May 14th, 2015
JOHNSONBURG â€“ Johnsonburg softball split a doubleheader with Kane Thursday afternoon at Francis S. Grandinetti Elementary School in Ridgway.
Kane won the first game 6-5 in eight innings before Johnsonburg took the second game 21-2 in five innings.
Highland Township is asking the U.S. District Court in Erie to dismiss a lawsuit filed earlier this year by Seneca Resources.
Seneca, the exploration and development wing of National Fuel Gas of Buffalo, is going to court to challenge a township ordinance that bans the underground disposal of oil and gas drilling waste.
Seneca has received a permit from the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to convert a gas well on Lamont Road into an "injection well" for the disposal of waste drilling fluids.
KERSEY â€“ The North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission hosted a celebratory breakfast on Wednesday to recognize the 17 local businesses that were selected as finalists for the 2015 Governorâ€™s ImPAct Awards from the north central region.
The local businesses were selected by partners within North Centralâ€™s PREP (Partnerships for Regional Economic Development) network for the impact that they have on the north central region, which includes McKean, Elk, Cameron, Jefferson, Potter and Clearfield counties.
MT. JEWETT â€“ Net proceeds of $540,675.56 from the sale of the Mt. Jewett water system to a private company has been placed in a capital reserve fund.
Council President Chuck Paar said Aqua Pennsylvania purchased the water system for $1,126,350.
Aqua paid off all debt associated with the operation of the water system. The balance of $540,675.56 came to the borough in the form of a check from Aqua.
See full article in the May 14 edition of The Kane Republican.
The Kane boysâ€™ track and field team will try to make it four District IX AA titles in a row during Fridayâ€™s meet on their home track. The Kane girls, who have battled injuries and illness all season, will look to improve upon 2014â€™s third-place finish.
Sophomore Joe Newton will be competing in the 110-meter high hurdles, the 300-meter hurdles and the triple jump for coach Tom Cecchettiâ€™s Wolves. Newton comes in to Fridayâ€™s meet as the second seed in the 110s and is seeded third in his other two events.
MT. JEWETT â€“ A new service fee assessed to the Mt. Jewett Regional Sewer Authority will be passed along to its 450 customers.
Acting at its meeting Tuesday, the authority voted 4-1 to charge its customers $1 more per month to cover the fee.
Authority Chairman Patrick McGuire approved the surcharge along with members Patrick Crants, Chuck Paar and Jim Trussell. Scott Hungiville cast the lone negative vote. Member Ron McElroy did not attend the meeting.
MT. JEWETT â€“ The Mt. Jewett Regional Sewer Authority could be faced with a major expense for dredging at the sewage treatment ponds off Kushequa Avenue.
Speaking Tuesday at the authority meeting at the borough building, Rod Peterson said "there is an issue" with the depth at the first sewage collection pond.
Peterson, the borough maintenance supervisor and state-certified sewage treatment plant operator, said an old estimate to dredge the pond was "close to $100,000."
The boards of the Kane Historic Preservation Society and Kane Players are launching an initiative to add professional stage lighting for the Kane Memorial Chapel on East Chestnut Street.
The lighting will be compatible with the historic nature of the building. Â
The Kane Memorial Chapel is one of the most historic buildings in Kane. It was built in 1876 by town founder General Thomas L. Kane and his wife Elizabeth.Â
The Kane softball team ran into a buzz-saw Tuesday afternoon by the name of the Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders. ECC beat the Lady Wolves soundly for the second day in a row as the Lady Crusaders jumped out to a 10-0 lead in the top of the first and cruised to a 20-1 win in Kaneâ€™s Senior Recognition Game.
The Lady Wolvesâ€™ biggest crowd of the year was on hand to honor senior players Daria Huckabone and Emily Truden, as well as statistician Anna Stanko, prior to the game. Unfortunately for the home fans, things went downhill rapidly after the festivities.
ST. MARYS â€“ The Elk County Catholic Crusader baseball team recorded a pair of shutouts on Tuesday in back-to-back games against the Kane Wolves and the DuBois Central Catholic Cardinals at Berwind Park. In the afternoon game, ECC senior Ryan Seelye three a three-inning no-hitter and struck out six as the Crusaders defeated Kane 15-0. In the nightcap, which was played under the lights, the Crusaders blanked DCC 4-0.
See full article in the May 13 edition of The Kane Republican.