March 25th, 2012
Fines have been levied in several non-traffic cases in Kane District Court.
Kane District Judge Dave Engman has handled the following cases:
*Jennifer Phillips of Bradford pleaded guilty to passing bad checks at the Quick Stop Market in Kane. She has been assessed $244.74 in fines, court costs and restitution ($80.75).
*A 15-year-old Ludlow male pleaded guilty to use of tobacco at Kane Area High School. He was assessed $154 in fines and court costs.
*A 15-year-old Kane male pleaded guilty to use of tobacco at Kane Area High School. He was assessed $145 in fines and court costs.
Pride in the community will be shining bright on the second annual KARE For Kane Day scheduled Friday, May 11.
More than 45 volunteers already have registered to participate in the âspring cleanupâ program to spruce up Kane.
The Kane Area Development Center (KADC) and the Kane Area Revitalization Enterprise (KARE), sponsors of KARE For Kane, are seeking 300 volunteers this year.
In the first year, a total of 230 volunteers worked on 37 community-improvement projects.
The Allegheny National Forest Chapter of the North Country Trail will be holding the third annual Allegheny 100 Challenge. With the enormous success of past years event, the expectations of this year to be even larger. With the continues sponsorship from Allegheny Outfitters, which has been a huge supporter of the Allegheny National Forest Chapter of the North Country Trail. The Allegheny 100 challenge promoting awareness of the North Country Trail, Allegheny National Forest and McKean, Warren and Forest Counties.
Failing students in Kane High School and Kane Middle School would able to get back "on track" for graduation by taking Internet courses this summer.
The school board's Curriculum Committee received input on the proposed Internet summer school earlier this month. The school board may approve the concept at its meeting April 19.
Even though the local economy is sluggish, Kane area residents have stepped to the plate to help the needs of the community through the United Fund campaign.
The United Fund drive-- which benefits 18 community-service organizations-- has ended by topping its goal of $35,000.
The total of $36,087.50 is 103 percent of the target, according to Jennifer Macey, president of the volunteer United Fund Board.
SMETHPORT -- Hazel Hurst native Jamie R. Himes, who was wounded in Iraq in 2005, has been granted a Veterans Exemption and will receive a refund on her 2012 property taxes on her residence in Liberty Township near Port Allegany.
Acting Tuesday at a meeting in Smethport, the McKean County Board of Commissioners voted 3-0 to approve a county tax refund of $659.59 for the property at 768 Upper Portage Road. Commissioners Joe DeMott, Al Pingie and Cliff Lane all voted in favor of the refund.
SMETHPORT â McKean County and its municipalities are expected to begin receiving âimpact feesâ later this year on Marcellus Shale natural gas wells.
The county Board of Commissioners voted 3-0 Tuesday to adopt an ordinance to impose the fees. The action is allowable under a state law put in place earlier this year.
Joe DeMott, chairman of the board, joined with Commissioners Al Pingie and Cliff Lane to adopt the ordinance on the âimpact fees.â
Joseph S. Sivak, 80, of 320 Haines St., passed away Sunday, March 18, 2012, at the Lutheran Home at Kane where he was a recent resident.
Born April 24, 1931, in Binghamton, N.Y., he was a son of Mathias and Anna Rohlicek Sivak. On June 30, 1956, in Kane, he married Carol Zimmerman who preceded him in death.
He had worked at Holgate before entering the U.S. Army where he served during the Korean War, attaining the rank of Sergeant. Upon his return, he again was employed by Holgate, later by Stackpole and finally worked for Kane Magnetics until his retirement.
A permit application is being filed with the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) for the sale of Kane sewer effluent to drillers of Marcellus Shale and other natural gas wells.
KLH Engineers of Pittsburgh is filing the application on behalf of the Kane Borough Sewer Authority. KLH is the consulting engineering firm for the authority, which met Monday evening at the borough building in Kane.
"This is the first step," Authority Chairman Dave Peterson said in reference to the permit application to be filed with the DEP. "We can't do anything else until we get permission."
Frances E. Hammer, 94, formerly of Greeves Street, Kane, died Thursday afternoon, March 15, 2012 at The Lutheran Home at Kane.
Â Â Born April 4, 1917 in McKinley Station, she was the daughter of Earl and Nina M. Quinn Conners.Â She had been married to J. Clair Caldwell, and, after his death, to Donald R. Hammer, who also preceded her in death.
Â Â Frances had been self employed as a beautician, and was a member of the Kane Country Club and the Elks Ladies Auxiliary in Kane.