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Accelerated Reader 100 Club

January 30, 2012

Moira Stanisch, a second grade student from teacher Pamela Karlene's class at the Kane Elementary School, has the distinction of being the first member of the prestigious Accelerated Reader (AR) 100 Club for the 2011-2012 school year. She achieved this status by reading and testing on over 100 Accelerated Reader titles with a proficiency higher than 80 percent.

County commissioners

January 30, 2012

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Ted Lutz

The McKean County Board of Commissioners held its reorganizational meeting earlier this month in Smethport. The commissioners and their titles for the a four-year period through 2015 include, left to right: Cliff Lane, Annin Township, secretary; Joe DeMott, Port Allegany, chairman; and Al Pingie, Bradford Township, vice chairman.

Drawn blood

January 26, 2012

Pictured is Mt. Jewett Rotary Club Member Tom Geer who is having his blood drawn by Sonia Costanzo of the Kane Community Hospital Lab during the Multiphasic Blood Screen and Health Fair at the Mt. Jewett Fire Hall sponsored by Kane Community Hospital.

Work at Family Dollar store

January 24, 2012

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Ted Lutz

Despite snow, rain and cold temperatures, construction work is under way for the new Family Dollar variety store at 519 N. Fraley St. in Kane. The site is adjacent to Rite Aid and in front of Kane Manufacturing (Kane Screens). Excavation for the foundation (above) is part of the latest work for the store, which is expected to open in March or April. The Kane store is one of more than 400 scheduled to open this year for the national chain based in Charlotte. The store, which is expected to employ between 10 and 12 workers, will have 8,000 square feet of space. Hanover Land Services, Inc.

Parent-Teacher forum

January 21, 2012

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Ted Lutz

The Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO) at the Kane Elementary School held a meeting this week in the multi-purpose room at the school. Taking part in the meeting are, left to right: Dale Anderson, who has two young daughters in the school; Catherine Stewart, PTO treasurer; Linda Lorenzo, school principal; and Bonnie Johnson, PTO president.

Historic research slated

January 14, 2012

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Ted Lutz

Dick Bly, a representative of the Kane Historic Preservation Society (KHPS), tells the Kane School Board about a historic research project involving "Kane Summit"-- the original home of Kane founder General Thomas Kane and his wife, Elizabeth. The board agreed to partner with the society for the project on the grounds of Kane High School. Students and teachers will participate in the project.

Kane fire chiefs

January 11, 2012

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Ted Lutz

The Kane Volunteer Fire Department held its annual election Tuesday at the fire hall on Poplar Street. Among those elected are, left to right: Tim Holt, fire chief; Tim Lehman, first assistant fire chief; Leo "Jerry" Geibel, second assistant fire chief; and Dave Silvis, third assistant fire chief. Outgoing Fire Chief Norm Schreckengost did not seek another term. The annual fire department banquet is Saturday, Feb. 18 at the fire hall.

Donation to Kane Area Community Center

January 6, 2012

The 12 employees that make up ILPEA Industries, Inc. / Holm Industry in Kane made a donation of toys and games to the Kane Area Community Center. ILPEA then made a matching cash donation to the center. Pictured along with Michelle Palmer, Executive Director of the Kane Area Community Center are some of the ILPEA employees. Mike Brinkley, Steve Harp and John Simons. Tricia Lundgren, who was being camera shy, is the employee that spearheaded this donation drive with the company.

Accelerated Reader contest winners

January 6, 2012

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The Kane Middle School Accelerated Reader contest winners for December are Kennedy Detsch (left; sixth grade), Mike Ackley (center; seventh grade), and Brianna Snyder (right; eighth grade). A total of 49 middle school students qualified for the contest. Students must earn enough AR points to be entered into the prize drawing. Points are earned by reading novels and taking a comprehension test on the novels.

A chilly walk home from school

January 6, 2012

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Ted Lutz

Kane school students returning from their Christmas break this week have had to dress warmly because of the coldest temperatures of the winter season. Bundled up for a walk home from the Kane Middle School are eighth-graders Taylor Compton (left) and Sami Walker (right).

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