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February 8th, 2015
JONES TWP. â A home in Jones Township has been declared a total loss after an accidental electrical fire started Saturday afternoon inside the home and caused substantial damage to the interior.
At 2:47 p.m. on Saturday, Elk Company 6 (Wilcox Fire Department) was dispatched to 2082 Old State Rd. for a structure fire.
Five minutes later at 2:52 p.m., Elk Company 2 (Johnsonburg Fire Department) was dispatched while the Kane Volunteer Fire Department was placed on standby in Wilcox before later joining the firefighting efforts.
SMETHPORT â Al Pingie has announced that he is seeking re-election this year as a McKean County commissioner.
Pingie, a Republican, will be running for his fourth term as county commissioner. He will be seeking a party nomination in the May 19 primary election.
Pingie served for 14 years as a Bradford Township supervisor and was chairman of the township Board of Supervisors for 11 years. He served with the Bradford City Fire Department for 33 years and retired in 2008 with the rank of captain.
A former union bricklayer, Pingie served in the U.S. Marines during the Vietnam War.
The borough of Kane won't be receiving anticipated federal aid for new energy-efficient doors for the truck bays at the Kane Fire Hall on Poplar Street.
Borough Manager Don Payne said Friday that the application has hit a snag and has been rejected.
Acting on behalf of the Kane Volunteer Fire Department, the borough submitted a request for $14,520 in funds for the doors to cut heating costs.
MT. JEWETT â For more than a week, Mt. Jewett residents have been thirsting for a reprieve from a âboil waterâ advisory that went into effect Jan. 28.
It finally came Thursday afternoon.
Brett Morgan, the state-certified operator of the borough water system, said the advisory finally was lifted after four water samples met required criteria set by the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP).
A total of 21 units of blood were collected Monday at the American Red Cross Blood Drive in Kane.
The Red Cross Blood Center from Buffalo held the Blood Drive at the First United Methodist Church in Kane.
The goal for the day was 40 units. Harsh winter weather is blamed for the lower than normal turnout for the Blood Drive.
Erin Paulson of Kane was a first-time donor at the site.
Bob Gaetano, superintendent of the Kane Area School District, commented Thursday on a forfeit loss involving the high school girls basketball team.
The forfeit Tuesday came at the game in Brockway.
With 2:39 left to play, Kane coach Dave Kiehl pulled the Kane team off the court. Brockway was leading 51-32 at the time.
"In his heart, coach Kiehl felt he was acting in the best interests of the girls," Gaetano said.
According to a parent who was at the game, Kiehl was worried about the "safety" of the team and did not want to risk injury to the girls.
The Kane Players will present the play âThe Loathsome Ladyâ next Thursday, Friday and Saturday Feb. 12-14.
In cooperation with the Kane Historical Preservation Society, the performances will be held on stage at the Thomas L. Kane Memorial Chapel on Chestnut Street. All performances will begin at 7 p.m.
Tickets for the performances now are on sale only at SMP pharmacy at Haines and Fraley streets. Tickets will not be sold at the door.
Plans have been dropped for the construction of a McDonald's Restaurant in Kane.
A developer from Ohio intended to build the restaurant at 300 N. Fraley St. at the site of the Mountain Motor Sports in Kane.
However, the developer announced in emails Tuesday that the project would not move forward.
"I am sending you this email to inform you that our client has decided not to proceed with construction of the McDonald's in Kane," Brian L. Searcy said in an email obtained by the Kane Republican.Â
LaDawn Silvis, a Kane High School senior, is very emotional when it comes to her passion-- cosmetology.
She is one of more than 30 Kane High students to attend trade courses at the Career and Technical Center in Port Allegany.
When Silvis was selected to represent the entire center at the recent SkillsUSA cosmetology competition in New Castle, she said she was "so excited I cried."
Marilyn Blackmore is a founder and chairman of Kane's largest annual attraction-- the Art in the Wilds held in June each year at Evergreen Park.
The Kane Chamber of Commerce has recognized her tireless volunteer efforts for the event by naming her as its Citizen-of-the-Year.
She will be honored at the Chamber banquet to be held Thursday, Feb. 19 at the Kane Fire Hall.
The Chamber has selected Dyne Excavating as its Business-of-the-Year. Steve Dyne and his wife, Kerri also will be honored at the banquet.