October 6th, 2014
MT. JEWETT â€“ It's now up to the state Public Utility Commission (PUC) to give its blessing to the sale of the Mt. Jewett water system.
Acting at its meeting Monday, the Mt. Jewett Borough Council voted 5-0 to approve an "asset purchase agreement" with Aqua America of Bryn Mawr, Pa.
The company last summer submitted a high bid of $1,126,350 for the Mt. Jewett water system, which serves about 450 customers.
Council President Chuck Paar joined with Councilwoman Linda Berry and Councilmen Don Martyna, Wil Antrim and Rod Danielson to accept the "asset purchase agreement" with Aqua.Â
MT. JEWETT â€“ The Mt. Jewett Borough Council may donate borough property for a new Senior Center.
The proposed site along West Main Street is a vacant parcel on the east side of the former Mt. Jewett Elementary School.
The Old Kettle Restaurant and the Baumler Building once stood on the vacant site. They have been demolished with funds under the federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program.
Gay DeGolier, director of the CDBG program for the McKean County Redevelopment and Housing Authority, said in a letter that the borough could donate the site for a new Senior Center.
BENEZETTE â€“Â Despite the gloomy weather and increasing threat of rain late Monday afternoon, a group of over a dozen individuals could be seen gathered at one of the viewing areas located at the end of one of the walking trails at the Elk Country Visitor Center around 4:30 p.m. A few cow elk were out in the field adjacent to the center, and the location where they had decided to graze put them in close enough proximity to the viewing area that visitors gathered there to take a few photos.
The experience may be common enough now, but only a handful of years ago it was not even possible.
RIDGWAY â€“ Ronald Gregory Dill, 58, of St. Marys, pleaded guilty on Monday's return day to seven counts of sexual abuse of children, 20 counts of possession of child pornography and one count of criminal use of a communication facility, all felony charges.
Sentencing is pending the completion of a sexual offender assessment for which Dill has the right to request a hearing and contest the findings.
The Kane Wolves took on Brockway, winners of three straight District 9 Class A crowns, and lost 6-2 to the Rovers on a cold, rainy Monday afternoon in Kane.
The Wolves, who lost to the Rovers 9-0 in Brockway early in the season, only trailed 2-1 late in the first half as they played the returning champs in a steady rain.
The Kane Horseshoe League ended their season with their annual horseshoe picnic on Saturday Sept. 13 at the Kane Fish and Game Club. The picnicâ€™s tournament champs were Jeff Kinney and Mike Williams. The overall champions of the year were Bob and Bryan Olsen. Pictured above is Chris Wilson, league president, and Bob Olsen. Wilson is holding a perpetual plaque, made by league-member Ryan Swanson. The plaque was made in memory of Wilsonâ€™s grandfather, and longtime league member, Ben Ishman.Â
The KHS boysâ€™ cross country team competed in last weekendâ€™s Ridgway Invitational shorthanded but the KMS boys finished third in the team competition as several Kane runners posted good times.
The Kane Tornado Pee Wees played two games against the Portville Panthers on Sept. 28 and won both contests.
In the first game of the day, the Kane Pee Wees won by a score of 20-12 behind three touchdowns by Dane Anderson. Anderson rushed for more than 100 yards against the Panthers in his big game. Brady Danielson provided the Tornadoâ€™s other points when he tackled the Portville quarterback in the end zone for a safety. The Kane coaches were pleased with the teamâ€™s play on both sides of the ball, especially Ethan Illerbrun, who had several nice runs and also recovered a fumble on defense.
The annual Kane Area United Fund campaign is underway to raise $40,000 for 18 agencies that improve the quality of life for local adults and children.
Jennifer Macey, past president of the volunteer Board of Directors and the current board treasurer, said the goal has been bumped up to $40,000 in an effort to provide more aid for the member agencies.
â€śMost of our agencies have not had increases in years,â€ť Macey said in announcing a $4,000 increase in the goal. â€śIt will be a challenge, but we are hoping Kane area residents will respond by giving a little more.â€ť
The Kane Lady Wolves started out slowly in Saturday morningâ€™s loss to the Keystone Lady Panthers and it cost them in a 3-2 loss in Kaneâ€™s Senior Recognition game. The visiting Lady Panthers had several good scoring opportunities during the first half but some nice saves by Kane goalie Daria Huckabone and a couple of shots that ricocheted off of the crossbar had the home team down only 1-0 at the half.