Students depart a school bus Tuesday morning for the first day of classes at the Kane Elementary School. The students include, bottom to top: Joshua Stewart, third grade; Cherise Rumsey, fifth grade; and Sam Rumsey, third grade.
A steeple has arrived for the New Beginnings Assembly of God Church on Route 321 in East Kane. Posing with the steeple are Bob Rhodes (left) of Kane, the church secretary; and Jim Danielson of Lantz Corners, the chairman of buildings and grounds. A crane is scheduled to erect the steeple Thursday. American Church Steeples and Baptistries of Wedowee, Ala. built and delivered the 24-foot Fiberglas steeple. The Rev. Ed Carocci is pastor of the church.
The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) of Kane has donated $1,000 for the iCan program at the Lutheran Home at Kane. This donation, plus others, has enabled the Lutheran Home to purchase six new Apple iPads for use by residents. Taking part in the check presentation at the VFW are, left to right: Jim Wismar, chaplain and trustee for the VFW; Chuck Wilbert. VFW commander; Anna Wismar, Lutheran Home volunteer; Gloria Spangler, information technology director at the Lutheran Home; and Kristin Martonik, a Lutheran Home volunteer who is holding her 3-year-old daughter, Sadie.
Ignorant Kane borough residents continue to create a mess by dumping off their recyclables even when the collection bins are full. This recent photo shows that all six collection bins are overflowing at the recycling site at Glenwood Park on Hacker Street. Casella, which now operates the former McKean County landfill, is scheduled to empty the bins every Tuesday and Friday. Under the new â€śzero-sortâ€ť recycling program, Casella allows cardboard, paper, aluminum cans and plastic bottles to be deposited in any of the collection bins.
Mt. Jewett Rotary Club President Larry Doyon and other Rotary Members welcomed O. Lee Dyer Jr., Rotary District Governor 7280 to a recent meeting of the Mt. Jewett Rotary Club. Dyer gave an inspirational talk about Rotaryâ€™s commitment to helping others locally and around the world. He provided the members with updates to ongoing projects along with Rotaryâ€™s future plans for helping others. The Club also discussed upcoming local projects including the McKean County Big Brothers and Big Sisters summer picnic that will be hosted by the Mt. Jewett Rotary Club at the Mt.
Under a Presidential Proclamation, the American flag will fly at half-staff until sunset today at all public buildings in honor of the victims of the tragic shootings last Friday in the movie theatre in Aurora, Colo. This is the scene at the flagpole in front of the McKean County Courthouse in Smethport.
This recipient of this year's Sybil Kane Memorial Scholarship for nursingÂ was Deborah Lorenzo. Here Deborah (right) receives the check from Pam Bray, RN, Director of Nursing and Inpatient Services at Kane Community Hospital in the Gardens at KCH.Â TheÂ selection is made by a Kane Area High SchoolÂ scholarship committee with input from KCH.Â Deborah is attending Gannon in the fall.Â
These graduating seniors at Kane Area High School are among those to receive scholarships at commencement last month. Austin Morgan (left) received the Emil Zuzek Vocational Agriculture Award. Kayleen Truden (right) received the scholarship given jointly by the Kane Area Education Association and the Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO).
The Kane Eagles Club Auxiliary presented several scholarships at the Kane High School commencement last month. The recipients include, left to right: Deborah Lorenzo, Emily Steele, Cassie Whittemore, Cara Lorenzo, Dylan Gilmore, Ariel Brinkley and Corey McGuire.