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Set reading record

June 7, 2011

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Carson Whiteman sports an honorary balloon bouquet in front of the Accelerated Reader Wall of Fame at the Kane Elementary School. He recently set the school record for the most books read and tested on in the Accelerated Reader Program in one year. Amazingly, Carson took 509 quizzes on various titles and read 414,892 words. Carson is the son of proud parents, Mr. and Mrs. Steve Whiteman of Kane.

Longtime Kane teacher to retire

June 7, 2011

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Ted Lutz

Betsey Davis (left), who has been a learning support teacher at the Kane Middle School for 34 years, is retiring at the end of the current school year. Some of her students include, left to right: Cassie Ginkel, eighth-grade; Desirae Hulings, eighth-grade; and Dale Coates, seventh-grade. A Pittsburgh native, Davis and her husband, Dennis reside in Kane. They have a son, Matthew. Davis came to Kane for her first teaching job in 1977-78 after graduating from Mansfield State University. She has been in Room 139 at the Kane Middle School during her entire career as a special education teacher.

Accelerated Reader

June 7, 2011

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First-grader Max Bizzak is the 45th and latest member of Kane Elementary School's Accelerated Reader Club. Max claims his favorite books are those about dinosaurs. At school, he loves gym with physical education teacher Rich Hunt. Playing Wii games and eating pizza are favorite things he likes to do at home. This super reader is the son of Lisa and Max Bizzak of Kane.

Here comes the band

May 30, 2011

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Ted Lutz

The Kane Area High School Marching Band plays Monday in the annual Memorial Day parade in Kane. The band also played patriotic songs at the Memorial Day program at Evergreen Park.

Firing squad in Ludlow

May 30, 2011

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Ted Lutz

The Sheffield and Clarendon Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) provided the color guard and firing squad for the annual Memorial Day program held Monday at Gibbs Hill Cemetery near Ludlow.

Color Guard in Kane parade

May 30, 2011

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Ted Lutz

Members of the Pennsylvania Army National Guard unit in Kane serve Monday as the Color Guard in the annual Memorial Day parade on Fraley Street in Kane.

Memorial wreaths

May 30, 2011

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Ted Lutz

The Memorial Day program in Kane featured the placing of memorial wreaths in the memorial section of Evergreen Park. Placing the wreaths are Russ Counts (left), commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 1132 in Kane; and Jim Gibson (right), representing American Legion Post 250 of Kane.

A Memorial Day tradition

May 27, 2011

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Ted Lutz

Beth Carpenter of Mt. Jewett follows a Memorial Day tradition and plants flowers at the graves of her maternal grandparents-- Henry and Sophie Detrick-- at the St. Callistus Catholic Cemetery in Kane. Carpenter's mother is Kathryn Detrick Fleeger of Kane. Many Kane area families are visiting cemeteries this weekend to plant flowers at graves of loved ones.

Accelerated Reader

May 25, 2011

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Local second-graders are achieving reading milestones in the Accelerated Reader (AR) program at the Kane Elementary School Cole Good, a student in teacher Pam Karlene's class, has successfully read enough titles to acquire AR 100 Club Status. Currently, he especially likes dinosaur books. Other favorite things include gym class, board games and pizza.

Collection from Girl Scouts

May 24, 2011

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Girl Scout Troop 23093 collected over 100 items for the food pantry in preparation for the Girl Scouts 100th anniversary next year.  They also cleaned Evergreen Park for over 100 minutes. The girls plan on doing more things in the future to prepare for the 100th anniversary celebration. Pictured above, left to right:  (Top) Anna Robbins, Rylee Johnson, Haylee Swanson, Chelsea Hunt, Kalen Johnson (Bottom) Victoria Hallberg, Raeann Asel, Emily Peterson.

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