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June 24th, 2014
The Kane Area Revitalization Enterpriseâs bid to purchase the property at 316 Chase St. from the McKean County Repository cleared a final hurdle on Tuesday.
The McKean County Commissioners approved a bid of $250 for the property. The bid had previously been approved by two taxing bodies, the Borough of Kane during a June 9, 2014 meeting and the Kane Area School District at the board meeting on June 12.
The 2014 Art in the Wilds (AIW) Committee is honoring one of its own for his distinguished art career and a lifetime of achievement as a master potter, art teacher and advocate for artists of the visual arts.
Two long time members of the Kane Lions Club received the Melvin Jones Award, the LCIFâs highest from of recognition to acknowledge an individuals dedication to humanitarian service. Robert âChurchâ Gustafson and Matthew Gayley of Kane have been named Melvin Jones Fellows by Lions Clubs International Foundation in recognition of their commitment to serving the world community.
JAMES CITY â Nearly 100 people attended Saturdayâs âHighland Township residents fight for clean water picnic,â according to one of the event organizers, Marsha Buhl.
Buhl, a James City resident and member of an organization entitled âHighland Township Citizens Advocating a Clean Healthy Environmentâ (CACHE), collected the names and addresses of most of those in attendance throughout the four hour event held at the fire hall in James City.
Kane Community Hospital now has an innovative new tool for patient care with the acquisition of the LOGIQ E9 with XDclear 4D ultrasound system from GE Healthcare.Â
What has become Kaneâs biggest attraction of the year is slated next weekend at Evergreen Park.
The 8th annual Art in the Wilds will be held Saturday and Sunday, June 28-29, with artwork on display from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days, rain or shine.
There is no admission charge. Parking also is free.
More than 5,200 are expected to attend Art in the Wilds, which always coincides with Kane High Alumni Weekend in June.
Robert "Bucky" Thompson started working evenings and weekends at Thompsonâs Floor Coverings while he was still in high school. Buck graduated with Kane Highâs Class of 1969 and took a job at Keystone Carbon, where he stayed for a short time before coming back to help his brother, William âWillieâ Thompson in the family business. Forty-plus years later, he is ready to call it a career.
Willieâs son, Bill, now runs the business and had plenty to say about his uncle Buck.
MT. JEWETT â Ground will be broken this summer for an elaborate Visitor Center at the Kinzua Bridge State Park near Mt. Jewett.
Linda Devlin, executive director of the Bradford-based Allegheny National Forest (ANF) Visitors Bureau, can't wait.
"I'm really excited this project is moving forward," Devlin said Wednesday. "It's the next step for development at the park."
JAMES CITY â Residents and organizations opposed to a proposed âinjectionâ well in Highland Township plan to gather Saturday for a forum at the township fire hall in James City.
The event will feature a picnic, workshops and remarks by representatives of the Community Environmental Defense Fund (CELDF) and other organizations.
The forum is open to the public.
SMETHPORT â McKean County is waiting for its first same-sex applicants for a marriage license.
Same-sex marriage in Pennsylvania became legal about a month ago.
Same-sex applicants have yet to apply for a marriage license in McKean County.
âIf they come in, weâll accommodate them,â Harrijane Hannon Moore said in reference to same-sex applicants for marriage licenses. She is the elected county register of wills and clerk of the orphanâs court. Her office in the county courthouse in Smethport issues marriage licenses.