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Multi-phasic testing

March 3, 2013

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Amy Geer

The Kane Rotary Club and Kane Community Hospital held their joint multi-phasic testing on Saturday morning in the St Callistus Social Hall. According to a Rotary spokesperson, approximately 500 area residents took advantage of the opportunity. Ken Zook is pictured here getting his blood drawn by Caitlyn Sturdevant.

Free books for Kane students

March 2, 2013

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Ted Lutz

Kane school children in kindergarten through fifth grade were able to select their own books to read and keep Friday during a "Read Across America" program at the Kane Elementary School. These second-grade students include, left to right, front row: Angel Banks, Karli Gustafson and Skylar Cook; and standing: Dale Morris, Ricky Zampogna and Branden Bentley. The National Education Association (NEA) promotes the "Read Across America" program each year on the birthday of "Dr. Seuss," the famous author of children's books. Today marks the 109th birthday of "Dr. Seuss."

Kane students donate blood

March 1, 2013

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Ted Lutz

The Student Council at Kane Area High School sponsored a Blood Drive this week at the school. More than 40 students and staff donated blood. Taking part in the program are Mark Zielewski (left), a donor collection specialist for the Community Blood Bank; and Melissa Lindsay (right), a Kane High School junior who donated blood. 

A community that gives helps kids

February 28, 2013

Thanks to our community, 78 students in third, fourth, and fifth grade at Chestnut Street Elementary raised $5,272 for the children at St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital by participating in the St. Jude’s Math-a-thon. In a two-week period, students get sponsors, go online or complete a booklet with over 200 math problems, and collect money from their sponsors.

Dancers earn several awards

February 25, 2013

Mackenzie Kinney and Dana Bokma from Nikky’s Dance Studio located in Smethport are pictured receiving their platinum award and first place overall at StarQuest International in Youngstown, Ohio. The competition team competed eight numbers (receiving four platinums, three high golds and a gold) out of over 500 numbers entered. The team also received a third, fourth, and fifth overall, a Fusion award out of all petite and junior duets, along with several special awards-- "Smiles for Miles," "Personality Plus" and "Beautiful Storytelling" awards.

Ash Wednesday tradition

February 14, 2013

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Ted Lutz

The Rev. Philip Pinczewski (right), pastor of St. Callistus Catholic Church in Kane, places ashes on the forehead of Tom Brinkley (left) of Kane during Ash Wednesday Mass at the church. For Christians around the world, Ash Wednesday marks the start Lent. The Lenten season is marked by fasting, prayer and the abstinence from meat in preparation for Easter on Sunday, March 31. The ashes, blessed by a priest, consist of burned palms from the previous Palm Sunday.

Three generations

February 13, 2013

Kane Lions Club showing three generations of Lions from the same family. On the far right is Jim Marconi, patriarch of the group, center is Nick Perry, new Lions Club member and grandson of Jim, and on the left is Geoff Perry, son-in-law of Jim, and father of Nick. Nick was inducted into the club on Feb. 5 following a chili dinner prepared by Mark Battista and Rick Stears.

Troop visits Kane VFD

February 13, 2013

Kane Daisy and Brownie Troop #26521 visited the Kane Volunteer Fire Department on Feb. 2. First Assistant Chief Tim Lehman discussed fire safety and gave a tour, and Lieutenant on Truck 56 Zack Holt demonstrated how to put on and use the gear necessary to respond to a scene. Seated in the back from left to right are: Alexis Morgan, Kate Parana, Jayna Johnson, Mya Berry, and Paige Lehman; front row, First Assistant Chief Tim Lehman and Kylie Housler.

Anti-bullying program begins

February 8, 2013

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Ted Lutz

The Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA) of Bradford began a four-week anti-bullying program Thursday at the Kane Area Community Center. Jill Alane Moore (left), a representative of the YWCA Victims' Resource Center, is presenting the free program for students and their parents. Michelle Palmer (right) is the executive director of the community center. During the four classes, students will be led through activities to help them understand that bullying is not proper conduct. The classes begin at 3:15 p.m. every Thursday in February at the community center.

AR 100 Club

January 26, 2013

Ben Walter, a first grader from Mrs. Julie Boyer's class has done what no other first grader has this academic year. He recently achieved AR 100 Club status at the Kane Elementary/ Middle School by reading and enjoying over 100 books and successfully completing computerized comprehension tests. Ben is so exited about his achievement that he is aiming to reach the AR 200 Club.  Besides reading books in his favorite series Fly Guy, Ben loves science class and playing his Wii, as well as eating his favorite food, pizza.

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