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April 4th, 2012
Kaneâ€™s proximity to the Allegheny National Forest (ANF) and other â€śnaturalâ€ť attractions is a key resource in attracting more touristsâ€”and the money they spend.
This is one of the local assets pointed out in a study commissioned by the Pennsylvania Route 6 Alliance, which is based in Galeton.
The study looks at the â€śspecial qualities and attractivenessâ€ť of the â€śsmall, vibrant and picturesque townsâ€ť along the 427-mile Route 6 corridor in Pennsylvania.
Several projects are planned for Wetmore Township in the coming months.
The township Board of Supervisors agreed Tuesday to seek bids for a paving project and for a new roof for the municipal building on Spring Street in East Kane.
The supervisors also discussed plans for "oil and chip" treatments on about four miles of township roads.
After a lengthy discussion, the supervisors agreed to seek bids for the paving of Grandview Road, Flickerwood Road and Old State Road.
MT. JEWETT â€“ Do Mt. Jewett residents want the borough government to spend about $2,000 a year to have recycling bins returned to the borough?
This is the question posed Monday by the Mt. Jewett Borough Council at its meeting at the borough building.
According to a report from Borough Secretary-Treasurer Barb Harp, Casellaâ€”the current operator of the former county landfill near Hutchinsâ€”is willing to place recycling bins in Mt. Jewett at a fee.
Casella would empty the bins weekly at a cost of $145 per monthâ€”plus a fuel surcharge.
MT. JEWETT -- More police services are coming to Mt. Jewett.
Acting at its meeting Monday, the Mt. Jewett Borough Council voted 4-0 to authorize Police Officer Matt Guthrie to work up to 16 hours for the borough every two weeks.
Guthrie, who is a police officer in Bradford, will assist Mt. Jewett Police Officer Steve Hale.
Council previously agreed to give Hale full-time status as the borough police officer. Hale now is authorized to work up to 40 hours a week. Hale also works on a part-time basis in Kane.
Websites on the internet play a major role in the marketing of businesses in today's "high tech" world.
Just ask Jeff Andrulonis, who spoke Friday at a Kane Chamber of Commerce breakfast forum at the Kane Manor on Clay Street.
"Every business with a website has the potential to be found," Andrulonis said. "People are now researching on-line before making a buying decision. More than half of all consumers say their internet searches are important in their decision-making process."
Stunning new hand-crafted wooden signs are planned at the five major gateways to the borough of Kane.
Two signs already have been erected.
One is located on Route 6 to greet motorists traveling east into Kane from Ludlow. This sign is near the blinker light for Kane Community Hospital.
The second sign is located along Route 321 to welcome motorists traveling north into Kane from Wilcox. This sign is along the northbound lane of Route 321, just north of Hemlock Avenue.
Another page has turned on the reading assistance program at the Kane Middle School.
For 14 years, community residents have made weekly visits to the school to help sixth-grade students with their reading assignments.
"They're dedicated, patient and understanding," reading teacher Julie Jubon said in praising the volunteers. "They've really made a difference."
Many of the volunteers are retired persons or "stay-at-home moms," Jubon said. She said the volunteers faithfully show up every Tuesday morning from September to May to help students with their reading.
Fallen electrical power lines ignited a wildfire late Wednesday afternoon on the west side of James City Hill on Route 66 south of Kane.
The Kane Volunteer Fire Department and the Highland Township Volunteer Fire Department responded to the blaze about 4:20 p.m. Wednesday.
Kane Fire Chief Tim Holt said it is believed that gusty high winds toppled a dead tree that took down the power lines. The arcing live wires started the wildfire in the woods, Holt said.
According to Holt, the winds continually whipped the flames in the brush and created heavy smoke.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ Perry Swanson of Kane has been named as the 2012 Logger-of-the-Year.
He received the award Tuesday evening at the 44th annual Loggers and Saw-millers Safety Meeting at the Johnsonburg Fire Hall. More than 100 attended the two-hour program sponsored by the Kane-based Allegheny Hardwood Utilization Group (AHUG).
"I'm extremely proud and very honored to receive the award," Swanson said. "I've always wanted to be a logger. Luckily, my dream came true."
More than 35 attended the 14th annual Women In Timber Luncheon held Monday at the Colonial Inn restaurant on Fraley Street in Kane.
The event is sponsored by the Kane-based Allegheny Hardwood Utilization Group(AHUG) for women involved in the timber industry.
Featured speakers for the luncheon included Jill Thompson of Kane, the local legislative representative for State Rep. Kathy Rapp (R-Warren, and Fritz Buehler Lecker of St. Marys, a legislative representative for State Rep. Matt Gabler (R-DuBois).