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June 8th, 2014

Local bicyclist, 86, is hurt when hit by car

June 8, 2014

Joseph S. Wolfe of Greendale Road in Wetmore Township has a daily ritual.
Every morning-- weather permitting-- the 86-year-old man rides his bicycle several miles to Kane and back.
For his own safety while pedaling, Wolfe wears a backpack that bears a patch of a fluorescent yellow shirt and a helmet.

Woman who lost all in fire has incurable disease

June 8, 2014

Sometimes life just isn't fair.
About a year ago, Ashley Deane Asel, 29, of Wetmore Township was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis-- an incurable disease that affects the central nervous system.
Just over a week ago, she lost all her belongings and those of her two young daughters in a fire that gutted her house on South Settlement Road.
"Everything's gone," Asel said Sunday.

June 6th

Diplomas handed out at Kane High School commencement

June 7, 2014

Diplomas were awarded Friday evening at the 124th commencement ceremony at Kane Area High School.
A total of 90 seniors received their diplomas at the two-hour ceremony at the school auditorium. Two other members of the Class of 2014 did not participate in commencement.
A diploma also was presented to Robert Farnsworth Sr., who left Kane High before graduation to join the U.S. Navy and fight in the Korean War.

Knife-wielding Kane man jailed on $750,000 bail

June 7, 2014

A Kane man was placed in the McKean County Jail following his arraignment Friday on charges linked with a May 29 neighborhood knife-wielding incident with a Kane police officer.
Larry P. Walker II, 42, of 231 Janeway St., Kane, is charged with felony aggravated assault, making terroristic threats and recklessly endangering another person, according to documents filed with Kane District Court.

Olson playing pro football for Baltimore Nighthawks

June 7, 2014

Kane native Laura Olson is a successful physical therapist specializing in pediatrics at Baltimore’s Franklin Square Medical Center. While the 2002 KHS grad spends her days working with children that suffer from cerebral palsy, she spends her evenings strapping on a helmet and practicing as a lineman, or rather, linewoman, for the Baltimore Nighthawks of the Independent Women’s Football League.

June 5th

School board offers retirement incentive to cut budget

June 6, 2014

In an effort to balance the next budget, the Kane School Board is offering a retirement incentive plan to eligible teachers.
The board voted 7-1 Thursday to adopt a supplemental agreement with the Kane Area Education Association (KAEA) to put forth the retirement incentive.

Thomas Kerek is appointed to Kane School Board

June 5, 2014

Thomas C. Kerek, a retired major in the U.S. Army, has been appointed to fill a vacancy on the nine-member Kane School Board.
The board voted 6-2 Thursday to name Kerek to the post vacated last month by Harry Steele.
Board members Ken Kane, John Ball, Claire Ann Depto, Susan Grolemund, Gary Ziegler and Linda A. Anderson voted in favor of Kerek.

Kane High School commencement is at 7 p.m. tonight

June 5, 2014

The Kane High School auditorium will be filled tonight for the annual commencement ceremony.
A total of 90 seniors will be receiving their high school diplomas tonight at the 7 p.m. event. Two foreign exchange students will receive certificates.

June 4th

Jury finds Mt. Jewett man not guilty in rape case

June 4, 2014

SMETHPORT – A jury found a Mt. Jewett man not guilty Wednesday of all five charges linked with the alleged rape of former Mt. Jewett woman.
Paul Ray Swank, 33, of 7 Chestnut St., Mt. Jewett, had tears in his eyes after the verdict was read.

Local watershed group receives national honor

June 4, 2014

SMETHPORT – The Allegheny Watershed Improvement Needs (WINS) Coalition partners have been recognized for their outstanding contributions and leadership in the category of Collaborative and Aquatic Stewardship on the Allegheny National Forest. 

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