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January 26th, 2014

'Christian Unity' program draws crowd in Kane

January 27, 2014

A large crowd attended a "Christian Unity" program Sunday at the Tabor Evangelical Lutheran Church in Kane.

January 24th

Kane Middle School cited for 'academic excellence'

January 25, 2014

After an intensive fact-finding mission, a state school evaluation team has chosen the Kane Middle School for the prestigious national "Schools To Watch" recognition.

Dentist with young patient

January 25, 2014

Dr. Dwight Fox (left), a Mercer County dentist, poses with Star Nicklas (center), a third-grader at the Kane Elementary School. Fox is a member of the Mobile Dentist program that provides free and low-cost dental services to school children. His wife, Janet (right) is a dental assistant.

January 23rd

Kane borough bids farewell to 2 veteran employees

January 24, 2014

Kane borough officials and workers bid farewell to two veteran employees Thursday at an informal luncheon at the borough building.
Sue Holt, a 14-year member of the borough office staff, is leaving her job today. She said she has accepted "other employment in the area."

Scarnati: ‘Obsolete’ state pension must go

January 24, 2014

A partisan Legislature still appears to stand in the way of state pension reform as “revenues in the Commonwealth continue to lag behind growing expenses,” one such expense being an “unsustainable” pension plan, according to Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-Jefferson).
Rising pensions costs are expected to hover around $2 billion for next year’s budget, up from $1.4 billion for fiscal year 2013.

January 22nd

Forum is held on Mt. Jewett police operation

January 23, 2014

MT. JEWETT – The first in a series of public forums on the operation of the Mt. Jewett Police Department took place Wednesday at the borough building.
Mayor Melissa McGuire, in her first month in office, said the sessions will create an "open dialogue" between Police Chief Steve Hale and Mt. Jewett residents.

'Kathy' Douglas hearing is off for Monday

January 23, 2014

A new date will be set for a preliminary hearing for the alleged drug-influenced driver in a six-fatality traffic accident last Aug. 31 near Lantz Corners.
The hearing for Kathleen S. "Kathy" Douglas, 37, of Kane had been scheduled for Monday before Kane District Court Judge Dave Engman.
The hearing will not be held as scheduled, it was learned Wednesday. A new date is pending.

PHARE funding benefits region

January 23, 2014

RIDGWAY – The PHARE fund appears to be gaining its footing as Marcellus Shale regions are seeing yearly allocations for local distribution.
In 2012, the base allocation for PHARE [Pennsylvania Housing Affordability and Rehabilitation Enhancement] was $2.5 million; for 2013 and beyond, the allocation has doubled.

January 21st

Gary Ziegler returns to school board to fill vacancy

January 22, 2014

Gary Ziegler's retirement from the Kane School Board didn't last long.
Ziegler served on the board for 12 years before deciding not to seek re-election last year. His term ended Nov. 30.

Next school budget to present challenges

January 22, 2014

Balancing a school budget is never easy.
Developing the next Kane school spending plan will be made even more difficult by hefty increases in costs for health care benefits and the school district's share for the retirement fund.

The Kane girls’ soccer team dug themselves a big hole early as they gave up two goals in the first...
The Kane junior varsity football team exacted a measure of revenge on Monday night when they...
With two equally-matched and undefeated teams facing off, it was only fitting one play and less...

 

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