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February 3rd, 2012

New student pickup plan set at elementary school

February 3, 2012

A new plan has been proposed for student pickups at the Kane Elementary School at afternoon dismissal.
Under the plan suggested by School Principal Linda Lorenzo, names of students who are regularly picked up after school will be printed on cardboard placards. Parents will be asked to display the placards inside their vehicle windshields when they arrive at the east parking lot to pick up their children.
A school staff member carrying a two-way radio will be stationed outside near the driveway at the parking lot.

February 2nd

Phil says six more weeks of winter

February 3, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Gov. Tom Corbett professed his early spring preferences just prior to Punxsutawney Phil's 126th annual prognostication early Thursday morning at Gobbler's Knob, but as history has shown, the Seer of Seer relies on nothing else except than his own instinct.
The result, as read by Vice President Mike Johnston: "As I look at the crowd of Gobbler's Knob, many shadows do I see; so six more weeks of winter it must be."
When asked if he was pleased with Punxsy Phil's prognostication, Corbett replied, "No. Now we've got to get PennDOT ready."

Kane board receives reports on school performances

February 3, 2012

While there's plenty of room for improvement, it appears Kane schools are doing a good job in meeting the educational needs of the community.
This point was made Thursday during the presentation of progress reports by the school district's three building principals-- Linda Lorenzo, elementary school; Jim Fryzlewicz, middle school; and Jeff Kepler, high school.
The school board's Curriculum Committee heard the reports during its public meeting in the conference room at the District Administration Office along Hemlock Avenue. No one from the public attended the open forum.

Curtis L. Carlson

February 3, 2012

Curtis L. Carlson, 86, of 1319 East Main St., Bradford, passed away, Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012 at The Bradford Regional Medical Center.
Born July 2, 1925, in Bradford, he was a son of the late Wallace and Olive (Alexis) Carlson. He was a 1943 graduate of Bradford High School.
On March 6, 1943 he enlisted in the United States Army and served in Central Europe, Rhineland, ROME-ARNO and Southern France with the Battery A 747th Field Artillery Battalion, he was honorably discharged on Dec. 23, 1945.
On May 3, 1947 in Bradford he married Margaret L. (Washburn) Carlson who survives.

February 1st

Lady Wolves down Lady Elkers, 59-35

February 2, 2012

Kane girls basketball picked up a 59-35 road victory over Ridgway Wednesday night at Ridgway Area High School.
The Lady Wolves (14-5) were led by a trio of double-digit scorers. Kaila Jamerson led Kane with 19 points while Audrey Perry finished with 17. Nerissa Rich finished with 14 points, eight in the fourth quarter.
The Lady Elkers (0-18) hung around with the Lady Wolves for the first three quarters as Kane held a 40-30 lead entering the final eight minutes.
Christine Schauer hit a field goal early in the quarter to cut the margin to eight.

Ridgway cruises to win over Kane

February 2, 2012

Undefeated Ridgway scored an easy 64-33 win Wednesday over Kane.
Prior to the start of the game Kane honored seniors Pete Sirianni, John Bedford and Tyler Laurie.
When the game got started the Kane Wolves played maybe their best first quarter of the year as they held the high-powered Ridgway Elkers in check and trailed only 11-10.
The Elkers' continual pressure got to Kane and they were able to get things in gear and scored 53 points the other three quarters to ease their way to victory.

See full article by purchasing the Feb. 2 edition of The Kane Republican.

Final Kane borough budget carries tax increase

February 2, 2012

Acting on the same day the county-borough tax bills arrived in the mail, the Kane Borough Council voted 5-0 Wednesday to adopt a "final" 2012 budget that carries a 1.5-mill increase in borough property taxes.
Council President Howard Kane joined with Councilwomen Janet Bard and Holly Harris and Councilmen Dennis Drost and Bill Tunall to endorse a "revised" tentative budget adopted last month.
Councilman John Gentilman did not attend the meeting, but has previously cast ballots against any tax hike.

Harold Hallberg fills vacancy on Kane council

February 2, 2012

Harold Hallberg has been appointed to fill a vacancy on the Kane Borough Council.
The council voted 5-0 Wednesday to pick Hallberg to replace the late Councilman Jim Salvamoser, who died unexpectedly in December. The Kane Chamber of Commerce honored Salvamoser last week as its "citizen-of-the-year."
Council President Howard Kane joined with Councilwomen Holly Harris and Janet Bard and Councilmen Dennis Drost and Bill Tunall to approve Hallberg for the council seat. Councilman John Gentilman did not attend the meeting at the borough building along Bayard Street.

Corbett visits Punxsutawney for Groundhog Day

February 2, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Despite being born in the Philadelphia area, Gov. Tom Corbett insists he is a western Pennsylvania man by heart who has observed Groundhog Day since he was a child.
"When I was young, we had only three TV stations, and one of them we couldn't get — not in North Hills," said Corbett, the second sitting Pennsylvania governor to attend Groundhog Day. "We always hope for more winter and snow so we could play outside."

Carl Lantz

February 2, 2012

Carl E. Lantz, 89, formerly of Mt. Jewett, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012, at the Lutheran Home at Kane after a lengthy but courageous battle with Parkinson’s disease. He was surrounded by his loving family and close friends.
Born in Kane on Oct. 1, 1922, he was a son of the late Victor R. and Bess Waterson Lantz. He was married to Evelyn “Susie” Lantz, his wife of 59 years, who survives.
In January of 1943, Carl entered the Army and served in China as part of the China Defensive during World War II; he was also involved with the “Flying Tigers”.

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