The Kane Republican | AP iAtom feed 2014-07-24T23:47:38-04:00 Drupal Kane students show improvement on state tests http://www.kanerepublican.com/node/7442 2014-07-24T23:47:38-04:00 Kane Republican Copyright 2010 Kane Republican Kane students show improvement on state tests 7442 article en 14 1 2014-07-24T23:47:38-04:00 2014-07-24T23:47:38-04:00 7442 14 Kane students show improvement on state tests 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. 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. 1406260058 2 editor a:1:{s:13:"form_build_id";s:37:"form-6d779c1a1b426a0713d269ad5d4f8a01";} 1 1 1 1 1 1 1406260058 100 Ted Lutz 5801 14 7.24.14 CURR COMMITTEE.jpg sites/default/files/7.24.14 CURR COMMITTEE.jpg image/jpeg 234030 1 1406260058 1 a:2:{s:5:"title";s:245:"Photo by Ted Lutz – The Curriculum Committee for the Kane School Board held a public meeting Thursday at the Kane Middle School library. The committee includes, left to right: Susan Grolemund (chairman), Linda A. Anderson and Keith Hastings. ";s:3:"alt";s:0:"";} http://www.kanerepublican.com/sites/default/files/7.24.14 CURR COMMITTEE.jpg Copyright 2010 Kane Republican Kane, PA Staff Writer Kane Republican f55440c1c89d242b776bd5b0ba71bd72 Boni masterpiece finds home in church http://www.kanerepublican.com/node/7441 2014-07-24T23:46:54-04:00 Kane Republican Copyright 2010 Kane Republican Boni masterpiece finds home in church 7441 article en 14 1 2014-07-24T23:46:54-04:00 2014-07-24T23:46:54-04:00 7441 14 Boni masterpiece finds home in church 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." 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." 1406260014 2 editor a:1:{s:13:"form_build_id";s:37:"form-6d779c1a1b426a0713d269ad5d4f8a01";} 1 1 1 1 1 1 1406260014 100 Joseph Bell 5800 14 St. Boniface statue - RR - front COLOR.jpg sites/default/files/St. Boniface statue - RR - front COLOR.jpg image/jpeg 2218337 1 1406260013 1 a:2:{s:5:"title";s:126:"Photo by Joseph Bell – Rick Boni of Ridgway recently created this wooden carving of Saint Boniface for the church in Kersey.";s:3:"alt";s:0:"";} http://www.kanerepublican.com/sites/default/files/St. Boniface statue - RR - front COLOR.jpg Copyright 2010 Kane Republican Kane, PA Staff Writer Kane Republican f55440c1c89d242b776bd5b0ba71bd72 2 Kane youths are injured in traffic accident http://www.kanerepublican.com/node/7439 2014-07-24T23:41:47-04:00 Kane Republican Copyright 2010 Kane Republican 2 Kane youths are injured in traffic accident 7439 article en 14 1 2014-07-24T23:41:47-04:00 2014-07-24T23:41:47-04:00 7439 14 2 Kane youths are injured in traffic accident 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. 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. 1406259707 2 editor a:1:{s:13:"form_build_id";s:37:"form-6d779c1a1b426a0713d269ad5d4f8a01";} 1 1 1 1 1 1 1406259707 100 5798 14 kane players.JPG sites/default/files/kane players_0.JPG image/jpeg 624907 1 1406259707 1 a:2:{s:5:"title";s:14:"Nik Guadagnino";s:3:"alt";s:0:"";} http://www.kanerepublican.com/sites/default/files/kane players_0.JPG Copyright 2010 Kane Republican Kane, PA Staff Writer Kane Republican f55440c1c89d242b776bd5b0ba71bd72 Kane Historic Preservation Society receives deed to chapel http://www.kanerepublican.com/node/7432 2014-07-23T23:57:01-04:00 Kane Republican Copyright 2010 Kane Republican Kane Historic Preservation Society receives deed to chapel 7432 article en 14 1 2014-07-23T23:57:01-04:00 2014-07-23T23:57:01-04:00 7432 14 Kane Historic Preservation Society receives deed to chapel 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. 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. 1406174221 2 editor a:1:{s:13:"form_build_id";s:37:"form-6d779c1a1b426a0713d269ad5d4f8a01";} 1 1 1 1 1 1 1406174221 100 Amy Geer 5793 14 chapel.JPG sites/default/files/chapel.JPG image/jpeg 510910 1 1406174220 1 a:2:{s:5:"title";s:289:"Photo by Amy Geer – The Thomas L. Kane Memorial Chapel is now owned by the Kane Historic Preservation Society. The group hopes to have the "doors open as much as possible," and envisions the piece of Kane history being the site of weddings, ceremonies, art shows and theater productions.";s:3:"alt";s:0:"";} http://www.kanerepublican.com/sites/default/files/chapel.JPG Copyright 2010 Kane Republican Kane, PA Staff Writer Kane Republican f55440c1c89d242b776bd5b0ba71bd72 County elected officials to see salary hikes in 2016 http://www.kanerepublican.com/node/7426 2014-07-22T23:39:20-04:00 Kane Republican Copyright 2010 Kane Republican County elected officials to see salary hikes in 2016 7426 article en 14 1 2014-07-22T23:39:20-04:00 2014-07-22T23:39:20-04:00 7426 14 County elected officials to see salary hikes in 2016 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. 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. 1406086760 2 editor a:1:{s:13:"form_build_id";s:37:"form-6d779c1a1b426a0713d269ad5d4f8a01";} 1 1 1 1 1 1 1406086760 100 Ted Lutz 5789 14 main story.jpg sites/default/files/main story_5.jpg image/jpeg 407728 1 1406086759 1 a:2:{s:5:"title";s:284:"Photo by Ted Lutz – The McKean County Board of Commissioners meets Tuesday evening at the 911 Center near Smethport. Taking part in the meeting are, left to right: Cliff Lane, Joe DeMott and Al Pingie, the three county commissioners; and Audrey B. Irons, chief clerk for the county.";s:3:"alt";s:0:"";} http://www.kanerepublican.com/sites/default/files/main story_5.jpg Copyright 2010 Kane Republican Kane, PA Staff Writer Kane Republican f55440c1c89d242b776bd5b0ba71bd72 County elected officials to see salary hikes in 2016 http://www.kanerepublican.com/node/7427 2014-07-22T23:39:20-04:00 Kane Republican Copyright 2010 Kane Republican County elected officials to see salary hikes in 2016 7427 article en 14 1 2014-07-22T23:39:20-04:00 2014-07-22T23:39:20-04:00 7427 14 County elected officials to see salary hikes in 2016 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. 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. 1406086760 2 editor a:1:{s:13:"form_build_id";s:37:"form-6d779c1a1b426a0713d269ad5d4f8a01";} 1 1 1 1 1 1 1406086760 100 Ted Lutz 5789 14 main story.jpg sites/default/files/main story_5.jpg image/jpeg 407728 1 1406086759 1 a:2:{s:5:"title";s:284:"Photo by Ted Lutz – The McKean County Board of Commissioners meets Tuesday evening at the 911 Center near Smethport. Taking part in the meeting are, left to right: Cliff Lane, Joe DeMott and Al Pingie, the three county commissioners; and Audrey B. Irons, chief clerk for the county.";s:3:"alt";s:0:"";} http://www.kanerepublican.com/sites/default/files/main story_5.jpg Copyright 2010 Kane Republican Kane, PA Staff Writer Kane Republican f55440c1c89d242b776bd5b0ba71bd72 Fallen Soldier Dice Run set http://www.kanerepublican.com/node/7424 2014-07-22T23:36:34-04:00 Kane Republican Copyright 2010 Kane Republican Fallen Soldier Dice Run set 7424 article en 14 1 2014-07-22T23:36:34-04:00 2014-07-22T23:36:34-04:00 7424 14 Fallen Soldier Dice Run set The Fallen Soldier Memorial Dice Run for motorcyclists will be held Saturday, Aug. 16. The event begins and ends at the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) on Wetmore Avenue in Kane. Registration is at 10:30 a.m. The ride begins at 11:30 a.m. Motorcyclists will travel to the Gibbs Hill Cemetery in Ludlow for the "blessing of the bikes" and to pay respects at the grave of Staff Sgt. Kenneth VanGiesen of Kane. The Fallen Soldier Memorial Dice Run for motorcyclists will be held Saturday, Aug. 16. The event begins and ends at the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) on Wetmore Avenue in Kane. Registration is at 10:30 a.m. The ride begins at 11:30 a.m. Motorcyclists will travel to the Gibbs Hill Cemetery in Ludlow for the "blessing of the bikes" and to pay respects at the grave of Staff Sgt. Kenneth VanGiesen of Kane. 1406086594 2 editor a:1:{s:13:"form_build_id";s:37:"form-6d779c1a1b426a0713d269ad5d4f8a01";} 1 1 1 1 1 1 1406086594 100 5787 14 VAN GIESEN COLOR .jpg sites/default/files/VAN GIESEN COLOR .jpg image/jpeg 743219 1 1406086593 1 a:2:{s:5:"title";s:13:"Ken VanGiesen";s:3:"alt";s:0:"";} http://www.kanerepublican.com/sites/default/files/VAN GIESEN COLOR .jpg Copyright 2010 Kane Republican Kane, PA Staff Writer Kane Republican f55440c1c89d242b776bd5b0ba71bd72 Kane Players presents “Terraces of Kane Summit” http://www.kanerepublican.com/node/7423 2014-07-22T23:35:52-04:00 Kane Republican Copyright 2010 Kane Republican Kane Players presents “Terraces of Kane Summit” 7423 article en 14 1 2014-07-22T23:35:52-04:00 2014-07-22T23:35:52-04:00 7423 14 Kane Players presents “Terraces of Kane Summit” Kane Players productions are typically an amazing example of the variety of local talent from our little community. Their upcoming play, “Terraces of Kane Summit” is no exception. The play, based on the diary of Elizabeth Kane, was written by former Wilcox resident Michael Schultz and Kane’s own Elizabeth Haberberger and produced by the Kane Historic Preservation Society. Kane Players productions are typically an amazing example of the variety of local talent from our little community. Their upcoming play, “Terraces of Kane Summit” is no exception. The play, based on the diary of Elizabeth Kane, was written by former Wilcox resident Michael Schultz and Kane’s own Elizabeth Haberberger and produced by the Kane Historic Preservation Society. 1406086552 2 editor a:1:{s:13:"form_build_id";s:37:"form-6d779c1a1b426a0713d269ad5d4f8a01";} 1 1 1 1 1 1 1406086552 100 Amy Geer 5786 14 kane players.JPG sites/default/files/kane players.JPG image/jpeg 165012 1 1406086552 1 a:2:{s:5:"title";s:361:"Photo by Amy Geer – The Kane Players will present the "Terraces of Kane Summit" three times in conjunction with Kane's 150th celebration. Ned Karger, left, portrays Thomas L. Kane, while Judy Kessler plays the role of Elizabeth Kane. The play will be held at the Thomas L. Kane Memorial Chapel on Chestnut Street and is limited to 150 tickets per performance.";s:3:"alt";s:0:"";} http://www.kanerepublican.com/sites/default/files/kane players.JPG Copyright 2010 Kane Republican Kane, PA Staff Writer Kane Republican f55440c1c89d242b776bd5b0ba71bd72 Kane sewer board wants action on unpaid bills http://www.kanerepublican.com/node/7420 2014-07-22T00:07:31-04:00 Kane Republican Copyright 2010 Kane Republican Kane sewer board wants action on unpaid bills 7420 article en 14 1 2014-07-22T00:07:31-04:00 2014-07-22T00:07:31-04:00 7420 14 Kane sewer board wants action on unpaid bills The Kane Borough Sewer Authority is losing its patience with the collection of unpaid sewer bills. The authority in May received notice that water would be shut off to 147 sewer customers who had long-term unpaid bills. Apparently, many of the shut-offs never happened. Pennsylvania Municipal Services (PAMS), which now collects Kane sewer bills, reportedly told the authority that it would see a "spike" in sewer payments once the water shut-off notices were issued. The Kane Borough Sewer Authority is losing its patience with the collection of unpaid sewer bills. The authority in May received notice that water would be shut off to 147 sewer customers who had long-term unpaid bills. Apparently, many of the shut-offs never happened. Pennsylvania Municipal Services (PAMS), which now collects Kane sewer bills, reportedly told the authority that it would see a "spike" in sewer payments once the water shut-off notices were issued. 1406002051 2 editor a:1:{s:13:"form_build_id";s:37:"form-6d779c1a1b426a0713d269ad5d4f8a01";} 1 1 1 1 1 1 1406002051 100 Ted Lutz 5781 14 NEW breaking news.jpg sites/default/files/NEW breaking news_31.jpg image/jpeg 828771 1 1406002051 1 a:2:{s:5:"title";s:0:"";s:3:"alt";s:0:"";} http://www.kanerepublican.com/sites/default/files/NEW breaking news_31.jpg Copyright 2010 Kane Republican Kane, PA Staff Writer Kane Republican f55440c1c89d242b776bd5b0ba71bd72 Corbett cites accomplishments, talks future during visit http://www.kanerepublican.com/node/7411 2014-07-20T23:27:23-04:00 Kane Republican Copyright 2010 Kane Republican Corbett cites accomplishments, talks future during visit 7411 article en 14 1 2014-07-20T23:27:23-04:00 2014-07-20T23:27:23-04:00 7411 14 Corbett cites accomplishments, talks future during visit RIDGWAY – Governor Tom Corbett toured the region Saturday before arriving in Ridgway for several speaking engagements. After visiting the Jefferson County Fair in the afternoon, Corbett arrived at The Hound radio station in Ridgway at roughly 4:45 p.m. to meet with local philanthropist Denny Heindl for an interview for "Talk of the Town" which aired Sunday at noon. Corbett, with a State Police escort, arrived at the station in a black Chevrolet Suburban. There he met briefly with Elk County Republican Chairperson Grace Jesberger before entering the station building with Heindl. RIDGWAY – Governor Tom Corbett toured the region Saturday before arriving in Ridgway for several speaking engagements. After visiting the Jefferson County Fair in the afternoon, Corbett arrived at The Hound radio station in Ridgway at roughly 4:45 p.m. to meet with local philanthropist Denny Heindl for an interview for "Talk of the Town" which aired Sunday at noon. Corbett, with a State Police escort, arrived at the station in a black Chevrolet Suburban. There he met briefly with Elk County Republican Chairperson Grace Jesberger before entering the station building with Heindl. 1405913243 2 editor a:1:{s:13:"form_build_id";s:37:"form-6d779c1a1b426a0713d269ad5d4f8a01";} 1 1 1 1 1 1 1405913243 100 Joseph Bell 5773 14 Heindl - Corbett COLOR.jpg sites/default/files/Heindl - Corbett COLOR.jpg image/jpeg 2131904 1 1405913242 1 a:2:{s:5:"title";s:199:"Photo by Joseph Bell – Denny Heindl, local philanthropist and owner of The Hound radio station in Ridgway, gives Governor Tom Corbett a tour of the facilities Saturday during a visit to Elk County.";s:3:"alt";s:0:"";} http://www.kanerepublican.com/sites/default/files/Heindl - Corbett COLOR.jpg Copyright 2010 Kane Republican Kane, PA Republican Editor Kane Republican f55440c1c89d242b776bd5b0ba71bd72