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April 20th, 2012
School students usually return home daily with books and other educational materials.
Imagine the look on the faces of parents Friday when their first-graders in the Kane Elementary School came home with a tree.
In observance of Arbor Day this month, the McKean County Conservation District sponsored the "My Growing Tree" program Friday at the school.
Every first-grade student at the school received their own Eastern Hemlock seedling to take home and plant. The students also receive a "My Growing Tree" chart to compare their growth with the growth of their tree.
Property-owners in the Kane Area School District now can pay their taxes in three equal installments rather than all at once.
Acting at its meeting Thursday, the Kane School Board authorized the installment plan beginning with taxes due later this year.
In the boroughs of Kane and Mt. Jewett along with Wetmore and Hamilton townships, property-owners can make their installment payments on Sept. 15, Oct. 15 and Nov. 15.
In Highland Township and the Lamont section of Jones Township in Elk County, the installment payments are due Aug. 15, Sept. 15 and Oct. 15.
ST. MARYS â€“Â The St. Marys City Police Department reports investigating a two-vehicle crash that occurred on Bucktail Road (SR 120) on Wednesday, April 18, 2012 at 11:15 a.m. that claimed the life of Frederick K. Beck, age 74, of Emporium.
Police report that a 2008 Jeep operated by Beck was traveling westbound on Bucktail Road, approaching a curve in the roadway. A 2002 Freightliner single-unit box truck operated by Michael L. Barr, 57, of Kersey, was traveling eastbound on Bucktail Road approaching the same curve.
It took more than two hours Wednesday to crown the champions in the second annual Spelling Bee at the Kane Middle School auditorium.
Matt Johnson, a fifth-grader from the Johnsonburg Elementary School, took first place in the division for fourth-, fifth- and sixth-grade students.
Bobby Rumcik, a third-grader in the Kane Elementary School, won the division for second and third-grade students. He won the same division last year as a second-grader.
Lindsey Kocjancic, a fifth-grade student in Johnsonburg, finished second in the division for fourth-, fifth- and sixth-grade students.
A Kane man has been sentenced to 15 days in the McKean County Jail following a non-jury trial Monday in Kane District Court.
Judge Dave Engman handed down the sentence for William W. Leet, 36, of 308 Welsh St. after finding the defendant guilty of operating a vehicle with a suspended or revoked driverâ€™s license.
According to court information, this is the fifth time Leet has been convicted of operating a vehicle with a suspended or revoked driverâ€™s license.
Two Kane men have been placed in the McKean County Jail after their arrest on charges linked with drugs.
According to documents filed with the Kane District Court, the defendants include:
*Wade Henry Pennington, 45, of 11 S. Elk Ave., Kane.
*Peter Guy Avenali, 52, of 15 Fraley St., Kane.
Pennington is the defendant in three separate criminal casesâ€”two involving the alleged sale of pain-killing pills to a â€śconfidential informant.â€ť
County Detective Scott Nelson of the McKean County Drug Task Force placed the charges in the two felony cases involving the alleged sale of drugs.
Area fire departments were dispatched to a structure fire Tuesday afternoon at 3:07 p.m. at 2145 Old Lamont Road in Jones Township.
Kane responded with Engine 56 and 57 and Rescue truck 51.
Tim Wile, chief of the Kane Volunteer Fire Department, identified the owners as Alan and Sheryl Pence.
BRADFORD â€“ On Friday morning, the University of Pittsburgh's Bradford campus received a bomb threat similar to those that have been plaguing the university's main campus for the past two months.
According to UPB Director of Communications and Marketing Pat Cercone, at 10:30 a.m. Friday the main campus received an email stating there was a bomb in Hanley Library on the Bradford campus.
HAZEL HURST â€“ The annual Hamlin Township "spring clean-up" will be held May 21-25.
Residents must register and pre-pay at the township office in Hazel Hurst before May 17.
The cost for the clean-up is $25 for a "truck load" of junk. Brush, paint, batteries and glass are not accepted. There are additional fees to dispose of old tires.
Residents with junk refrigerators, washing machines, clothes dryers and other "white goods" should contact the township office for disposal information.
A mild winter has left Kane and many other area communities with piles of unneeded anti-skid material that is spread on slippery roads.
Kaneâ€™s â€śmountainâ€ť of unused anti-skid is located at the Streets Department storage site near the rear of the fire hall on Poplar Street.
With plenty of anti-skid still on hand, the Kane Borough Council voted 7-0 Monday to table bids received for 1,000 tons for the 2012-13 winter season.