May 29th, 2015
With the advent of summer-like weather, new construction is on the rise in the Kane area.
"We've been pretty busy," local State Building Code Officer Russ Braun said Friday. "We're issuing quite a few new permits for new houses in Wetmore Township."
Kaneâ€™s Dave Carlson is a determined guy. Since retiring from the Pennsylvania American Water Company in 2013, he has let no moss grow underneath his feet. In addition to his work with the Kane Community Center and the Boy Scouts, Carlson has taken up the cause to get the Block Parent Program up and running in Kane again.
The program, which originated in Canada, was alive and well in Kane throughout the 1990s but faded away as volunteers moved or simply took the trademark orange signs out of their window.
JAMES CITY â€“ Christy Reigel, secretary-treasurer for Highland Township, has been named to the Secretary-Manager Committee for the Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors (PSATS).
This committee promotes and encourages the effective, efficient and responsive operation of township government through training, education, communications and the interchange of ideas.
Ginni Linn, director of communications for PSATS, announced the appointment of Reigel to the Secretary-Manager Committee.
Kane Fire Chief Tim Holt has vivid memories of the 1985 killer tornado that swept through the Kane area on May 31, 1985-- 30 years ago tomorrow.
(See special pages inside today's edition for stories and photos on the tornado).
"We lost our house in it," Holt said. "We lost everything."
The powerful strength of the tornado ripped his house off its foundation and scattered contents throughout a wide area. Debris was swept far and wide.
A W-2 form for his wife, Leanne was found by a man in Roulette.
See full article in the May 30 edition of The Kane Republican.
VIDEO: National Spelling Bee B-r-e-a-k-d-o-w-n
It's that time of year when word whizzes under 15 years old sweat it out on stage spelling words you didn't even know existed. Bloomberg's David Gura breaks down the Scripps National Spelling Bee.
MT. JEWETT â€“ It's OK to discipline a child by spanking as long as the corporal punishment doesn't rise to the level of abuse.
This is the basis of a ruling handed down earlier this year by a state Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) to sustain an appeal filed by a Mt. Jewett woman.
The appeal was filed against the McKean County Children and Youth Services (CYS) agency and the county Department of Human Services.
KERSEY â€“Â The Allegheny Hardwood Utilization Group (AHUG) held its annual dinner Thursday which featured a legislative panel discussion with some of the area's various state legislators.
The panel discussion featured a question-and-answer section that focused strongly on the upcoming state budget and how it will impact the timber industry.
The first question that was asked of the legislators was a request to know where the state's budget process currently sits.
See full article in the May 29 edition of The Kane Republican.
Carolyn (Peg) Hoffman Coulter, 92 of Kane was recently interviewed by Steve Appleby, director of the Eldred World War II Museum about her experiences as a nurse in World War II. There is a three-ring binder in her name which is now a part of history and will remain in the museum.
The Kane Area High School held its Third Annual Dodgeball Tournament on Thursday. The afternoon finals pitted two-time runner-up Super Troopers against the Wolves of Ball Street in a best of three series. The Super Troopers won the title 2-1 to take the championship. Members of the Super Troopers were juniors Andy Bundy, Shane Rolick, Tyler Rolick, Chris Udovich, Jake Shrubb and Hunter Yasurek.
Event coordinator Todd Silfies said approximately $700 was raised at the event. Proceeds from the day will be donated to Kane Area Revitalization Enterpriseâ€™s Amphitheater project.
U.S. Army Col. Lisa Forsyth, a native of Mt. Jewett, will be the speaker for the Kane High School commencement on Friday, June 5 at 7 p.m. at the school auditorium.
A 1983 graduate of Kane Area High School, Forsyth is the daughter of Ellen Forsyth of 19 Anderson St., Mt. Jewett, and the late Jerry Forsyth.
Her siblings include Julie Boyer of Kane, a first-grade teacher at the Kane Elementary School; Susan Todd of Florida; and the late John Forsyth.
Forsyth said "it's quite an honor" to be chosen as the commencement speaker for her high school alma mater.