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November 30th, 2014
MT. JEWETT â 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 âBig Red Oneâ) 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.
SLIPPERY ROCK â Donât dwell on Kaneâs âBlack Fridayâ 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.
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The third annual "Shop Small" to promote Kane businesses at Christmastime is slated to launch Saturday-- the same day as the annual Santa Parade.
The Kane Area Development Center (KADC), which includes the Chamber of Commerce, is sponsoring the parade and the "Shop Small" promotion.
The parade is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m.
Erin Vassallo, executive director of the KADC, said more than a dozen units will participate in the parade.
All alone for Thanksgiving?
Just call the Kane Eagles Club at 837-9422.
The club on Thursday will host its annual "Linda Haight Thanksgiving Dinner" for anyone in the Kane community who needs a meal on "turkey day."
From noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, club members will deliver dinners in the Kane area. From 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, dinners will be served at the club at 238 Chase St. at Bayard Street. There is no charge for the dinners.
Walk-ins are welcome. No reservations are required.
If all goes as planned, a waste recycling program could be underway at the Kane High School by mid-January.
Recycling also could begin later this school year at the Kane Middle School and the Kane Elementary School.
The school board's Finance/Operations Committee endorsed a recommendation Monday to initiate recycling at no cost to the district.
Linda A. Anderson, the chairman of the committee, agreed with the recommendation along with committee members John Ball, Krista Jamerson and Tom Kerek.
HAZEL HURST â Hamlin Township still is waiting for a PNC loan to pay its fee for connecting the Lantz Corners Sewer District to the Mt. Jewett sewage treatment system.
Jim Trussell, chairman of the Hamlin Township Board of Supervisors, said Monday that the loan should be in hand "by the end of next week."
Under a decade-old agreement, the township agreed to pay $104,000 to the Mt. Jewett Regional Sewer Authority as a "capacity fee" before making connections.
It appears the Kane School Board will again agree to hold a possible 2015 property tax hike under the state-set index for the school district.
The board's Finance/Operations Committee voted 4-0 Monday to recommend keeping any tax hike next year beneath the index of 2.9 percent.
Linda A. Anderson (chairman) favored the recommendation along with committee members Krista Jamerson, John Ball and Tom Kerek.Â
The recommendation will go to the full nine-member school board for consideration at the Dec. 4 meeting.
The Kane Historic Preservation Society will host its annual âPresidential Teaâ on Wednesday, Nov. 26 at the Thomas L. Kane Memorial Chapel on Chestnut Street from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.Â
Nov. 26 just happens to be the day Elizabeth Kane started writing her journal. Wife of Kane founder Gen. Thomas L. Kane, Elizabeth began her journal on Thanksgiving Day Nov. 26, 1868.
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