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May 19th, 2015

Challenger defeats incumbent in DA race

May 20, 2015

SMETHPORT – Challenger Stephanie Vettenburg-Shaffer apparently has eked out a narrow victory over incumbent Ray Learn for the Republican nomination for McKean County district attorney.
According to unofficial results, Shaffer of Bradford won by 221 votes by a margin of 2,471-2,250 over Learn of Smethport.
No one sought the Democratic nomination for DA.
In other county races:
See full article in the May 20 edition of The Kane Republican.

May 18th

8 lose water for unpaid Kane sewer bills

May 18, 2015

Water service has been shut off to eight customers with long-term unpaid Kane sewer bills.
The water shutoffs are the last straw in efforts to collect delinquent sewer bills.
There are 2,074 sewer customers in Kane and Wetmore Township.
A total of 97 water shutoffs were scheduled last month for failure to pay lengthy delinquent sewer bills.
These "deadbeats" owed a total of $34,785 in unpaid sewer bills.

Kane Zoning Board OKs lighted business sign

May 18, 2015

The Kane Zoning Hearing Board agreed Monday to permit a lighted outdoor sign at Rice's Small Engine Repair Shop at 210 S. Fraley St. at East Hemlock Avenue.
Board members Dave "Norm" Schreckengost, Dianna Niklas, Mike Woods and Lowell Watts approved the sign request from Jerry Rice, owner of the business.
Todd Klaiber, the fifth zoning board member, abstained from voting to avoid a conflict. He is related to Rice and the Rev. Milton Jones, owner of the site of the business.
See full article in May 19th edition of The Kane Republican.

May 17th

McKean County primary features races for key posts

May 17, 2015

The ballot facing McKean County voters Tuesday in the primary election features several races for key county positions.
The competitive county races include:
*Two Republican nominations for county commissioner.
*The Republican nomination for district attorney.
*The Republican nomination for sheriff.
*The Republican nomination for register of wills/clerk of the orphan's court.

See full article in the Monday, May 18th edition of The Kane Republican.

County names voting machine inspectors

May 17, 2015

SMETHPORT – The McKean County Board of Elections has appointed voting machine inspectors for Tuesday's primary election.
Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. 
Democrats and Republicans will be voting to candidates for party nominations in advance of the Nov. 3 general election.
Voting machine inspectors for precincts in the Kane area of McKean County include:

See full article in the Monday, May 18th edition of The Kane Republican.

May 15th

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May 16, 2015

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Kane boys win 4th straight D9 AA track title

May 15, 2015

The Kane boys’ track and field team made it four D9 titles in a row on Friday, outdistancing runner-up Karns City 91-73. The Wolves had solid performances from their entire team to help them return to the top of the podium. In all, 10 Kane boys earned a trip to the PIAA State Championship meet with a first- or second-place finish in their events.

Savannah Anderson advances to state meet for Kane girls

May 15, 2015

Senior Savannah Anderson will represent the Kane girls’ track and field team at next week’s PIAA State Championship meet. Anderson finished second in the pole vault by clearing 9’09”, just three inches behind the event winner, ECC’s Hannah Onink. Teammate Angela Cecchetti also medaled in the event, taking fourth with a jump of 8’0”.

See full article in the May 16th edition of The Kane Republican.

Kane Wolves end baseball season with 10-5 victory

May 15, 2015

It's been a tough luck year for the Kane High School baseball team with several one-run losses.
Through all the adversity, the Wolves never gave up.
Their perseverance paid off Friday as they ended the season with a solid 10-5 win over Brockway at home at Pat Santilli Field.
"I'm proud of these guys," second-year Kane coach Bruce Kumher said. "This win says a lot about their integrity."
Kane (2-10) lost a one-run game Thursday to Smethport and could have let that defeat affect their play in the final game Friday.

Police officers sacrifices remembered at Blue Mass

May 15, 2015

ST. MARYS – Each police officer wore a black strip over their badge as a gesture in honoring their fallen comrades during Friday afternoon's Blue Mass held at Sacred Heart Church in St. Marys.
Law enforcement personnel representing Elk, Cameron, McKean and Potter counties were in attendance as well as family members, survivors, friends of the police and a small contingent of students from St. Marys Catholic Middle School and Elk County Catholic High School.
The Mass began with a procession of police into the church.

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Kane's Ricky Zampogna is mobbed by his teammates after hitting a home run in a recent Little League...
Kane's Ricky Zampogna is mobbed by his teammates after hitting a home run in a recent Little League...


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