October 8th, 2012
Reserved handicapped parking on residential streets in Kane has been eliminated-- again.
The Kane Borough Council voted 5-2 Monday to repeal an ordinance covering residential handicap parking spaces.
Council President Howard Kane joined with Councilwoman Janet Bard and Councilmen Harold Hallberg, Bill Tunall and Dennis Drost to repeal the ordinance adopted in June. Councilwoman Holly Harris and Councilman John Gentilman cast the lone negative votes.
The Kane Borough Council agreed Monday to terminate its part-time animal control officer-- Karen Klaiber-- and its holding kennel.
Beginning today, Kane residents are urged to contact the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) in Bradford to report to stray cats and dogs.
Councilman Harold Hallberg, chairman of council's Public Safety Committee, said an analysis shows that the borough is spending more than $7,000 a year on animal control.
SMETHPORTâThe McKean County Board of Commissioners didnât need to look far to find a new personnel director.
Kathy Roche, who has served as the director of the county Tax Claim Bureau for six years, now will also take on duties of the county personnel chief.
Roche has a desk in both offices, which are a few steps away from each other on the first floor of the county courthouse in Smethport.
Joe DeMott, chairman of the Board of Commissioners, announced the selection of Roche for personnel director during a board meeting Monday at the courthouse.
SMETHPORT â Preparations for the 2013 budget are under way in McKean County.
Joe DeMott, chairman of the county Board of Commissioners, said Monday that the board has been âscheduling meetingsâ with department heads to look a budget requests for next year.
He said the budget meetings are with heads of the âlarger departments,â which will have a major impact on the next spending plan for the county.
In action at the 13-minute meeting at the county courthouse in Smethport, the commissioners:
Zach Hadfield and Dawn Saquin were selected 2012 Kane Homecoming King and Queen. Saquin was announced as Homecoming Queen during halftime of the Wolves' 17-14 victory over the Elk County Catholic Crusaders on Friday night, while Hadfield was crowned during Saturday night's Homecoming Dance. Nearly 300 students and guests attended the dance.
In a game that Kane football fans will remember for many years, the Kane Wolves rallied to defeat the previously unbeaten Elk County Catholic Crusaders in the Wolves 2012 homecoming game.
The Kane seventh and eighth grade girls basketball team hosted the Eisenhower Knights on Thursday, and sent both teams back to Warren County with a loss. The seventh-graders, under the direction of coach Mary Espin, improved to 3-7 with a 42-12 win in the opener. Coach Kathy Countsâ eighth grade squad boosted their record to 6-3 with a 41-10 victory.
The Kane Community Hospital's Breast Imaging Center has been designated as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence.
Because October is national âBreast Cancer Awareness Month,â this is a busy time of the year for mammograms at Kane Community Hospital (KCH).
âWhen it comes to screening for breast cancer, mammograms are the âgold standard,ââ Julie Laughner said. âBreast cancer is a treatable disease if detected early by a mammogram.â
This fuzzy little caterpillar may look cute, but the hairs on its body can cause a burning, stinging sensation and rash when touched, so specimens of this kind should be avoided.