May 5th, 2015
A major road paving job is planned this summer in Wetmore Township.
Acting at a meeting Tuesday, the township Board of Supervisors voted 3-0 to accept a low bid of $323,705.59 from IA Construction of Franklin for the project.
The work calls for a "full-depth" reclamation and paving on Greendale Road from Route 6 to Dwight's Road, a distance of 1.26 miles.
Supervisors Bill Ryding, Elaine Bodistow and Steve Dyne approved the IA bid package at their meeting at the township building on Spring Street in East Kane.
RIDGWAY â€“ With funding issues far from resolved, the state House on Monday voted 134-59 to increase the monthly fee used to help fund Pennsylvania countiesâ€™ 911 emergency communication centers.
The measure, which still must pass the Senate, calls for an increase to $1.65 a month. Currently, the 25-year-old 911 Public Safety Emergency Telephone Act calls for $1 a month for cellphones, and $1.50 for landlines.
SMETHPORT â€“ A team represented Kane High School at the "Wildâ€ť Envirothon held Tuesday at the Keating Sportsmenâ€™s Club near Smethport. Â
The Kane team includes Connor Crowley, a sophomore; Katie Detsch, a junior; and Nic Grube, a sophomore.
The overall winning team was from Otto-Eldred High School: â€śThe Saber-Tooth Bobcats."
Members include: Kylie Stuck, Quentin Claypool, Heath Stewart, Mariah Hartzell and Hannah Milliron. The team adviser is Fawn Miller.Â
The Kane Lady Wolves hosted Curwensville on Tuesday night for a scheduled doubleheader at Flickerwood Field. The Golden Tide used a three-run third inning to help propel themselves to a 7-1 victory in the first game.
Kane coach Judy Kesslerâ€™s team jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the second game and led 4-2 going into the bottom of the fourth inning. The Tide took advantage of the rapidly deteriorating conditions and tied it up at 4-4 before the game was halted with two outs and two runners on base.
Perhaps it was time for the fortunes to change for the Curwensville baseball team.
The Golden Tide had lost six one-run games coming into the contest Tuesday against Kane at Pat Santilli Field at Glenwood Park.
With an 8-3 lead going into the top of the seventh and final inning, it appeared that Kane (1-7) would defeat Curwensville (3-12) for the second time this season.
But the Tide plated six runs in their last inning at-bat and held off a Kane threat in the bottom of the seventh for a rare close win, 9-8.
MT. JEWETT â€“ John Hayduk begins work today as the council-picked successor to Mt. Jewett Maintenance Supervisor Rod Peterson.
Hayduk, 50, will take over as borough maintenance chief when Peterson retires in September. Due to vacation, Peterson is expected to leave the job in August.
Hayduk begins duties for the borough at $14 per hour. For now, he will be working eight hours a day for the borough.
At some point in the future, he will split duties between the borough and the Mt. Jewett Regional Sewer Authority.
WILCOX â€“Â Johnsonburg baseball defeated Kane for the third time in five days as the Rams defeated the Wolves 5-2 Monday afternoon at Jones Township Community Park in Wilcox.
Do you wish to see a doctor immediately for treatment of a non-emergency ailment such as a cold, sore throat or fever?
Just make a phone call to one of the seven area clinics operated by Kane Community Hospital (KCH).
ST. MARYS â€“ A small plane veered out of control upon startup striking a portion of a building Sunday afternoon at the St. Marys Municipal Airport.
A pilot and his passenger escaped with only minor injuries.
The incident occurred as pilot Preston Hoopes of Ulysses in Potter County was reportedly having difficulty starting his plane. He reported to Alan McPherson, airport manager, that he exited the plane to slightly move the propellor which he said suddenly started although the key in the ignition was turned to the off position as was the master switch.
The Kane boys track team won the 66th Annual Altoona West Central Coaches Championship Meet this past Friday in Altoona.
They did it in dramatic fashion as the Kane team was behind Central Cambria's boys team 60-58 going into the final event of the eveningâ€¦ the 1600-meter relay.