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October 6th, 2014

Visitor center continues to improve elk viewing experience

October 6, 2014

BENEZETTE – Despite the gloomy weather and increasing threat of rain late Monday afternoon, a group of over a dozen individuals could be seen gathered at one of the viewing areas located at the end of one of the walking trails at the Elk Country Visitor Center around 4:30 p.m. A few cow elk were out in the field adjacent to the center, and the location where they had decided to graze put them in close enough proximity to the viewing area that visitors gathered there to take a few photos.
The experience may be common enough now, but only a handful of years ago it was not even possible.

Dill pleads guilty in child porn case

October 6, 2014

RIDGWAY – Ronald Gregory Dill, 58, of St. Marys, pleaded guilty on Monday's return day to seven counts of sexual abuse of children, 20 counts of possession of child pornography and one count of criminal use of a communication facility, all felony charges.
Sentencing is pending the completion of a sexual offender assessment for which Dill has the right to request a hearing and contest the findings.

October 5th

Kane Area United Fund opens drive to raise $40,000

October 5, 2014

The annual Kane Area United Fund campaign is underway to raise $40,000 for 18 agencies that improve the quality of life for local adults and children.
Jennifer Macey, past president of the volunteer Board of Directors and the current board treasurer, said the goal has been bumped up to $40,000 in an effort to provide more aid for the member agencies.
“Most of our agencies have not had increases in years,” Macey said in announcing a $4,000 increase in the goal. “It will be a challenge, but we are hoping Kane area residents will respond by giving a little more.”

October 3rd

Kane school district enrollment continues to decline

October 4, 2014

Student enrollment in the Kane Area School District continues to decline.
According to figures obtained from the administration, the 2014-15 school year began with 1,190 students in kindergarten through 12th grade.
This is a drop of only three from the last day of school in June. However, the total is 27 less than the beginning of classes in Kane for the 2013-14 school year.
The current school year began in Kane with 46 fewer students than two years ago—2012-13—when 1,236 started classes.

School is asked to consider a recycling program

October 3, 2014

Each year, classes in the Kane Area School District celebrate “Earth Day” with discussions and projects on environmental issues.
The school district is being asked to “practice what we preach.”
Speaking at a school board committee meeting this week, Scott Colson of Kane asked the district to consider a recycling program to reduce the amount of solid waste buried at the Casella landfill near Hutchins.

October 2nd

2 submit applications for school board vacancy

October 2, 2014

Two residents of the Kane Area School District (KASD) have submitted applications to fill a vacancy on the nine-member school board.
The candidates are identified as Shana Snyder and Scott Paul.
According to a social media network, both Snyder and Paul are listed as members of the Concerned Parents of KASD. This group formed last year and reportedly has more than 600 members.
There currently is a vacancy on the school board due to the resignation of Gary Ziegler.
Wednesday was the deadline to file applications and resumes to fill the vacant seat on the volunteer board.

Strong show of support for missing Marine evident at vigil

October 2, 2014

RIDGWAY – Hope.
This was the resounding sentiment expressed at Thursday evening's candlelight vigil for U.S. Marine Corporal Donovan E. Clancy, 26, a Ridgway native who went missing Friday after wading in heavy surf on the shore of Tinian, a small island in the Northern Marianas Islands in the Guam region (situated near Guam).

10th annual Fall Fest is Saturday at Wildcat Park

October 2, 2014

LUDLOW – The 10th annual Fall Fest will be held Saturday at Wildcat Park along Route 6 near Ludlow.
Admission is free. The event will be held rain or shine. There is no charge for parking.
The event from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. features all types of crafts and foods displayed beneath a large covered pavilion at the park.

Paving on Route 6 continues in Kane

October 2, 2014

Roadway improvements on Route 6 in Kane are continuing with paving currently taking place, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced Thursday.
The paving activity could impact available parking in and around the borough of Kane.
Repairs will improve the ride quality of the roadway surface and extend the useful life of the pavement, PennDOT said.
The work was made possible by Act 89, the state’s new transportation plan. 

October 1st

Tree and special plaque honors Brenda Emer

October 2, 2014

A tree and special plaque have been placed in Evergreen Park in Kane to honor the memory of Brenda Emer.
She died a year ago-- Oct. 1, 2013-- after a long and courageous battle with breast cancer. Ironically, she died on the first day of the annual Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
More than 100 family members and friends-- many with tears in their eyes-- attended a brief ceremony Wednesday to dedicate the tree and plaque on the Birch Street side of the park.
Wearing "We Remember Brenda" pink shirts, Jill Thompson of Kane and the Rev. Craig Smith spoke at the dedication ceremony.

The Kane Area High School held its Third Annual Dodgeball Tournament on Thursday. The afternoon...
The Kane All Sports Boosters Club held its annual awards ceremony Wednesday evening in the KHS...
A number of seniors were presented with scholarships at Wednesday evening’s Kane All Sports...

 

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