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February 20th, 2013
As a young child, LaRue Smith often played "hospital" with her sister.
"I'd bandage her up and pretend she was my patient," Smith said.
This childhood activity inspired a half-century nursing career for Smith, who retired three weeks ago as the "night supervisor" at Kane Community Hospital.
"I always wanted to be a nurse," Smith said. "I had the desire to take care of people."
The Kane Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual banquet Thursday to honor the "citizen-of-the-year" and the "business-of-the-year."
The event begins with a social hour at 5 p.m. at the Kane Fire Hall on Poplar Street. Dinner is set for 6 p.m.
Tickets now are on sale for the Kane High School musical-- "Guys and Dolls."
Performances are scheduled for Thursday, Friday and Saturday March 14-16 at 7 p.m. at the Kane Middle School auditorium. A final matinee performance is set for Sunday, March 17 at 2 p.m.
The Kane area, known as the â€śIcebox of Pennsylvania,â€ť often has significant snowfalls and a wintry mix that create hazardous travel conditions.
The Kane Area School District, however, annually has the fewest â€śsnow daysâ€ť and â€śtwo-hour delaysâ€ť among all schools in the region.
There is major water damage inside the historic General Thomas Kane Memorial Chapel at 30 Chestnut St. in the borough.
Vandals are blamed for turning off gas heat to the building. The lack of heat caused heating system water lines to freeze and rupture.
Kane school staff members and students in grades 6 through 12 now are carrying identification badges.
Staff members are expected to wear their school-issued badges in "plain view."Â
In addition to staff members, badges have been issued to coaches, club advisers and volunteers to wear.
Students in the Kane Middle School and Kane High School are expected to carry their ID badges and show them when asked.
JAMES CITY â€“ The Highland Township supervisors plans to meet with attorneys to map out a response to a threat of legal action by Seneca Resources.
In a letter, Seneca said it plans to file litigation in federal court to "invalidate" a Highland Township ordinance on the disposal of drilling wastewater in a proposed "injection" well near James City.
MT. JEWETT â€“ The Mt. Jewett Regional Sewer Authority has selected a nominee to fill a vacancy on the board.
Acting at its meeting Tuesday, the authority nominated Pat Crants of Kushequa Avenue, Mt. Jewett, to fill the seat formerly held by Mike Wennerstrom.
The Kane Shade Tree Commission has been "challenged" to plant 150 new trees by next year-- the Kane bicentennial.
Two grants will help the commission meet this target.
HAZEL HURST â€“ The long-awaited Lantz Corners sewer project is one step closer to reality.
The Hamlin Township Board of Supervisors voted 3-0 Monday to seek bids for the project as soon as the final construction drawings are complete.