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January 18th, 2012

Engman begins term as new Kane district judge

January 19, 2012

In his job as a deputy in the McKean County Sheriff's Department, Dave Engman of Kane said he "strived to treat people like I would want to be treated in that situation."
He said he plans to "carry over" this principle as he begins his duty as the new judge for the Kane District Court.
"Most judges want to be known as a fair judge," Engman said. He said the "law dictates the majority of your job and how a district judge proceeds" in handling cases.

Video trail examined in third day of testimony

January 19, 2012

BROOKVILLE — Jurors during the third day of the Steven P. Rebert's double-homicide trial learned how he left a video trail of surveillance of him stopping at Sheetz as he made his way to the home of Wayne and Vickie Shugar, Coal Tipple Road, Brockway.
Rebert, formerly of Emporium, faces double homicide charges in the shooting deaths of the Shugars, both 61, who were found dead April 12, 2010, in their home.

January 17th

Elizabeth “Betty” Grolemund

January 18, 2012

Elizabeth “Betty” I. Grolemund, 88, of 109 Pennsylvania Ave., passed away Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012.
Born Oct. 12, 1923, in Kane, she was a daughter of the late Harry C. and Elvira Nelson Bush. On Feb. 5, 1949, in Kane, she married John Grolemund who preceded her in death.
Mrs. Grolemund had worked for many years as a bookkeeper for the the former Jacobus-Poklar Motors. 

Victims' son takes witness stand in double murder trial

January 18, 2012

BROOKVILLE — The son of a slain Snyder Township couple took the witness stand Tuesday during the second day of Steven P. Rebert's double-homicide trial, saying that when he arrived at his parents' home and found both of their vehicle parked in the driveway, he began fearing the worst.
Jason Shugar, a son of the victims — Victoria and Wayne Shugar, Coal Tipple Road — said he last spoke to his parents Saturday, April 10, 2010, and described how his mother had asked him to help with removing some items in a second-floor room that the couple wanted to refurbish.

January 16th

1st step taken to sell Kane sewer water to drillers

January 17, 2012

The Kane Borough Sewer Authority voted 3-0 Monday to take what has been called "the first step" in a plan to sell treated sewage water to drillers of Marcellus Shale natural gas wells.
Dave Peterson, the new chairman of the five-member authority, joined with board members Frank Wojcik and Phil Lingenfelter in authorizing KLH Engineers of Pittsburgh to prepare water sale permit applications with the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP).

January 15th

Forum on well-site emergencies held in Kane

January 16, 2012

A four-hour training session on responses to emergencies at natural gas well-sites was held Sunday at the Kane Fire Hall.
More than 70 volunteer firefighters from eight communities attended the program.
In addition to Kane, firefighters at the forum came from Hamlin Township (Hazel Hurst), Hamilton Township (Ludlow), Highland Township (James City), Wilcox, Lafayette Township, Lewis Run and Otto Township.
State Fire Instructors Bruce Manning of McKean County and John Eckel of Venango County led the training, which included the distribution of printed materials and a slide show.

January 13th

School board endorses historic research project

January 14, 2012

The Kane School Board has agreed to partner with the Kane Historic Preservation Society (KHPS) on a research project in the vicinity of Kane High School.
The original home for General Thomas L. Kane and his wife, Elizabeth was located in the area of the high school auditorium, according to the society.
“The home marked the beginning of the community and the growth and development of an area they loved,” the KHPS said in a statement presented Thursday to the school board.

January 12th

Wolves pick up win over Clarion

January 13, 2012

The Kane Wolves wrestling team picked up seven forfeits on the way to an easy 63-15 win over Clarion.
Darren Brown got things started for the Wolves with a good win over a tough little wrestler, Riley Gunter 13-2.
Then John Welch found himself in what was again the match of the night. Clarion's Jacob Troutman got a takedown and was able to ride that 2-0 lead to a hard fought victory.

School board extends contract for superintendent

January 13, 2012

The Kane School Board voted 8-0 Thursday to extend the contract of Dr. Maryann Anderson as superintendent of the Kane Area School District.
The five-year extension runs from next September through Sept. 7, 2017. She is currently in the third year of her original three-year contract.
School Board President Dave Westerburg joined with board members Dick Coleman, Ed Kocjancic Jr., Mark Paup, Harry Steele, Stephanie Eckstrom, Larry Lamping and Gary Ziegler in approving the contract extension.
Board member Ken Kane did not attend the meeting, but reportedly agrees with the contract extension.

Diane L. Jackson

January 13, 2012

Diane L. Jackson, 63, a resident of the Lutheran Home at Kane, passed away  Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012, at Kane Community Hospital.
Born June 23, 1948, in Kane, she was a daughter of the late Milan and Virginia McCaskey Ford.
Mrs. Jackson worked for a time at Stackpole. She loved her nieces and nephews and enjoyed spending time with them.
Surviving are a sister, Nancy Haight, of Kane; two brothers-in-law, Paul Yarnall of Ludlow and Ronald Royer of Kane; and her nieces and nephews.

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