January 10th, 2014
The Kane borough Streets Department is operating shorthanded due to work-related injuries to two employees.
"We're doing the best we can," Streets Department Foreman Mike Beane said Friday while sitting in a snowplow for a 12th consecutive hour. "It's a lot of wear and tear on the body."
Two Kane School Board committees will meet Thursday to discuss controversial issues that surfaced at the latest board forum.
The Kane Lady Wolves used a hustling pressure defense to propel them to a 49-13 win over the visiting Ridgway Lady Elkers on Friday night. After a sluggish first quarter, the Lady Wolves outscored Ridgway 17-2 in the second quarter to break the game open.
RIDGWAY â€“ Ridgway boys basketball used a late run in the second half to overtake Kane 44-29 in action Friday night at Ridgway Area High School.
The Wolves would not go away for the first three quarters, trailing just 28-21 starting the fourth quarter.
How deep is the tension on the Kane School Board?
The proposed calendar for the next school year failed to win approval Thursday at a school board meeting.
Dr. Maryann Anderson, superintendent of the Kane Area School District, recommended acceptance of the 2014-15 school calendar.
A hefty drop in total Kane property valuation is blamed for a drastic cut in the borough's reserve fund.
The 2013 budget included $25,000 in the capital reserve fund to pay for unexpected expenses during the year.
The filling a sudden vacancy on the Kane School Board possibly could swing power to the four new "anti-establishment" members.
In a letter dated Monday and read Thursday at a school board meeting, Mark Paup announced that he is resigning as one of the nine board members. He did not attend the meeting at the Kane Middle School auditorium.
Kane wrestling fans enjoyed a long night on Thursday in the Wolvesâ€™ Den. Eleven varsity matches followed 10 middle school matches, along with eight middle school exhibition matches. The varsity Wolves trailed 18-9 at one point in the match with Clarion, but the home team took seven of the final nine matches to pull away with the 46-30 win.
State Rep. Marty Causer (R-Turtlepoint) will be seeking re-election this year for a newly-defined legislative district that includes the Kane area.
The new district, which has been re-drawn following the 2010 census, includes all of McKean County, all of Cameron County and most of Potter County.
By a 4-3 vote, councilman Howard Kane has been re-elected as president of the Kane Borough Council.
He was re-elected Monday at council's reorganization meeting at the borough building. The regular monthly meeting followed.