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June 9th, 2014
A snafu has apparently killed a project to repair three tennis courts and the basketball court at Evergreen Park in Kane.
According to a report reviewed Monday at a Kane Borough Council meeting, the apparent low-bidder for the work failed to meet specifications.
HAZEL HURST â€“ The long-awaited Lantz Corners sewage collection project is nearing completion.
"The project is approximately 87 percent complete," Dan Slagle said Monday night in a report to the Hamlin Township Board of Supervisors.
Since 1986, Joyce Cochran has operated the Cochran Styling Salon on the ground floor of the New Thomson House at Fraley and Greeves streets in Kane.
The site now is the location of the new Silhouettes Studio hair styling business operated by Sherry Marconi.
Theyâ€™re will be plenty of drama when Mt. Jewett native Lacy Conant appears on a half-hour national television show Wednesday as she and her fiancĂ©e shop for a â€śrow-homeâ€ť in Baltimore.
The previously-filmed â€śHouse Huntersâ€ť episode will air on the HGTV channel during "prime time" at 10 p.m. Wednesday.
Joseph S. Wolfe of Greendale Road in Wetmore Township has a daily ritual.
Every morning-- weather permitting-- the 86-year-old man rides his bicycle several miles to Kane and back.
For his own safety while pedaling, Wolfe wears a backpack that bears a patch of a fluorescent yellow shirt and a helmet.
Sometimes life just isn't fair.
About a year ago, Ashley Deane Asel, 29, of Wetmore Township was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis-- an incurable disease that affects the central nervous system.
Just over a week ago, she lost all her belongings and those of her two young daughters in a fire that gutted her house on South Settlement Road.
"Everything's gone," Asel said Sunday.
Diplomas were awarded Friday evening at the 124th commencement ceremony at Kane Area High School.
A total of 90 seniors received their diplomas at the two-hour ceremony at the school auditorium. Two other members of the Class of 2014 did not participate in commencement.
A diploma also was presented to Robert Farnsworth Sr., who left Kane High before graduation to join the U.S. Navy and fight in the Korean War.
A Kane man was placed in the McKean County Jail following his arraignment Friday on charges linked with a May 29 neighborhood knife-wielding incident with a Kane police officer.
Larry P. Walker II, 42, of 231 Janeway St., Kane, is charged with felony aggravated assault, making terroristic threats and recklessly endangering another person, according to documents filed with Kane District Court.
In an effort to balance the next budget, the Kane School Board is offering a retirement incentive plan to eligible teachers.
The board voted 7-1 Thursday to adopt a supplemental agreement with the Kane Area Education Association (KAEA) to put forth the retirement incentive.
Thomas C. Kerek, a retired major in the U.S. Army, has been appointed to fill a vacancy on the nine-member Kane School Board.
The board voted 6-2 Thursday to name Kerek to the post vacated last month by Harry Steele.
Board members Ken Kane, John Ball, Claire Ann Depto, Susan Grolemund, Gary Ziegler and Linda A. Anderson voted in favor of Kerek.