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March 8th, 2015
McKean County leadersâas well as heads of other counties across Pennsylvaniaâclaim current phone surcharges are not sufficient to cover the cost of operating their 911 emergency communications networks.
State Rep. Martin Causer (R-Turtlepoint) said Saturday that he is âcommittedâ to âmaking sureâ there is âadequate fundingâ for the crucial 911 systems.
Speaking at the annual banquet for the Kane Volunteer Fire Department, Causer said he believes the state law for the surcharge to fund 911 âneeds to come up to speed.â
The Kane Church Women United celebrated the special "bond between women" at its program Friday at Tabor Lutheran Church.
Two dramatical skits during the 75-minute program featured costumed women acting out Biblical passages depicting this "bond."
One skit focused on the spiritual pre-birth conversation between Mary, the mother of Jesus Christ, and Elizabeth, the mother of John the Baptist.
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Five seats on the nine-member Kane School Board are up for election this year.
As of Thursday, only four incumbents have filed nominating petitions for party nominations in the May 19 primary election.
The four include Dick Coleman, the most experienced school board member with more than 22 years of service.
The other incumbents-- all appointed to the school board last year-- include Keith Hastings, Tom Kerek and Scott Paul.
A sixth-grade student at the Kane Middle School has been selected to participate in a prestigious national leadership conference in Washington, D.C.
Emily Hipolito, the 12-year-old daughter of Holly Harris and Dr. Emmanuel Hipolito of Kane, will attend the People To People Leadership Ambassador program March 30 through April 4.
In its application to buy road salt for winter maintenance, Wetmore Township anticipated using 200 tons.
The township's latest order for salt pushes the total to this 200-ton mark with more winter weather ahead.
The township road crew mixes the salt with anti-skid materials to spread on 35 miles of townshipÂ roads.
By buying salt through the state contract, the township is receiving a better price. However, the state contract price of $60.17 for salt means the township will be spending more than $12,000 on road salt this winter.
SMETHPORT -- Laura L. Isadore has announced that she is seeking the Republican nomination for prothonotary and clerk of courts for McKean County.
She has been the prothonotary since Nov. 5 when Bonnie Howard retired due to medical reasons.
Isadore has been the first deputy prothonotary since Jan. 6, 1986. She joined the prothonotary's office on Oct. 11, 1973 and was named second deputy on Jan. 2, 1981.
She is seeking the Republican nomination in the May primary as the candidate to fill the remaining two years of the Howard term.
Kane parents and teachers regularly show concern for their children and students by stressing the importance of education.
Employees at local businesses are now being asked to echo this message by conversing with students who enter their stores.
The Community Involvement Team (CIT) at the Kane Elementary School has sent letters to more than 70 Kane businesses to âask them to become involved with showing studentsâ the importance of education.
BRADFORD â Don Cummins of Bradford has announced his candidacy for the position of McKean County commissioner.
He is seeking the Republican nomination in the May 19 primary election.
Cummins has held the position of Bradford Township supervisor and has served as the chairman of the Board of Supervisors. He currently serves as chairman of the Bradford Township Planning Commission.
HAZEL HURST â Ken Stroup of Lindholm Road has announced that he is seeking the Republican nomination for supervisor in Hamlin Township.
He is filing nominating petitions for both a two-year term and a six-year term. He is seeking the Republican nomination for both terms up for election this year.