April 3rd, 2015
Talented performers from throughout Elk County will join forces for a special night of entertainment as part of a benefit performance for Chloe Frank, a 12-year-old Ridgway student currently battling leukemia.
The Elk County Performs for Chloe event is taking place Friday, April 10 at Ridgway Area High School with curtain time set for 7 p.m.
Tickets are not required for the event, however donations will be accepted at the door. All proceeds will benefit Chloe and the Frank family.
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The construction of a community amphitheater in Uptown Kane is expected to begin later this month.
The site at 92 Fraley St. now is a vacant lot between the Kane Senior Center and the Goodwill Store. A safety wall runs along the sidewalk at the lot.
The Kane Area Revitalization Enterprise (KARE) owns the property and is collecting donations for the construction of the amphitheater.
According to a KARE statement, Dave Conklin and a "team" from Kane Lawn and Garden will begin preliminary work at the site during the week of April 20.
The Kane Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Professional Womenâ€™s Luncheon on Administrative Professionals Day-- April 22.
The noon luncheon will be held at the historic Kane Manor on Clay Street in Kane. Participants will enjoy a buffet lunch with soups, salad, bread, drinks and dessert.
The luncheon also will include a motivational speaker presentation, womenâ€™s wellness tips, stress-less ideas, a take-home treat from The Sweet Shoppe of Kane, lots of giveaways and chances to win many prizes.Â Â
WEEDVILLE â€“ Scouting continues to change the life of 17-year-old Devin Anderson of Weedville as he was recently named Pennsylvania American Legion Eagle Scout of the Year.
Devin, son of Joe and Karen Anderson of Weedville, will now advance to the national level where he competes amongst 56 applicants to earn the national Eagle Scout of the Year award.
â€śIâ€™m blown away by it, really, and I know anything can happen,â€ť said Devin, a junior at St. Marys Area High School. â€śIâ€™m definitely thankful and grateful for this.â€ť
The Kane School Board is considering the use of a grant to buy about 30 iPads for students.
The proposal is one of numerous topics discussed Wednesday at a two-hour board workshop at the administration building conference room.
Robert Gaetano, superintendent of the Kane School District, said "some schools" have an iPad for every student to use. He believes the iPad technology should be "gradually" introduced to students in Kane.
Several criminal cases have been filed in Kane District Court.
Information on the following cases is from official documents and court sources.
*Jill Marie Cleer, 55, of 484 West Wind Rd., Wetmore Township, is charged with driving under the influence (DUI) of drugs, fleeing police and leaving the scene of an accident.
Kane District Court Judge Dave Engman arraigned the defendant and set bail at $10,000 cash. Cleer was placed in the McKean County Jail in lieu of bail, but has since been released.
RIDGWAY â€“ After approximately four hours of deliberation Monday afternoon, a jury found Nicholas "Nick" Martin, 24, of Johnsonburg, guilty of felony first-degree criminal homicide and the misdemeanor offense of abuse of a corpse in the 2013 death of 18-year-old Alyssa Forsyth.
This concludes a four-day trial in which Martin was charged with stabbing his then-girlfriend 112 times and dumping her body at Sandy Beach Recreational Park in Ridgway Township.
Families of both the victim and the defendant were tearful as the verdict was read.
The Kane Varsity Competition Cheerleaders recently ended their season by attending Cheer LTD Nationals in Myrtle Beach, S.C. on March 20-22.
The team finished second runner-up in the Small Varsity Division and also finished sixth runner-up in the Small Varsity Non-Tumble Division.
Coming off a winless season for the first time in the programâ€™s 10-year history, the Kane Lady Wolves are looking to get back on track, working to improve their pitching, fielding percentage, and performance in the batterâ€™s box.
Judy Kessler returns as head coach for her 10th season with Gary Johnson and Pat Tigani as assistant coaches.
Two seniors lead the squad this year, including centerfielder Daria Huckabone, a four-year starter who will captain the outfield.