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October 26th, 2014
Family, friends and area residents paid tribute to deceased U.S. Marine Corporal Donovan Clancy Saturday afternoon with a Memorial Mass and Celebration of Life service with military Honor Guard detail.
The solemn ceremony was held Saturday at St. Leo Magnus Roman Catholic Church in Ridgway.
Fellow Marines as well as family and friends shared fond memories of the fallen Marine during the Celebration of Life service.
The only scrap dealer in Kane believes a proposed ordinance to regulate scrap sales would create unneeded burdens for his small business.
Jay Bednar, who operates Bednar Metals on Commons Alley in Kane with his father, John, said â€śpaperworkâ€ť called for in the proposed ordinance would require the company to hire another person just to document and handle transactions.
McKean County District Attorney Ray Learn last month encouraged municipalities to adopt an ordinance that he contends would reduce metal thefts in the county.
KERSEY â€“ The Red Fern in Kersey was the location of the latest of nine scheduled debates between the congressional candidates from Pennsylvania's 5th Congressional District, Democratic candidate Kerith Strano Taylor and Republican candidate Glenn 'GT' Thompson.
The debate, which featured questions that were previously submitted by the community, touched on issues of education, immigration, constitutional powers, health care, Ebola and energy in Pennsylvania.
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The health of Kane Community Hospital (KCH) is continuing to improve.
Gary Rhodes, chief executive officer (CEO) at the hospital, highlighted the KCH accomplishments in his annual report to the Kane community. He outlined the report Thursday in a slideshow â€śpowerpointâ€ť presentation at CJ Spirits near Zook Motors.
More than 30 attended the forum, which is one of the â€śBusiness After Hoursâ€ť programs sponsored by the Kane Area Development Center and Chamber of Commerce.
SMETHPORT â€“ A Kane man who who wielded large knives in an alleged "suicide-by-cop" attempt in May entered a "no contest" plea Thursday in McKean County Court.
Larry Walker II, 42, of 231 Janeway St., Kane, is scheduled for sentencing Nov. 13 at 1 p.m. before county court President Judge John Pavlock.
Walker remains in the McKean County Jail in Smethport in lieu of $750,000 cash bail.Â
Loggers and sawmill workers of all ages from throughout the region are invited to attend a Woodman's Reunion taking place Saturday evening at the Sacred Heart Social Center in St. Marys.
Organizers planned the event as a way for loggers from Elk, Cameron, Jefferson, McKean, Potter and surrounding counties to re-live times past and share stories of how logging got its start in rural Pa. From short wooders to the newly mechanized loggers, all are welcome.
LAFAYETTE TOWNSHIPâ€”As Sun Air Express prepares to take over passenger service at the Bradford Regional Airport, look for a possible two-month void in local commercial commuter flights.
Under an agreement announced Wednesday, Sun Air Express will be adding roundtrip flights to Pittsburgh International Airport â€śbefore the end of the yearâ€ť from the Bradford Regional Airport. The commuter airline operates a fleet of Piper Navajo aircraft fitted with nine passenger seats.
Members of the Concerned Citizens of Kane contend that the borough could save money by foregoing around-the-clock police patrols.
But other residents believe Kane still needs police patrols on a 24/7 basis.
David Walker of 28 Pine Ave. is one of those Kane residents who supports continued 24/7 police patrols.
Speaking at a Kane Borough Council meeting last week, Walker claims it would â€śan injustice to the citizens of Kaneâ€ť to leave some portions of the day without a police officer on patrol.
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.