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January 7th, 2015
Like a "New World" explorer, Don Payne is making startling discoveries every day as the new Kane borough manager.
Payne, who began duties Dec. 9, said he is going through a "discovery process" to "see what we have" in the borough of Kane.
"There are a lot of positives in Kane," Payne said. "We have a lot to be thankful for."
MT. JEWETT â€“ Plans have been discussed for years to convert the defunct Knox and Kane Railroad corridor into recreational trails.
And, as long as there have been plans, there has been opposition-- especially from property-owners along the 73.8-mile route from Clarion County to the Kinzua Bridge State Park near Mt. Jewett.
A meeting was held Tuesday at the Mt. Jewett Fire Hall to generate interest in forming groups to develop and maintain sections of the proposed trail system.
MT. JEWETT â€“ The sale of the Mt. Jewett water treatment and distribution system to a private company is nearing completion.
The Mt. Jewett Borough Council, which has operated the system for more than two years, agreed last summer to sell the operation to Aqua Pennsylvania for $1,126,350.
Dan Hartle, a Bradford attorney who serves as the borough's solicitor, said Monday that he has been handling legal work for the sale with representatives of Aqua.
WETMORE TWP. â€“ The Wetmore Township Supervisors held their annual re-organizational meeting prior to Monday nightâ€™s regular monthly meeting at the township building in East Kane. Supervisor Bill Ryding was reappointed chairman after being nominated by supervisor Steve Dyne. Dyne was reappointed vice chairman while the third supervisor, Elaine Bodistow, was reappointed the townshipâ€™s secretary/treasurer for 2015.
Ryding suggested the positions of office clerk and equipment operators receive a raise equal to that received by Social Security recipients in 2015, or 1.7 percent.
MT. JEWETT â€“ The Mt. Jewett Borough Council is seeking more police officers for its part-time roster.
Acting at a meeting Monday, council voted 4-0 to advertise for more candidates to fill part-time police slots.
Council President Chuck Paar approved the action along with Councilmen Brett Morgan, Don Martyna and Rod Danielson.
Councilwoman Linda Berry and Councilm
Pro Football Playoff Previews and Predictions
Next Weekâ€™s Matchups:
Dallas @ Green Bay
What to watch for:
Dallas will travel to Green Bay to face Aaron Rodgers and their dynamic offense. Green Bay has not lost at Lambeau Field yet this year. Dallas matches up well with Green Bay because they have a strong running game that can keep the clock running and keep the ball out of Green Bayâ€™s hands. The weather might get the best out of Dallas as it is likely to be extremely cold. Green Bayâ€™s offense will be looking to feast on a weak Dallas secondary.
Pick: Green Bay 31-24
Pro Football Playoff Roundup
Carolina (8-8-1) 27 vs
Arizona (11-6) 16
JOHNSONBURG â€“ On Sunday, Billy Martin's Cole All-Star Circus kicked off its 2015 circus tour by performing their premier show at the Johnsonburg Area High School gymnasium.
The opening performance for the 2015 tour kicked off with a 90-minute performance with performers showing off a wide variety of skills to a crowd of 105 area adults who were accompanied by a myriad of children who got into the show free with adult admission.
This year's show featured a variety of acts including a juggling family, aerial performers and a contortionist.
Several criminal cases have been filed in Kane District Court.
Information on the following cases is based on court documents.Â
*Charles Wayne Gee, 53, of Addison, N.Y. is charged with driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol.
State Police Trooper Andy Dalton placed the charges on Route 6 near Route 146 in Hamlin Township.
A test determined Geeâ€™s blood alcohol content (BAC) to be .133 percent.
Investigators have located multiple points of origin in an early morning blaze which heavily damaged a commercial building Friday in St. Marys.
Fire companies from across Elk County responded to 590 S. St. Marys St. in St. Marys throughout the morning.
The fire has been determined to be incendiary in nature according to the Ridgway-based state police. St. Marys City Police are assisting with the investigation which is currently ongoing.
The structure sustained damages estimated in excess of $500,000. It is currently owned by Chris W. Pistner, 47, of St. Marys.