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Kane students show improvement on state tests

July 24, 2014

Preliminary data indicates that Kane school students are showing improvement on state tests.
Even so, school officials are planning more remedial work to raise the number of students who are proficient in the basic skills of math, reading, writing and science.
The school board's Curriculum Committee reviewed the preliminary data on state test results during a 2 1/2-hour meeting Thursday at the Kane Middle School library.

Boni masterpiece finds home in church

July 24, 2014

KERSEY – A new addition to Saint Boniface Parish is a wooden carving of the saint himself, created by Rick Boni, co-founder of Appalachian Arts Studio in Ridgway and the Chainsaw Carvers Rendezvous.
The masterpiece, carved from bass wood, a favorite of the hand carvers, stands to the left of the altar in the church in Kersey.
"Father Jim Faluszczak gave me some key points that he wanted to see in the piece," Boni said, explaining the initial project took at least seven weeks to complete. "It's such a long time to focus on one piece and that really takes a lot of discipline."

2 Kane youths are injured in traffic accident

July 24, 2014

WARREN – Two Kane youths were injured Tuesday afternoon in a chain-reaction traffic accident on Route 6 just east of Warren.
The youths include:
*Nik Guadagnino, 18, a June graduate of Kane High School. He is the son of Steve and Leslie Lindquist Guadagnino.
*Ryan Avenali, 16, who will be a junior at Kane High School. He is the son of Dan Avenali and Michele Johnston Avenali.

Kane Historic Preservation Society receives deed to chapel

July 23, 2014

The Thomas L. Kane Memorial Chapel, perhaps the only building in Kane borough where both the town’s founder and his wife, Elizabeth Kane, stood in, has been deeded over to the Kane Historic Preservation Society from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
The chapel was built between 1876 and 1878 under the direction of Thomas L. Kane with money given to him by his aunt, Ann Gray Thomas. The Presbyterian Church was dedicated to his mother’s parents, Thomas Leiper and Elizabeth Coultas Gray and their ten children.

County elected officials to see salary hikes in 2016

July 22, 2014

SMETHPORT – McKean County's elected officials will see salary hikes over a six-year period beginning in 2016.
The current elected Board of Commissioners-- Joe DeMott of Port Allegany, Al Pingie of Bradford Township and Cliff Lane of Turtlepoint-- adopted a resolution Tuesday evening to provide the raises for the years 2016 through 2021.

County elected officials to see salary hikes in 2016

July 22, 2014

SMETHPORT – McKean County's elected officials will see salary hikes over a six-year period beginning in 2016.
The current elected Board of Commissioners-- Joe DeMott of Port Allegany, Al Pingie of Bradford Township and Cliff Lane of Turtlepoint-- adopted a resolution Tuesday evening to provide the raises for the years 2016 through 2021.

Fallen Soldier Dice Run set

July 22, 2014

The Fallen Soldier Memorial Dice Run for motorcyclists will be held Saturday, Aug. 16.
The event begins and ends at the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) on Wetmore Avenue in Kane.
Registration is at 10:30 a.m. The ride begins at 11:30 a.m.
Motorcyclists will travel to the Gibbs Hill Cemetery in Ludlow for the "blessing of the bikes" and to pay respects at the grave of Staff Sgt. Kenneth VanGiesen of Kane.

Kane Players presents “Terraces of Kane Summit”

July 22, 2014

Kane Players productions are typically an amazing example of the variety of local talent from our little community. Their upcoming play, “Terraces of Kane Summit” is no exception. The play, based on the diary of Elizabeth Kane, was written by former Wilcox resident Michael Schultz and Kane’s own Elizabeth Haberberger and produced by the Kane Historic Preservation Society.

Kane sewer board wants action on unpaid bills

July 22, 2014

The Kane Borough Sewer Authority is losing its patience with the collection of unpaid sewer bills.
The authority in May received notice that water would be shut off to 147 sewer customers who had long-term unpaid bills.
Apparently, many of the shut-offs never happened.
Pennsylvania Municipal Services (PAMS), which now collects Kane sewer bills, reportedly told the authority that it would see a "spike" in sewer payments once the water shut-off notices were issued.

Corbett cites accomplishments, talks future during visit

July 20, 2014

RIDGWAY – Governor Tom Corbett toured the region Saturday before arriving in Ridgway for several speaking engagements.
After visiting the Jefferson County Fair in the afternoon, Corbett arrived at The Hound radio station in Ridgway at roughly 4:45 p.m. to meet with local philanthropist Denny Heindl for an interview for "Talk of the Town" which aired Sunday at noon.
Corbett, with a State Police escort, arrived at the station in a black Chevrolet Suburban. There he met briefly with Elk County Republican Chairperson Grace Jesberger before entering the station building with Heindl.

Governor responds to widespread drug abuse

July 20, 2014

RIDGWAY – During his weekend visit to Elk County, Governor Tom Corbett discussed the adverse impacts of drug abuse throughout the Commonwealth as well as a poor precedent being set by state leaders in Colorado.
"For the recreational use of marijuana, I'm against it as it's a gateway drug and it's been proven that way," he said. "They're having an increase of driving under the influence of marijuana [in Colorado] and in California I understand that elected officials think it's hurting the workforce."

Corbett reviews Ridgway YMCA pool project

July 20, 2014

RIDGWAY – Less than a year after authorizing the release of $800,000 in Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) funding to the Ridgway YMCA Revitalization Project in Elk County, Governor Tom Corbett on Saturday evening paid a visit to the construction site.
With Ridgway YMCA executive director Mary Lynne Bellotti and Main Street Manager Michelle Bogacki by his side, Corbett spent roughly 15 minutes at the popular North Broad Street facility to see the progress firsthand.

Kane school chief loses appeal of federal lawsuit

July 19, 2014

Dr. Maryann Anderson, superintendent of the Kane Area School District, has lost her appeal of a federal court decision to dismiss her lawsuit against three former colleagues in the Mlillcreek Township School District near Erie.
The Third District Appellate Court in Philadelphia ruled Thursday to uphold the dismissal by former federal court judge Sean McLaughlin of Erie.
The defendants in the Anderson lawsuit include:
*Dr. Dean Maynard, former superintendent of the Millcreek Township School District.
*Susan Sullivan, former vice president of the Millcreek Township School Board.

Kane 150th holding community clean-up today

July 19, 2014

The Kane 150th committee is asking area residents to join them today in helping get the borough ready for their big sesquicentennial celebration, which begins in just over a week.
The first event of the week long celebration is the Old-Time Baseball Game, which will be played on Sunday, July 27 at 2 p.m. The game will be played at Pat Santilli field in Glenwood Park. Other events throughout the week will be held in Evergreen Park and throughout uptown Kane, including Fraley Street, Field Street and Greeves Street, among others.

Art in the Wilds Show features fine art, crowds and record sales

July 17, 2014

Large crowds and beautiful weather boosted art sales to record levels at the eighth annual Art in the Wilds art show held in Kane in June, according to show director Marilyn Blackmore.
Nearly 6,000 people attended the two day show held June 28-29 in Kane’s Evergreen Park where Art in the Wilds continues to grow. The attendance for this year’s show nearly tripled that of our first show in 2007.

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