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December 7th

Most of ‘Red Kettle’ donations remain in Kane

December 7, 2014

As a Kane volunteer rang a handbell to draw attention to the site, an incoming store customer paused at a familiar Salvation Army “Red Kettle” hanging from a tripod.
“Why should I make a donation? They closed our Salvation Army Thrift Store in Kane,” the customer told the volunteer.
This is a common remark heard by volunteers, who are stationed Friday, Saturday and Sunday at “Red Kettle” locations during Christmas-time at the Tops and Save-A-Lot supermarkets in Kane.

Caroline "Keck" M. Swedenhjelm

December 7, 2014

Caroline "Keck" M. Swedenhjelm, 84, formerly of West Wind Road, died Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014 at the Lutheran Home at Kane.
Born March 13, 1930, in Wilcox, she was a daughter of the late John and Anna Bedner Parana. On Oct. 29, 1949, in Rasselas, she married Paul "Skip" Swedenhjelm who preceded her in death.
Mrs. Swedenhjelm, a graduate of Wilcox High School, was a homemaker for the majority of her life. She was an avid bowler and enjoyed playing cards and polka dancing. She was a member of St. Callistus Catholic Church and had served as a Brownie Scout assistant leader.

Evergreen Park in Kane is a Christmas wonderland

December 7, 2014

Kim Cecchetti had a dream.
She wanted to decorate Evergreen Park in Kane with simple tree lights to create the scene of an old-fashioned Christmas.
Just look at the park after dark.
Her dream has come true.
More than 5,000 blue lights have been strung on trees and the Gazebo at the park. More than 2,300 of the lights decorate the memorial “point” area of the park at Chestnut, Fraley and Birch streets.
Cecchetti said she picked blue lights to give the park a “cold, icy look,” especially when there is snow to reflect a glow.

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December 7, 2014

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December 5th

Assessor opposes proposed deal for Arlington Hotel

December 6, 2014

The chief assessor for McKean County is against what she calls a "wheeling and dealing" plan to acquire the Arlington Hotel at 15 Fraley St. in Kane.
Angelia Tennies, chief county assessor, said Friday that she would advise the county Board of Commissioners to deny a request to waive unpaid property taxes as a condition for the sale of the Arlington.
The Arlington-- a landmark bar and restaurant in Kane-- has been closed for several months. Owner Darrel Goodman reportedly no longer resides in Kane.

Payne to begin work Tuesday as Kane borough manager

December 5, 2014

Kane soon will have a borough manager for the first time in nearly five years.
Donald E. Payne of 6 Conklin Dr., Wetmore Township, is scheduled to begin work Tuesday.
The Kane Borough Council is expected to introduce Payne at its meeting Monday at 4 p.m. at the borough building. The meeting is open to the public.
Payne has agreed to work as borough manager for an annual salary of $40,000. Half the salary is paid by the borough; the other half is paid by the Kane Borough Sewer Authority.
He will be Kane's first borough manager since Patrick Nuzzo, who retired early in 2010.

Frank M. Novosel

December 5, 2014

Frank M. Novosel, 96, of 102 Laurel Ave., Kane, died Friday morning, Dec. 5, 2014 at the Kane Community Hospital after a brief illness.
Born Jan. 28, 1918 in Kane, he was the son of Nickolas and Barbara Balaban Novosel. On Feb. 22, 1949 in Kane, he married Katherine E. Lunger, who died in 2006.
Frank served as a Chief Master Machinist in the U.S. Navy during WWII. Active in the lumber, oil and gas industry in the area, he was a partner of the Novosel Lumber Company, manufactured charcoal and distillation products, and was president of Sergeant Gas Company. 

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December 5, 2014

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December 4th

Board approves security project at high school

December 4, 2014

An upgrade in security is coming at Kane High School.
Acting at its meeting Thursday, the school board voted 9-0 to award a contract for high school security improvements to Keyless and Camera of Kane.
The company, operated by Mike Cardamone and Lowell Watts, submitted the lone bid of $54,453 for the project.
The project includes:
*Four sets of emergency locking security doors.
*Access control for two exterior doors.

More charges pending in Kane child sexual assault case

December 4, 2014

SMETHPORT – McKean County District Attorney Ray Learn said Thursday that more felony charges will be filed against a Kane man who is accused of sexually assaulting a 7-year-old girl.
Joseph Allen Snyder, 41, of 323 Moffit Ave., Kane, now is charged with two felonies-- indecent assault and corruption of minors.
Learn said Thursday that "additional charges" would be filed against Snyder. He said the charges would be felonies.
Snyder is confined to the McKean County Jail near Smethport in lieu of $200,000 cash bail set by Kane District Court Judge Dave Engman.

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