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September 28th, 2014
Elk County District Attorney Shawn McMahon was one of the featured speakers during the Luminary Service on the Diamond Saturday evening, an event held to honor or remember those who have been impacted by addiction.
As district attorney, McMahon sees individuals battling various addictions pass through the criminal justice system on a regular basis.
HAZEL HURST â€“ Hazel Hurst residents soon will be looking for a new â€śpsychiatristâ€ť to help them deal with lifeâ€™s every-day problems.
This situation is due to the retirement of Nina Nogar, who has been the postmaster at the Hazel Hurst Post Office since May 7, 1988.
She is retiring Tuesday from her official job of postmaster and her unofficial role as the town "psychiatrist."
While handling mail has been her main job, Nogar often is asked for advice as she stands in the â€świndowâ€ť to chat with residents as they visit the rural post office on a daily basis.
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Lowell and Jackie Watts of Kane for years have taken their daughters Kendall and Jillian to watch movies at the Family Drive-In on Route 6 just east of the borough.
Now they'll be running the show.
The Watts family has purchased the Family Drive-In and plans to re-open the popular attraction next April.
"We feel fortunate," Lowell said in announcing that his family is the new owner of the drive-in. "We're not changing anything. The drive-in is a community tradition. It's a Kane icon."
A defendant in a Kane assault case is accused of intimidating the female victim while he is incarcerated at the McKean County Jail near Smethport.
William Jason Pearce, 38, of Glen Campbell, Pa. in Indiana County called the alleged victim on her cell phone â€śover 50 timesâ€ť from jail Sunday through Wednesday, according to a criminal complaint filed Wednesday with Smethport District Court Judge Bill Todd.Â
According to the court documents, the calls placed the alleged victim in â€śreasonable fear of bodily injuryâ€ť or â€śemotional distress.â€ťÂ
Kane area residents can take advantage of Fordâ€™s $20 donation for every new vehicle taken for a test drive on Saturday, Sept. 27 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
A number of new vehicles from Zook Motors will be available to be taken for a test drive in front of the Kane Senior High School. Proceeds from the event will benefit four separate KHS clubs, SADD, Prom Committee, Kane All-Sports Booster Club and the German Club.
SMETHPORT â€“ McKean County officials say they never knew pipes hidden above the first-floor drop ceiling at the county courthouse contained hazardous asbestos.
Now they know and they will correct the problem.
They plan to spend an estimated $29,000 for an asbestos encapsulation project.
The asbestos was discovered during preliminary work for a heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) project at the courthouse.
A final payment has been made for one of the loans for a 1994 project to reconstruct the two Kane sewage treatment plants.
The last $25,000 monthly payment has been made to the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST).
Ed Sleeman, the non-voting treasurer of the Kane Borough Sewer Authority, reported on the final PENNVEST payment Monday at a board meeting at the borough building.
The authority for the past 20 years has been making $25,000 monthly payments to PENNVEST for the loan for the sewer project.
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LUDLOW â€“ The 10th annual Fall Festival is scheduled Saturday, Oct. 4 at Wildcat Park off Route 6 near Ludlow.
The festival is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Admission is free.
The festival features numerous craft vendors set up at the large pavilion at the park. The festival also includes a bake sale, a quilt drawing and a Chinese Auction.
Food will be served in the pavilion closest to the park entrance on Route 6.
Children and adults also will be able to ride a hay wagon at the park.
Proceeds from the festival benefits the Ludlow Community Association.