April 14th, 2015
MT. JEWETT â€“ The proposed sale of the Mt. Jewett sewage system to Aqua Pennsylvania-- a private company-- met with opposition Tuesday.
The criticism was presented at a meeting of the Mt. Jewett Regional Sewer Authority, a six-member volunteer board.
"I can't see selling it if we don't need to," Gene Ginkel told the authority. "It's an asset to Mt. Jewett, an asset that isn't hurting you."
Ginkel is a former Mt. Jewett councilman.
Gary Geer, a Mt. Jewett contractor, said "I feel more comfortable" in not selling the borough sewer system. "I don't think it's a good idea" to sell the system.
The Kane Softball team was winless last season but put that losing steak behind them with a win over Sheffield in their season opener on Tuesday afternoon. The Lady Wolves scored two runs in the sixth, allowed the Wolverines to tie it up in the top of the seventh, then plated the winning run in the bottom of the seventh for the dramatic win.
The Redbank Valley Lady Bulldogs came to Kane on Tuesday afternoon to take on the Lady Wolves in a track and field dual meet and left town with a 93-56 victory. The Redbank team had too much depth for the young Lady Wolves, although a number of Kane girls came through with good performances in preparation for Saturdayâ€™s Kane Invitational.
The Kane boys track team evened its dual meet record to 1-1 on the season as they downed a tough Redbank Valley track Squad by a score of 83-67.
Kane was led by two first-place finishes on the track by junior Hunter Yasurek as he won the 400 in 54.95 and the 800 in a time of 2:06.32. Other Kane winners on the track were Tyler Weidenhoff in the 100 dash with a time of 12.24. Tyler was also third in the 200 dash. Joey Newton won the 300 hurdles in a time of 45.12 and was second in the 110 high hurdles with a time of 16.21. Joe also won the triple jump with a leap of 39'1 '1/2".
LUDLOW â€“ Hamilton Township is seeing another steep decline in the annual payment it receives from the U.S. Forest Service for its share of timber sale revenue.
According to a report discussed Monday at a meeting of the Hamilton Township Board of Supervisors, this year's forestry allocation is $58,435.76.
The figure is a $14,699.23 decline from the previous allocation of $73,134.99. This year's allocation is below the township budget figure of $70,000-- forcing the supervisors to scramble to find $11,564 to balance the township spending plan.
HAZEL HURST â€“ Hamlin Township Supervisors Jim Trussell and Dave Okerlund received criticism Monday for abolishing the Parks Committee.
The township now oversees the park and collects pavilion rentals. A separate Parks Committee for years handled park activities.
Speaking at a township meeting Monday, Trussell said the supervisors several times asked the Parks Committee to submit secretary and treasury reports.
He said these reports were "never turned over" to the supervisors.
Kane High scored the last five runs of the game but it wasn't enough.
The rally fell short as the Wolves lost at home in their baseball opener to Eisenhower, 11-7.
Eisenhower (2-0) jumped off to an 11-2 lead after batting in the top of the fifth inning, but Kane fought back with three in the fifth and two more in the sixth to cut the margin to 11-7.Â
MT. JEWETT â€“ 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.
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.
CLEARFIELDâ€”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.