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May 6th, 2015

Rain fails to damper 40th Special Olympics at Kane track

May 6, 2015

Rain and cool temperatures in the upper 50s failed to damper the 40th annual McKean County Special Olympics at the Kane High School track.
Over 260 Special Olympics athletes from throughout McKean County competed in the Special Olympics/Zippo Track & Field Meet.
Six athletes, whose names will be released soon, qualified to represent McKean County at the Pennsylvania Special Olympics State Games at Penn State, June 4-6.
Patrick Ryan, director of operations at the Futures Rehabilitation Center, Inc. in Bradford, again served as coordinator of Special Olympics.

May 5th

Wetmore supervisors OK bid for road paving job

May 5, 2015

A major road paving job is planned this summer in Wetmore Township.
Acting at a meeting Tuesday, the township Board of Supervisors voted 3-0 to accept a low bid of $323,705.59 from IA Construction of Franklin for the project.
The work calls for a "full-depth" reclamation and paving on Greendale Road from Route 6 to Dwight's Road, a distance of 1.26 miles.
Supervisors Bill Ryding, Elaine Bodistow and Steve Dyne approved the IA bid package at their meeting at the township building on Spring Street in East Kane.

Officials still calling for 911 fee hike

May 5, 2015

RIDGWAY – With funding issues far from resolved, the state House on Monday voted 134-59 to increase the monthly fee used to help fund Pennsylvania counties’ 911 emergency communication centers.
The measure, which still must pass the Senate, calls for an increase to $1.65 a month. Currently, the 25-year-old 911 Public Safety Emergency Telephone Act calls for $1 a month for cellphones, and $1.50 for landlines.

Kane High School represented at 'Wild' Envirothon

May 5, 2015

SMETHPORT – A team represented Kane High School at the "Wild” Envirothon held Tuesday at the Keating Sportsmen’s Club near Smethport.  
The Kane team includes Connor Crowley, a sophomore; Katie Detsch, a junior; and Nic Grube, a sophomore.
The overall winning team was from Otto-Eldred High School: “The Saber-Tooth Bobcats."
Members include: Kylie Stuck, Quentin Claypool, Heath Stewart, Mariah Hartzell and Hannah Milliron. The team adviser is Fawn Miller. 

Lady Wolves tied with Curwensville in postponed game

May 5, 2015

The Kane Lady Wolves hosted Curwensville on Tuesday night for a scheduled doubleheader at Flickerwood Field. The Golden Tide used a three-run third inning to help propel themselves to a 7-1 victory in the first game.
Kane coach Judy Kessler’s team jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the second game and led 4-2 going into the bottom of the fourth inning. The Tide took advantage of the rapidly deteriorating conditions and tied it up at 4-4 before the game was halted with two outs and two runners on base.

Kane baseball team loses heartbreaker in 7th, 9-8

May 5, 2015

Perhaps it was time for the fortunes to change for the Curwensville baseball team.
The Golden Tide had lost six one-run games coming into the contest Tuesday against Kane at Pat Santilli Field at Glenwood Park.
With an 8-3 lead going into the top of the seventh and final inning, it appeared that Kane (1-7) would defeat Curwensville (3-12) for the second time this season.
But the Tide plated six runs in their last inning at-bat and held off a Kane threat in the bottom of the seventh for a rare close win, 9-8.

May 4th

John Hayduk to be new maintenance chief in Mt. Jewett

May 4, 2015

MT. JEWETT – John Hayduk begins work today as the council-picked successor to Mt. Jewett Maintenance Supervisor Rod Peterson.
Hayduk, 50, will take over as borough maintenance chief when Peterson retires in September. Due to vacation, Peterson is expected to leave the job in August.
Hayduk begins duties for the borough at $14 per hour. For now, he will be working eight hours a day for the borough.
At some point in the future, he will split duties between the borough and the Mt. Jewett Regional Sewer Authority.

Johnsonburg baseball edges Kane, 5-2

May 4, 2015

WILCOX – Johnsonburg baseball defeated Kane for the third time in five days as the Rams defeated the Wolves 5-2 Monday afternoon at Jones Township Community Park in Wilcox.

May 3rd

Kane hospital clinics offer 'same-day' appointments

May 3, 2015

Do you wish to see a doctor immediately for treatment of a non-emergency ailment such as a cold, sore throat or fever?
Just make a phone call to one of the seven area clinics operated by Kane Community Hospital (KCH).

Plane strikes building after failed startup

May 3, 2015

ST. MARYS – A small plane veered out of control upon startup striking a portion of a building Sunday afternoon at the St. Marys Municipal Airport.
A pilot and his passenger escaped with only minor injuries.
The incident occurred as pilot Preston Hoopes of Ulysses in Potter County was reportedly having difficulty starting his plane. He reported to Alan McPherson, airport manager, that he exited the plane to slightly move the propellor which he said suddenly started although the key in the ignition was turned to the off position as was the master switch.

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