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May 18th, 2012
Deb Wensel literally followed in her husbandâs footsteps when she began her Kane teaching career in 1984.
Craig Wenselâs shift to the high school that year left an opening for a math teacher at the middle school. His wife, Deb gave up her post-college role as a âstay-at-home momâ to fill the vacancy.
âI inherited his job,â Wensel joked as she reflected on a 28-year teaching career that will end in the three weeks with her retirement.
HAZEL HURST â The annual âspring cleanupâ in Hamlin Township is scheduled next Monday through Friday, May 21-25.
Township residents with items to be hauled away by the township crew should contact the township office in Hazel Hurst at 778-5855.
Julie Graham, secretary-treasurer for the township, will answer questions about the âspring cleanupâ and will provide a list of items banned from the collection. Some of these banned items include brush, paint, batteries and glass.
The Kane Borough Council is looking ahead to another mild winter.
Instead of buying 1,000 tons of anti-skid material to spread on icy borough streets in the winter, council voted 5-1 Monday to seek new bids for just 500 tons of the tiny pebbles.
Council is gambling that the 500 tonsâplus the stone left over from this yearâwill be sufficient for road maintenance next winter.
SMETHPORT â The North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission is involved with several activities affecting McKean County.
This is the message delivered Tuesday by Eric Bridges, executive director of the six-county commission based in Ridgway.
Bridges outlined the commissionâs work in a three-page report presented Tuesday at a meeting of the McKean County Board of Commissioners.
The Kane Borough Council plans to revise its rules for handicapped parking spaces in residential areas.
Council last month voted to eliminate reserved parking for handicapped on residential streets.
But council voted 6-0 Monday to initiate action to revise its ordinance covering residential handicap parking spaces.
Council President Howard Kane joined with Councilwomen Janet Bard and Holly Harris and Councilmen Dennis Drost, Harold Hallberg and John Gentilman to approve the "first reading" of the ordinance. Councilman Bill Tunall did not attend the meeting.
HAZEL HURST â The Hamlin Township Board of Supervisors agreed Monday to work on Marvindale Road.
At this point, however, the supervisors aren't sure exactly how much work will be done. The cost will determine the scope of the project.
One plan calls for work on a 7,310-foot section. Another option calls for work on the total length of the road at the eastern end of the township.
Both options call for "milling" the existing roadway, grading and rolling the "millings" for a new surface.
See full article by purchasing the May 15 edition of The Kane Republican.
Active in church music for more than half a century, Jane Pflieger rang in a new chapter in her career 15 years ago as the first director of the handbell choir at Tabor Lutheran Church in Kane.
She now is retiring from the post.
âIt is with mixed emotions that I retire as handbell director at the church,â Pflieger said. âThroughout my music ministry, I have endeavored to serve God.â
Thus ends a 52-year career in church music for the wife of the Rev. David Pflieger of Kane.
Sunny skies and mild temperatures prevailed Friday for the second annual KARE For Kane Day.
An estimated 450 volunteers took part in the one-day project to beautify the community. The total is a huge increase over the first event in 2011.
âItâs going really well,â Melanie Clabaugh said Friday as she greeted volunteers at the Kane Area Community Center on Fraley Street.
âEveryone seems to be excited and the projects are getting done,â she said.
Kane native Julia Anderson has been hired as the new director of special education for the Kane Area School District.
The Kane School Board approved the appointment Thursday at its meeting at the Kane Middle School auditorium. She will begin at the "entry-level" salary of $62,500 for the position.
Anderson, a 1996 graduate of Kane High School, is the daughter of Dave and Judy Carlson of Kane. She is one of six children in the family.
MT. JEWETT â Dr. Linda Rettger has practiced family medicine in Mt. Jewett for 31 years.
She now will be seeing patients in a new state-of-the-art medical office complex.
"I'm very happy with our new building," Rettger said Thursday after cutting the ribbon to officially open the UPMC Hamot Medical Park at 18 W. Main St. near the Mt. Jewett Post Office. "This is a wonderful asset for our community."
The Mt. Jewett medical park is a service of Kane Community Hospital, which is an affiliate of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and the Hamot Medical Center in Erie.