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October 21st, 2014
SMETHPORT â€“ Troy Tanner of Smethport has been named a Junior Fireman by the Smethport Volunteer Fire Department.
Troy is an eighth grade student with a learning disability. He is enrolled in the Pennsylvania Virtual Cyber Charter School.
The school teaches him to use his strengths to make up for his weaknesses.Â
A tactile learner, Troy enjoys being outdoors and has always dreamed of becoming a firefighter. Through rigorous training and studying with his parents and teachers, he graduated among the top three students from the Tri-County Fire School.
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Kane area municipalities have been advised to prepare applications for the next round of funding under the federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program.
"If you have a potential project, now is the best time to get started on meeting the program requirements," Gay DeGolier said in a recent letter to Kane area municipalities. She is the community development coordinator for the McKean County Redevelopment and Housing Authority.
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The dam in Ludlowâ€™s Wildcat Park was removed earlier this month as part of the first phase of project to enhance fishing in Two-Mile Run. The concrete footings, iron supports and big wooden planks were removed and large rock deflectors were placed against the stone wall to help support it just below the dam.
Doctors often use similes to describe the size of tumors.
Just ask Elizabeth "Betsy" Edinger Lupole, a James City native who resides on Park Avenue in Kane with her husband, Terry and their 13-year-old daughter, Kayla.
Early in 2013, doctors found a cancerous tumor â€śas big as a softballâ€ť in Betsyâ€™s leg.
Then, just five months ago, doctors found a tumor â€śas big as an orangeâ€ť in her ovarian area.
Even with numerous treatments and therapy, the 41-year-old woman said she is in â€śconstant pain.â€ť
â€śIâ€™m tired all the time,â€ť she said. â€śI have trouble sleeping.â€ť
Local research on the effects of whitetail deer on tree regeneration has far-reaching ramifications.
Dr. Alejandro A. Royo made this point several times Thursday during his presentation at the Roach-Bauer Forestry Forum at Kane Country Club.
Royo, a research ecologist at the Forestry Sciences Lab in Irvine near Warren, said deer studies conducted in the Allegheny National Forest (ANF) have been recognized by scientists in "every continent in the world, except Antarctica."
HAZEL HURST â€“A truck driver was injured Thursday morning in an accident on Route 146 near Route 6 in Hamlin Township.
State Police based at the station near Lantz Corners said Lyman G. Guss Jr., 63, of McClure, was traveling east on Route 146 in a 2009 tractor-trailer truck.
Kane area cancer patients who lose their hair due to chemotherapy treatments donâ€™t need to travel far to obtain a free wig.
Becky Vogel of Kane is licensed by the American Cancer Society to provide free wigs at her businessâ€”Beckyâ€™s Boutique at 439 Biddle St., Kane.
Rob Price, a resident of Dover, Ohio and longtime friend of Kane family descendent Thomas L Kane IV and his wife, Virginia, recently made a trip to the Kane Depot to present the Kane Historic Preservation Society with a sword and a book that belonged to Kane Borough founder General Thomas L Kane.
Price, who said he donated the items on behalf of his late friends, the Kanes, had been in touch with Dick Bly of the local history group and made the donation on Wednesday afternoon at the Kane Depot.