June 18th, 2015
RIDGWAY â€“ The Pennsy Bridge in Ridgway has collapsed. Motorists are urged to avoid the area. It appears the foundation has failed. Early reports indicate that there is at least one person with injuries.
Large insurance claims over the past two years may have handcuffed Highland Township as officials continue to struggle to provide insurance for the township.
The Kane Area School District and the Kane Volunteer Fire Department are among many local organizations complying with the new state Child Protective Services law.
Under the law adopted in December, virtually anyone who comes into contact with children as part of their job or volunteerism must obtain clearances by July 1.
As part of the process, applicants need to obtain a criminal history check from the State Police and a "child abuse history" clearance from the state Department of Human Services.
The Kane Volunteer Fire Department hosted a joint training exercise Monday evening with the Ludlow and Wilcox volunteer fire departments.
The training took place in the parking lot at Kane High School.
The firemen connected hoses to a fire hydrant near the rear of the parking lot at the school. The "tower" truck from Kane was the featured piece of equipment in the training.
See full article in the June 17 edition of The Kane Republican.
LUDLOW â€“Â When the Hamilton Township Supervisors put together the budget for 2015, they allowed for a decrease in forestry money. The township receives a share of profits from timber sales within the Allegheny National Forest, and with timber sales declining steadily over the past few years, the townshipâ€™s share has gone down accordingly.
The Kane School Board has approved several personnel matters.
Acting at its recent meeting, the board:
*Named Carmen Dragone of Ridgway as a volunteer for the high school trap team.
*Added Amber Colebert to the list of day-of-day substitute teachers.
*Added Angelo Hall to the list of day-to-day substitute cafeteria workers.
*Appointed Isaac Robbins as a summer custodial worker.
*Appointed Suzette Cunningham and Lisa Kibbie as food service workers for summer school.
See full article in the June 16 edition of The Kane Republican.
Tom Anderson, the son of Kane residents Tom and Sue Anderson, was recently promoted to full colonel in an U.S. Army ceremony at Fort Bliss, Texas. Colonel Anderson was the Assistant Battalion Commander of the 3rd Armored Division prior to his promotion.
A paving project this summer is planned for sections of four streets in Kane.
IA Construction of Franklin will be the contractor for the project. The company submitted a low bid of $137,502.35 for the work. Glenn O. Hawbaker of Turtlepoint submitted a bid of $152,470.50.
Kane Borough Manager Don Payne said Friday that paperwork for the project has been returned to IA. He said the contractor did not give a starting date.
Kane Elks Lodge 329 and Kane VFW Post 1132 invite the public to attend Flag Day observances this Sunday, June 14.
The Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks has a special significance for the holiday. Each lodge throughout the United States holds an observance of the day that commemorates the adoption of the flag on Jan. 14, 1777 by the Second Continental Congress.
Harlan J. Beagley has been named the new publisher of the Daily Press, Ridgway Record and Kane Republican under Horizon Publications, Inc.
Beagley has extensive experience in print media having served previously as business and operations manager at the Killeen Daily Herald in Fort Hood, Texas, and the Gopperas Cove Herald in central Texas.
He previously served as group publisher in central Washington state where he worked nearly all management positions at the Columbia Basin Herald, a daily publication, and the Royal Register, a weekly publication.