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Dice Run donation

August 18, 2014

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Amy Geer

Dave Swanson, representing the Kane VFW King David Post #1132, presents Amie Gullifer with a $500 check for the 2nd Annual Fallen Soldier Memorial Dice Run. This year's event, hosted by the Kane VFW, was held in memory of John Bernhard, one of the original organizers of the ride. The dice run included an escort ride to the Gibbs Hill Cemetery for a blessing of the bikes and allowed riders to pay their respects to SSG Ken VanGiesen. Gullifer, who is the sister of VanGiesen, also recognized the James City Cafe and the Kane Eagles Club for their generous donations.

St. John's Episcopal Church presents check to Friends' Memorial Public Library

August 17, 2014

Dick Buckley, treasurer, and Jack Grube, senior warden of St. John's Episcopal Church, present a $500 check to the Friends' Memorial Public Library Endowment Fund in honor of Larry and Jean Bush. Accepting the check is Library Director Cindy Parker. The check represents $5,000 in donations that the church has made to the library over the past five years.

Kane Players performance

August 15, 2014

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Amy Geer

The Kane Players followed up last month's successful "Terraces of Kane Summit" with another blockbuster, "Seussical Jr." last night. "Seussical Jr." will be presented twice today, once at 2:30 p.m. and again at 6:30 p.m. at the Kane Middle School Auditorium. The plot borrows from several Dr. Seuss classics, including "Horton Hears a Who" and "Cat in the Hat" and features many talented young singers and dancers.

Swedish Festival Prince and Princess

August 8, 2014

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Richie Lecker

Pictured are the 2014 Swedish Festival princess, Tapanga Holley, and the prince, Jackson Himes.

Swedish Festival King and Queen

August 8, 2014

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Richie Lecker

Pictured are the 2014 Swedish Festival King, Larry Geer, and the queen, Sonja Geer.

Space shuttle

August 7, 2014

Area youth took a break from playing games Thursday to show off their space shuttle that will be on a float for the Swedish Festival. The kids have worked very hard on it. They put the final touches on it Thursday. Keep an eye out for it during the parade. The space shuttle is made of cardboard boxes, white paper, and about 10 rolls of duct tape, and was made by the creative minds of the kids.

Read to “Ruby” at Friends’ Memorial Public Library

August 7, 2014

“Ruby” the therapy dog will visit Friends’ Memorial Public Library on Saturday, Aug. 9 at 9 a.m. to help children practice their reading skills. Come read to “Ruby.”

Mt. Jewett Robot Contest

August 6, 2014

A Robot Contest for children was held recently at the Mt. Jewett Memorial Public Library. Three winners picked anonymously by the Library Board include, left to right: Shakira Yoder, third place with "The Tin Man; James Deane, first place with "Oscar;" and Lainey Deane, second place with "Bartholomew." Everyone who made a robot was given a ride pass for this weekend's Swedish Festival. The first place winner received $5; second received $3; third received $2.

Hospital aids fire department

August 4, 2014

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Ted Lutz

Kane Community Hospital (KCH) has presented the Kane Volunteer Fire Department with the first of two $6,000 donations for 2014. Taking part in the check presentation are, left to right: Brian Nelson, fire department president; Tim Holt, fire chief; Gary Rhodes, chief executive officer of KCH; and Randy Gullifer, treasurer for the fire department. The fire department plans to use the aid to upgrade its equipment. KCH is an affiliate of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)--Hamot Medical Center in Erie.

Kane hosts municipal leaders

July 31, 2014

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Ted Lutz

The borough of Kane hosted a dinner-meeting Thursday for municipal leaders from McKean, Warren, Potter, Elk and Cameron Counties (McWAPEC). Among those taking part in the program at the main pavilion at Evergreen Park are, left to right: Janet Bard, a Kane councilwoman and vice president of McWAPEC; State Police Trooper Martin Henneman, who spoke on personal protection and safety; and Mary Polaski of Johnsonburg, secretary-treasurer of McWAPEC. Ron King of Johnsonburg, president of the organization, was unable to attend. Lynda Karger of Kane provided the catered buffet meal for 60.

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