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February 8th, 2015

Al Pingie to seek re-election for county commissioner

February 8, 2015

SMETHPORT – Al Pingie has announced that he is seeking re-election this year as a McKean County commissioner.
Pingie, a Republican, will be running for his fourth term as county commissioner. He will be seeking a party nomination in the May 19 primary election.
Pingie served for 14 years as a Bradford Township supervisor and was chairman of the township Board of Supervisors for 11 years. He served with the Bradford City Fire Department for 33 years and retired in 2008 with the rank of captain.
A former union bricklayer, Pingie served in the U.S. Marines during the Vietnam War.

Russell W. "Russ" Trumbull

February 8, 2015

Russell W. "Russ" Trumbull, 87, of 1456 South Ave., Lewis Run, died Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015 surrounded by his loving family at the Bradford Manor.
Born June 17, 1927 in Lewis Run, he was a son of the late Paul and Calista (Crooks) Trumbull. He attended school in Lewis Run.
On Feb. 12, 1948 in Degolia he married Ann (Paul) Trumbull who survives him.
He enlisted in the United States Navy on May 15, 1945 served during WWII, and was honorably discharged Aug. 17, 1946.
He was a member of Lafayette Evangelical Christian Church.

February 6th

Funds for new Kane Fire Hall doors rejected

February 7, 2015

The borough of Kane won't be receiving anticipated federal aid for new energy-efficient doors for the truck bays at the Kane Fire Hall on Poplar Street.
Borough Manager Don Payne said Friday that the application has hit a snag and has been rejected.
Acting on behalf of the Kane Volunteer Fire Department, the borough submitted a request for $14,520 in funds for the doors to cut heating costs.

February 5th

9-day ‘boil water’ advisory finally lifted in Mt. Jewett

February 5, 2015

MT. JEWETT – For more than a week, Mt. Jewett residents have been thirsting for a reprieve from a “boil water” advisory that went into effect Jan. 28.
It finally came Thursday afternoon.
Brett Morgan, the state-certified operator of the borough water system, said the advisory finally was lifted after four water samples met required criteria set by the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP).

21 donate at Red Cross Blood Drive in Kane

February 5, 2015

A total of 21 units of blood were collected Monday at the American Red Cross Blood Drive in Kane.
The Red Cross Blood Center from Buffalo held the Blood Drive at the First United Methodist Church in Kane.
The goal for the day was 40 units. Harsh winter weather is blamed for the lower than normal turnout for the Blood Drive.
Erin Paulson of Kane was a first-time donor at the site.

Kane school superintendent comments on forfeit issue

February 5, 2015

Bob Gaetano, superintendent of the Kane Area School District, commented Thursday on a forfeit loss involving the high school girls basketball team.
The forfeit Tuesday came at the game in Brockway.
With 2:39 left to play, Kane coach Dave Kiehl pulled the Kane team off the court. Brockway was leading 51-32 at the time.
"In his heart, coach Kiehl felt he was acting in the best interests of the girls," Gaetano said.
According to a parent who was at the game, Kiehl was worried about the "safety" of the team and did not want to risk injury to the girls.

Kane Players’ production to have 3 performances

February 5, 2015

The Kane Players will present the play “The Loathsome Lady” next Thursday, Friday and Saturday Feb. 12-14.
In cooperation with the Kane Historical Preservation Society, the performances will be held on stage at the Thomas L. Kane Memorial Chapel on Chestnut Street. All performances will begin at 7 p.m.
Tickets for the performances now are on sale only at SMP pharmacy at Haines and Fraley streets. Tickets will not be sold at the door.

Kane wrestling edges Johnsonburg, 30-24

February 5, 2015

JOHNSONBURG – Kane wrestling won 30-24 over Johnsonburg Thursday evening at Johnsonburg Area High School.
Only three matches were wrestled on the mat and Johnsonburg won them all, picking up a pinfall and two decisions.

Alma Evada Mague

February 5, 2015

Alma Evada Mague, 99, of Whetstone Garden and Care Center, Columbus, Ohio, formerly of 128 Bayard St., Kane, died Friday, Jan. 30, 2015 at Kobacker House, Columbus, Ohio, surrounded by her loving family.
Alma was born Aug. 3, 1915 at Donahey Hill, Hallton, daughter of the late Robert C. and Anna Agnes Harriger Heeter. Alma was the fifth of 11 children and the last of her immediate family. On Jan. 10, 1934, in Jamestown, N.Y., she married W. Wayne Mague and they celebrated 53 years together.

February 4th

Plans dropped for McDonald's Restaurant in Kane

February 4, 2015

Plans have been dropped for the construction of a McDonald's Restaurant in Kane.
A developer from Ohio intended to build the restaurant at 300 N. Fraley St. at the site of the Mountain Motor Sports in Kane.
However, the developer announced in emails Tuesday that the project would not move forward.
"I am sending you this email to inform you that our client has decided not to proceed with construction of the McDonald's in Kane," Brian L. Searcy said in an email obtained by the Kane Republican. 


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