March 6th, 2015
BRADFORD â€“ Over 100 special athletes from McKean, Potter, Elk and Cameron counties gathered at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford Sport and Fitness Center pool Friday for the annual Special Olympics Swimming Invitational. Â The invitational is the culmination of the swimming season for most of the athletes, who have been in training for several months for this event. Seven swimmers, whose names will be announced, will advance to the Pennsylvania Special Olympics Summer Games at Penn State,
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Five seats on the nine-member Kane School Board are up for election this year.
As of Thursday, only four incumbents have filed nominating petitions for party nominations in the May 19 primary election.
The four include Dick Coleman, the most experienced school board member with more than 22 years of service.
The other incumbents-- all appointed to the school board last year-- include Keith Hastings, Tom Kerek and Scott Paul.
A sixth-grade student at the Kane Middle School has been selected to participate in a prestigious national leadership conference in Washington, D.C.
Emily Hipolito, the 12-year-old daughter of Holly Harris and Dr. Emmanuel Hipolito of Kane, will attend the People To People Leadership Ambassador program March 30 through April 4.
In its application to buy road salt for winter maintenance, Wetmore Township anticipated using 200 tons.
The township's latest order for salt pushes the total to this 200-ton mark with more winter weather ahead.
The township road crew mixes the salt with anti-skid materials to spread on 35 miles of townshipÂ roads.
By buying salt through the state contract, the township is receiving a better price. However, the state contract price of $60.17 for salt means the township will be spending more than $12,000 on road salt this winter.
SMETHPORT -- Laura L. Isadore has announced that she is seeking the Republican nomination for prothonotary and clerk of courts for McKean County.
She has been the prothonotary since Nov. 5 when Bonnie Howard retired due to medical reasons.
Isadore has been the first deputy prothonotary since Jan. 6, 1986. She joined the prothonotary's office on Oct. 11, 1973 and was named second deputy on Jan. 2, 1981.
She is seeking the Republican nomination in the May primary as the candidate to fill the remaining two years of the Howard term.
Kane parents and teachers regularly show concern for their children and students by stressing the importance of education.
Employees at local businesses are now being asked to echo this message by conversing with students who enter their stores.
The Community Involvement Team (CIT) at the Kane Elementary School has sent letters to more than 70 Kane businesses to â€śask them to become involved with showing studentsâ€ť the importance of education.
BRADFORD â€“ Don Cummins of Bradford has announced his candidacy for the position of McKean County commissioner.
He is seeking the Republican nomination in the May 19 primary election.
Cummins has held the position of Bradford Township supervisor and has served as the chairman of the Board of Supervisors. He currently serves as chairman of the Bradford Township Planning Commission.
HAZEL HURST â€“ Ken Stroup of Lindholm Road has announced that he is seeking the Republican nomination for supervisor in Hamlin Township.
He is filing nominating petitions for both a two-year term and a six-year term. He is seeking the Republican nomination for both terms up for election this year.
The Highland Township supervisors voted unanimously on Monday to allow The Community Environmental Defense Fund (CELDF) to proceed in defending the township in a lawsuit over a township ordinance regulating injection wells.
The decision came after a 30-minute public meeting in which the township supervisors and approximately 25 residents of the township and the county were able to voice their opinion on what should be done with the lawsuit.