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January 27th, 2015
SMETHPORT â Kane was shut out Tuesday in its bid for a piece of the pieâAct 13 Marcellus Shale gas well revenue provided to McKean County for distribution to municipalities.
Acting at a meeting at the county courthouse, McKean County Commissioners Joe DeMott, Al Pingie and Cliff Lane approved just two of 21 requests for Act 13 revenue.
The commissioners awarded $124,140 to Bradford Township for the replacement of a township bridge over Marilla Creek. The crossing is known as the Langmaid Lane Bridge, which provides access to a nursing home.
HAZEL HURST â Hamlin Township is seeking a new secretary-treasurer.
Nicole L. "Nickie" Wheatley Causer, who has held the position for the past 13 months, has resigned, effective Friday.
Jim Trussell, chairman of the township Board of Supervisors, said Tuesday that the supervisors are seeking applications to fill the position. He said several applications already have been received for the full-time position, which pays $12.56 per hour.
Causer has been working only a part-time basis for the past few months due to child-care issues.
The borough of Kane is exploring the possible use of âbodycamsâ and in-car cameras for the police department.
Dan Strock, a sales representative for Pro-Vision Video Systems, gave a presentation Tuesday at the Kane borough building.
Among those attending were Kane Police Chief Heath Boyer, Kane Borough Manager Don Payne, Kane Borough Councilman Gary Schul and his wife, Lynda and Ron Carty, representing the Kane Rotary Club.
A preliminary hearing for former McKean County Sheriff Bradley A. Mason is scheduled for 10:15 a.m. Friday, Feb. 13 in Kane District Court.
According to court documents, the hearing will follow his arraignment set for 10 a.m. Feb. 13 in the Kane court.
The 52-year-old Mason faces charges of corruption of minors and furnishing liquor to a minorâa then 17-year-old girl who was a tenant in a residence he rented on South Avenue in Bradford Township, court records show.
Acting at a special meeting Monday, the Kane School Board voted 8-0 to approve deputy tax collectors for six municipalities within the school district.
Board President Claire Ann Buckley endorsed the list along with board members Dick Coleman, John Ball, Tom Kerek, Krista Jamerson, Linda A. Anderson, Scott Paul and Keith Hastings.Â
Board member Susan Grolemund did not attend the meeting.
Many Kane school children go without regular dental care because their families donât have dental insurance or sufficient funds to pay for regular visits to the dentist.
Thatâs where the Mobile Dentist âSmiles Programâ comes in.
Licensed dentists and dental hygienists participate in the program to assist young children in need of dental examinations, cleanings and fillings.
âIt helps the children,â Dr. Timothy Gould, a Corry dentist, said during his recent visit to examine numerous Kane school children. âWeâre helping kids who otherwise may not see a dentist.â
Thomas L. Kane, who in 1864 founded the town that bears his name, had a vision for what a true community could be.
To continue his work, "ordinary citizens" now should step forward to show they are "capable of extraordinary achievement."
This is the message delivered Friday evening by State Senior Judge John Cleland of Kane, the speaker for the Thomas L. Kane "birthday" party at the Kane Memorial Chapel on Chestnut Street. Kane, born Jan. 27, 1822 in Philadelphia, would be 193 years old Tuesday.
Groups, organizations and municipalities are needed to step forward to develop and maintain sections of trails over the Knox and Kane Railroad corridor.
Headwaters Charitable Trust of DuBois is making plans to purchase the 73.8-mile corridor from Clarion County to the Kinzua Bridge State Park near Mt. Jewett.
In recent months, Life and Independence for Today (LIFT) has installed displays in local libraries for assistive technology for persons with disabilities, a program that LIFT staff are celebrating as a major success.
"I think it's working almost better than we had anticipated," assistive technology coordinator Charlie Williamson said. "We are having more and more people receiving their own assistive technology. I think just in the last month, I've had 12 people who have gone through the entire process and now have technology of their very own."
Plywood covers window openings at the Presbyterian Church of Kane.
Donât get the wrong idea.
The church is not going out of business.
The windows are merely temporarily boarded up as part of a major renovation project at the church at Greeves and Chase streets.