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April 12th, 2015

Community input is sought for use of rail corridor

April 12, 2015

MT. JEWETT – Residents of Mt. Jewett and Hamlin Township are being asked to give input on the type of use preferred for a proposed trail from Mt. Jewett to the Kinzua Bridge State Park.
A proposed trail is planned over the corridor of the defunct Knox and Kane Railroad between Mt. Jewett and the park.
Headwaters Charitable Trust of DuBois is hoping to buy the 74-mile rail corridor from the current owner-- Indiana, Pa. scrap dealer Joe Kovalchick. The transaction is not expected to be completed until September 2016.

State Route 120 first used by Native Americans  

April 12, 2015

The earliest makings of what is now state Route 120 (SR 120) was a trail used by North American Indians to cross the continental divide between the Susquehanna and Allegheny rivers, according to the Elk County Historical Society.
The western Pennsylvania section of the trail would have been established by the Erie tribe, a sub tribe of Indians who spoke the Iroquoian language but were destroyed and dispersed by the northern Iroquois for helping refugees from the enemy of the Iroquois, the Huron Indians, during the Beaver Wars, a battle over hunting grounds for the fur trade.

Orsich and Wayne capture Gold Pin tourney titles

April 12, 2015

CLEARFIELD—Brandon Orsich of Clearfield and Kalee Wayne of DuBois took home top honors in the Gold Pin Scratch Classic tournament held Sunday afternoon at Clearfield Lanes. Thirty-three members and guests (22 male and 11 female) took to the lanes for a three game-qualifying session before the fields were cut to the top seven. Josh Hall (650 series) and Andrea Lipps (530 series) both bowling out of Bradford captured the top seeds in their respective divisions, and received bowling bags from Global 900 for the efforts.

April 9th

Federal official hears plea for more ANF timber harvests

April 9, 2015

A key U.S. Forest Service official came to Kane to outline the agency's robust plans for building "a strong forest industry."
But the presentation Thursday evening failed to impress several local foresters, who claim the Forest Service is failing in its mission to maintain a sustainable Allegheny National Forest (ANF) in the Kane area.
"We're not cutting wood," Jack Hedlund of Kane said during a question-and-answer session at the biannual Roach-Bauer Forestry Forum at Kelly's Restaurant at Kane Country Club. 

Kane School Board holds monthly meeting in Mt. Jewett

April 9, 2015

MT. JEWETT – The Kane School Board held its regular monthly meeting at the Mt Jewett Fire Hall on Thursday evening. After opening the meeting, Board President Claire Ann Buckley thanked the Mt Jewett community for hosting the meeting and recalled when the board held meetings at the Mt Jewett Elementary School once a year.

2 donors reach milestones at Blood Drive in Kane

April 9, 2015

Two longtime donors reached milestones at the Red Cross Blood Drive held earlier this week in Kane.
Jim McCloskey of Kane hit the 18-gallon mark with his latest donation of blood. Leanna Schleicher of Kane reached the 11-gallon figure.
McCloskey and Schleicher are two of 29 donors at the Blood Drive. 
A total of 34 showed up for the blood drive at the First United Methodist Church in Kane. However, four were deferred for various reasons and another produced an insufficient unit.
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See full article in the April 10 edition of The Kane Republican.

KMS boys defeat Rams in season-opening track meet

April 9, 2015

The Kane Middle School track and field teams opened the 2015 season on Wednesday afternoon by hosting Johnsonburg. The Kane boys defeated the Rams by a score of 77-63 while the Kane girls came up short, 89-59.

VIDEO OF THE DAY: Jack Nicklaus Sinks Hole-In-One In Par-3 Contest

April 9, 2015

VIDEO OF THE DAY: Jack Nicklaus Sinks Hole-In-One In Par-3 Contest
The Masters Par 3 Contest was a success, entertaining crowds with cute kid caddies, numerous holes in one and more than a few big-name stars -- some who weren't even golfers.

April 8th

Timber women hear talk on 'people side' of industry

April 8, 2015

The "people side" of the timber industry is a key in the successful management of a forest-related business.
Guest speaker Wendy Farrand stressed this point Wednesday at the 17th annual Women in Timber luncheon at the Kane Country Club.
More than 35 women attended the event hosted by the Kane-based Allegheny Hardwood Utilization Group (AHUG).
Farrand, a forest industry consultant from Limerick, Maine, said "leaders must have vision and the ability to get things done through processes and people."

Sun Air is flying high with sunny start at local airport

April 8, 2015

LAFAYETTE TOWNSHIP – Sun Air Express is off to a flying start as the new commuter airlines at the Bradford Regional Airport in Lafayette Township.
In a report Wednesday at a meeting of the airport authority, Sun Air Station Manager Ryan Dach said the airlines served 143 outbound passengers in March-- the first month of service.
Another 81 passengers arrived on Sun Air flights in March from the Pittsburgh International Airport, Dach said.
Because wintry weather conditions caused flight delays and cancellations in March, the initial figures are considered better than expected.

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