The Kane Wrestling team had one of their best seasons in recent history last year, sending seven wrestlers to the AA Northwest Regional Wrestling tournament and having a PIAA Champion (Evan DeLong) and third-place state finisher (Cody Blankenship). Unfortunately for coach Mike Swartwood, only one of those regional qualifiers is returning this season, Austin Hulings. Swartwood has limited lineup options this year as he has only 11 wrestlers on the roster.
Kane girlsâ€™ basketball coach Dave Kiehl thinks this yearâ€™s team has a good mix of size and experience. Kiehl, beginning his seventh year at the helm of the Lady Wolves, lost two players to graduation and his starting point guard to a move outside of the district, but is adding some good young players that will see extensive minutes on the court.
Matt Gasbarre is in his second season as head coach of the Kane boysâ€™ basketball team. Gasbarre led the 2013-2014 Wolves to a 7-16 record and a spot in the playoffs. The Wolvesâ€™ season came to a close with a heartbreaking 44-43 loss to Karns City in the District 9 AA quarterfinals.
JAMES CITY â€“ With federal approval in hand, Seneca Resources now is seeking state permission for a controversial injection well in Highland Township.
Seneca plans to convert one of its existing natural gas wells on Lamont Road to an injection well for the disposal of wastewater from drilling operations-- including Marcellus Shale wells.
In a letter to Highland Township, Seneca indicated that it is filing an application with the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to make the "proposed change in use" of the well.
MT. ALTON â€“ Sun Air is flexing its wings as it prepares to provide daily flights between the Bradford Regional Airport and the Pittsburgh International Airport.
The commuter service is expected to begin next month.
Mike Glesk of Bradford, the chairman of the airport Advisory Committee, said the one-way fare of just $29 would be the â€śreal incentiveâ€ť for area residents to try the Sun Air flights.
Speaking Wednesday at a meeting of the Airport Authority, Glesk said he is â€śvery optimisticâ€ť that the Sun Air service will increase commercial passenger counts.
The Sheffield Wolverines used a big third quarter to propel themselves to a 66-53 victory over the Kane Wolves. The Wolves' season opener was pushed back from last Friday to Wednesday night after the extended football season had Wolvesâ€™ head basketball coach Matt Gasbarre holding tryouts just a week ago.
D. Neal Meckley, 87, formerly of 121 Oak St., Kane, died Wednesday afternoon, Dec. 10, 2014 at The Lutheran Home at Kane. Arrangements, in care of the Ronald McDonald II Funeral Home, Inc., are incomplete and will be announced.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.ronaldmcdonaldfuneralhome.com.
MT. JEWETT â€“ In an emotional spiel, Mt. Jewett Borough Council President Chuck Paar described the operation of a mythical donut company to drive home his point about council's issues with Police Chief Steve Hale.
The analogy was directed at Hale for allegedly setting his own criteria for operating the police department and sometimes providing more "donuts" than ordered.
After the Paar oration, the borough council voted 7-0 Monday to adopt new guidelines for police coverage.
SMETHPORT â€“ The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy (WPC) is seeking support for its plan to add 17,488 contiguous acres to the Elk State Forest near Clermont in Sergeant Township.
But McKean County Commissioners Joe DeMott, Al Pingie and Cliff Lane aren't buying this one.
They agreed Tuesday to decline to back the plan.
â€śAt this point, Iâ€™m not going to endorse the project,â€ť DeMott said following a presentation of the plan at a meeting of the commissioners at the courthouse in Smethport.
MT. JEWETT â€“Work is underway on a project to upgrade the East End Sewage Pump Station in Mt. Jewett.
The pump station, located in a small building off Route 6 east of the Mt. Jewett Veterans Memorial Club, pushes sewage from 95 customers to the treatment lagoons on Kushequa Avenue.
"The East End Pump Station project is moving along," Sewage Treatment Plant Operator Rod Peterson said in his report Tuesday to the Mt. Jewett Regional Sewer Authority. "The new electric panel has been installed; the rails for the hoist have been installed as well as a new door and window."