May 27th, 2014
SMETHPORT â€“ The McKean County Board of Commissioners acted Tuesday to allocate $15,000 for an appraisal of the corridor for the defunct Knox and Kane Railroad.
SMETHPORT â€“ Ed Tronetti is the new maintenance director for McKean County.
Joe DeMott, chairman of the McKean County Board of Commissioners, announced the appointment Tuesday at a board meeting at the county courthouse in Smethport.
RIDGWAY â€“ Lieutenant Governor Jim Cawley, Pa. Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-Jefferson) and state Representative Matt Gabler (R-Clearfield/Elk) were in town Tuesday morning and into the early afternoon to assess the flood damage that ravaged Ridgway last week.
It has been a year in the making, but through a collaborative community effort new hoops have been installed at the Evergreen Park basketball courts. The new hoops were purchased by a grant through the Collins Company, plans were approved by the Kane Borough Council, and installation was under the direction of Highlander Energy.
A crowd estimated at more than 300 attended the annual Memorial Day program Monday at the memorial point at Evergreen Park in Kane.
LUDLOW â€“ Six veterans who died in the past year were honored Monday at the Memorial Day service at the Gibbs Hill Cemetery near Ludlow.
The departed veterans include John Straneva, Nicholas Juban, Chester Swanson, Eugene Rzodkiewicz and Virgil Nelson.
MT. JEWETT â€“ The street across from the Veteranâ€™s gazebo in downtown Mt Jewett was crowded with people out to honor servicemen and women, both past and present, during Mondayâ€™s Veteranâ€™s Day Parade. The crowds enjoyed sunny skies and warm temperatures as they watch the ten minute parade and the ceremony that followed.
Former Kane teacher and Wolves Head Football Coach Richard â€śDickâ€ť Smith will be inducted into the Kane All Sports Boosters Hall of Fame tomorrow night at the organizationâ€™s annual awards ceremony.
RIDGWAY â€“ Preliminary reports indicate at least one person is dead after an accident on the Clarion River in the Portland Mills area.
Emergency responders were called to the vicinity of 35080 Portland Mills Rd. in Ridgway Township for an initial report of five individuals in the water, including at least one with injuries. Elk Company 4 (Ridgway Fire Department) and Ridgway Ambulance were called at 3 p.m., and fire chief Scott Pontious later called for a swift water rescue team from Clearfield County to the scene. The coroner was requested to the scene.
Memorial Day parades and programs are slated Monday in the Kane area.
Parades will be held in Kane and Mt. Jewett along with Memorial Day programs. A Memorial Day service will be held in Ludlow.