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September 11th, 2013

Republicans pick Kase for Kane council seat

September 11, 2013

SMETHPORT – The McKean County Republican Committee has selected Tom Kase as its candidate for a two-year term as Kane councilman in the Nov. 5 election.
State Rep. Martin Causer (R-Turtlepoint), chairman of the Republican Committee, confirmed Wednesday that Kase has been picked for the ballot spot.

No plans are made to fill Highland vacancy

September 11, 2013

JAMES CITY – It appears the Highland Township governing body will continue to temporarily function with just two supervisors instead of three.

September 10th

County receives grant for gas detection meters

September 11, 2013

SMETHPORT – A grant will enable the McKean County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) to buy two new meters to detect gases.
Acting Tuesday at their meeting, County Commissioners Joe DeMott, Al Pingie and Cliff Lane approved the grant agreement with the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA).

September 9th

Suspended school teacher Gibbs returns to work

September 9, 2013

"I'm back in the saddle."
This is how suspended teacher Jeff Gibbs described his enthusiastic return to the classroom Monday at Kane High School.
He wore a wide grin Monday and appeared to be elated now that he is teaching again after a 10-day suspension at the start of the school year. 

School year off to a smooth start-- or is it?

September 9, 2013

Administrators said Monday that the extended school year and student pickups are, for the most part, running smoothy.
But several parents challenged this assertion by airing their personal complaints during a meeting of the school board's Curriculum Committee.

Hamilton supervisors buy 'boom' mower

September 9, 2013

LUDLOW – Hamilton Township no longer will need to hire an outside contractor to mow steep banks along township roads.
Acting at a meeting Monday, the Hamilton Township Board of Supervisors voted 3-0 to purchase its own tractor and "boom" mower.

September 8th

2-day festival set at Kinzua Bridge State Park

September 8, 2013

MT. JEWETT – The annual two-day Fall Festival at the Kinzua Bridge State Park will be held Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 21-22.
The non-profit Kinzua Bridge Foundation sponsors the festival to promote the park. There is no admission charge.

September 6th

Man with Kane connection seeks world record

September 7, 2013

Kurt Steiner’s right arm may be a little sore today.
But the pain will be well worth it if he regains a Guinness world record for skipping stones.
Steiner tried to establish the record Friday by skipping smooth Lake Erie beach stones on the Allegheny Reservoir near the mouth of Kinzua Creek at Red Bridge.

September 5th

2 young victims of horrific crash are laid to rest

September 5, 2013

Two young victims of a horrific traffic accident were laid to rest Thursday following a teary-eyed funeral service at St. Callistus Catholic Church in Kane.
Jarrett Costanzo, 6, of Kane and his 12-year-old cousin, Olivia Douglas of Eldred and formerly of Kane were two of six killed Saturday in a two-vehicle accident on Route 219 just north of Lantz Corners.

'Meth lab' suspected at Mt. Jewett residence

September 5, 2013

MT. JEWETT – Clad in protective suits and wearing masks attached to air tanks, law enforcement agents looked for evidence Thursday night at a suspected "meth lab" in a Mt. Jewett residence.
It was an eerie scene as the State Police Clandestine Laboratory Response Team (CLRT) donned their equipment to enter the residence at 41 Anderson St. at Oberg Avenue in Mt. Jewett.

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