The Kane Republican | AP iAtom feed 2014-10-02T00:10:43-04:00 Drupal Tree and special plaque honors Brenda Emer http://www.kanerepublican.com/node/7852 2014-10-02T00:10:43-04:00 Kane Republican Copyright 2010 Kane Republican Tree and special plaque honors Brenda Emer 7852 article en 14 1 2014-10-02T00:10:43-04:00 2014-10-02T00:10:43-04:00 7852 14 Tree and special plaque honors Brenda Emer A tree and special plaque have been placed in Evergreen Park in Kane to honor the memory of Brenda Emer. She died a year ago-- Oct. 1, 2013-- after a long and courageous battle with breast cancer. Ironically, she died on the first day of the annual Breast Cancer Awareness Month. More than 100 family members and friends-- many with tears in their eyes-- attended a brief ceremony Wednesday to dedicate the tree and plaque on the Birch Street side of the park. Wearing "We Remember Brenda" pink shirts, Jill Thompson of Kane and the Rev. Craig Smith spoke at the dedication ceremony. A tree and special plaque have been placed in Evergreen Park in Kane to honor the memory of Brenda Emer. She died a year ago-- Oct. 1, 2013-- after a long and courageous battle with breast cancer. Ironically, she died on the first day of the annual Breast Cancer Awareness Month. More than 100 family members and friends-- many with tears in their eyes-- attended a brief ceremony Wednesday to dedicate the tree and plaque on the Birch Street side of the park. Wearing "We Remember Brenda" pink shirts, Jill Thompson of Kane and the Rev. Craig Smith spoke at the dedication ceremony. 1412223043 2 editor a:1:{s:13:"form_build_id";s:37:"form-6d779c1a1b426a0713d269ad5d4f8a01";} 1 1 1 1 1 1 1412223043 100 Ted Lutz 6199 14 10.1.14 brenda tree.jpg sites/default/files/10.1.14 brenda tree.jpg image/jpeg 207443 1 1412223043 1 a:2:{s:5:"title";s:189:"Photo by Ted Lutz – Family members gather around a tree and special pink plaque at Evergreen Park in Kane in honor of Brenda Dyne Emer, who lost her battle with breast cancer a year ago. ";s:3:"alt";s:0:"";} http://www.kanerepublican.com/sites/default/files/10.1.14 brenda tree.jpg Copyright 2010 Kane Republican Kane, PA Staff Writer Kane Republican f55440c1c89d242b776bd5b0ba71bd72 Plans are made to beef up security at high school http://www.kanerepublican.com/node/7851 2014-10-02T00:09:35-04:00 Kane Republican Copyright 2010 Kane Republican Plans are made to beef up security at high school 7851 article en 14 1 2014-10-02T00:09:35-04:00 2014-10-02T00:09:35-04:00 7851 14 Plans are made to beef up security at high school Plans are being made to upgrade security at the Kane High School building. The school board's Finance and Operations Committee agreed Wednesday to endorse several security suggestions presented by John Rook, the facilities director for the school district. The school board is expected to act at its meeting next Thursday to give Rook the go-ahead to prepare bid specifications for the work. The proposed security projects include: *Upgrade classroom and certain interior doors to enable the doors to be locked from the inside. Locked doors would deter a school intruder from entering the classroom or area of the building, Rook pointed out. *"Re-key" all existing and proposed hardware to ensure building and site security. Rook said many keys have been issued "over the years" and many are "unaccounted for," leaving the high school "vulnerable." Plans are being made to upgrade security at the Kane High School building. The school board's Finance and Operations Committee agreed Wednesday to endorse several security suggestions presented by John Rook, the facilities director for the school district. The school board is expected to act at its meeting next Thursday to give Rook the go-ahead to prepare bid specifications for the work. The proposed security projects include: 1412222975 2 editor a:1:{s:13:"form_build_id";s:37:"form-6d779c1a1b426a0713d269ad5d4f8a01";} 1 1 1 1 1 1 1412222975 100 Ted Lutz 6198 14 Breaking News.jpg sites/default/files/Breaking News_73.jpg image/jpeg 692208 1 1412222974 1 a:2:{s:5:"title";s:0:"";s:3:"alt";s:0:"";} http://www.kanerepublican.com/sites/default/files/Breaking News_73.jpg Copyright 2010 Kane Republican Kane, PA Staff Writer Kane Republican f55440c1c89d242b776bd5b0ba71bd72 Homecoming Parade held in Kane http://www.kanerepublican.com/node/7850 2014-10-02T00:08:40-04:00 Kane Republican Copyright 2010 Kane Republican Homecoming Parade held in Kane 7850 article en 14 1 2014-10-02T00:08:40-04:00 2014-10-02T00:08:40-04:00 7850 14 Homecoming Parade held in Kane Kane's Andrew Peterson films the crowd watching Wednesday night's KHS Homecoming parade as his teammates look on. Peterson and the rest of the Wolves will be looking to rebound from last week's loss to Ridgway and stay in the AML South hunt when they take on Brockway Friday night at Paul R Miller Stadium. Kickoff for the game is slated for 7 p.m. Kane's Andrew Peterson films the crowd watching Wednesday night's KHS Homecoming parade as his teammates look on. Peterson and the rest of the Wolves will be looking to rebound from last week's loss to Ridgway and stay in the AML South hunt when they take on Brockway Friday night at Paul R Miller Stadium. Kickoff for the game is slated for 7 p.m. 1412222920 2 editor a:1:{s:13:"form_build_id";s:37:"form-6d779c1a1b426a0713d269ad5d4f8a01";} 1 1 1 1 1 1 1412222920 100 Amy Geer 6197 14 parade.JPG sites/default/files/parade_0.JPG image/jpeg 214898 1 1412222920 1 a:2:{s:5:"title";s:0:"";s:3:"alt";s:0:"";} http://www.kanerepublican.com/sites/default/files/parade_0.JPG Copyright 2010 Kane Republican Kane, PA Staff Writer Kane Republican f55440c1c89d242b776bd5b0ba71bd72 Kane council hears call to cut police coverage http://www.kanerepublican.com/node/7847 2014-09-30T23:46:55-04:00 Kane Republican Copyright 2010 Kane Republican Kane council hears call to cut police coverage 7847 article en 14 1 2014-09-30T23:46:55-04:00 2014-09-30T23:46:55-04:00 7847 14 Kane council hears call to cut police coverage Kane residents attending a budget-input meeting Monday are calling for a reduction in the hours of on-duty borough police coverage. The police department, headed by Chief Heath Boyer, now provides around-the-clock protection in the borough every day of the year. Speakers told the Kane Borough Council Monday that the borough could save money by cutting on-duty coverage. Instead of providing 24/7 coverage by an on-duty police officer, the borough could assign policemen to "on-call" status. During "on-call" duty, designated police officers would respond from home only when needed. "A lot of people feel we don't need police 24/7," Jean Swanson of Kearney Street said. "Why can't they go on calls from home? They're never there when you need them anyway." Kane residents attending a budget-input meeting Monday are calling for a reduction in the hours of on-duty borough police coverage. The police department, headed by Chief Heath Boyer, now provides around-the-clock protection in the borough every day of the year. Speakers told the Kane Borough Council Monday that the borough could save money by cutting on-duty coverage. Instead of providing 24/7 coverage by an on-duty police officer, the borough could assign policemen to "on-call" status. During "on-call" duty, designated police officers would respond from home only when needed. 1412135215 2 editor a:1:{s:13:"form_build_id";s:37:"form-6d779c1a1b426a0713d269ad5d4f8a01";} 1 1 1 1 1 1 1412135215 100 Ted Lutz 6194 14 main story.jpg sites/default/files/main story_11.jpg image/jpeg 232318 1 1412135215 1 a:2:{s:5:"title";s:341:"Photo by Ted Lutz – Members of the Kane Borough Council held a forum Monday to gather input from residents prior to work on the 2015 borough budget. Three council members at the meeting include, left to right: Dennis Drost, Janet Bard and Holly Harris. Councilmen Gary Schul and Tom Kase also attended the session along with six residents.";s:3:"alt";s:0:"";} http://www.kanerepublican.com/sites/default/files/main story_11.jpg Copyright 2010 Kane Republican Kane, PA Staff Writer Kane Republican f55440c1c89d242b776bd5b0ba71bd72 11th annual Kane 'Pink Power Day' is Friday http://www.kanerepublican.com/node/7846 2014-09-30T23:46:06-04:00 Kane Republican Copyright 2010 Kane Republican 11th annual Kane 'Pink Power Day' is Friday 7846 article en 14 1 2014-09-30T23:46:06-04:00 2014-09-30T23:46:06-04:00 7846 14 11th annual Kane 'Pink Power Day' is Friday The 11th annual Kane "Pink Power Day" will be observed Friday to kick off Breast Cancer Awareness Month. "Pink Power Day" is a collaboration of dedicated people and businesses in the area. There will be pink ribbons on the lamp-posts on Fraley Street in Uptown Kane. Wear something pink and register to win a basket full of information and gifts at the Save-A-Lot supermarket from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. An Avon representative will be at Hamlin Bank, Northwest Savings and County National selling Breast Cancer Awareness items. The 11th annual Kane "Pink Power Day" will be observed Friday to kick off Breast Cancer Awareness Month. "Pink Power Day" is a collaboration of dedicated people and businesses in the area. There will be pink ribbons on the lamp-posts on Fraley Street in Uptown Kane. Wear something pink and register to win a basket full of information and gifts at the Save-A-Lot supermarket from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. An Avon representative will be at Hamlin Bank, Northwest Savings and County National selling Breast Cancer Awareness items. 1412135166 2 editor a:1:{s:13:"form_build_id";s:37:"form-6d779c1a1b426a0713d269ad5d4f8a01";} 1 1 1 1 1 1 1412135166 100 6193 14 pink day.jpg sites/default/files/pink day.jpg image/jpeg 422906 1 1412135166 1 a:2:{s:5:"title";s:186:"Photo by Ted Lutz – Susan Coulter of Kane ties a pink ribbon around a lamp-post in Uptown Kane in preparation for "Pink Power Day" Friday to kick off "Breast Cancer Awareness Month." ";s:3:"alt";s:0:"";} http://www.kanerepublican.com/sites/default/files/pink day.jpg Copyright 2010 Kane Republican Kane, PA Staff Writer Kane Republican f55440c1c89d242b776bd5b0ba71bd72 ‘Pinky’ Holt retires as school Food Service director http://www.kanerepublican.com/node/7836 2014-09-29T23:46:50-04:00 Kane Republican Copyright 2010 Kane Republican ‘Pinky’ Holt retires as school Food Service director 7836 article en 14 1 2014-09-29T23:46:50-04:00 2014-09-29T23:46:50-04:00 7836 14 ‘Pinky’ Holt retires as school Food Service director For the past 20 years, “Pinky” Holt has prepared daily menus for the meals served to students and staff in the Kane school cafeterias. She is retiring today as the Food Service director for the school district, in part because of new federal regulations that require students to take one fruit and one vegetable as they go through the cafeteria line. Many of these fruits and vegetables end up in the garage can. They can’t be served another day. For the past 20 years, “Pinky” Holt has prepared daily menus for the meals served to students and staff in the Kane school cafeterias. She is retiring today as the Food Service director for the school district, in part because of new federal regulations that require students to take one fruit and one vegetable as they go through the cafeteria line. Many of these fruits and vegetables end up in the garage can. They can’t be served another day. 1412048810 2 editor a:1:{s:13:"form_build_id";s:37:"form-6d779c1a1b426a0713d269ad5d4f8a01";} 1 1 1 1 1 1 1412048810 100 Ted Lutz 6185 14 9.17.14 pinky.JPG sites/default/files/9.17.14 pinky.JPG image/jpeg 138406 1 1412048809 1 a:2:{s:5:"title";s:207:"Photo by Ted Lutz – “Pinky” Holt is retiring today after a 20-year career as the Food Service director for the Kane Area School District. She began her 37-year career with the district as a dishwasher.";s:3:"alt";s:0:"";} http://www.kanerepublican.com/sites/default/files/9.17.14 pinky.JPG Copyright 2010 Kane Republican Kane, PA Staff Writer Kane Republican f55440c1c89d242b776bd5b0ba71bd72 Search continues for missing Ridgway Marine http://www.kanerepublican.com/node/7835 2014-09-29T23:45:56-04:00 Kane Republican Copyright 2010 Kane Republican Search continues for missing Ridgway Marine 7835 article en 14 1 2014-09-29T23:45:56-04:00 2014-09-29T23:45:56-04:00 7835 14 Search continues for missing Ridgway Marine U.S. Marine Corporal Donovan E. Clancy, 26, a Ridgway native, was declared missing on Friday while wading in heavy surf on the northwestern shore of Tinian, a small island in the Northern Marianas Islands. Donovan is the son of Kevin and Tina Clancy of Ridgway and a graduate of Elk County Catholic High School. While at ECC he was involved with the marching band and chose to pursue a career in the military following graduation. He is currently assigned to the Marine Wing Communication Squadron 18 based at Camp Foster, Okinawa in Japan. According to a Marine Corps statement, Clancy was temporarily assigned to Tinian. A candle light prayer vigil for Clancy and his family is being held on Thursday at 7 p.m. in the St. Leo Magnus Parish parking lot in Ridgway. All are welcome and attendees are encouraged to bring a candle. Those who cannot attend are encouraged to offer their personal prayers to bring Clancy home safely. U.S. Marine Corporal Donovan E. Clancy, 26, a Ridgway native, was declared missing on Friday while wading in heavy surf on the northwestern shore of Tinian, a small island in the Northern Marianas Islands. Donovan is the son of Kevin and Tina Clancy of Ridgway and a graduate of Elk County Catholic High School. While at ECC he was involved with the marching band and chose to pursue a career in the military following graduation. 1412048756 2 editor a:1:{s:13:"form_build_id";s:37:"form-6d779c1a1b426a0713d269ad5d4f8a01";} 1 1 1 1 1 1 1412048756 100 Amy Cherry 6184 14 missing-marine.jpg sites/default/files/missing-marine.jpg image/jpeg 12011 1 1412048755 1 a:2:{s:5:"title";s:80:"Photo courtesy Stripes Guam newspaper – U.S. Marine Corporal Donovan E. Clancy";s:3:"alt";s:0:"";} http://www.kanerepublican.com/sites/default/files/missing-marine.jpg Copyright 2010 Kane Republican Kane, PA Staff Writer Kane Republican f55440c1c89d242b776bd5b0ba71bd72 Ridgway Marine declared missing, search continues http://www.kanerepublican.com/node/7830 2014-09-29T13:34:16-04:00 Kane Republican amycherry@smdailypress.com Copyright 2014 Kane Republican Ridgway Marine declared missing, search continues 7830 article en 14 1 2014-09-29T13:34:16-04:00 2014-09-29T13:34:16-04:00 7830 14 Ridgway Marine declared missing, search continues U.S. Marine Corporal Donovan E. Clancy, 26, a Ridgway native, was declared missing on Friday while wading in heavy current on the northwestern shore of Tinian, part of the Northern Marianas Islands. Clancy is a graduate of Elk County Catholic High School. He is currently assigned to the Marine Wing Communication Squadron 18 based at Camp Foster, Okinawa in Japan. Numerous search parties including those of the U.S. Coast Guard and Marine forces based near Guam were unable to locate Clancy on Saturday and resumed efforts on Sunday and today. U.S. Marine Corporal Donovan E. Clancy, 26, a Ridgway native, was declared missing on Friday while wading in heavy current on the northwestern shore of Tinian, part of the Northern Marianas Islands. Clancy is a graduate of Elk County Catholic High School. He is currently assigned to the Marine Wing Communication Squadron 18 based at Camp Foster, Okinawa in Japan. Numerous search parties including those of the U.S. Coast Guard and Marine forces based near Guam were unable to locate Clancy on Saturday and resumed efforts on Sunday and today. 1412012056 2 editor a:1:{s:13:"form_build_id";s:37:"form-6d779c1a1b426a0713d269ad5d4f8a01";} 1 1 1 1 1 1 1412012056 100 Amy Cherry 6180 14 Screen Shot 2014-01-30 at 2.56.54 PM.png sites/default/files/Screen Shot 2014-01-30 at 2.56.54 PM_0.png image/png 74004 1 1412012055 1 a:2:{s:5:"title";s:0:"";s:3:"alt";s:0:"";} http://www.kanerepublican.com/sites/default/files/Screen Shot 2014-01-30 at 2.56.54 PM_0.png amycherry@smdailypress.com Copyright 2014 Kane Republican Kane, PA Staff Writer Kane Republican f55440c1c89d242b776bd5b0ba71bd72 Drive 4 UR School event http://www.kanerepublican.com/node/7828 2014-09-28T23:24:24-04:00 Kane Republican Copyright 2010 Kane Republican Drive 4 UR School event 7828 article en 14 1 2014-09-28T23:23:58-04:00 2014-09-28T23:24:24-04:00 7828 14 Drive 4 UR School event The Drive 4 UR School event was held Saturday, Sept. 27 at Kane High School. There was a huge turnout on such a beautiful day. The organizers for the event were Lori Lewis (SADD), Linda Schneider (German Club), Kerri Detsch (Prom), and Krystal Nuhfer (All Sports Boosters). The organizer wish to acknowledge Zook Motors for sponsoring the event and the community for their support. The Drive 4 UR School event was held Saturday, Sept. 27 at Kane High School. There was a huge turnout on such a beautiful day. The organizers for the event were Lori Lewis (SADD), Linda Schneider (German Club), Kerri Detsch (Prom), and Krystal Nuhfer (All Sports Boosters). The organizer wish to acknowledge Zook Motors for sponsoring the event and the community for their support. 1411961064 2 editor a:1:{s:13:"form_build_id";s:37:"form-6d779c1a1b426a0713d269ad5d4f8a01";} 1 1 1 1 1 1 1411961038 100 6178 14 P9260771.JPG sites/default/files/P9260771.JPG image/jpeg 238078 1 1411961063 1 a:2:{s:5:"title";s:27:"Tim Holt test drives a car.";s:3:"alt";s:0:"";} http://www.kanerepublican.com/sites/default/files/P9260771.JPG Copyright 2010 Kane Republican Kane, PA Staff Writer Kane Republican f55440c1c89d242b776bd5b0ba71bd72 McMahon: We are all stakeholders when it comes to addiction http://www.kanerepublican.com/node/7827 2014-09-28T23:22:10-04:00 Kane Republican Copyright 2010 Kane Republican McMahon: We are all stakeholders when it comes to addiction 7827 article en 14 1 2014-09-28T23:22:10-04:00 2014-09-28T23:22:10-04:00 7827 14 McMahon: We are all stakeholders when it comes to addiction Elk County District Attorney Shawn McMahon was one of the featured speakers during the Luminary Service on the Diamond Saturday evening, an event held to honor or remember those who have been impacted by addiction. As district attorney, McMahon sees individuals battling various addictions pass through the criminal justice system on a regular basis. "With respect to addiction, we always need to remember that addiction oftentimes involves controlled substances, but that it includes prescription drugs, it includes alcohol, and it includes other matters. An addiction is something where it's taken complete control of your life and you have no control over it and you feel helpless," McMahon said. Elk County District Attorney Shawn McMahon was one of the featured speakers during the Luminary Service on the Diamond Saturday evening, an event held to honor or remember those who have been impacted by addiction. As district attorney, McMahon sees individuals battling various addictions pass through the criminal justice system on a regular basis. 1411960930 2 editor a:1:{s:13:"form_build_id";s:37:"form-6d779c1a1b426a0713d269ad5d4f8a01";} 1 1 1 1 1 1 1411960930 100 Becky Polaski 6177 14 9-29-14 Addiction - Shawn McMahon2.jpg sites/default/files/9-29-14 Addiction - Shawn McMahon2.jpg image/jpeg 980627 1 1411960930 1 a:2:{s:5:"title";s:144:"Photo by Becky Polaski – Elk County District Attorney Shawn McMahon addressed attendees at Saturday evening's Luminary Service on the Diamond.";s:3:"alt";s:0:"";} http://www.kanerepublican.com/sites/default/files/9-29-14 Addiction - Shawn McMahon2.jpg Copyright 2010 Kane Republican Kane, PA Staff Writer Kane Republican f55440c1c89d242b776bd5b0ba71bd72