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School board OKs deputy tax collectors in district

January 27, 2015

Acting at a special meeting Monday, the Kane School Board voted 8-0 to approve deputy tax collectors for six municipalities within the school district.
Board President Claire Ann Buckley endorsed the list along with board members Dick Coleman, John Ball, Tom Kerek, Krista Jamerson, Linda A. Anderson, Scott Paul and Keith Hastings. 
Board member Susan Grolemund did not attend the meeting.

Mobile dentist brings ‘smiles’ to Kane school children

January 25, 2015

Many Kane school children go without regular dental care because their families don’t have dental insurance or sufficient funds to pay for regular visits to the dentist.
That’s where the Mobile Dentist “Smiles Program” comes in.
Licensed dentists and dental hygienists participate in the program to assist young children in need of dental examinations, cleanings and fillings.
“It helps the children,” Dr. Timothy Gould, a Corry dentist, said during his recent visit to examine numerous Kane school children. “We’re helping kids who otherwise may not see a dentist.”

Residents urged to continue Thomas L. Kane's vision

January 23, 2015

Thomas L. Kane, who in 1864 founded the town that bears his name, had a vision for what a true community could be.
To continue his work, "ordinary citizens" now should step forward to show they are "capable of extraordinary achievement."
This is the message delivered Friday evening by State Senior Judge John Cleland of Kane, the speaker for the Thomas L. Kane "birthday" party at the Kane Memorial Chapel on Chestnut Street. Kane, born Jan. 27, 1822 in Philadelphia, would be 193 years old Tuesday.

Groups needed to develop trails on rail corridor

January 23, 2015

Groups, organizations and municipalities are needed to step forward to develop and maintain sections of trails over the Knox and Kane Railroad corridor.
Headwaters Charitable Trust of DuBois is making plans to purchase the 73.8-mile corridor from Clarion County to the Kinzua Bridge State Park near Mt. Jewett.

LIFT technology program a growing success

January 23, 2015

In recent months, Life and Independence for Today (LIFT) has installed displays in local libraries for assistive technology for persons with disabilities, a program that LIFT staff are celebrating as a major success.
"I think it's working almost better than we had anticipated," assistive technology coordinator Charlie Williamson said. "We are having more and more people receiving their own assistive technology. I think just in the last month, I've had 12 people who have gone through the entire process and now have technology of their very own."

Major renovation project underway at Presbyterian Church

January 22, 2015

Plywood covers window openings at the Presbyterian Church of Kane.
Don’t get the wrong idea.
The church is not going out of business.
The windows are merely temporarily boarded up as part of a major renovation project at the church at Greeves and Chase streets.

Hearing for former sheriff would be held in Kane District Court

January 22, 2015

Kane District Court is expected to be the site for a possible preliminary hearing for former McKean County Sheriff Bradley A. Mason.
The 52-year-old Mason faces charges of corruption of minors and furnishing liquor to a minor—a 17-year-old girl who was a tenant in a residence he rented along South Avenue in Bradford Township, court records show.
According to court documents, Mason and the girl had a sexual relationship at the victim’s residence, which is adjacent to Mason’s home. He is accused of providing the girl with wine and vodka, court documents show.

Kane community radio station gains public support

January 21, 2015

The public is showing its support for the new low-power Kane community radio station that relies on donations and sponsorships to stay afloat.
“We’re overwhelmed by how many people tell us they’re listening,” Jim Greville said in commenting on the success of the station that went on the air last summer. “We’re happy with the support. We’re ahead of our timeline.”

Sweet 16 for Ridgway Rendezvous

January 21, 2015

RIDGWAY – The candles are lit for the Ridgway Chainsaw Carvers Rendezvous to celebrate its sweet 16th birthday.
A small backyard gathering has since evolved into a large community event with roughly 200 carvers attending every year along with thousands of attendees perusing the extraordinary artwork created in downtown Ridgway.

Mt. Jewett water advisory may end

January 20, 2015

MT. JEWETT – An advisory for Mt. Jewett residents to boil their water could end today.
Brett Morgan, a borough councilman who is the state-certified operator of the Mt. Jewett water system, said Tuesday that water samples have been taken to a Brockway lab for testing.
If the test results are acceptable, the boil water advisory could be lifted as soon as noon today, Morgan said.
The advisory went into place Saturday following a major water line leak on East Main Street (Route 6) across from the Mt. Jewett Ambulance garage. A six-inch main water line ruptured, Morgan said.

Kids and residents benefit from Lutheran Home’s new equipment

January 20, 2015

The Lutheran Home of Kane received a grant from the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America for sensory stimulation equipment. The home received $17,000 from the Lutheran Services for Children Endowment Fund and used it to purchase sensory equipment such as bubble tubes and a sensory hand board.

More input is given on Country Fair store in Kane

January 20, 2015

More input has been given on the proposed Country Fair store on Biddle Street in Kane.
The state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) claims in a letter that the project is "exempt" from a requirement to "revise the official plan for new land development."
DEP said this determination is based in part on "sign-offs" from the Kane Borough Sewer Authority and the McKean County Planning Commission.
DEP said the store is expected to produce an estimated 600 gallons of sewage per day to be treated at the Kinzua sewage treatment plant in Kane.

Kane sewer authority elects officers for year

January 20, 2015

The Kane Borough Sewer Authority has elected officers for the year.
Acting at a meeting Monday, the authority re-elected Dave "Chip" Peterson of Wetmore Township as chairman.
Howard Kane, the president of the Kane Borough Council, was re-elected as vice chairman.
Kane Borough Manager Don Payne was elected as secretary.
Karen A. Walter, a Kane borough office employee, was re-elected as the recording secretary.

Boil water advisory continues in Mt. Jewett

January 20, 2015

MT. JEWETT – An advisory to Mt. Jewett residents to boil their water will continue at least through today and possibly into Wednesday.
This is the Monday report from Mt. Jewett Borough Council President Chuck Paar.
According to Paar, the borough is required by the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to "pass two tests" before lifting the advisory.

Lutheran Home at Kane appoints director of nursing

January 18, 2015

KANE – The Lutheran Home at Kane (LHK) has appointed Erin Hammerbeck, RN, BSN, as the Director of Nursing (DON) for the facility. Hammerbeck began her tenure with the Lutheran Home as a registered nurse and supervisor in 2006. Prior to her promotion to DON, she held the position of Comprehensive Care coordinator.

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