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January 20th, 2015
The Lutheran Home of Kane received a grant from the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America for sensory stimulation equipment. The home received $17,000 from the Lutheran Services for Children Endowment Fund and used it to purchase sensory equipment such as bubble tubes and a sensory hand board.
More input has been given on the proposed Country Fair store on Biddle Street in Kane.
The state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) claims in a letter that the project is "exempt" from a requirement to "revise the official plan for new land development."
DEP said this determination is based in part on "sign-offs" from the Kane Borough Sewer Authority and the McKean County Planning Commission.
DEP said the store is expected to produce an estimated 600 gallons of sewage per day to be treated at the Kinzua sewage treatment plant in Kane.
The Kane Borough Sewer Authority has elected officers for the year.
Acting at a meeting Monday, the authority re-elected Dave "Chip" Peterson of Wetmore Township as chairman.
Howard Kane, the president of the Kane Borough Council, was re-elected as vice chairman.
Kane Borough Manager Don Payne was elected as secretary.
Karen A. Walter, a Kane borough office employee, was re-elected as the recording secretary.
MT. JEWETT â€“ An advisory to Mt. Jewett residents to boil their water will continue at least through today and possibly into Wednesday.
This is the Monday report from Mt. Jewett Borough Council President Chuck Paar.
According to Paar, the borough is required by the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to "pass two tests" before lifting the advisory.
KANE â€“Â The Lutheran Home at Kane (LHK) has appointed Erin Hammerbeck, RN, BSN, as the Director of Nursing (DON) for the facility. Hammerbeck began her tenure with the Lutheran Home as a registered nurse and supervisor in 2006. Prior to her promotion to DON, she held the position of Comprehensive Care coordinator.
Mike Beane has plowed snow for the borough of Kane for 38 years.
During his long career, he has heard annual criticism from residents and borough officials alike about the plowing of snow.
Beane, who has headed the borough Streets Department for the past five years, refuses to have a "melt-down" over the complaints.
"I take it all with a grain of salt," Beane said Friday in commenting on the snowplowing criticism aired Monday at a public meeting of the Kane Borough Council. "Every year, we hear complaints. If I let it bother me, I would have had a heart attack a long time ago."
BRADFORD â€“ A Bradford businessman is charged with murder in the shooting death of his son-in-law.
Stephen Daniel Stidd, 62, of 725 E. Main St., Bradford, is accused of criminal homicide in the death of Melvin Daniel Bizzarro, 43.
According to the criminal complaint filed with Bradford District Court Judge Dom Cercone, Stidd shot Bizzarro about 9:30 a.m. Friday behind Togiâ€™s Restaurant at 412 E. Main St., Bradford.
A fire-damaged house at 432 Tionesta Ave. in Kane was demolished Friday.
Brian Owens Excavating of Clearfield demolished the two-story house, which was extensively damagedÂ by a fire Nov. 7. Debris was hauled to the Casella landfill in Hutchins.
Holly Lubert Gausman is the owner of the house and property. She and her four children were not home when the fire erupted at the house at Tionesta Avenue at Maple Street in the borough.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ Designated Engine Rescue 231, a new fire truck was delivered to the Johnsonburg Volunteer Fire Department on Thursday.
The new truck, which cost the department approximately $462,000, made its way from a factory in Ebensburg to Johnsonburg Thursday, giving the Johnsonburg Volunteer Fire Department six firefighting vehicles within its fleet.
A developer from Ohio reportedly still is interested in building a new McDonaldâ€™s restaurant at 300 N. Fraley St. in Kane.
However, an incomplete list of documents is holding up approval from the McKean County Planning Commission.
Speaking at a commission meeting earlier this week, Assistant County Planner Laura Lord said the developer has yet to provide a land survey with the required â€śprofessionalâ€ť stamp.