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Author to speak on Thomas L. Kane’s link with Mormons

July 29, 2014

Thomas L. Kane—who founded our town 150 years ago—has gone down in U.S. history as the leader of the Bucktails during the Civil War, the force behind the building of the Kinzua Viaduct and many other notable achievements.
He also is known for his support for not-so-popular causes of the time such as the Mormons.
According to author Matthew J. Grow, Kane is recognized as “the most important non-Mormon” in the history of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints—the Mormons.

Student documentary seen on 'big screen' at drive-in

July 29, 2014

There's a lot of talent in the student body at the Kane Middle School.
This was evident Tuesday at the showing of a documentary entitled "150 Years: A Student Journey" at the Family Drive-in on Route 6 east of Kane.
The 47-minute documentary-- produced by students during their recess over the past two summers-- depicts much of Kane's history. The showing of the video at the "big screen" at the drive-in is part of the week-long Kane Sesquicentennial celebration.

Memory of 'Fred' Holmes saddens drive-in crowd

July 29, 2014

Planners for the Kane Sesquicentennial celebration a long time ago wanted to present a student documentary on the "big screen" at the Family Drive-in.
The biggest supporter of this proposal was Theodore "Fred" Holmes, who owned and operated the popular drive-in for over 30 years.

Kane seeks federal aid for fire hall improvements

July 28, 2014

The borough of Kane is seeking federal aid for improvements at the fire hall on Poplar Street.
The borough has filed two requests for a total of $28,710 under the federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program.
Both requests are for projects to cut heating costs at the 45-year-old fire hall.
The borough is seeking $14,520 for new garage doors for the six bays at the fire hall.
The borough also is seeking $14,190 for a new energy-efficient gas-fired boiler at the fire hall.

'Student Journey' to be shown tonight at Family Drive-In

July 28, 2014

The Kane Sesquicentennial celebration continues tonight with the showing of a student-made documentary at the local drive-in movie theatre.
The documentary "150 Years of Kane: A Student Journey" will be shown tonight at the Family Drive-In on Route 6 east of Kane.
Gates are scheduled to open at 6:30 p.m.

TRENDING VIDEO: Dog passes out from excitement to see owner

July 28, 2014

Dog passes out from excitement to see owner

Historical play kicks off Kane Sesquicentennial celebration

July 27, 2014

A historical play Sunday kicked off the week-long Kane Sesquicentennial celebration.
Entitled "Terraces of Kane Summit," the play highlights the lives of Thomas L. Kane-- founder of Kane-- and his wife Elizabeth.
More than 130 attended the premiere Sunday evening at the Kane Memorial Chapel on Chestnut Street.
Only a few seats remain for tonight's performance in the 150-seat chapel. Tickets are still available for the final performance Friday evening.

Kane Sesquicentennial celebration begins Sunday

July 25, 2014

A week-long celebration to mark the 150th anniversary of the founding of Kane begins Sunday.
Sesquicentennial events are scheduled every day of next week through the Sunday, Aug. 3.
Thousands of Kane residents, Kane natives who now live elsewhere and summer tourists are expected to turn out for the Sesquicentennial activities—including a “giant” two-hour parade next Saturday, Aug. 2.

Precision Compacted Components expanding

July 25, 2014

WILCOX – Precision Compacted Components, Inc. is adding a 26,700 square foot addition to their facilities in Wilcox, according to the company's Facilities and Maintenance Manager, Cole Wiesner.
At these facilities, PCC produces sintered metal products, including a variety of parts ranging from general industry parts to automotive parts.
The new additions include a 24,000 square foot addition to existing production facilities, and a 2,700 square foot addition for a maintenance department to support the increased size of the production facilities, Wiesner said.

Community worship service is slated for Sunday, Aug. 3

July 25, 2014

The Kane 150th anniversary worship celebration will be held Sunday, Aug. 3 at 11 a.m. at the Gazebo in Evergreen Park.
This event is jointly sponsoring by the Sesquicentennial Committee and the congregations of the Kane Area Ministerial Association.

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.

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