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March 12th, 2015

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.

Detailed work on East Branch dam entails multi-phase project

March 12, 2015

WILCOX – The East Branch Dam Safety Initiative project is now in full swing following several years of discussion and planning.
Just 10 years after it was constructed a serious internal erosion episode occurred at the dam, roughly the size of a school bus, resulting in the lowering of the lake to make repairs. There have been no observed changes in seepage conditions or performance of the dam in the time since repairs were completed.

March 10th

Payment to Mt. Jewett opens Lantz Corners sewers

March 10, 2015

MT. JEWETT – A payment of more than $100,000 to the Mt. Jewett Regional Sewer Authority opens the door for the long-awaited Lantz Corners Sewer District.
Jim Trussell, chairman of the Hamlin Township Board of Supervisors, presented a check Tuesday to Patrick McGuire, chairman of the sewer authority.
The check of $101,750 is the balance due before about 150 sewer district customers can connect to new sewage collection lines.

Several local races loom in May 19 primary election

March 10, 2015

SMETHPORT – Several local races are shaping up in the May 19 primary election based on party nominating petitions filed with the McKean County Board of Elections.
Here are some of the races based on petitions filed by 10 a.m. Tuesday, six hours prior to the 4 p.m. deadline:
Hamlin Township-- Kenneth Stroup of Lindholm Road and James Myers of Route 6 are both seeking the Republican nomination for a six-year term as supervisor.

4 seek nominations for 4 Kane council seats

March 10, 2015

SMETHPORT – Four candidates have filed nominating petitions with the McKean County Board of Elections for four seats up for election on the Kane Borough Council.
Council President Howard Kane of 800 Welsh St. and Councilwoman Holly Harris of 21 Spruce St. are seeking Democratic party nominations in the May 19 primary.
Councilman Tom Kase of 319 Birch St. and newcomer David Walker of 28 Pine Ave. are seeking Republican party nominations in the primary.

East Branch project moving ahead

March 10, 2015

WILCOX – Construction activities on the $132.5 million East Branch Dam Safety Initiative project have begun.
Despite winter weather, the project's contractor, Layne Christensen Company of Texas, has started work including setting up numerous trailers onsite, installing project and traffic signs, placement of erosion and sediment control features and stockpiling rock to be used to construct the project's work platform.

March 9th

Lantz Corners monthly sewer rate set at $50 per EDU

March 9, 2015

HAZEL HURST – It won't be long before homes and businesses in the Lantz Corners Sewer District are connected to the new sewage collection lines.
Acting Monday, the Hamlin Township Board of Supervisors voted 3-0 to approve sewer connections once the balance of a $104,000 payment is made to the Mt. Jewett Regional Sewer Authority.
Supervisors Jim Trussell, Joni Britton and Dave Okerlund agreed to notify residents and businesses to connect after the authority gives its clearance.

Kane rape case involving 7-year-old girl heads to court

March 9, 2015

A criminal case against a Kane man accused of raping a 7-year-old girl is headed to McKean County Court.
The defendant is Joseph Allen Snyder, 42, of 323 Moffit Ave., Kane.
He faces eight charges, including seven felonies. The charges include:
*Rape of a child.
*Involuntary deviate sexual intercourse with a child.
*Statutory sexual assault of a child under the age of 11.

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