February 29th, 2012
A new procedure for student pickup by private vehicles will begin Monday, March 19 at the Kane Elementary School.
"We'll give it a whirl a see what happens," School Principal Linda Lorenzo said Tuesday in discussing the new procedure at a public meeting at the school library.
Here are the basics of the new procedure:
*Parents who arrive in vehicles to pick up their children after school are being asked to display "school-issued" name-tags near the windshield. "The best place is on the visor on the driver's side," the school said in a statement to parents.
Born on Feb. 29 in 2004-- a Leap Year, local resident Natalia Chittester had to wait until Wednesday to mark her official "second" birthday.
"I think it's kind of neat," Natalia said. "When I'm 8, I can be only 2."
Natalia, the daughter of Scott and Dessa Driscoll Chittester of Wetmore Township, brought cookies to school Wednesday to celebrate her birthday with her classmates at the Kane Elementary School. She is a second-grade student in the class taught by teacher Pam Karlene.
"They all sang 'happy birthday' to me," Natalia said with a wide smile.
SMETHPORT â McKean County and its municipalities soon will be reaping the benefits of âimpact feesâ assessed on Marcellus Shale and Utica Shale natural gas wells.
Acting Tuesday at a meeting at the courthouse in Smethport, the county Board of Commissioners agreed to advertise the ordinance that sets the fees on wells drilled in the county. The ordinance is based on state legislation finalized earlier this month.
Commissioners Joe DeMott, Al Pingie and Cliff Lane endorsed the ordinance, which is expected to be officially adopted by the county board at its meeting March 20.
Students in the Honors English 7 class at the Kane Middle School have written children's stories that have been published as books.
Jeannine Kloss, who teachers English 7 and computer literacy classes at the school, assigned the students to each write a children's story that focused on character education.
After writing their stories, the tales were published as books through the StudentPublishing.com website.
SMETHPORT -- Wetmore Township plans to use $6,165 in county liquid fuel tax revenue for a project to "chip seal" the surface of various roads.
The McKean County Board of Commissioners agreed Tuesday to approve the Wetmore application for county aid for the estimated $30,000 project. All work must conform with specifications set forth by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT).
In other business at the 15-minute meeting at the courthouse in Smethport, Commissioners Joe DeMott, Al Pingie and Cliff Lane:
Linda J. Paar, 63, of 80 E. Main St., Mt. Jewett, passed away Monday morning, Feb. 27, 2012, at Kane Community Hospital.
Born Nov. 12, 1948, in Kane, she was a daughter of the late Lawrence C. and Elaine Balon Greenawalt.Â On May 17, 1969, in Mt. Jewett, she married Kordon J. Paar who survives.
Mrs. Paar was employed as a secretary for Paar Transportation Services in Mt. Jewett.Â She was a member of St. Josephâs Catholic Church.Â Also, she was an avid bingo player and loved her two cats and dog.
The Kane Rotary "multi-phasic" blood screening program, which is marking its 40th anniversary this year, diagnoses various medical conditions for Kane area residents.
The health-awarenessÂ program also provides the Rotary Club with funds for its high school scholarships and financial aid to the Friends' Memorial Public Library, the Kane Volunteer Fire Department, the Kane Police Department, the Kane Community Hospital and community projects.
A warrant has been issued for the arrest of a Johnsonburg man who is charged in the theft of more than $6,000 in minted coins and currency from a garage in Wetmore Township.
Travis Allen O'Conner, 29, of 338 Water St., Johnsonburg, is charged with theft by unlawful taking or disposition and receiving stolen property, both felonies.
State Police Trooper Michael Britton placed the charges following an investigation of the alleged theft at the Gary Lee Anderson residence in Wetmore Township..
A Kane man is charged with a burglary at his grandmother's apartment at Central Towers at 130 Greeves St. in the borough.
John D. Morrison, 28, of 7031 Route 6, Kane, also is charged with criminal trespass and unlawful taking or disposition. He is scheduled for arraignment Wednesday before Kane District Court Judge Dave Engman in the case that includes two felony charges.
Kane Borough Police Officer Derrick Snyder filed the charges.
George T. "Tim" Timblin, Jr., 65, of 156 Dewey Ave. in Hazel Hurst, formerly of Marienville for many years, died Saturday evening, Feb. 25, 2012 at the Bradford Manor.
Born Jan. 12, 1947 in Kane, he was the son of George T. and Lucille K. Oliver Timblin.
Mr. Timblin was a machine operator for Highland Resources in Marienville for many years, moving to Hazel Hurst in the past year.Â He served in both the U.S. Army and the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War.