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February 18th, 2014
Controversy still lingers over an extended day that went into effect with the current school year in Kane.
Speaking at a school board Curriculum Committee meeting Tuesday at the middle school auditorium, several administrators cited advantages of having more time to instruct students.
There are mixed results in an after-school bus survey taken by the Kane School District for students in grades six through 12.
Jay Israel, co-principal at the elementary school and principal in charge of athletics, released survey information Tuesday at a meeting of the school board's Curriculum Meeting.
Over the past 30 years, John "Orson" Carlson has coached hundreds of young bowlers as the volunteer director of the youth bowling program at the Kane Elks Lodge.
"I get a lot of enjoyment," Carlson said in explaining why he continues to spend every Saturday at the Elks bowling alley over the 17-week youth bowling program.
The Pa. State Police Kane Station troopers are seeking help from the public regarding a yearlong investigation into a group of individuals involved in the alleged theft of property in and around McKean County.
"We dodged a bullet," Kane Fire Chief Tim Holt said Monday afternoon while on the scene of a reported fire at 387 Forest Ave., Wetmore Township.
Holt said the fire, blamed on an electrical problem, burned the insulation off a plugged-in power cord to a gas-fired clothes dryer.
ERIE â€“ Educators and student-teachers at Carpe Diem Academy in Erie will introduce a contemporary teaching method called Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS) into their lesson plans in the spring.
Funded in part by a $5,000 ArtsErie grant, the progressive after-school program will integrate critical response in visual art, partnering with language and literacy.
KERSEY â€“ An early morning fire on Sunday significantly damaged a house at 204 Dagus Mines Rd. in Kersey.
Elk Company 3 (Fox Township) and Fox Township Ambulance were dispatched at 5:03 a.m. and Elk Company 1 (Crystal Fire Department) followed at 5:20 a.m.
JAMES CITY â€“ The Highland Township Board of Supervisors agreed Wednesday to challenge the issuance of a federal permit for a wastewater disposal well near James City.
The Kane Community Hospital held a heart forum on Wednesday evening at the St. Callistus Roman Catholic Church Social Hall. Nearly two dozen people attended the free educational outreach program sponsored by KCH.
SMETHPORT â€“ The preservation of historical artifacts is important to the McKean County Board of Commissioners.
Acting at their meeting Tuesday, Commissioners Joe DeMott and Al Pingie adopted a resolution to endorse the statewide Historic Preservation Plan for 2012-17. Commissioner Cliff Lane did not attend the meeting.