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John Hayduk to be new maintenance chief in Mt. Jewett

May 4, 2015

MT. JEWETT – John Hayduk begins work today as the council-picked successor to Mt. Jewett Maintenance Supervisor Rod Peterson.
Hayduk, 50, will take over as borough maintenance chief when Peterson retires in September. Due to vacation, Peterson is expected to leave the job in August.
Hayduk begins duties for the borough at $14 per hour. For now, he will be working eight hours a day for the borough.
At some point in the future, he will split duties between the borough and the Mt. Jewett Regional Sewer Authority.

Kane hospital clinics offer 'same-day' appointments

May 3, 2015

Do you wish to see a doctor immediately for treatment of a non-emergency ailment such as a cold, sore throat or fever?
Just make a phone call to one of the seven area clinics operated by Kane Community Hospital (KCH).

Plane strikes building after failed startup

May 3, 2015

ST. MARYS – A small plane veered out of control upon startup striking a portion of a building Sunday afternoon at the St. Marys Municipal Airport.
A pilot and his passenger escaped with only minor injuries.
The incident occurred as pilot Preston Hoopes of Ulysses in Potter County was reportedly having difficulty starting his plane. He reported to Alan McPherson, airport manager, that he exited the plane to slightly move the propellor which he said suddenly started although the key in the ignition was turned to the off position as was the master switch.

Church Women United told: 'Life is like cup of tea'

May 1, 2015

There's good tea.
There's bitter tea.
There's hot tea.
There's cold tea.
In many ways, tea is just like life with its many different blends and serving temperatures.
This is the message delivered Friday at a luncheon for the Church Women United of Kane at the Presbyterian Church.
Carol Carson of Tabor Lutheran Church presented the program called "Life Is Like A Cup of Tea."
"Everyone's tea is different," Carson said. "But our lives are all like teacups waiting to be filled with tea.

Kane VFW urges local vets to participate in Memorial Day Parade

May 1, 2015

Commander David Swanson of Post 1132 King David Post of the Veterans of Foreign War, along with Post Quartermaster Russ Counts, invites all area veterans to march in this year’s Memorial Day Parade through uptown Kane.
Veterans may march in their uniforms if desired and are asked to meet at the club on Wetmore Avenue by 8:30 a.m. on Monday, May 25. The parade is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. and end at Evergreen Park’s Veterans Point. A troop hauler will be traveling the parade route, so veterans that wish to ride rather than walk may participate.

VIDEO: 7 Facts You Didn't Know About The Kentucky Derby

May 1, 2015

VIDEO: 7 Facts You Didn't Know About The Kentucky Derby
With the 141st annual Kentucky Derby right around the bend, we're bringing you a list of things you might not have known about the iconic horse race.

Proposed Kane school budget carries tax increase

May 1, 2015

The proposed Kane Area School District budget for 2015-16 carries a property tax increase.
The proposal, outlined Thursday at a two-hour school board workshop, calls for a .39-mill hike in the tax rate.
The proposed jump "equates to a $14 increase for the average property owner" in school taxes, Business Manager Steve Perry said in his presentation to the board.

Tom Aiello of Kane ends long career as firefighter instructor

April 29, 2015

Tom Aiello of Kane is proud of his legacy.
By taking part in training classes taught by Aiello, thousands of volunteer firefighters across Pennsylvania and nearby states have learned the proper techniques for fighting structure fires.
Aiello, a longtime volunteer firefighter himself, has been a state-certified fire instructor since 1969. He is retiring with the title of senior master instructor-- the highest level given in the state. He now is referred to as fire instructor emeritus.
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See full article in the April 30th edition of The Kane Republican.

Kane High School has its first 2 honor students at CTC

April 29, 2015

PORT ALLEGANY – Two students from Kane High School have qualified for the Honor Society at the Career and Technical Center (CTC) in Port Allegany.
The Kane honorees are Austin Howe, a junior, and Mike Butterfield, a senior.
They are the first Kane High School participants in the CTC to earn honors at the facility. This is the second year Kane has sent students to the CTC.
The CTC is operated by the Seneca Highlands Intermediate Unit 9 (IU-9)-- a consortium of area school districts.
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See full article in the April 30th edition of The Kane Republican.

Spring cleanup along U.S. Route 6

April 29, 2015

The Mount Jewett Rotary Club teamed up with Mt. Jewett Boy Scout Troop 410 and the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation for their spring cleanup along U.S. Route 6 between Mt. Jewett and Hazel Hurst. This area along Route 6 is also part of the Upper Allegheny Watershed. The group collected dozens of bags of trash along with many larger items.
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See full article in the April 30th edition of The Kane Republican.

More volunteers are needed for 5th KARE For Kane Day

April 28, 2015

More volunteers are needed for the fifth annual KARE For Kane Day to be held Friday, May 8 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The event is sponsored by the Kane Area Revitalization Enterprise (KARE), which is part of the Kane Area Development Center (KADC) along with the Kane Chamber of Commerce and the Kane Area Industrial Development Corporation.
Contact the Chamber 837-6565 or sign up at the Chamber office at 54 Fraley St. in Kane.
KARE for Kane matches volunteers from the Kane community with beautification, restoration and other community-based projects.

STEPS offers safe haven for mental health patients

April 28, 2015

SMETHPORT – Kane area residents who receive mental health services are encouraged to visit the STEPS Drop-in Center in Bradford.
STEPS provides a safe atmosphere where mental health patients can mingle and enjoy activities such as pool, crafts, painting and other games. They also can simply socialize in a relaxed setting. Low-cost meals are served.
New members are welcome.
"There isn't a week goes by when we won't get new members," Maggie Travis said. "We embrace visitors and want them to relax and enjoy our program."

County OKs grant money for Mt. Jewett project

April 28, 2015

SMETHPORT – A state grant will help cover the cost of design guidelines for the development of Main Street property in Mt. Jewett.
Acting at a meeting Tuesday, the McKean County Board of Commissioners voted 2-0 to endorse a budget of $13,000 for the design.
The project budget includes a $6,500 Municipal Assistance Program (MAP) grant from the state Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED).

Land restoration to begin in Lantz Corners Sewer District

April 27, 2015

Property restoration work will begin soon for residents in the Lantz Corners Sewer District.
Dave Roman Contracting, which installed the main sewage collection lines in the district, plans to return to the area to level dirt piles and plant grass to restore properties disturbed by the project.
Residents looking for contractor restoration work on their properties are urged to contact the Hamlin Township office at 778-5855. A list of restoration sites is being compiled for submission to the contractor.

Kane seniors reflect on their trip to Washington, D.C.

April 27, 2015

It's a Kane tradition.
Every year, members of the senior class at Kane Area High School travel by coach buses to Washington, D.C. for a four-day trip.
The students and chaperones are busy tourists as they go from one attraction to another at the nation's Capitol.
The students, who take part in fundraisers to pay for the excursion, have fond memories of their Senior Trip earlier this month.
"I liked the Washington Monument," Brandon Cleer said in reflecting on the Senior Trip. "It was really impressive."

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