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December 3rd

Vets group donates $5,000 to fight blight in Kane

December 3, 2014

The Kane Vets Home Association at the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) King David Post 1132 in Kane has donated $5,000 to help fight blight in the community.
The donation has been given to the Kane Area Revitalization Enterprise (KARE) for “Blight Fight Fund."
 “As always, we are very grateful for the continued support from the Kane Vets Home Association,” said Erin Vassallo, executive director of the Kane Area Development Center (KADC). The KADC includes KARE, the Kane Chamber of Commerce and the Kane Industrial Development Agency.

Wayne D. Rapp

December 3, 2014

Wayne D. Rapp, 78, of 269 Highland Rd., Kane, died Wednesday morning, Dec. 3, 2014 at his residence following an extended illness. Arrangements, in the care of the Ronald McDonald II Funeral Home, Inc., are incomplete and will be announced.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.ronaldmcdonaldfuneralhome.com.

December 2nd

Information given on new Kane teacher contract

December 2, 2014

The new three-year contract between the Kane School Board and the Kane Area Education Association (KAEA) is a 50-page document that spells out criteria as well as salaries and benefits.
To take a closer look at the new pact, the Kane Republican has signed a “Right To Know” request with the school district to obtain a copy of the latest contract as well as the previous labor agreement approved in 2011.

Sesquicentennial Time Capsule to be sealed

December 2, 2014

A Time Capsule containing items linked with the Kane Sesquicentennial Celebration this year will be sealed at a public party Friday, Dec. 19.
Scott Morgan, chairman of the Time Capsule project, said envelopes to be placed in the vault now are being filled by various groups. Students at the Kane Elementary School and Kane Middle School currently are filling envelopes.
The vault is located on an embankment outside the Kane Depot on South Fraley Street. A ceremony to close the vault will be part of a public Christmas party at the Depot at 6 p.m. Dec. 19.

Wetmore Township supervisors hold line on taxes

December 2, 2014

The Wetmore Board of Supervisors is again holding the line on taxes.
Supervisors Bill Ryding, Steve Dyne and Elaine Bodistow voted Tuesday to adopt a 2015 budget that retains the same tax rate.
"There will be no tax increase," Ryding announced.
The basic rate is .65 mills. Those living within 780 feet of a fire hydrant are charged another .35 mills to cover the hydrant rental cost.
The maximum rate of 1 mill in taxes figures to be $1 for every $1,000 in assessed property valuation. That's $50 in taxes for a $50,000 home.

Groundwork set for new rural community college

December 2, 2014

Plans are moving ahead in establishing Pennsylvania's first Rural Regional Community College which would serve a nine-county area including Elk County.
The 15-member Rural Regional Community College Board of Trustees met for the first time Tuesday afternoon at the Community Education Council in St. Marys in order to complete initial steps for the formation of the community college with the goal of offering two-year associate degrees, training and certificate programs.

William Carl Smith

December 2, 2014

William Carl Smith of Plano, Texas, died peacefully at his home Friday, Nov. 28, 2014 surrounded by his children, some grandchildren and a few great-grandchildren.
Born Oct. 20, 1930, in Rixford, he was a son of Lloyd Dowler and Agnes Marie Kruise Smith. He grew up on a farm and during his childhood, he took up other pastimes such as playing the drums, bugle and football. He spoke often to his grandchildren about a raft that he built and loved to take out on the creek but which was lost during the great Smethport rainstorm of 1942 when 30.8 inches of rain fell in 4.5 hours.

Mabel Louise Rumbaugh

December 2, 2014

Mrs. Mabel Louise Rumbaugh, 89, of Parker, S.D., formerly of Burrows Road, Pleasantville, died Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014.
Mabel was born Dec. 21, 1924 in Kushequa to the late Thomas and Mary Downing Keeley. She married the late Harry Rumbaugh on May 31, 1945 in Titusville. He preceded her in death July 31, 2007.
Mabel graduated from Mt. Jewett High School in 1943 and then from the Shadyside Hospital School of Nursing in 1951.
She was a nurse at the Titusville Area Hospital for 45 years until her retirement in 1990.

Pro football weekly recap

December 2, 2014

Thanksgiving Day Football 11/27/14

Detroit (8-4) 34 vs

Chicago (5-7) 17

As they do every year, Detroit played a home game on Thanksgiving Day. This time
they were matched up against divisional rival Chicago. Chicago QB Jay Cutler came
out firing the ball all over the field. Cutler through 2 touchdown passes to WR
Alshon Jeffery in the first quarter to jump out to a 14-3 lead. The lead wouldn’t
last long as Detroit responded with 3 touchdown drives in the second quarter.
Detroit WR Calvin “Megatron” Johnson scored 2 of those touchdowns. Detroit took a

December 1st

Kane Fish and Game Club holds annual Big Buck Contest

December 1, 2014

Ten hunters entered their deer in the Kane Fish and Game Club’s annual Big Buck Contest on Monday evening. The panel of veteran judges awarded prizes to five entries, with no junior or mentored hunters entering this year's contest. The judges included Lee Gausman, who has been helping with the contest for 50 years and Larry Lamping, who was working in his 40th contest.
Earning the title of Mr. Big Buck was Sheffield’s Larry Heeter. Heeter brought down his 10-point, 152-pound buck in Forest County. The winning buck had 156.84 inches of antlers.

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