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May 8th, 2012
MT. JEWETT â A grand-opening celebration is scheduled Thursday at the new UPMC Hamot Medical Park in Mt. Jewett.
The medical facility is a service of Kane Community Hospital, which is affiliated with UPMC Hamot.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held at 4:45 p.m. Thursday at the new building at 18 W. Main St. near the Mt. Jewett Post Office.
The grand-opening event, which is open to the public, runs from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday. Those attending the grand-opening will qualify for prizes.
Some Kane Area School District administrators will be switching buildings and duties under a staff realignment plan that goes into effect July 1.
Dr. Maryann Anderson, superintendent of the school district, conceived the plan, which she said would âre-energize the professional staff.â
She said Monday that the nine-member school board has endorsed her plan following discussions at private meetings on personnel issues.
âChanges are good,â Anderson said, âand they will help us move forward to keep our district in a good position.â
Here is a summary of the changes:
MT. JEWETT â A dispute between the Mt. Jewett Borough Council and the defunct Mt. Jewett Borough Water Authority is blocking the sale of a building for a local business.
Until this dispute is resolved, the borough agreed Monday to lease the building at 5 W. Main St. to Mt. Jewett residents Mike and Vera West.
Earlier this year, the Wests submitted a high bid of $29,000 to purchase the vacant building once planned as the future home for the water authority.
âForever Youngâ was the theme for a gathering Friday of the United Church Women of Kane.
More than 50 attended the luncheon and program at Nelson Hall at the Tabor Lutheran Church at Greeves and Dawson streets in Kane.
The highlight was a performance by six women dressed as dancers wearing black tops, short shirts and red headbands.
The dancers included Connie Espen, Dee Greville, Barb Kimbrough, Susie Swanson, Mary Thompson and Ruth Truden. At least three dancers are in their 80s.
EAST DEER â Two wheels fell off a school bus with 25 Elk County children on board along state Route 28 on Thursday morning, but neither they nor the bus driver were injured, state police said.
The driver, Walter Mehalko, 63, of Wilcox, was able to pull the crippled bus over to the side of the road between the Creighton (Exit 13) and Pittsburgh Mills (12A) exits at about 9 a.m.
The bus was one of two from the Johnsonburg Area School District heading to the Carnegie Science Center in Pittsburgh.
The nine-week KidShape program at the Kane Middle School is teaching parents and children how to deal with weight issues.
UPMC-Hamot, which includes Kane Community Hospital, is partnering with the Highmark Foundation to bring the nationally recognized family-based weight management program to Kane.
The program is for overweight children ages 6 to 14 and their parents. The program helps children and their families through better nutrition, increased physical activity and improved self-esteem.
A total of 17 children and their parents are taking part in the program.
The Wetmore Township Board of Supervisors voted 3-0 Tuesday to accept a low bid for paving on three roads this year.
Steve Dyne, chairman of the board, joined with Supervisors Bill Ryding and Elaine Bodistow to approve the low bid of $120,627.50 submitted by IA Construction of Franklin.
Roads and sections of roads to be paved include:
*Grandview Road-- a distance of 1,710 feet at a width of 18 feet.
*Flickerwood Road-- a 1,710-foot section with a width of 16 feet.
*Old State Road-- a 1,285-foot section at a width of 17 feet.
Regardless of the random snow earlier this week, motorcycle riders have been taking advantage of the early spring and mild weather to rev up and head on down the road.
Kane area Republicans gave solid support Tuesday to Mitt Romney for President in a lackluster primary election.
Nationwide, Romney appears to be the Republican nominee to oppose incumbent Democrat incumbent President Barack Obama in the Nov. 6 general election.
Romney was heavily favored by Republicans in virtually every polling place in the Kane area.
In the borough of Kane, Romney led with 55 votes in the First Ward, 45 votes in the Third Ward and 16 votes in the Fourth Ward.
In the Second Ward, Rick Santorum edged Romney by a vote of 9-7.
âItâs pretty amazing!â
Thatâs how meteorologist Aaron Tyburski describes the Monday-Tuesday snowstorm in the Kane area.
âItâs the biggest storm of the season,â Tyburski said Tuesday. He said the storm dumped between six and eight inches of snow on the area.
The meteorologist with the National Weather Service office in State College said some areas near Kane might have received less than six inches. On the other hand, he said some areas received more than eight inches.