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April 29th, 2015

Spring cleanup along U.S. Route 6

April 29, 2015

The Mount Jewett Rotary Club teamed up with Mt. Jewett Boy Scout Troop 410 and the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation for their spring cleanup along U.S. Route 6 between Mt. Jewett and Hazel Hurst. This area along Route 6 is also part of the Upper Allegheny Watershed. The group collected dozens of bags of trash along with many larger items.
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See full article in the April 30th edition of The Kane Republican.

April 28th

More volunteers are needed for 5th KARE For Kane Day

April 28, 2015

More volunteers are needed for the fifth annual KARE For Kane Day to be held Friday, May 8 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The event is sponsored by the Kane Area Revitalization Enterprise (KARE), which is part of the Kane Area Development Center (KADC) along with the Kane Chamber of Commerce and the Kane Area Industrial Development Corporation.
Contact the Chamber 837-6565 or sign up at the Chamber office at 54 Fraley St. in Kane.
KARE for Kane matches volunteers from the Kane community with beautification, restoration and other community-based projects.

STEPS offers safe haven for mental health patients

April 28, 2015

SMETHPORT – Kane area residents who receive mental health services are encouraged to visit the STEPS Drop-in Center in Bradford.
STEPS provides a safe atmosphere where mental health patients can mingle and enjoy activities such as pool, crafts, painting and other games. They also can simply socialize in a relaxed setting. Low-cost meals are served.
New members are welcome.
"There isn't a week goes by when we won't get new members," Maggie Travis said. "We embrace visitors and want them to relax and enjoy our program."

County OKs grant money for Mt. Jewett project

April 28, 2015

SMETHPORT – A state grant will help cover the cost of design guidelines for the development of Main Street property in Mt. Jewett.
Acting at a meeting Tuesday, the McKean County Board of Commissioners voted 2-0 to endorse a budget of $13,000 for the design.
The project budget includes a $6,500 Municipal Assistance Program (MAP) grant from the state Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED).

April 27th

Land restoration to begin in Lantz Corners Sewer District

April 27, 2015

Property restoration work will begin soon for residents in the Lantz Corners Sewer District.
Dave Roman Contracting, which installed the main sewage collection lines in the district, plans to return to the area to level dirt piles and plant grass to restore properties disturbed by the project.
Residents looking for contractor restoration work on their properties are urged to contact the Hamlin Township office at 778-5855. A list of restoration sites is being compiled for submission to the contractor.

Kane seniors reflect on their trip to Washington, D.C.

April 27, 2015

It's a Kane tradition.
Every year, members of the senior class at Kane Area High School travel by coach buses to Washington, D.C. for a four-day trip.
The students and chaperones are busy tourists as they go from one attraction to another at the nation's Capitol.
The students, who take part in fundraisers to pay for the excursion, have fond memories of their Senior Trip earlier this month.
"I liked the Washington Monument," Brandon Cleer said in reflecting on the Senior Trip. "It was really impressive."

DCC takes doubleheader from Lady Wolves

April 27, 2015

The Kane softball team hosted DuBois Central Catholic for a doubleheader on Monday afternoon at Flickerwood Field. The Lady Wolves came into the game with a 1-0 record four weeks into the season due to postponements and cancelled games. Coach Judy Kessler’s squad was understandably rusty as they took the field against the Lady Cardinals on a windy, cold and sometimes rainy afternoon.

April 26th

Seismic testing to continue throughout the area

April 26, 2015

In continuing with their natural gas development process, Seneca Resources Corporation plans to begin 3-D seismic testing across a 97-square mile area spanning Elk, Jefferson and Forest counties.
This is a continuation of a project Seneca conducted last year that focused on the greater St. Marys area.
The area encompasses Elk County's Millstone and Spring Creek townships as well as Jefferson County's Barnett, Eldred, Heath, Polk and Warsaw townships and Forest County's Barnett and Jenks townships.

April 24th

Kane council finds grant-writer in its own backyard

April 25, 2015

For years, the Kane Borough Council has stressed the need to find a grant-writer to seek funds for borough projects.
Council finally may have found one-- right in its own backyard.
Linda Cecchetti of Greeves Street in Kane is a pre-school teacher at St. Joseph's Catholic School in Lucinda.
She also is the school's head grant-writer. She has successfully applied for many grants and donations for the school.
Kane Borough Manager Don Payne invited Cecchetti to a meeting this week of council's Public Works Committee.

County agency interviews victims of child abuse

April 25, 2015

SMETHPORT – Mikele Bay and Mindi Brown have two of the most sensitive jobs in the McKean County government.
They are professional forensic interviewers who question alleged victims of child abuse.
Bay, who resides in Hamlin Township, is the director of the county Children's Advocacy Center (CAC). This agency is a "one-stop shop" for alleged child abuse victims and their families.

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