November 10th, 2014
SMETHPORT â€“ Jeremy S. Morey of Roulette is the new planner for McKean County.
His appointment was announced Monday at a meeting of the county Board of Commissioners at the county courthouse.
Morey is a 2005 graduate of Port Allegany High School. He was a member of the National Honor Society.
Morey graduated in 2009 from Mansfield University with a degree in history. His minor was in psychology.
He is president of the Roulette Alumni Association.
The proposed Kane borough budget for 2015 carries a half-mill increase in the tax rate.
The Kane Borough Council voted 5-2 Monday to adopt the tentative budget, which will be display at the borough building as of Wednesday. Council is expected to vote on a final budget at its next meeting Monday, Dec. 8 at 4 p.m. at the borough building.
Council President Howard Kane joined with Councilwomen Janet Bard and Holly Harris and Councilmen Dennis Drost and Tom Kase in approving the proposed budget.Â
MT. JEWETT â€“ A Mt. Jewett budget plan unveiled Monday calls for reducing the weekly hours for Police Chief Steve Hale from 40 to 30.
Several residents told the Mt. Jewett Borough Council they are not in favor of having a reduced police presence.
"Less police is not a good thing," one woman told council.
Joni J. Bednar Capoccioni, 51, of New Bethlehem, died Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014 at Armstrong County Memorial Hospital, surrounded by her family.
She was born Dec. 5, 1962, in Natrona Heights, a daughter of John J. Bednar of Kane, and the late Dorothy Wojcik Bednar.
Joni worked as a bookkeeper for Bednar Metals in Kane. She loved caring for her â€śfarmâ€ť of animals, enjoyed cooking, and spending time with her family.
Kaneâ€™s First United Methodist Church held its annual Veteransâ€™ Day program on Sunday, Nov. 9. The 2014 program was like previous ones in that it was standing room only and left few dry eyes in attendance.
This yearâ€™s tribute, which was under the direction of Coleen Lundeen, began with a number by the churchâ€™s Chime Choir. After participants were welcomed by Reverend William LaVelle Jr., soloist Linda Kerek gave a beautiful rendition of â€śGod Bless Americaâ€ť as the crowd joined her in honoring our country.
ST. MARYS â€“ The Kane Wolves got redemption for a loss earlier in the season to Elk County Catholic on Saturday night at Dutch Country Stadium. Although the Wolves outplayed the Crusaders back on Oct. 17 at Paul R Miller Stadium, the boys from Elk County spoiled Kaneâ€™s Senior Recognition night by capitalizing on Wolvesâ€™ turnovers and squeaking out a 13-12 win. The Wolves won the battle of the turnovers on Saturday night and dominated from start to finish as they won convincingly 39-0.
Robert L. Gerhart, 84, formerly of 525 Greeves St., Kane, died early Sunday morning, Nov. 9, 2014 at The Lutheran Home at Kane, where he resided.
Born March 24, 1930 in Kane, he was the son of Louis and Sara Heasley Gerhart. On June 8, 1957 in Kane, he married Edythe Swedenjelm, who survives.
Mr. Gerhart worked in the paint line at Stackpole Corp. in Kane for many years. He was a C.B. Radio enthusiast, going by the handle "Ringo"; enjoyed drawing and woodworking, and was a music aficionado, with the Beatles being his favorite.
LUDLOW â€“ The new Veterans Memorial for Hamilton Township will be dedicated Tuesdayâ€”Veteransâ€™ Day.
The public is welcome to attend the ceremony, which is planned for 11 a.m. Tuesday at the monument site near the back gate of Wildcat Park. There is limited parking near the gate on Wetmore Road just east of Ludlow.
In October, the McKean County Conservation District, partnering with Wildcat Park, the Ohio River Basin Fish Habitat Partnership, PA DEP, and the PA Fish & Boat Commission, removed the dam on Twomile Run in Wildcat Park near Ludlow. Funding for the project was provided through grants from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Patagonia.
A Kane family was displaced when a fire damaged their home on Friday afternoon. The structure fire occurred at the 432 North Tionesta Ave. home owned by Holly Gausman. No one was home at the time of the fire.
The Kane Volunteer Fire Department and Kane Ambulance were called to the scene at 12:12 p.m. Friday and KVFD Chief Tim Holt said heavy smoke was visible to the first emergency personnel on the scene. KVFD engines 56 and 57 responded, as did the departmentâ€™s tower truck, rescue truck and utility truck 54.