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November 6th, 2013
SMETHPORT â€“ There were tense moments Wednesday morning after a call to the 911 center reported a bomb had been planted in the McKean County Courthouse in Smethport.
In a fitting tribute honoring fallen firefighter Blaine E. "Skeeter" Wildnauer, Jr., of Kersey, a solemn procession was held Wednesday morning which included dozens of fire departments from four counties.
Wildnauer, 58, died Saturday morning in the line of duty while responding to a traffic crash on the Old Kersey Road. A lifelong resident of the area, Wildnauer dedicated 40 years of service to the Fox Township Volunteer Fire Department.
Kaneâ€™s First United Methodist Church will host their annual Tribute to Veterans on Sunday, Nov. 10 at 11 a.m.
Sundayâ€™s program is entitled, â€śOur Heroes and the Pride of Americaâ€ť and will have an added focus on veterans from the Korean Conflict. According to long-time event coordinator Colleen Lundeen, the tribute will honor all veterans, families of current servicemen and women and the families of those who have lost their lives while in the service of our country.
Three write-in candidates apparently have won election to seats on the Kane School Board.
According to unofficial results from the election Tuesday, it appears Claire Ann Depto, Susan Grolemund and Linda A. Anderson all have won as write-in candidates. John Ball, who was endorsed by the three write-ins, also won a fourth seat on the board.
The Wetmore Township Board of Supervisors again will hold the line on taxes.
MT. JEWETT â€“ Four incumbents on the Mt. Jewett Borough Council won re-election Tuesday, according to final, but unofficial results.
Newcomer Gary Schul won election Tuesday to a seat on the Kane Borough Council along with two incumbents-- Dennis Drost and John Gentilman.
Schul, who won both the Republican and Democratic nominations in the primary, led voting Tuesday with 648 votes. Gentilman, a Democrat, was next with 484. Drost, also a Democrat, received 447.
JAMES CITY â€“ Jim Wolfe and write-in candidate Joe Milstead are the apparent winners for supervisor in Highland Township.
LANTZ CORNERS â€“ A fast-moving fire early Monday morning destroyed the Jason Rankin residence at 9261 Route 6 in Hamlin Township.
No injuries were reported, according to Dan "Beans" Gustafson, chief of the Mt. Jewett Volunteer Fire Department.
MT. JEWETT â€“ The proposed 2014 budget for Mt. Jewett is still a work in progress. Rather than act Monday to adopt a tentative spending plan for next year, the Mt. Jewett Borough Council scheduled a "work session" to discuss the budget.