April 27th, 2015
It's a Kane tradition.
Every year, members of the senior class at Kane Area High School travel by coach buses to Washington, D.C. for a four-day trip.
The students and chaperones are busy tourists as they go from one attraction to another at the nation's Capitol.
The students, who take part in fundraisers to pay for the excursion, have fond memories of their Senior Trip earlier this month.
"I liked the Washington Monument," Brandon Cleer said in reflecting on the Senior Trip. "It was really impressive."
The Kane softball team hosted DuBois Central Catholic for a doubleheader on Monday afternoon at Flickerwood Field. The Lady Wolves came into the game with a 1-0 record four weeks into the season due to postponements and cancelled games. Coach Judy Kesslerâ€™s squad was understandably rusty as they took the field against the Lady Cardinals on a windy, cold and sometimes rainy afternoon.
In continuing with their natural gas development process, Seneca Resources Corporation plans to begin 3-D seismic testing across a 97-square mile area spanning Elk, Jefferson and Forest counties.
This is a continuation of a project Seneca conducted last year that focused on the greater St. Marys area.
The area encompasses Elk County's Millstone and Spring Creek townships as well as Jefferson County's Barnett, Eldred, Heath, Polk and Warsaw townships and Forest County's Barnett and Jenks townships.
For years, the Kane Borough Council has stressed the need to find a grant-writer to seek funds for borough projects.
Council finally may have found one-- right in its own backyard.
Linda Cecchetti of Greeves Street in Kane is a pre-school teacher at St. Joseph's Catholic School in Lucinda.
She also is the school's head grant-writer. She has successfully applied for many grants and donations for the school.
Kane Borough Manager Don Payne invited Cecchetti to a meeting this week of council's Public Works Committee.
SMETHPORT â€“ Mikele Bay and Mindi Brown have two of the most sensitive jobs in the McKean County government.
They are professional forensic interviewers who question alleged victims of child abuse.
Bay, who resides in Hamlin Township, is the director of the county Children's Advocacy Center (CAC). This agency is a "one-stop shop" for alleged child abuse victims and their families.
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HAZEL HURST â€“ A new ordinance has been proposed to regulate activities in the Hamlin Township Community Park in Hazel Hurst.
Supervisors Jim Trussell and Dave Okerlund adopted the proposal Thursday at a 90-minute meeting at the township building adjacent to the 20-acre park along Marvin Creek.
Copies of the ordinance are available at the township office. The supervisors urge residents to submit written comments on the proposed ordinance. Final action to adopt the regulations is expected at the June 8 meeting of the supervisors.
In observance of Arbor Day, the 79 first-grade students at the Kane Elementary School received an Eastern Hemlock seedling Thursday during a program at the school.
The students are urged to plant the seedlings and watch them grow. The Eastern Hemlock is the official state tree.
Heather McKean, the watershed conservationist with the McKean County Conservation District in Smethport, presided at the program.
The Kane Area Revitalization Enterprise (K.A.R.E.), planned to begin construction of the amphitheater on Fraley Street in Kane this week, but will have to wait until later this April or early May, as soon as the â€śweather breaks.â€ť
MT. JEWETT â€“ Railroad enthusiasts are continuing their campaign to retain the tracks between Mt. Jewett and the Kinzua Bridge State Park.
If the tracks stay in place, the railroad buffs are hoping a steam train again could carry tourists between Mt. Jewett and the park, a distance of 3.4 miles.
The idea of retaining the tracks surfaced last month at a meeting of an informal group seeking to build support for a trail between Mt. Jewett and the park. The route for the proposed trail is over the corridor of the defunct Knox and Kane Railroad.