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January 9th, 2014
How deep is the tension on the Kane School Board?
The proposed calendar for the next school year failed to win approval Thursday at a school board meeting.
Dr. Maryann Anderson, superintendent of the Kane Area School District, recommended acceptance of the 2014-15 school calendar.
A hefty drop in total Kane property valuation is blamed for a drastic cut in the borough's reserve fund.
The 2013 budget included $25,000 in the capital reserve fund to pay for unexpected expenses during the year.
The filling a sudden vacancy on the Kane School Board possibly could swing power to the four new "anti-establishment" members.
In a letter dated Monday and read Thursday at a school board meeting, Mark Paup announced that he is resigning as one of the nine board members. He did not attend the meeting at the Kane Middle School auditorium.
State Rep. Marty Causer (R-Turtlepoint) will be seeking re-election this year for a newly-defined legislative district that includes the Kane area.
The new district, which has been re-drawn following the 2010 census, includes all of McKean County, all of Cameron County and most of Potter County.
By a 4-3 vote, councilman Howard Kane has been re-elected as president of the Kane Borough Council.
He was re-elected Monday at council's reorganization meeting at the borough building. The regular monthly meeting followed.
WETMORE TWP. â€“ There was a shuffle in leadership at Monday eveningâ€™s Wetmore Township reorganizational meeting. Prior to the regular monthly meeting, supervisors Steve Dyne, Bill Ryding and Elaine Bodistow held the annual required reorganizational meeting.
The Kane Volunteer Fire Department responded to a call Monday morning at the Kane Manufacturing buildingÂ (Kane Screens) at 515 N. Fraley St. near the Rite-Aid store.
JAMES CITY â€“ The Highland Board of Supervisors is seeking applications for roadmaster.
Supervisor Jim Wolfe of Russell City announced Monday that Township Roadmaster Charlie Vaughn would be stepping down April 1.
ST. MARYS â€“ A special meet-and-greet was held at Elk County Catholic High School on Sunday evening to welcome newly appointed Elk County Catholic School System (ECCSS) President Sam MacDonald.
MacDonald takes over the role from interim president Mary Agnes Marshall, and is the school system's second president, filling the position vacated by Fr. Michael Ferrick.
The Kane Area United Fund is appealing for additional community support to meet its annual fundraising campaign that aids 19 health and human-service agencies.