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May 8th, 2015

Mother Nature smiles on KARE For Kane volunteers

May 8, 2015

Mother Nature has a soft spot in her heart for KARE For Kane.
Just two weeks after a late-April snowfall with temperatures in the 30s, a summer-like day Friday warmed the 400 volunteers who took part in the fifth annual community-wide beautification program.
"The weather couldn't be better," Erin Vassallo said with a big smile on her face. 
She is the executive director of the Kane Area Development Center (KADC). The KADC includes the Chamber of Commerce and the Kane Area Revitalization Enterprise (KARE), the sponsor of the event.

VIDEO OF THE DAY: Cutest celebrity mother daughter pairs

May 8, 2015

VIDEO OF THE DAY: Cutest celebrity mother daughter pairs
All mothers are heroes, and sometimes they're also well-known celebs! For Mother's Day, Krystin Goodwin has a roundup of some of Hollywood's cutest mother-daughter pairs.

May 7th

Large crowd hears 23 candidates in primary election

May 7, 2015

A standing-room-only Kane crowd estimated at over 100 heard remarks Thursday from 23 candidates in the May 19 primary election.
The Kane Area Development Center (KADC), which includes the Chamber of Commerce, hosted the "Meet The Candidates" event at the Kane Area Community Center on Fraley Street in Uptown Kane.
Four seats are up for election on the Kane Borough Council this year. 
The only candidates to attend the forum included David Walker, a newcomer to local politics who is seeking a Republican nomination, and Brandon "Tater" Johnston, who is running as a write-in candidate.

330 attend 21st high school Academic Banquet

May 7, 2015

A total of 330 parents and award-winning students took part in the 21st Kane High School Academic Banquet held Thursday evening at the school gymnasium.
Following dinner, 144 awards were given to 100 students for academic achievement during the school year.
"We don't give enough academic recognition," High School Principal Todd Stanko said in praising the "phenomenal students" who received the awards.
Stanko was impressed by the turnout.

Frase returns to Kane to chat with seniors

May 7, 2015

Kane alumni and hero of the 1949 Pennsylvania State Championship basketball team, Don Frase, came back to Kane on Thursday to visit with Jim Sirianni’s senior Social Studies class.
Frase shared some recollections of the 1948-49 basketball season, the state title game and growing up in Kane while sharing some life lessons with the soon-to-be grads.

May 6th

School board adopts proposed budget with tax increase

May 6, 2015

The Kane School Board voted 9-0 Wednesday to adopt a tentative 2015-16 budget that carries an increase in property taxes.
The proposal, outlined for the board at a workshop last week, calls for a .39-mill increase in the tax rate for property-owners in the McKean County portion of the school district.
The new rate in the McKean County side of the district would be 16.56 mills. The 2.4 percent increase is the same in the Elk County portion of the school district. However, the tax rate is different in Elk County due to tax calculation methods.

Kane School Board acts on personnel issues

May 6, 2015

The Kane School Board acted on several personnel issues Wednesday at its monthly meeting at the Kane Middle School auditorium.
The board accepted retirement notices from a school teacher and a school counselor.
Peggy Houser is retiring as a middle school-based art teacher.
Dottie Bence is retiring as a high school guidance counselor.
The board also received notice that Thomas Jashurek is retiring June 4 as a custodian at the elementary school and middle school.

Suspicious packages cause emergency response

May 6, 2015

RIDGWAY – Three suspicious packages intercepted by law enforcement at the Elk County Courthouse prompted a large emergency response by local police officers and fire department members.
Elk County Sheriff Theresa Merritt said the "suspicious packages" were delivered to the courthouse in Ridgway and were quickly "removed from the building so everyone was safe in the building and court could operate."
The packages were discovered between 10:45-11 a.m.

Jacobs Property Inspection open for business

May 6, 2015

ST. MARYS – Brian Jacobs of St. Marys has recently started Jacobs Property Inspection, an independent locally-owned home inspection service provider.
As the former sales manager and residential development division manager for two different residential/commercial construction companies, materials manager for a large mechanical contractor and owner/general manager of Stanton-Jacobs Homes, Jacobs said his 20 years and 200 homes of construction experience should aid him well in his business endeavor.

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.

A fisherman tries his luck near Red Bridge while an osprey stands guard over her nest late last...
Kane's Ricky Zampogna is mobbed by his teammates after hitting a home run in a recent Little League...
Kane's Ricky Zampogna is mobbed by his teammates after hitting a home run in a recent Little League...

 

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