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April 2nd, 2015

Construction of amphitheater to begin this month

April 2, 2015

The construction of a community amphitheater in Uptown Kane is expected to begin later this month.
The site at 92 Fraley St. now is a vacant lot between the Kane Senior Center and the Goodwill Store. A safety wall runs along the sidewalk at the lot.
The Kane Area Revitalization Enterprise (KARE) owns the property and is collecting donations for the construction of the amphitheater.
According to a KARE statement, Dave Conklin and a "team" from Kane Lawn and Garden will begin preliminary work at the site during the week of April 20.

Professional Women's Luncheon is slated

April 2, 2015

The Kane Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Professional Women’s Luncheon on Administrative Professionals Day-- April 22.
The noon luncheon will be held at the historic Kane Manor on Clay Street in Kane. Participants will enjoy a buffet lunch with soups, salad, bread, drinks and dessert.
The luncheon also will include a motivational speaker presentation, women’s wellness tips, stress-less ideas, a take-home treat from The Sweet Shoppe of Kane, lots of giveaways and chances to win many prizes.  

Anderson Pa. Eagle Scout of the Year

April 2, 2015

WEEDVILLE – Scouting continues to change the life of 17-year-old Devin Anderson of Weedville as he was recently named Pennsylvania American Legion Eagle Scout of the Year.
Devin, son of Joe and Karen Anderson of Weedville, will now advance to the national level where he competes amongst 56 applicants to earn the national Eagle Scout of the Year award.
“I’m blown away by it, really, and I know anything can happen,” said Devin, a junior at St. Marys Area High School. “I’m definitely thankful and grateful for this.”

April 1st

Kane School Board may use grant to buy iPads

April 1, 2015

The Kane School Board is considering the use of a grant to buy about 30 iPads for students.
The proposal is one of numerous topics discussed Wednesday at a two-hour board workshop at the administration building conference room.
Robert Gaetano, superintendent of the Kane School District, said "some schools" have an iPad for every student to use. He believes the iPad technology should be "gradually" introduced to students in Kane.

March 31st

Several criminal cases are filed in Kane District Court

March 31, 2015

Several criminal cases have been filed in Kane District Court.
Information on the following cases is from official documents and court sources.

*Jill Marie Cleer, 55, of 484 West Wind Rd., Wetmore Township, is charged with driving under the influence (DUI) of drugs, fleeing police and leaving the scene of an accident.
Kane District Court Judge Dave Engman arraigned the defendant and set bail at $10,000 cash. Cleer was placed in the McKean County Jail in lieu of bail, but has since been released.

March 30th

Jury: Martin guilty of first-degree murder

March 31, 2015

RIDGWAY – After approximately four hours of deliberation Monday afternoon, a jury found Nicholas "Nick" Martin, 24, of Johnsonburg, guilty of felony first-degree criminal homicide and the misdemeanor offense of abuse of a corpse in the 2013 death of 18-year-old Alyssa Forsyth.
This concludes a four-day trial in which Martin was charged with stabbing his then-girlfriend 112 times and dumping her body at Sandy Beach Recreational Park in Ridgway Township.
Families of both the victim and the defendant were tearful as the verdict was read.

Kane softball looks to return to winning ways

March 31, 2015

Coming off a winless season for the first time in the program’s 10-year history, the Kane Lady Wolves are looking to get back on track, working to improve their pitching, fielding percentage, and performance in the batter’s box.
Judy Kessler returns as head coach for her 10th season with Gary Johnson and Pat Tigani as assistant coaches.
Two seniors lead the squad this year, including centerfielder Daria Huckabone, a four-year starter who will captain the outfield.

March 27th

Lantz Corners Sewer District connections begin

March 27, 2015

HAZEL HURST – A project that began well over a decade ago finally is seeing results.
The first connections have been made this week in the new Lantz Corners Sewer District in the western half of Hamlin Township.
Pumps carry sewage in the district to the Mt. Jewett sewage treatment plant off Kushequa Avenue.
The state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) years ago ordered the township to address a sewage problem in the Lantz Corners area after tests found numerous failing septic tanks.

Martin takes witness stand in murder trial

March 27, 2015

RIDGWAY – Nicholas Martin, 24, of Johnsonburg, took the stand in his own defense Friday in the third day of his trial for the 2013 homicide of 18-year-old Alyssa Forsyth.
Martin, who has showed little emotion or reaction throughout the trial, offered a spontaneous apology to Forsyth's mother.
"I can't tell you how deeply sorry I am for that," he said from the witness stand. "The only person who loved her as much as I did, if not 10 times more, is her mom. That's the only person I owe an apology to. I can't bring Alyssa back and apologize to her."

VIDEO OF THE DAY: Has Kentucky even reached their peak yet?

March 27, 2015

VIDEO OF THE DAY: Has Kentucky even reached their peak yet?
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