August 15th, 2014
The Kane School Board has approved several personnel appointments for the coming school year that begins Tuesday, Aug. 26.
Appointments approved at a meeting Thursday include:
*Nicholas Byron, a Chicago native who now lives in Ludlow, has been named as a new vocational-agricultural teacher. He replaces Brian Lawson, who resigned two years ago. Roger Gausman served as a long-term substitute for the position last year.
During this year's Pa. Great Outdoors Elk Expo at the Elk Country Visitor Center in Benezette, official event merchandise will be available, including the 2014 elk expo patch. Each year a different four-inch embroidered patch has been made to commemorate the expo, and individuals have had the opportunity to submit their photos of Pennsylvania elk in hopes of having one chosen to be featured on the annual collector's item.
Jared Robert Klinger, 22, of 2 North Hillside Ave., Ludlow, died unexpectedly at his home on Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014.
He was born on Feb. 14, 1992, at Ft. Polk, La. and was the beloved son of Robert "Joe" Klinger and Carla Fleming Klinger and beloved brother of Danika Klinger.
Jared was a 2010 graduate of Kane High School and excelled at soccer, a game that he loved his entire life. He also loved fishing and spending time with friends and family.
He served in the U.S. Air Force from 2011 to 2014, where he attained the rank of Airman First Class.
The Kane School Board will be seeking outside assistance as it moves forward in its search for a new school district superintendent.
Acting at a meeting Thursday, the board voted 8-1 to solicit the help of the Pennsylvania School Boards Association (PSBA) in its search.
Board President Claire Ann Depto joined with board members Dick Coleman, Tom Kerek, Krista Jamerson, Susan Grolemund, Gary Ziegler, Keith Hastings and Linda A. Anderson in approving a search agreement with the PSBA.
The cost is $10,900.Â
Tom Kerek has only been on the Kane School Board for three months, but he's showing that he's not afraid to stick his head in a sticky controversy.
Kerek last month approached Gov. Tom Corbett and asked: "Where's the money the state owes the Kane School District?"
Speaking Thursday at a school board meeting, Kerek said he attended a public forum in Ridgway that featured Corbett.
When the public was invited to speak to the governor one-on-one, Kerek was there with his question.
HORTON TWP. â€“ A 31-year-old Brockway man opened fire around midnight Thursday outside a Brockport bar before turning the gun on himself.
According to the police report, Eric Carlson, 31, of Brockway became upset with a 20-year-old female bartender at the Brockport Army & Navy Club when she attempted to close the bar. An argument reportedly started between the bartender and Carlson.
The bartender, whose name has not yet been released, attempted to get Carlson to leave the bar, and while he was standing near the open doorway, Carlson reportedly shot the bartender multiple times with a pistol.
Kane area residents always have generously responded to calls to donate items that will be sent to local soldiers deployed overseas.
Another plea is being made.
A "Troop Support Drop-off" is set from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) at 95 Wetmore Ave. in Kane.
Persons do not even need to leave their vehicles as they pull up Saturday to drop off items at the VFW. Volunteers will be out front to collect items and donations.
Drilling companies no longer are banging on the door to buy Kane sewage effluentâ€”the discharge from the Kinzua sewage treatment plant.
The Kane Borough Sewer Authority obtained a permit from the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to sell the effluent to companies drilling Marcellus Shale natural gas wells in the area.
However, the authority first must spend about $400,000 to revamp the plant to load the effluent onto water trucks, according to Phil Lingenfelter, sewage treatment plant operator in Kane.
JAMES CITY â€“ The upcoming paving of Pennsylvania Avenue in James City may require a detour.
The Highland Township Board of Supervisors discussed the project Wednesday at a meeting at the township building in James City.
Jim Wolfe, chairman of the board, said the planning of a detour and "traffic control" would be the responsibility of the contractor-- IA Construction of Franklin.
Jared Klinger, 22, of 2 North Hillside Ave., Ludlow, died Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014 at his residence. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Cummings Funeral Home, Inc.