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January 13th, 2014
MT. JEWETT â€“ Chuck Paar has been re-elected as president of the Mt. Jewett Borough Council.
The election took place Monday at council's reorganization meeting at the borough building on Center Street.
MT. JEWETT â€“ Howard Drilling is planning to erect a new maintenance building on its complex off Bridge Street in Mt. Jewett.
The main building in the project will measure 80x150 feet, according to a notice from the McKean County Planning Commission.
RIDGWAY â€“ The Ridgway Chainsaw Carvers Rendezvous, now in its 15th year, will run from Saturday, Feb. 22 to Saturday, March 1, and event organizers Liz and Rick Boni are anticipating its arrival.
Students and faculty from Kane Area High School enjoyed a sports-motivational assembly on Monday afternoon from former Harlem Globetrotter Seth Franco. Franco, a Brooklyn native, encouraged students to â€śbounce back from hardshipâ€ť in his hour-long presentation.
The Kane borough Streets Department is operating shorthanded due to work-related injuries to two employees.
"We're doing the best we can," Streets Department Foreman Mike Beane said Friday while sitting in a snowplow for a 12th consecutive hour. "It's a lot of wear and tear on the body."
Two Kane School Board committees will meet Thursday to discuss controversial issues that surfaced at the latest board forum.
How deep is the tension on the Kane School Board?
The proposed calendar for the next school year failed to win approval Thursday at a school board meeting.
Dr. Maryann Anderson, superintendent of the Kane Area School District, recommended acceptance of the 2014-15 school calendar.
A hefty drop in total Kane property valuation is blamed for a drastic cut in the borough's reserve fund.
The 2013 budget included $25,000 in the capital reserve fund to pay for unexpected expenses during the year.
The filling a sudden vacancy on the Kane School Board possibly could swing power to the four new "anti-establishment" members.
In a letter dated Monday and read Thursday at a school board meeting, Mark Paup announced that he is resigning as one of the nine board members. He did not attend the meeting at the Kane Middle School auditorium.
State Rep. Marty Causer (R-Turtlepoint) will be seeking re-election this year for a newly-defined legislative district that includes the Kane area.
The new district, which has been re-drawn following the 2010 census, includes all of McKean County, all of Cameron County and most of Potter County.