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February 3rd, 2015

Marilyn Blackmore is named as Citizen-of-the-Year

February 4, 2015

Marilyn Blackmore is a founder and chairman of Kane's largest annual attraction-- the Art in the Wilds held in June each year at Evergreen Park.
The Kane Chamber of Commerce has recognized her tireless volunteer efforts for the event by naming her as its Citizen-of-the-Year.
She will be honored at the Chamber banquet to be held Thursday, Feb. 19 at the Kane Fire Hall.
The Chamber has selected Dyne Excavating as its Business-of-the-Year. Steve Dyne and his wife, Kerri also will be honored at the banquet.

Wetmore supervisors set policy for cellphones

February 4, 2015

The Wetmore Township Board of Supervisors met Tuesday to discuss a variety of topics such as road materials, road projects and road salt.
But the longest discussion at the 55-minute meeting covered the use of three cellphones assigned to the road crew.
The township spends $112 per month for three cellphones for use by full- and part-time workers in the road department.

Two plead guilty in bath salts ring

February 3, 2015

RIDGWAY – Two of the four co-defendants charged in August 2014 in a criminal conspiracy for the sale and distribution of alpha-PVP, the drug commonly known as bath salts, pleaded guilty Monday to charges at Elk County Court.

Kane falls just short again in loss to Brockway

February 3, 2015

Last month the Kane boys basketball team traveled to Brockway and was blown out, 63-33.
Kane hosted Brockway in its next-to-the-last game Tuesday and lost by just five points, 43-38.
It was another in a series of narrow defeats for the Wolves.
"We have to find a way to win these close games," second-year Kane coach Matt Gasbarre said after the slim loss. "We need to learn from this."

February 2nd

New Kane school superintendent has ‘fabulous welcome’

February 2, 2015

Bob Gaetano began work Monday as the new superintendent for the Kane Area School District.
Escorted by School Board President Claire Ann Buckley, Gaetano visited virtually every classroom in the elementary school, the middle school and the high school.
“I am receiving a fabulous welcome,” Gaetano said as he toured the high school. He said the warm greetings from students, faculty and administrators are “beyond words.”
“It’s more than I expected,” he said in commenting on the reception he received Monday.

No cuts in Mt. Jewett water bills due to 'boil' notice

February 2, 2015

MT. JEWETT – The 450 water customers in Mt. Jewett currently should boil their water used for drinking and cooking.
But, despite this temporary inconvenience, the customers won't be receiving a break on their water bills.
The bills still will be based on usage.
According to Borough Council President Chuck Paar, some customers believe they should receive a cut in their water bills because of a "boil water" advisory.

Kane defends title at Cleveland competition

February 2, 2015

The Kane Varsity Competition Cheerleaders added to their great finishes this season with defending their titles at Champion Cheer Central Hard Rockin’ Nationals in Cleveland this past Sunday.

Kane boys basketball team loses another close game

February 2, 2015

PORT ALLEGANY – The Kane High School boys basketball team suffered another close loss Monday, losing at Port Allegany, 49-44.
The game was tied at 11 after the first quarter, but Port used a 14-6 second-quarter advantage to take a 25-17 lead at halftime.
Kane outscored Port 14-10 in the third quarter, but never came closer than one point in the second half.
"We had opportunities to chisel away at their lead," second-year Kane Coach Matt Gasbarre said after the game. "We're having growing pains. We need to learn how to win the close games."

Phil gets digital, says: #sixmoreweeksofwinter

February 2, 2015

PUNXSUTAWNEY — While the frigid weather creeped up on the Weather Capital of the World in the hours leading up to Punxsutawney Phil's official prognostication, a decent-sized crowd would prevail to see the Seer of Seers predict what almost no one wanted to hear: Six more weeks of winter.

February 1st

Deeley: 'Phil is ready to do his thing'

February 1, 2015

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The president of the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club said that Punxsutawney Phil, the world's only true weather-forecasting groundhog, isn't afraid to take on the Super Bowl again this year.
Bill Deeley, Groundhog Club president, said all they can do is do their thing.
"Luckily, we don't have a Pennsylvania team in it, so we won't have to compete with them, although I wish that we did," Deeley said, adding that the banquet was on Saturday night, mainly because they can't use the school on Sunday.

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