As it has done for several years, the Kane School Board has placed a cap on a possible property tax increase in the 2014-15 school budget.
The board voted 9-0 Thursday to limit an increase to no more than 3.2 percent.
Steve Perry, who has served as business manager for the Kane Area School District for 22 years, has announced that he plans to retire March 10, 2015.
Under his agreement with the school district, he is obligated to give a 15-month notification â€śprior to departing.â€ť
Playing just one good quarter does not win many basketball games.
The Kane High Wolves found this out Friday night in their season opener at home.
Kindergarten students at the Kane Elementary School prepare to sing Friday afternoon at a Christmas program at the Kane Middle School auditorium. The students stood on risers on the stage for their popular concert.
Kane wrestling head coach Mike Swartwood does not have a huge roster, with 15 athletes on the team competing for spots in 14 weight classes. While the quantity of wrestlers on the squad donâ€™t give coach Swartwood much wiggle room for maneuvering, the quality of the wrestlers that he can put on the mat would make most high school coaches jealous.
The Kane Lady Wolves basketball team will have a decidedly new look this season. Gone are seven familiar faces to graduation, including Kane all-time leading scorer Kaila Jamerson and all-time assist leader Dawn Saquin.
Kane head coach Dave Kiehl, now in his sixth season at the helm of the Lady Wolves, will have to find players capable of getting the ball in the hoop. According to Kiehlâ€™s figures, the returning players scored an average of seven points per game of the Lady Wolves 50-point average last season.
New coach. New uniforms. New system. Kane Wolves basketball fans should be ready for some changes between last yearâ€™s team and the 2013-2014 Wolves.
Like oil and water, the newly-elected members of the Kane School Board aren't yet mixing well with the hold-overs.
This divisiveness was evident Thursday by split votes for president and vice president at the board's annual re-organizational meeting at the Kane Middle School auditorium.
The Kane Borough Sewer Authority voted 3-1 Thursday to adopt a 5 percent increase in sewer rates, effective Jan. 1.
Dave "Chip" Peterson, Howard Kane and Jim McCloskey favored the increase. Frank Wojcik cast the lone negative vote.Â
The Wetmore Township Board of Supervisors again is holding the line on taxes.
Supervisors Steve Dyne, Bill Ryding and Elaine Bodistow voted Tuesday to approve a final 2014 budget that carries the same tax rate as this year.