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August 13th, 2013
SMETHPORT â€“ The McKean County Board of Commissioners voted 3-0 Tuesday to renew an agreement for the 911 emergency call center.
HAZEL HURST â€“ The long-awaited construction of a sewage collection system for Lantz Corners is expected to begin this month.
Dan Slagle, a Pittsburgh-based engineer who designed the system, said financing is in place to begin construction of the $2.7-million project.
The Kane Borough Council voted 6-1 Monday to seek new bids for upgrades at Evergreen Park.
WETMORE TWP. â€“Â Two Johnsonburg residents were killed and two juveniles injured in a two-vehicle head-on collision that occurred just after midnight on Sunday in McKean County.
The Teen Queen was crowned Sunday at the closing ceremony for the annual Mt. Jewett Swedish Festival. The group includes, left to right: Haley Williams, first runner-up; Brynn Howard, the 2013 Teen Queen; Maya Huckabone, the 2012 Teen Queen; and Ally Carpenter, coordinator for the Teen Queen Contest. Howard is the 13-year-old daughter of Ted and Karen Howard.
Bruce and Cindy Jack were introduced as the 2013 Mt. Jewett Swedish Festival Senior King and Queen at Friday evening's opening ceremonies.
SMETHPORT â€“ The attorney for Pastor Mark Hooper of Mount Jewett asked Judge John Cleland to drop the charge of endangerment of the welfare of a child in a hearing on Friday afternoon at the McKean County Courthouse.
Kane native Sarah Hall didnâ€™t have far to look to find motivation for her niche in life.
â€śGrowing up with the beautiful Allegheny National Forest as my backyard is what inspired me to follow my passion for nature,â€ť Hall said. â€śI knew I wanted to help conserve forests and now thatâ€™s what I get to do everyday for a living.â€ť
Members of the Kane Senior Center have spent much of the last year writing letters, sending packages and praying for Kane native Major Katie Yancosek, who was stationed in Afghanistan with the U.S. Army until recently.
MT. JEWETT â€“ â€śSweder and Swederâ€¦Every Year!â€ť
This is the theme for the annual Swedish Festival in Mt. Jewett.
The three-day event opens Friday evening and continues through Sunday evening.
Like many festivals, the event includes amusement rides, food vendors, arts and crafts exhibitsÂ and musical entertainment.