win in the Small Varsity Division. Not to be outdone, the younger middle school Wolves followed with their first win of the season as well.
A Kane couple were injured Thursday night in a two-vehicle traffic accident on Route 6 near Ludlow.
Dominic C. "Mick" O'Rourke Jr., 44, and his wife, Tara Oertly O'Rourke, 41, of 510 Elk Ave., Kane, are patients at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)-Hamot in Erie, a family member said Friday.
"Mick," employed by the American Refining Group (ARG) of Bradford, suffered a "moderate injury," State Police said in a report. Tara, employed as a nurse at the Elk County Regional Medical Center in St. Marys, sustained a "major injury," police said.
Thereâ€™s a reason Kane is called the â€śIce Box of Pennsylvania.â€ť
Itâ€™s cold in the winter.
But a National Weather Service meteorologist said Friday that the prolonged string of â€śbelow-zeroâ€ť temperatures is â€śridiculousâ€”even for Kane.â€ť
â€śYouâ€™ve been exceptionally cold for this time of the year,â€ť Craig Evanego said in trying to explain the seemingly endless bitter sub-zero temperatures in the Kane area over the past month or so. Evanego is a meteorologist with the National Weather Service office in State College. Kane is part of this officeâ€™s coverage area.
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Marilyn Blackmore devotes so much time to the annual Art in the Wilds that she "must dream about it."
This is a modest assessment made by Jennifer Macey, who nominated Blackmore as the annual Citizen-of-the-Year in Kane.
The Kane Chamber of Commerce selected Blackmore as its Citizen-of-Year, one of several awards presented Thursday at the Chamber's annual banquet at the Kane Fire Hall. More than 120 attended the fete.
The Chamber has selected a Citizen-of-the-Year since 1975.
The Photo and Sound Shoppe-- a fixture in Kane since 1978-- will remain in business despite its affiliation with bankrupt RadioShack.
"It's business as usual," Jim Greville said in discussing the fate of his popular electronics store at 101 Fraley St., Kane.
RadioShack, a 94-year-old electronics chain, filed for bankruptcy earlier this month and announced the closing of most of its 4,000 company-owned stores.
Cooks Dan Preston (left) and Paul Kibbie (right) prepare a plate of pancakes and sausage at the Shrove Tuesday Pancake Dinner at the First United Methodist Church in Kane. The First United Methodist Church Men sponsor the annual dinner. Members of Boy Scout Troop 422 serve as waiters. More than 100 dinners were served.
Dyne Excavating for nearly 30 years has stepped forward to support the Kane community and the people who live here.
â€śWe believe strongly in helping others,â€ť Steve Dyne said in stressing the companyâ€™s philosophy. â€śWe try to assist families and children we find who are need.â€ť
Dyne Excavating has donated to the Kane Rotary Club, the Kane Area Revitalization Enterprise (KARE), various church organizations, the Kane Fish and Game Clubâ€™s trap field and the Kane Little League. The company also has supported numerous fundraisers and events in the Kane Area School District.