March 23rd, 2015
CLARION â€“ Kane native Francis "Fran" Sirianni is one of six new members of the Clarion University Sports Hall of Fame.
He is a 19699 graduate of Clarion with a degree in education (science).
Sirianni was a four-year starter at defensive back for the Golden Eagles from 1965-1968, helping lead Clarion to PSAC-West titles in 1966 and 1967, as well as a perfect 10-0 season and the PSAC crown in 1966 and a runner-up PSAC finish and an 8-2 record in 1967.
Big Dance Roundup and Look Ahead
Last week we gave you a preview of the tournament and some predictions of teams that we felt could make a run to the Final 4. Well, those predictions were way off and the bracket this writer submitted to his friends and a couple websites sits in about 10 millionth place. All the wise guys were talking about Iowa State and Virginia. Those teams won a combined 1 game. Now we are going to go region by region to see what happened and what we can look forward to seeing next weekend.
AmeriCorps members make our communities safer, stronger, healthier, and improve the lives of tens of millions of our most vulnerable citizens. AmeriCorps service isnâ€™t just nice, itâ€™s necessary, and its impacts are proven and measurable.
AmeriCorps are proud to introduce members who are making a difference in Kane Area School District: Janelle Gilmore and Rebecca Keller.
Gilmore has a bachelorâ€™s degree from the University of Pittsburgh in early level education (PreK-4).
MT. JEWETT â€“ A barking Shorkie dog can be very annoying.
A little Shorkie is credited with saving the lives of a Mt. Jewett mother and her two young daughters when fire erupted Thursday night at their home.
The fire destroyed the two-story house at 44 E. Main St. owned by Aaron and Sarah Maynard Avenali.
But Sarah and her daughters-- Maya, 3, and Ada, 4,-- escaped from the burning house without injury.
Art in the Wilds (AIW) is piloting a regional student artist exhibit and competition during its ninth annual outdoor fine arts showÂ June 27-28 in Evergreen Park in Kane.Â
In its first eight years, student artists from Kane Area High School exhibited their art at the show.
For 2015, the AIW committee has reached out to all 22 high schools (via their art teachers and administrators) in McKean County and its five contiguous counties â€“ Cameron, Elk, Forest, Potter and Warren â€“ to engage their top student artists to participate and compete.
Itâ€™s that time of the year again. The time that most bird watchers observe our little feathered friends from the warmth of our houses. I do believe winter is never going to leave! It is amazing what might come to backyard feeders on any given day. It is also a great opportunity to photograph these backyard wanderers. Some of my best bird shots have been taken right out of my kitchen window. It was only yesterday that I photographed a tufted titmouse on my feeder. This is one bird that I canâ€™t recall ever seeing on my feeder before, but Iâ€™m glad heâ€™s around.
VIDEO OF THE DAY: A Kid-Friendly 'Good Morning' Juice
Chef Curtis Stone makes a delicious juice your kids will love.
The Kane United Fund has ended its 2014-15 campaign by attaining 98 percent of its record goal of $40,000.
â€śOur United Fund campaign began last with a goal of $40,000, up from $38,000 from last year,â€ť the United Fund board said in a statement. â€śThe goal was increased due to the fact that many of the agencies on our list had increased allocations that were approved by the board.
The Kane Borough Sewer Authority has approved a study of its aeration process to determine if more efficient or cost effective systems are viable options for the authority to use.
During a regular monthly meeting Monday, the authority approved KLH Engineers, Inc. of Pittsburgh to conduct a study of the borough's aeration system and report viable alternatives that could save the borough money.
Kane Borough manager Don Payne said the discussions about the authority's aeration system started after lines going into tanks at the Pine Street facility started to leak and required repairs.
SMETHPORT â€“ Citing security concerns and an inability to regulate temperatures in the 911 call center's equipment room, the McKean County commissioners unanimously approved the purchase of new air conditioning equipment for the center.
The commissioners, during their regular monthly meeting Tuesday, accepted a $14,862 bid from MJ Mechanical Services, Inc., based in Tonawanda, N.Y., as it was the lowest of the three submitted bids for the new air conditioning equipment.