February 14th, 2014
Joe L. "Slim" Garris, 44, of 130 Greeves St., Kane, died unexpectedly Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014 at his residence.
Born June 25, 1969 in Kane, he was the son of Clyde L. and Janice M. Carlson Garris.Â
Joe was a carpenter for Garris Construction for many years.Â A trivia-lover, he enjoyed watching sports and spending time with friends and family at the family camp.
JAMES CITY â€“ The Highland Township Board of Supervisors agreed Wednesday to challenge the issuance of a federal permit for a wastewater disposal well near James City.
The Kane Community Hospital held a heart forum on Wednesday evening at the St. Callistus Roman Catholic Church Social Hall. Nearly two dozen people attended the free educational outreach program sponsored by KCH.
SMETHPORT â€“ The preservation of historical artifacts is important to the McKean County Board of Commissioners.
Acting at their meeting Tuesday, Commissioners Joe DeMott and Al Pingie adopted a resolution to endorse the statewide Historic Preservation Plan for 2012-17. Commissioner Cliff Lane did not attend the meeting.
A Kane man has waived his preliminary hearing in Kane District Court on charges of making terroristic threats.
William Frederick Davis, 27, of 1 South Elk Ave., Kane, is accused ofÂ "pointing a knife with a 12-inch blade within inches of Ashley Fletcher's face while asking her if she wanted to die," court records show.
SMETHPORT â€“ A Smethport man is continuing to challenge the assessment of McKean County forest land in the state's "Clean and Green" program.
Jim Herzog, who owns forest land, made another presentation Tuesday at a meeting of the McKean County Board of Commissioners.
State Representatives Kathy Rapp (R-Warren) and Martin Causer (R-Turtlepoint) will hold a joint "town hall" meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 26 at 6 p.m. at the Kane Senior Center at 100 Fraley St.
Under the new state legislature re-districting plan, Causer as of Dec. 1 will represent all of McKean County. He now represents only a portion of the county.
The Kane Wolves wrestling team celebrated Senior Recognition in grand style on Tuesday night, capturing their second Allegheny Mountain League [AML] title with a 53-24 win over Cameron County.
The fate of Kane Police Chief Brian Hillard remains in limbo.
Hillard, 43, has been suspended without pay since early September after he was charged with two counts of falsifying state documents between February 2011 and last July in his role as a certified firearms instructor.
All charges against the former secretary-treasurer for Hamlin Township have been "bound over" to McKean County Court following a preliminary hearing.