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September 26th, 2014
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Lowell and Jackie Watts of Kane for years have taken their daughters Kendall and Jillian to watch movies at the Family Drive-In on Route 6 just east of the borough.
Now they'll be running the show.
The Watts family has purchased the Family Drive-In and plans to re-open the popular attraction next April.
"We feel fortunate," Lowell said in announcing that his family is the new owner of the drive-in. "We're not changing anything. The drive-in is a community tradition. It's a Kane icon."
A defendant in a Kane assault case is accused of intimidating the female victim while he is incarcerated at the McKean County Jail near Smethport.
William Jason Pearce, 38, of Glen Campbell, Pa. in Indiana County called the alleged victim on her cell phone â€śover 50 timesâ€ť from jail Sunday through Wednesday, according to a criminal complaint filed Wednesday with Smethport District Court Judge Bill Todd.Â
According to the court documents, the calls placed the alleged victim in â€śreasonable fear of bodily injuryâ€ť or â€śemotional distress.â€ťÂ
Kane area residents can take advantage of Fordâ€™s $20 donation for every new vehicle taken for a test drive on Saturday, Sept. 27 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
A number of new vehicles from Zook Motors will be available to be taken for a test drive in front of the Kane Senior High School. Proceeds from the event will benefit four separate KHS clubs, SADD, Prom Committee, Kane All-Sports Booster Club and the German Club.
SMETHPORT â€“ McKean County officials say they never knew pipes hidden above the first-floor drop ceiling at the county courthouse contained hazardous asbestos.
Now they know and they will correct the problem.
They plan to spend an estimated $29,000 for an asbestos encapsulation project.
The asbestos was discovered during preliminary work for a heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) project at the courthouse.
A final payment has been made for one of the loans for a 1994 project to reconstruct the two Kane sewage treatment plants.
The last $25,000 monthly payment has been made to the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST).
Ed Sleeman, the non-voting treasurer of the Kane Borough Sewer Authority, reported on the final PENNVEST payment Monday at a board meeting at the borough building.
The authority for the past 20 years has been making $25,000 monthly payments to PENNVEST for the loan for the sewer project.
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LUDLOW â€“ The 10th annual Fall Festival is scheduled Saturday, Oct. 4 at Wildcat Park off Route 6 near Ludlow.
The festival is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Admission is free.
The festival features numerous craft vendors set up at the large pavilion at the park. The festival also includes a bake sale, a quilt drawing and a Chinese Auction.
Food will be served in the pavilion closest to the park entrance on Route 6.
Children and adults also will be able to ride a hay wagon at the park.
Proceeds from the festival benefits the Ludlow Community Association.
GROVE TWP. â€“ It was a bittersweet day Saturday as family members, friends, dignitaries and military members paid their respects to U.S. Air Force First Lieutenant William "Bill" Turner.
Turner, who grew up in Cameron and Potter counties, died Nov. 22, 1952 at just 24 years old when the C-124 Globemaster plane that he was traveling in crashed into Mount Gannet in the Chugach Mountains of Alaska.
Severe weather at the time prevented any search from being executed until three days after the crash; aircraft and sea vessels searched for three days before plane wreckage was found Nov. 28, 1952.
MT. JEWETT â€“ Mt. Jewett Rotary Club President Larry Doyon and other Rotary Club Members welcomed Ruzhdi Bakalli, Rotary District Governor 7280 to a recent meeting of the Mt. Jewett Rotary Club.
Ruzhdi was born and raised in Gjakova, in the Republic of Kosova. In 2000 he founded the Rotary Club of Gjakova. Because of this and efforts of fellow Rotarians, Kosova has 11 additional Chartered Rotary Clubs. Ruzhdi and his wife currently reside in Warren are both members of the Warren Rotary club. Ruzhdi is President of PCED Inc., a non-profit economic development organization.