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June 15th, 2012
There once was a time when many priests led a secluded life and stayed "home" within their own church.
They said daily and Sunday Mass and tended to the spiritual needs of their parishioners. But they seldom took part in civic activities outside the church.
The Rev. Philip A. Pinczewskiâfondly known as âFather Philââis part of a growing breed of priests and other religious leaders who are taking a very active role in the community.
Patrick Anderson of Kane isnât resting on his laurels after winning the pole vault for the second consecutive year in the state championship track and field meet.
He set the Class AA record by clearing 15 feet, 11 inches in the state meet.
Anderson, who holds the Kane school record at 16 feet, 4 ÂŸ inches in the pole vault, is setting his sights on lofty goalsâeven a shot at a future Olympics.
âRight now, Iâm trying to clear 17 feet in a meet,â Anderson said. âIâve done it in practice.â
JAMES CITY â The Highland Township sewage enforcement officer (SEO) has expanded his services to include work under the new stormwater management ordinance.
In a letter discussed Wednesday at a meeting of the Highland Township Board of Supervisors, SEO Russ Braun of St. Marys said he now is a "certified" stormwater inspector.
"This certification meets the requirements for me to perform municipal reviews and inspections of stormwater management activities as required by the recently adopted stormwater ordinance." Braun said in his letter to the supervisors.
LUDLOW â The South Hillside Avenue bridge in Ludlow is considered a âhigh priorityâ for maintenance.
This is the label listed for the bridge in a report from inspectors for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT).
Hamilton Township, owner of the bridge, now is under the gun to make repairs as early as this month, according to the report.
C.C. Johnson & Malhorta (CCJM), an engineering firm from Camp Hill, issued the critical report after inspecting the bridge that crosses Two Mile Run.
South Hillside Avenue is near the Ludlow Post Office on the west end of town.
Diplomas were awarded Friday to 60 graduating seniors at the 122nd commencement for Kane High School.
The program at the packed high school auditorium featured the presentation of more than $80,000 in scholarships.
State Senior Judge John Cleland, a 1965 Kane High graduate who has lived in Kane most of his life, delivered the commencement address.
In his remarks, entitled âUnfinished Business,â Cleland told the graduates they are âlucky to have grown up in a small town.â
Tom Cecchetti may be ending a 36-year career as a popular physical education teacher in Kane, but he isnât quite ready to give up coaching track.
âI plan on being the boysâ track coach again next spring,â Cecchetti said as he winds up his career as a high school teacher and school district athletic director.
âI still have that passion to watch our kids excel,â he said. âI love to watch our kids progress. Iâm definitely hooked.â
Cecchetti has built a reputation as one the most successful high school track coaches in Pennsylvania.
Unfavorably cited in a report by the state Auditor General, Kane School Superintendent Dr. Maryann Anderson is ready and willing to give her side of the story.
According to the âfindingsâ in the report issued last month by state Auditor General Jack Wagner:
The âformer supervisor of special servicesâ for the Millcreek Township School District near Erie âdiverted $91,873 from the districtâs special education program by purchasing gift cards with special education funds and using the gift cards for non-program purposes.â
The Kane Zoning Hearing Board has cleared the way for the sale of the former Chestnut Street Elementary School to Kane Manufacturing.
Acting at a meeting Wednesday, the board approved a "special exception for 'mixed use'" at the former school.
Ed Peterson, chairman of the board, voted in favor of the request along with Vice Chairman Joe Stauffer and board member Todd Klaiber.
Norm Schreckengost and Diane Niklas, two other board members, did not attend the meeting. Mike Woods, listed as an alternate member, also was absent.
The borough of Kane plans to hire a private company to handle sewer bills.
Acting at its meeting Tuesday, the Kane Borough Council took preliminary action to appoint the Pennsylvania Municipal Service Company (PAMS) to issue and collect sewer bills.
The Pennsylvania American Water Company, which serves Kane with water, has been handling the sewer bills.
But the company later this year plans to end its role for billings other than for water for its entire service area, including Kane.
Zook Motors is planning to construct a new 48x96-foot building adjacent to its existing complex on Route 6 west of Kane.
According to information unveiled Tuesday at a meeting of the Wetmore Township Board of Supervisors, the new building will serve as a "detail shop" for the longtime business.
The supervisors endorsed the project, which now will go the McKean County Planning Commission for its approval.
In other business at the 73-minute meeting at the township building on Spring Street in East Kane, the supervisors: