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‘Pinky’ Holt retires as school Food Service director

September 29, 2014

For the past 20 years, “Pinky” Holt has prepared daily menus for the meals served to students and staff in the Kane school cafeterias.
She is retiring today as the Food Service director for the school district, in part because of new federal regulations that require students to take one fruit and one vegetable as they go through the cafeteria line.
Many of these fruits and vegetables end up in the garage can. They can’t be served another day.

Search continues for missing Ridgway Marine

September 29, 2014

U.S. Marine Corporal Donovan E. Clancy, 26, a Ridgway native, was declared missing on Friday while wading in heavy surf on the northwestern shore of Tinian, a small island in the Northern Marianas Islands.
Donovan is the son of Kevin and Tina Clancy of Ridgway and a graduate of Elk County Catholic High School. While at ECC he was involved with the marching band and chose to pursue a career in the military following graduation.

Ridgway Marine declared missing, search continues

September 29, 2014

U.S. Marine Corporal Donovan E. Clancy, 26, a Ridgway native, was declared missing on Friday while wading in heavy current on the northwestern shore of Tinian, part of the Northern Marianas Islands.
Clancy is a graduate of Elk County Catholic High School. He is currently assigned to the Marine Wing Communication Squadron 18 based at Camp Foster, Okinawa in Japan.
Numerous search parties including those of the U.S. Coast Guard and Marine forces based near Guam were unable to locate Clancy on Saturday and resumed efforts on Sunday and today.

Drive 4 UR School event

September 28, 2014

The Drive 4 UR School event was held Saturday, Sept. 27 at Kane High School. There was a huge turnout on such a beautiful day. The organizers for the event were Lori Lewis (SADD), Linda Schneider (German Club), Kerri Detsch (Prom), and Krystal Nuhfer (All Sports Boosters). The organizer wish to acknowledge Zook Motors for sponsoring the event and the community for their support.

McMahon: We are all stakeholders when it comes to addiction

September 28, 2014

Elk County District Attorney Shawn McMahon was one of the featured speakers during the Luminary Service on the Diamond Saturday evening, an event held to honor or remember those who have been impacted by addiction.
As district attorney, McMahon sees individuals battling various addictions pass through the criminal justice system on a regular basis.

Nina Nogar retiring as longtime Hazel Hurst postmaster

September 26, 2014

HAZEL HURST – Hazel Hurst residents soon will be looking for a new “psychiatrist” to help them deal with life’s every-day problems.
This situation is due to the retirement of Nina Nogar, who has been the postmaster at the Hazel Hurst Post Office since May 7, 1988.
She is retiring Tuesday from her official job of postmaster and her unofficial role as the town "psychiatrist."
While handling mail has been her main job, Nogar often is asked for advice as she stands in the “window” to chat with residents as they visit the rural post office on a daily basis.

VIDEO: 11 Facts You Won't Believe Are Actually True

September 26, 2014

VIDEO: 11 Facts You Won't Believe Are Actually True

Lights, camera, action! Family Drive-In has new owners

September 25, 2014

Lowell and Jackie Watts of Kane for years have taken their daughters Kendall and Jillian to watch movies at the Family Drive-In on Route 6 just east of the borough.
Now they'll be running the show.
The Watts family has purchased the Family Drive-In and plans to re-open the popular attraction next April.
"We feel fortunate," Lowell said in announcing that his family is the new owner of the drive-in. "We're not changing anything. The drive-in is a community tradition. It's a Kane icon."

Man charged with intimidating witness in Kane case

September 24, 2014

A defendant in a Kane assault case is accused of intimidating the female victim while he is incarcerated at the McKean County Jail near Smethport.
William Jason Pearce, 38, of Glen Campbell, Pa. in Indiana County called the alleged victim on her cell phone “over 50 times” from jail Sunday through Wednesday, according to a criminal complaint filed Wednesday with Smethport District Court Judge Bill Todd. 
According to the court documents, the calls placed the alleged victim in “reasonable fear of bodily injury” or “emotional distress.” 

Drive 4 UR School set for Saturday at Kane High School

September 24, 2014

Kane area residents can take advantage of Ford’s $20 donation for every new vehicle taken for a test drive on Saturday, Sept. 27 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
A number of new vehicles from Zook Motors will be available to be taken for a test drive in front of the Kane Senior High School. Proceeds from the event will benefit four separate KHS clubs, SADD, Prom Committee, Kane All-Sports Booster Club and the German Club.

Asbestos encapsulation project set at county courthouse

September 23, 2014

SMETHPORT – McKean County officials say they never knew pipes hidden above the first-floor drop ceiling at the county courthouse contained hazardous asbestos.
Now they know and they will correct the problem.
They plan to spend an estimated $29,000 for an asbestos encapsulation project.
The asbestos was discovered during preliminary work for a heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) project at the courthouse.

Final payment made to PENNVEST for sewer project

September 22, 2014

A final payment has been made for one of the loans for a 1994 project to reconstruct the two Kane sewage treatment plants.
The last $25,000 monthly payment has been made to the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST).
Ed Sleeman, the non-voting treasurer of the Kane Borough Sewer Authority, reported on the final PENNVEST payment Monday at a board meeting at the borough building.
The authority for the past 20 years has been making $25,000 monthly payments to PENNVEST for the loan for the sewer project.

VIDEO: Steelers pick Panthers defense apart

September 22, 2014

VIDEO: Steelers pick Panthers defense apart
Kirk Morrison on the Steelers' win over the Panthers.

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10th annual Fall Festival set Oct. 4 at Wildcat Park

September 21, 2014

LUDLOW – The 10th annual Fall Festival is scheduled Saturday, Oct. 4 at Wildcat Park off Route 6 near Ludlow.
The festival is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Admission is free.
The festival features numerous craft vendors set up at the large pavilion at the park. The festival also includes a bake sale, a quilt drawing and a Chinese Auction.
Food will be served in the pavilion closest to the park entrance on Route 6.
Children and adults also will be able to ride a hay wagon at the park.
Proceeds from the festival benefits the Ludlow Community Association.

1st Lt. Turner returns to family after 6 decades

September 21, 2014

GROVE TWP. – It was a bittersweet day Saturday as family members, friends, dignitaries and military members paid their respects to U.S. Air Force First Lieutenant William "Bill" Turner.
Turner, who grew up in Cameron and Potter counties, died Nov. 22, 1952 at just 24 years old when the C-124 Globemaster plane that he was traveling in crashed into Mount Gannet in the Chugach Mountains of Alaska.
Severe weather at the time prevented any search from being executed until three days after the crash; aircraft and sea vessels searched for three days before plane wreckage was found Nov. 28, 1952.

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