March 18th, 2015
The Kane United Fund has ended its 2014-15 campaign by attaining 98 percent of its record goal of $40,000.
â€śOur United Fund campaign began last with a goal of $40,000, up from $38,000 from last year,â€ť the United Fund board said in a statement. â€śThe goal was increased due to the fact that many of the agencies on our list had increased allocations that were approved by the board.
The Kane Borough Sewer Authority has approved a study of its aeration process to determine if more efficient or cost effective systems are viable options for the authority to use.
During a regular monthly meeting Monday, the authority approved KLH Engineers, Inc. of Pittsburgh to conduct a study of the borough's aeration system and report viable alternatives that could save the borough money.
Kane Borough manager Don Payne said the discussions about the authority's aeration system started after lines going into tanks at the Pine Street facility started to leak and required repairs.
SMETHPORT â€“ 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.
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.
RIDGWAY â€“ 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.
RIDGWAY â€“Â 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.
"Itâ€™s a real eye-opener," said Elk County Commissioner Jan Kemmer.
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
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8Â CINâ€¨9Â PUR
5Â WVUâ€¨12Â BUFF
4Â MDâ€¨13Â VALP
6Â BUTâ€¨11Â TEX
3Â NDâ€¨14Â NE
7Â WICHâ€¨10Â IND
2Â KUâ€¨15Â NMSU
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Butler v. Texas
In an effort to relieve the burden of escalating medical bills and loss of income, family and friends of Annette Pierotti are hosting a â€śMedical Needs Benefit.â€ťÂ
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.Â Â
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.Â Â
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.Â
"The team just wasnâ€™t firing on all cylinders on Saturday," said Kane coach Chris Niklaus.