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VIDEO: National Spelling Bee B-r-e-a-k-d-o-w-n

May 29, 2015

VIDEO: National Spelling Bee B-r-e-a-k-d-o-w-n
It's that time of year when word whizzes under 15 years old sweat it out on stage spelling words you didn't even know existed. Bloomberg's David Gura breaks down the Scripps National Spelling Bee.

Mt. Jewett woman wins appeal in child-spanking case

May 28, 2015

MT. JEWETT – It's OK to discipline a child by spanking as long as the corporal punishment doesn't rise to the level of abuse.
This is the basis of a ruling handed down earlier this year by a state Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) to sustain an appeal filed by a Mt. Jewett woman.
The appeal was filed against the McKean County Children and Youth Services (CYS) agency and the county Department of Human Services.

State legislators discuss budget issues at AHUG dinner

May 28, 2015

KERSEY – The Allegheny Hardwood Utilization Group (AHUG) held its annual dinner Thursday which featured a legislative panel discussion with some of the area's various state legislators.
The panel discussion featured a question-and-answer section that focused strongly on the upcoming state budget and how it will impact the timber industry.
The first question that was asked of the legislators was a request to know where the state's budget process currently sits.
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See full article in the May 29 edition of The Kane Republican.

Memories of a World War II Army Nurse

May 28, 2015

Carolyn (Peg) Hoffman Coulter, 92 of Kane was recently interviewed by Steve Appleby, director of the Eldred World War II Museum about her experiences as a nurse in World War II. There is a three-ring binder in her name which is now a part of history and will remain in the museum.

Col. Lisa Forsyth is Kane commencement speaker

May 28, 2015

U.S. Army Col. Lisa Forsyth, a native of Mt. Jewett, will be the speaker for the Kane High School commencement on Friday, June 5 at 7 p.m. at the school auditorium.
A 1983 graduate of Kane Area High School, Forsyth is the daughter of Ellen Forsyth of 19 Anderson St., Mt. Jewett, and the late Jerry Forsyth.
Her siblings include Julie Boyer of Kane, a first-grade teacher at the Kane Elementary School; Susan Todd of Florida; and the late John Forsyth.
Forsyth said "it's quite an honor" to be chosen as the commencement speaker for her high school alma mater.

Survey shows support for non-motorized trail

May 28, 2015

MT. JEWETT – Most respondents in a survey favor a non-motorized trail over the 3.4-mile rail corridor between Mt. Jewett and the Kinzua Bridge State Park.
Matt Benson of Hamlin Township gave a report on the survey Wednesday at a meeting of an informal group that has been promoting the proposed trail.

Route 6 hiker/author to speak Saturday library

May 28, 2015

Kane area residents with good memories may remember Joe Hurley, a retired newspaper reporter who hiked through the area back in 2004. Hurley trekked U.S. Route 6, the length of the United States, beginning at Cape Cod, Mass. and ending at Long Beach, Calif.
He stopped in Kane on Wednesday, May 12, 2004 and after spending the night at Almost Heaven Bed & Breakfast on Edgar James Street, said of the area, “Northern Pennsylvania is a wonderful place.”

Kane superintendent honored by his former school

May 28, 2015

Bob Gaetano, the superintendent of the Kane Area School District, made quite a favorable impression at his previous employer-- the Loyalsock Township Middle School.
The school near Williamsport has dedicated its 2014-15 yearbook as a tribute to Gaetano. He served as principal at the school for five years before becoming the Kane superintendent in February.

Explanation given for loss of Kane Fire Hall aid

May 26, 2015

SMETHPORT – More restrictive guidelines by the state Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) are blamed for shooting down federal aid for a Kane Fire Hall project.
Following a public hearing, the McKean Redevelopment and Housing Authority last year approved $14,520 in federal CDBG money for new energy-efficient garage doors at six bays at the Kane Fire Hall on Poplar Street.
The allocation for Kane was included in the county application for CDBG money through the state DCED.
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See full article in the May 27 edition of The Kane Republican.

Officials provide Kinzua Bridge Park update

May 26, 2015

MT. JEWETT – Officials have provided another update on the ongoing Kinzua Bridge Park Office/Visitor Center construction project. These updates will be provided on a periodic basis.
The following update summarizes regularly scheduled job conferences held by the Department of General Services (DGS) that include all contractors working on site.

Sacrifice is key, Kane Memorial Day speaker says

May 25, 2015

Sacrifice is a key in the celebration of Memorial Day.
"Sacrifice is giving the best of oneself with the full knowledge that the best may be used up for the greater good," U.S. Coast Guard Reserve Petty Officer 2nd Class Josh Jekielek said Monday. "Sacrifice is every name on every stone with a flag by it. Sacrifice is every family member who has endured this loss, these absences, the pain and anguish of their loved ones. 

Ludlow speaker pays tribute to veterans

May 25, 2015

LUDLOW – Veterans who have served their country deserve a simple "thank you."
This is the message conveyed Monday by Ken Holmes, the speaker at the annual Memorial Day program at the Gibbs Hill Cemetery near Ludlow.
"To what do we owe the price of freedom?" Holmes asked.
"It is the veteran-- young and old, black or white, man or woman-- who not only salutes our flag as the symbol of this great nation, but serves under it," Holmes said.
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See full article in the May 26 edition of The Kane Republican.

Mt. Jewett holds annual Memorial Day observance

May 25, 2015

Vietnam veteran Gary DeVore was the keynote speaker at Monday morning’s Mount Jewett Memorial Day Parade address at the Veterans’ Gazebo on Main Street. DeVore served in the United States Marine Corps from 1968-1974.
During his brief address, he first recognized how the town’s celebration is sadly, becoming unique. He recalled how impressed he was when he first attended the event years ago with his wife, “Kushequa girl,” Sue Peterson. DeVore said those in attendance were part of a living history of the town.
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See full article in the May 26 edition of The Kane Republican.

Memorial Day programs set Monday in Kane area

May 22, 2015

Memorial Day parades and programs are scheduled Monday in the Kane area.
Events are set in Kane, Mt. Jewett and Ludlow.
Kane
The annual Memorial Day parade in Kane begins at 9:30 a.m. Units will form at 9 a.m. on Wetmore Avenue. The parade will proceed south on Fraley Street through the Uptown Business District.
The parade will end at the memorial "point" area at Evergreen Park at South Fraley, Chestnut and Birch streets.
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See full article in the May 23rd edition of The Kane Republican.

'Green Team' oversees recycling at Kane High School

May 21, 2015

Students and staff members at Kane Area High School are doing their part to recycle waste.
Under the supervision of the student "Green Team," the school is recycling paper, aluminum cans and plastic and glass bottles.
Containers for the items have been placed throughout the high school. The "Green Team" hauls the recyclables to "zero sort" bins adjacent to the school parking lot. Advanced Disposal picks up the bins.
Clayton Colson, a high school senior, is the chairman of the six-member "Green Team" which oversees the recycling program.
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See full article in the May 21st edition of

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