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March 17th, 2015

Commissioners address call center issue

March 17, 2015

SMETHPORT – Citing security concerns and an inability to regulate temperatures in the 911 call center's equipment room, the McKean County commissioners unanimously approved the purchase of new air conditioning equipment for the center.
The commissioners, during their regular monthly meeting Tuesday, accepted a $14,862 bid from MJ Mechanical Services, Inc., based in Tonawanda, N.Y., as it was the lowest of the three submitted bids for the new air conditioning equipment.

Properties committee discuses Evergreen Park

March 17, 2015

Needed maintenance work at Evergreen Park was the main topic of discussion at Tuesday's Kane Borough properties committee meeting.
The committee, made up of chairman Dennis Drost, Gary Schul and Tom Kase, discussed at length the wish list of tasks that the committee would like to have completed in the future at Evergreen Park, which included general maintenance work, work to fix drainage issues at the park and a project to build permanent handicap accessible bathrooms at the park.
The issue of drainage was the first discussed by the committee.

National and state issues plague farm bureau

March 17, 2015

RIDGWAY – Members of the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau have a list of key legislative issues they hope to see addressed this year according to Ernie Mattiuz, government relations director for the Elk County Farm Bureau.
Mattiuz was on hand Tuesday morning during a county Board of Commissioners meeting to update county officials on topics ranging from state pension reform to Clean Water Act issues at the national level.

Taxes on state-owned lands still problematic

March 17, 2015

RIDGWAY – Elected officials are continuing to bat for rural Pennsylvania as officials declare their support for House Bill 3344, legislation that would increase the state's in-lieu-of-taxes (PILT) payments on forestry and game lands from $3.60 per acre to $6 per acre.
Elk County has pledged their support and on Tuesday unveiled a detailed map illustrating the amount of tax exempt land within the county.
"It’s a real eye-opener," said Elk County Commissioner Jan Kemmer.

March 16th

Copper in wastewater being studied

March 16, 2015

Following a unanimous vote Monday, the Kane Borough Sewer Authority has approved a $9,000 expense to have a water effects ratio study completed for the borough.
The decision came after lengthly discussions about the copper level limits that have been imposed on the authority by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection.
In attempts to protect the wildlife in the stream that the authority discharges into, the DEP has ruled that the authority cannot exceed .007 grams of copper per liter in its discharge rate.

College Basketball March Madness Preview

March 16, 2015

College Basketball March Madness Preview

Midwest Region
Louisville, Ky
1 UK
16 HAM / MAN
Columbus, OH
4 MD
Pittsburgh, PA
11 TEX
3 ND
14 NE
Omaha, NE
10 IND
2 KU
Most Intriguing First Round Match Up
Butler v. Texas

March 15th

Benefit is April 4 for Kane native Annette Pierotti

March 15, 2015

In an effort to relieve the burden of escalating medical bills and loss of income, family and friends of Annette Pierotti are hosting a “Medical Needs Benefit.” 
The benefit will be held on Saturday, April 4 from 4 p.m. until 10 p.m. at the Kane Fire Hall on Poplar Street.  
There will be five cash prizes totaling $1,000 (persons do not need to be present to win), a Chinese/Silent Auction, Bake Sale and hourly 50/50 drawings.  

Cheerleaders compete at Erie meet

March 15, 2015

The Kane Area High School Competition Cheerleading team competed at the Shout! Great Lakes Championships on Saturday, March 14 at the Gannon Rec Center in Erie and came home with first place in the Varsity Non-Tumble Division and second place in the Varsity Division. This ended their six-week winning streak in both divisions. First place in the Varsity division was Villa Maria Academy out of Erie. 
"The team just wasn’t firing on all cylinders on Saturday," said Kane coach Chris Niklaus.

March 13th

Buck honored by brothers throughout the state

March 13, 2015

CLEARFIELD – Nearly 1,000 family members, friends, and emergency responders throughout the state filled Clearfield Area High School's gym Friday afternoon to bid farewell to the late Jeffrey Scott Buck Jr.
The 18-year-old firefighter died Monday, March 9 from injuries suffered while fighting a fire Tuesday, March 3 in the 700 block of Daisy Street in Clearfield.
He was a senior at Clearfield Area High School and a member of the Lawrence Township Fire Company. Buck was trapped beneath a porch roof that collapsed during the Daisy Street blaze.

March 12th

KASD approves trips, expands programs

March 13, 2015

During Thursday's Kane Area School District school board meeting, the school board approved numerous trips, the addition of several summer driver's education courses and the purchase of music and Vo-Ag equipment.
On Thursday's agenda were requests for five separate trips for Kane Area School District students and staff members, all of which were unanimously approved throughout the meeting.
The first trip request was to allow for Krystal Nuhfer to attend the PATS Annual Clinical Symposia in Gettysburg from June 11-13 at a cost of $499.50.

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