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Explanation given for loss of Kane Fire Hall aid

May 26, 2015

SMETHPORT – More restrictive guidelines by the state Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) are blamed for shooting down federal aid for a Kane Fire Hall project.
Following a public hearing, the McKean Redevelopment and Housing Authority last year approved $14,520 in federal CDBG money for new energy-efficient garage doors at six bays at the Kane Fire Hall on Poplar Street.
The allocation for Kane was included in the county application for CDBG money through the state DCED.
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See full article in the May 27 edition of The Kane Republican.

Officials provide Kinzua Bridge Park update

May 26, 2015

MT. JEWETT – Officials have provided another update on the ongoing Kinzua Bridge Park Office/Visitor Center construction project. These updates will be provided on a periodic basis.
The following update summarizes regularly scheduled job conferences held by the Department of General Services (DGS) that include all contractors working on site.

Sacrifice is key, Kane Memorial Day speaker says

May 25, 2015

Sacrifice is a key in the celebration of Memorial Day.
"Sacrifice is giving the best of oneself with the full knowledge that the best may be used up for the greater good," U.S. Coast Guard Reserve Petty Officer 2nd Class Josh Jekielek said Monday. "Sacrifice is every name on every stone with a flag by it. Sacrifice is every family member who has endured this loss, these absences, the pain and anguish of their loved ones. 

Ludlow speaker pays tribute to veterans

May 25, 2015

LUDLOW – Veterans who have served their country deserve a simple "thank you."
This is the message conveyed Monday by Ken Holmes, the speaker at the annual Memorial Day program at the Gibbs Hill Cemetery near Ludlow.
"To what do we owe the price of freedom?" Holmes asked.
"It is the veteran-- young and old, black or white, man or woman-- who not only salutes our flag as the symbol of this great nation, but serves under it," Holmes said.
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See full article in the May 26 edition of The Kane Republican.

Mt. Jewett holds annual Memorial Day observance

May 25, 2015

Vietnam veteran Gary DeVore was the keynote speaker at Monday morning’s Mount Jewett Memorial Day Parade address at the Veterans’ Gazebo on Main Street. DeVore served in the United States Marine Corps from 1968-1974.
During his brief address, he first recognized how the town’s celebration is sadly, becoming unique. He recalled how impressed he was when he first attended the event years ago with his wife, “Kushequa girl,” Sue Peterson. DeVore said those in attendance were part of a living history of the town.
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See full article in the May 26 edition of The Kane Republican.

Memorial Day programs set Monday in Kane area

May 22, 2015

Memorial Day parades and programs are scheduled Monday in the Kane area.
Events are set in Kane, Mt. Jewett and Ludlow.
Kane
The annual Memorial Day parade in Kane begins at 9:30 a.m. Units will form at 9 a.m. on Wetmore Avenue. The parade will proceed south on Fraley Street through the Uptown Business District.
The parade will end at the memorial "point" area at Evergreen Park at South Fraley, Chestnut and Birch streets.
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See full article in the May 23rd edition of The Kane Republican.

'Green Team' oversees recycling at Kane High School

May 21, 2015

Students and staff members at Kane Area High School are doing their part to recycle waste.
Under the supervision of the student "Green Team," the school is recycling paper, aluminum cans and plastic and glass bottles.
Containers for the items have been placed throughout the high school. The "Green Team" hauls the recyclables to "zero sort" bins adjacent to the school parking lot. Advanced Disposal picks up the bins.
Clayton Colson, a high school senior, is the chairman of the six-member "Green Team" which oversees the recycling program.
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See full article in the May 21st edition of

Child Safety Fair held at Kane’s Evergreen Park

May 21, 2015

Overcast skies didn’t dampen the spirits of the area youth who attended Thursday afternoon’s Child Safety Fair. The Kane Area Development Center sponsored the free event which was held at Evergreen Park , between the Enchanted Playground and the basketball court from 2-5 p.m.
A number of local agencies set up information booths at the park and many had items free for children or games to play. KADC employees manned a welcome table and offered free hot dogs, courtesy of Texas Hot, and face-painting.
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See full article in the May 21st edition on The Kane Republican.

Kane teacher to speak at Memorial Day program

May 21, 2015

Kane High School teacher Josh Jekielek will deliver the keynote speech Monday at the annual Memorial Day program at Evergreen Park in Kane.
The program at the memorial "point" at the park follows the parade at 9:30 a.m. Monday. Kane Mayor "Yogi" Osmer is the master-of-ceremonies.
Jekielek, who teaches English language arts at the high school, currently serves in the U.S. Coast Guard Reserve with the rank of Petty Officer 2nd Class.
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See full article in the May 21st edition of The Kane Republican.

VIDEO: David Letterman Says Goodbye to the "Late Show"

May 21, 2015

VIDEO: David Letterman Says Goodbye to the "Late Show"
Letterman has a star-studded finale

Election winner fills Hamlin Township board vacancy

May 21, 2015

HAZEL HURST – A day after winning the Republican nomination for a six-year term as Hamlin Township supervisor, Jim Myers was chosen to fill a vacancy on the Board of Supervisors.
Myers, owner of a trucking company on Route 6 just west of Mt. Jewett, will fill a vacancy created by the April resignation of Supervisor Joni Britton.
Acting at a special meeting Wednesday, Supervisors Jim Trussell and Dave Okerlund endorsed Myers for the position. 
He is expected to be sworn in by Kane District Court Judge Dave Engman in time to take part in the June 8 regular meeting of the supervisors.
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Joey Marold of Kane attains rank of Eagle Scout

May 21, 2015

The highest rank in Boy Scouting, the Eagle Scout Award, has been awarded to Joey Marold of Troop 422 in Kane. Troop 422 is led by Scoutmaster Bob Ishman and is chartered by Olmsted Manor in Ludlow and the First United Methodist Church in Kane.
Joey participated in his Eagle Scout Board of Review on March 8 and was congratulated immediately afterward for attaining this coveted rank.
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Police name 1 passenger in Kane Stone crash

May 21, 2015

According to a State Police report released Wednesday, Michael Butterfield, 18, is one of three Kane teens injured Tuesday afternoon in an accident.
Their car went off a cliff on Reigel Road at the area known as Kane Stone in Wetmore Township.
Police said Butterfield sustained a "minor injury" in the accident. He was wearing a seat belt, police said.
Police did not name the 17-year-old female driver and a 17-year-old female passenger due to their age.
Police said the 17-year-old female passenger sustained a "moderate injury." She was not wearing a seat belt, police said.
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New local air service is soaring above 2014 levels

May 20, 2015

LAFAYETTE TOWNSHIP – Sun Air Express, the new commuter passenger carrier at the Bradford Regional Airport, is gaining in popularity.
Sun Air in April had 204 passengers departing on its flights to the Pittsburgh International Airport. 
This total is 18 more than the same month in 2014 when Silver Airways (United) served the airport with flights to Cleveland.
In a report Wednesday at a meeting of the Airport Authority, Sun Air Bradford Station Manager Ryan Dach said the number of departing passengers so far this month is "ahead of April."

3 Kane teens injured as car plunges over cliff

May 20, 2015

Three Kane teenagers were injured Tuesday afternoon when their car went off Reigel Road and plunged over a cliff.
State Police investigated the accident, but had not filed a report as of late Tuesday night.
According to police at the scene, the injured included two 17-year-old girls and an 18-year-old male.
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See full article in the May 20th edition of The Kane Republican.

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