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December 3rd

Vets group donates $5,000 to fight blight in Kane

December 3, 2014

The Kane Vets Home Association at the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) King David Post 1132 in Kane has donated $5,000 to help fight blight in the community.
The donation has been given to the Kane Area Revitalization Enterprise (KARE) for “Blight Fight Fund."
 “As always, we are very grateful for the continued support from the Kane Vets Home Association,” said Erin Vassallo, executive director of the Kane Area Development Center (KADC). The KADC includes KARE, the Kane Chamber of Commerce and the Kane Industrial Development Agency.

December 2nd

Information given on new Kane teacher contract

December 2, 2014

The new three-year contract between the Kane School Board and the Kane Area Education Association (KAEA) is a 50-page document that spells out criteria as well as salaries and benefits.
To take a closer look at the new pact, the Kane Republican has signed a “Right To Know” request with the school district to obtain a copy of the latest contract as well as the previous labor agreement approved in 2011.

Sesquicentennial Time Capsule to be sealed

December 2, 2014

A Time Capsule containing items linked with the Kane Sesquicentennial Celebration this year will be sealed at a public party Friday, Dec. 19.
Scott Morgan, chairman of the Time Capsule project, said envelopes to be placed in the vault now are being filled by various groups. Students at the Kane Elementary School and Kane Middle School currently are filling envelopes.
The vault is located on an embankment outside the Kane Depot on South Fraley Street. A ceremony to close the vault will be part of a public Christmas party at the Depot at 6 p.m. Dec. 19.

Wetmore Township supervisors hold line on taxes

December 2, 2014

The Wetmore Board of Supervisors is again holding the line on taxes.
Supervisors Bill Ryding, Steve Dyne and Elaine Bodistow voted Tuesday to adopt a 2015 budget that retains the same tax rate.
"There will be no tax increase," Ryding announced.
The basic rate is .65 mills. Those living within 780 feet of a fire hydrant are charged another .35 mills to cover the hydrant rental cost.
The maximum rate of 1 mill in taxes figures to be $1 for every $1,000 in assessed property valuation. That's $50 in taxes for a $50,000 home.

Groundwork set for new rural community college

December 2, 2014

Plans are moving ahead in establishing Pennsylvania's first Rural Regional Community College which would serve a nine-county area including Elk County.
The 15-member Rural Regional Community College Board of Trustees met for the first time Tuesday afternoon at the Community Education Council in St. Marys in order to complete initial steps for the formation of the community college with the goal of offering two-year associate degrees, training and certificate programs.

December 1st

Kane Fish and Game Club holds annual Big Buck Contest

December 1, 2014

Ten hunters entered their deer in the Kane Fish and Game Club’s annual Big Buck Contest on Monday evening. The panel of veteran judges awarded prizes to five entries, with no junior or mentored hunters entering this year's contest. The judges included Lee Gausman, who has been helping with the contest for 50 years and Larry Lamping, who was working in his 40th contest.
Earning the title of Mr. Big Buck was Sheffield’s Larry Heeter. Heeter brought down his 10-point, 152-pound buck in Forest County. The winning buck had 156.84 inches of antlers.

Mt. Jewett Sportsmen hold 47th annual Buck Contest

December 1, 2014

MT. JEWETT – The Mt. Jewett Sportsmen's Club held its 47th annual Buck Contest on Monday evening at the club pavilion along Division Street Extension.
Jacob Lister of Mt. Jewett, a junior at Kane Area High School, won the prize for the Overall Biggest Buck. His 10-point scored 110 using the Buckmasters scoring system.
The winning buck, shot near Emporium, has an outside antler spread of 19 inches. The winner weighed in at 138 pounds.

November 30th

Mt. Jewett veteran, 90, has vivid memories of D-Day

November 30, 2014

MT. JEWETT – The horrific scars of D-Day are forever etched in the mind of U.S. Army veteran Bill Carl of Mt. Jewett.
Just 19 years old, Carl was a newly-enlisted soldier with the U.S. 1st Infantry Division (The “Big Red One”) that was a key part of the D-Day invasion at Omaha Beach in Normandy on June 6, 1944.
Thousands of young Americans died as the German army fired round after round of shells from their fortified bunkers at strategic locations along the hills bordering the beach.

November 28th

Kane’s defeat doesn’t diminish great football season

November 29, 2014

SLIPPERY ROCK – Don’t dwell on Kane’s “Black Friday” loss to Sharpsville in the quarterfinals of the state Class A football tournament.
Look instead on a fantastic season that saw the Wolves bounce back from two straight one-point losses to win four consecutive games en route to a District 9 championship--only the second in school history.

VIDEO OF THE DAY: 5 Genius Thanksgiving Leftover Ideas

November 28, 2014

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