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March 17th, 2015

Properties committee discuses Evergreen Park

March 17, 2015

Needed maintenance work at Evergreen Park was the main topic of discussion at Tuesday's Kane Borough properties committee meeting.
The committee, made up of chairman Dennis Drost, Gary Schul and Tom Kase, discussed at length the wish list of tasks that the committee would like to have completed in the future at Evergreen Park, which included general maintenance work, work to fix drainage issues at the park and a project to build permanent handicap accessible bathrooms at the park.
The issue of drainage was the first discussed by the committee.

National and state issues plague farm bureau

March 17, 2015

RIDGWAY – Members of the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau have a list of key legislative issues they hope to see addressed this year according to Ernie Mattiuz, government relations director for the Elk County Farm Bureau.
Mattiuz was on hand Tuesday morning during a county Board of Commissioners meeting to update county officials on topics ranging from state pension reform to Clean Water Act issues at the national level.

Taxes on state-owned lands still problematic

March 17, 2015

RIDGWAY – Elected officials are continuing to bat for rural Pennsylvania as officials declare their support for House Bill 3344, legislation that would increase the state's in-lieu-of-taxes (PILT) payments on forestry and game lands from $3.60 per acre to $6 per acre.
Elk County has pledged their support and on Tuesday unveiled a detailed map illustrating the amount of tax exempt land within the county.
"It’s a real eye-opener," said Elk County Commissioner Jan Kemmer.

March 16th

Copper in wastewater being studied

March 16, 2015

Following a unanimous vote Monday, the Kane Borough Sewer Authority has approved a $9,000 expense to have a water effects ratio study completed for the borough.
The decision came after lengthly discussions about the copper level limits that have been imposed on the authority by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection.
In attempts to protect the wildlife in the stream that the authority discharges into, the DEP has ruled that the authority cannot exceed .007 grams of copper per liter in its discharge rate.

March 15th

Benefit is April 4 for Kane native Annette Pierotti

March 15, 2015

In an effort to relieve the burden of escalating medical bills and loss of income, family and friends of Annette Pierotti are hosting a “Medical Needs Benefit.” 
The benefit will be held on Saturday, April 4 from 4 p.m. until 10 p.m. at the Kane Fire Hall on Poplar Street.  
There will be five cash prizes totaling $1,000 (persons do not need to be present to win), a Chinese/Silent Auction, Bake Sale and hourly 50/50 drawings.  

March 13th

Buck honored by brothers throughout the state

March 13, 2015

CLEARFIELD – Nearly 1,000 family members, friends, and emergency responders throughout the state filled Clearfield Area High School's gym Friday afternoon to bid farewell to the late Jeffrey Scott Buck Jr.
The 18-year-old firefighter died Monday, March 9 from injuries suffered while fighting a fire Tuesday, March 3 in the 700 block of Daisy Street in Clearfield.
He was a senior at Clearfield Area High School and a member of the Lawrence Township Fire Company. Buck was trapped beneath a porch roof that collapsed during the Daisy Street blaze.

March 12th

KASD approves trips, expands programs

March 13, 2015

During Thursday's Kane Area School District school board meeting, the school board approved numerous trips, the addition of several summer driver's education courses and the purchase of music and Vo-Ag equipment.
On Thursday's agenda were requests for five separate trips for Kane Area School District students and staff members, all of which were unanimously approved throughout the meeting.
The first trip request was to allow for Krystal Nuhfer to attend the PATS Annual Clinical Symposia in Gettysburg from June 11-13 at a cost of $499.50.

Olivia Blackmore wins Kane High School Talent Show

March 12, 2015

Olivia Blackmore was selected as the winner of the Talent Show held Thursday afternoon at the Kane High School auditorium.
A sophomore, Blackmore sang "I Dreamed the Dream."
Joey Bernard, also a sophomore, placed second. He sang "Amazing Grace."
The dance team of Samantha Bigley and Hunter Zuzek placed third. Bigley is a junior. Zuzek is a freshman. They danced and performed acrobatic maneuvers to the song "My Immortal."

March 11th

Couch named as new Streets Department chief in Kane

March 12, 2015

Joe Couch is the new foreman of the Streets Department in Kane.
He replaces Mike Beane, who will retire April 1.
Kane Borough Manager Don Payne introduced Couch as the new streets chief Wednesday at a meeting of the Kane Borough Council.
Couch, who resides on Yarnell Street in Kane, has worked for the Streets Department for a year and a half. He began as a part-time employee in September 2013 and became a full-time worker July 28, 2014.

Wilcox woman is named as airport manager

March 12, 2015

LAFAYETTE TOWNSHIP – Alicia Dankesreiter of Wilcox has been promoted to the position of manager of the Bradford Regional Airport in Lafayette Township.
Dankesreiter has been serving as the "interim" director since September.
The authority voted 5-0 Wednesday to elevate Dankesreiter to the position of airport manager.
Authority members Joe DeMott (Port Allegany), John Satterwhite (Bradford), Rob Huber (Bradford), Ken Kane (Kane) and Barbie Cummings (Kane) approved the appointment of the airport manager after a private executive session.

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