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Zook Motors and Ford ‘drives’ raise $33,000 in Kane

July 11, 2014

Zook Motors of Kane and the Ford Motor Company have sponsored six benefit test drive programs that have raised a total of $33,000 for the Kane community.
Under the programs, Kane area residents have taken brief test drives in various new Ford cars and trucks. For every test drive, Ford donates $20 to the designated organization.

Work underway on Route 321 project

July 11, 2014

RED BRIDGE – Work is underway to rehabilitate a section of Route 321 north of Kane.
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) said a detour is necessary so that full depth reclamation work can take place on the roadway without traffic disruptions.

2 new members appointed to Kane School Board

July 10, 2014

Dr. Krista Jamerson and Keith Hastings are the newest members of the Kane School Board.
They were appointed Thursday at a school board meeting at the Kane Middle School auditorium.
Jamerson of 111 Hemlock Ave., Kane, replaces Dave Westerburg. Hastings of 69 Grandview Rd., Wetmore Township, replaces Ken Kane.

School board president sees 'big challenge'

July 10, 2014

Claire Ann Depto, the newly-elected president of the Kane School Board, is looking ahead to what she terms "a big challenge."
"There's a lot of responsibility," she said Thursday after conducting her first meeting as school board president. "It's going to be a big challenge."
The board on Thursday elected Depto as president to replace Ken Kane, who resigned. Depto had been the vice president.
"I thank the board members for their confidence in me," Depto said. "I feel everyone on the board is an equal."

Kane Chamber to host community pet parade

July 9, 2014

The Kane Chamber of Commerce invites pet owners to participate in the Third Annual Pet Parade on Wednesday, July 30. The parade will begin at 6 p.m. at the SMP parking lot and head to Field Street, where prizes will be awarded. The event will include games and contests for all ages.

Contract to be awarded for court repairs at park

July 9, 2014

Finally.
A long-planned project to renovate the three tennis courts and basketball court at Evergreen Park in Kane appears ready for implementation.
A $58,000 contract for the work is expected to be awarded Friday to Nagle Athletic Surfaces of East Syracuse, N.Y.
The contract is expected to be awarded to Nagle by the Smethport-based McKean County Redevelopment and Housing Authority. This is the agency that oversees local projects using federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) money.

Mt. Jewett man due to serve as acting county sheriff

July 9, 2014

SMETHPORT – Mt. Jewett resident Jim Sharer is expected to serve as the acting sheriff for McKean County.
Sharer, the first deputy sheriff for the county, is expected to take over Friday.
In a letter dated Sunday, County Sheriff Bradley A. Mason told the McKean County Board of Commissioners that he would resign as warden of the McKean County Jail as of midnight tonight.

New leadership brings a promising future to the Lutheran Home at Kane

July 9, 2014

The Board of Directors of the Lutheran Home at Kane (LHK) is proud to announce the promotion of Megan M. Bolden, MS to the position of nursing home administrator.
“We are in a period of transition and we’re excited about creating a new chapter in our history,” said Pastor Stephen Fair, chair of the Board of Directors. “We are blessed to have Megan on board. She is a powerful asset bringing energy and a look to the future. She has the passion, vision and leadership skills that we feel are needed to continue in a positive direction.”

3 nominees vie for 2 school board seats 

July 9, 2014

There reportedly are three candidates to fill two vacancies on the Kane School Board.
The board is expected to fill the vacancies tonight when it meets at 7 p.m. at the Kane Middle School auditorium. The meeting is open to the public.

Buyer to be sought for Mt. Jewett sewer system

July 8, 2014

MT. JEWETT – A day after the sale of the Mt. Jewett water system, plans were made to seek a possible buyer for the Mt. Jewett sewage operation.
The Mt. Jewett Regional Sewer Authority agreed Tuesday to advertise for bids for the proposed sale of the sewage system.

Hospital nuclear medicine has top accreditation

July 8, 2014

Kane Community Hospital has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in nuclear medicine as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR). 
Nuclear medicine is a branch of medical imaging that uses small amounts of radioactive material-- ingested by the patient-- to diagnose and treat a variety of disease, including many types of cancers, heart disease and certain other abnormalities within the body.

Mt. Jewett council approves sale of water system

July 8, 2014

MT. JEWETT – Aqua Pennsylvania is the new owner of the Mt. Jewett water system.
Acting at a meeting Monday, the Mt. Jewett Borough Council voted 4-0 to accept a high bid from Aqua-- one of two private companies interested in acquiring the water system.

Milliard pleads guilty to firearms charges

July 8, 2014

Francis Anthony Millard, 56, of Ridgway, pleaded guilty Monday afternoon in federal court to charges of conspiracy to possess firearms by a convicted felon.

Highland Recreational Association Car Show winners announced

July 6, 2014

The Highland Township Recreational Association held their annual Car and Motorcycle Show on Saturday afternoon at the ball field in James City. Event Coordinator Marsha Buhl said that crowds were up from the past two years as the weatherman finally cooperated and provided a sunny, warm day for the show.

St. Marys Carbon receives Governor’s ImPAct Award

July 6, 2014

HERSHEY – Governor Tom Corbett recently recognized 50 outstanding Pennsylvania companies and entrepreneurs for creating jobs, developing ideas, reaching new markets, and making positive contributions in local communities at the 2014 Governor’s ImPAct Awards.

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