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January 23rd, 2014

Kane borough bids farewell to 2 veteran employees

January 24, 2014

Kane borough officials and workers bid farewell to two veteran employees Thursday at an informal luncheon at the borough building.
Sue Holt, a 14-year member of the borough office staff, is leaving her job today. She said she has accepted "other employment in the area."

Scarnati: ‘Obsolete’ state pension must go

January 24, 2014

A partisan Legislature still appears to stand in the way of state pension reform as “revenues in the Commonwealth continue to lag behind growing expenses,” one such expense being an “unsustainable” pension plan, according to Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-Jefferson).
Rising pensions costs are expected to hover around $2 billion for next year’s budget, up from $1.4 billion for fiscal year 2013.

January 22nd

Forum is held on Mt. Jewett police operation

January 23, 2014

MT. JEWETT – The first in a series of public forums on the operation of the Mt. Jewett Police Department took place Wednesday at the borough building.
Mayor Melissa McGuire, in her first month in office, said the sessions will create an "open dialogue" between Police Chief Steve Hale and Mt. Jewett residents.

'Kathy' Douglas hearing is off for Monday

January 23, 2014

A new date will be set for a preliminary hearing for the alleged drug-influenced driver in a six-fatality traffic accident last Aug. 31 near Lantz Corners.
The hearing for Kathleen S. "Kathy" Douglas, 37, of Kane had been scheduled for Monday before Kane District Court Judge Dave Engman.
The hearing will not be held as scheduled, it was learned Wednesday. A new date is pending.

PHARE funding benefits region

January 23, 2014

RIDGWAY – The PHARE fund appears to be gaining its footing as Marcellus Shale regions are seeing yearly allocations for local distribution.
In 2012, the base allocation for PHARE [Pennsylvania Housing Affordability and Rehabilitation Enhancement] was $2.5 million; for 2013 and beyond, the allocation has doubled.

January 21st

Gary Ziegler returns to school board to fill vacancy

January 22, 2014

Gary Ziegler's retirement from the Kane School Board didn't last long.
Ziegler served on the board for 12 years before deciding not to seek re-election last year. His term ended Nov. 30.

Next school budget to present challenges

January 22, 2014

Balancing a school budget is never easy.
Developing the next Kane school spending plan will be made even more difficult by hefty increases in costs for health care benefits and the school district's share for the retirement fund.

Sutter discusses National Mentoring Month

January 22, 2014

Area agencies and volunteers continue to emphasis mentoring programs during January, recognized as National Mentoring Month.
Sara Sutter from Big Brothers Big Sisters said officials recently received a grant to expand their program but indicated Tuesday morning there are over 20 children on a waiting list for a Big Brother or Big Sister.

January 20th

Higher sewer rates now in effect in Kane system

January 21, 2014

Higher sewer rates now are in effect for about 2,100 customers in the Kane sewer system in the borough and sections of Wetmore Township.

January 19th

Dress Drive in Kane

January 20, 2014

Cinderella's Closet of Kane held their Dress Drive on Saturday at the Kane Community Center on Fraley Street. The group has received more than 200 dresses, dozens of pairs of dress shoes, many purses and lots of jewelry for their cause. Female students of Kane Area High School will be able to register to borrow a dress and accessories to attend formal dances this spring.

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