The Kane Republican | AP iAtom feed 2014-07-13T23:18:09-04:00 Drupal Rev. Milton Jones retires as long-time pastor in Kane http://www.kanerepublican.com/node/7371 2014-07-13T23:18:09-04:00 Kane Republican Copyright 2010 Kane Republican Rev. Milton Jones retires as long-time pastor in Kane 7371 article en 14 1 2014-07-13T23:18:09-04:00 2014-07-13T23:18:09-04:00 7371 14 Rev. Milton Jones retires as long-time pastor in Kane Due to his carefree way of life as a young man, Kane native Milton Jones was quite an unlikely candidate for the ministry. “I wasn’t a true Christian,” Jones said. “I’d rather go hunting and fishing than go to church.” But he became a “changed man” in April 1955. That’s when he and his wife accepted a neighbor’s invitation to attend a Southern Baptist Church mission near their home in Tacoma, Wash. “We listened to the speaker,” Jones said. “I remember thinking ‘if what this guy says is true, I’m in trouble.’” Due to his carefree way of life as a young man, Kane native Milton Jones was quite an unlikely candidate for the ministry. “I wasn’t a true Christian,” Jones said. “I’d rather go hunting and fishing than go to church.” But he became a “changed man” in April 1955. That’s when he and his wife accepted a neighbor’s invitation to attend a Southern Baptist Church mission near their home in Tacoma, Wash. “We listened to the speaker,” Jones said. “I remember thinking ‘if what this guy says is true, I’m in trouble.’” 1405307889 2 editor a:1:{s:13:"form_build_id";s:37:"form-6d779c1a1b426a0713d269ad5d4f8a01";} 1 1 1 1 1 1 1405307889 100 Ted Lutz 5735 14 7.11.14 MILTON JONES.JPG sites/default/files/7.11.14 MILTON JONES.JPG image/jpeg 592358 1 1405307889 1 a:2:{s:5:"title";s:269:"Photo by Ted Lutz – The Rev. Milton Jones (center) has retired after a 43-year career as the pastor of the Kane Free Methodist Church. He is sharing a Bible passage with his daughter, Amy Jones-Rice (left) of Kane and his daughter-in-law, Maria Jones (right) of Kane.";s:3:"alt";s:0:"";} http://www.kanerepublican.com/sites/default/files/7.11.14 MILTON JONES.JPG Copyright 2010 Kane Republican Kane, PA Staff Writer Kane Republican f55440c1c89d242b776bd5b0ba71bd72 DA McMahon: Area in 'crisis situation' http://www.kanerepublican.com/node/7370 2014-07-13T23:17:20-04:00 Kane Republican Copyright 2010 Kane Republican DA McMahon: Area in 'crisis situation' 7370 article en 14 1 2014-07-13T23:17:20-04:00 2014-07-13T23:17:20-04:00 7370 14 DA McMahon: Area in 'crisis situation' BENEZETTE – Nearly a year into his term as Elk County district attorney, Shawn McMahon's office is tasked with prosecuting hundreds of drug-related cases during the year, a trend that he does not see receding in the near future. "Growing up and living in Elk County, there are many positive aspects to this area but we're also confronted with what I would consider a crisis situation," he said during the Elk Country Multi-County Democratic picnic held Saturday at the Dudley Farm along Winslow Hill Road in Benezette. BENEZETTE – Nearly a year into his term as Elk County district attorney, Shawn McMahon's office is tasked with prosecuting hundreds of drug-related cases during the year, a trend that he does not see receding in the near future. "Growing up and living in Elk County, there are many positive aspects to this area but we're also confronted with what I would consider a crisis situation," he said during the Elk Country Multi-County Democratic picnic held Saturday at the Dudley Farm along Winslow Hill Road in Benezette. 1405307840 2 editor a:1:{s:13:"form_build_id";s:37:"form-6d779c1a1b426a0713d269ad5d4f8a01";} 1 1 1 1 1 1 1405307840 100 Joseph Bell 5734 14 Shawn T. McMahon Press COLOR.jpg sites/default/files/Shawn T. McMahon Press COLOR.jpg image/jpeg 2688879 1 1405307839 1 a:2:{s:5:"title";s:0:"";s:3:"alt";s:0:"";} http://www.kanerepublican.com/sites/default/files/Shawn T. McMahon Press COLOR.jpg Copyright 2010 Kane Republican Kane, PA Staff Writer Kane Republican f55440c1c89d242b776bd5b0ba71bd72 Zook Motors and Ford ‘drives’ raise $33,000 in Kane http://www.kanerepublican.com/node/7368 2014-07-11T23:28:41-04:00 Kane Republican Copyright 2010 Kane Republican Zook Motors and Ford ‘drives’ raise $33,000 in Kane 7368 article en 14 1 2014-07-11T23:28:41-04:00 2014-07-11T23:28:41-04:00 7368 14 Zook Motors and Ford ‘drives’ raise $33,000 in Kane Zook Motors of Kane and the Ford Motor Company have sponsored six benefit test drive programs that have raised a total of $33,000 for the Kane community. Under the programs, Kane area residents have taken brief test drives in various new Ford cars and trucks. For every test drive, Ford donates $20 to the designated organization. Zook Motors of Kane and the Ford Motor Company have sponsored six benefit test drive programs that have raised a total of $33,000 for the Kane community. Under the programs, Kane area residents have taken brief test drives in various new Ford cars and trucks. For every test drive, Ford donates $20 to the designated organization. 1405135721 2 editor a:1:{s:13:"form_build_id";s:37:"form-6d779c1a1b426a0713d269ad5d4f8a01";} 1 1 1 1 1 1 1405135721 100 Ted Lutz 5731 14 7.8.14 zook aid fire.JPG sites/default/files/7.8.14 zook aid fire.JPG image/jpeg 516272 1 1405135721 1 a:2:{s:5:"title";s:235:"Photo by Ted Lutz – Zook Motors of Kane and the Ford Motor Company have donated $6,000 to the Kane Volunteer Fire Department because more than 300 local residents took part in a recent fund-raiser by test driving new Ford vehicles. ";s:3:"alt";s:0:"";} http://www.kanerepublican.com/sites/default/files/7.8.14 zook aid fire.JPG Copyright 2010 Kane Republican Kane, PA Staff Writer Kane Republican f55440c1c89d242b776bd5b0ba71bd72 Work underway on Route 321 project http://www.kanerepublican.com/node/7366 2014-07-11T23:23:46-04:00 Kane Republican Copyright 2010 Kane Republican Work underway on Route 321 project 7366 article en 14 1 2014-07-11T23:23:46-04:00 2014-07-11T23:23:46-04:00 7366 14 Work underway on Route 321 project RED BRIDGE – Work is underway to rehabilitate a section of Route 321 north of Kane. The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) said a detour is necessary so that full depth reclamation work can take place on the roadway without traffic disruptions. RED BRIDGE – Work is underway to rehabilitate a section of Route 321 north of Kane. The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) said a detour is necessary so that full depth reclamation work can take place on the roadway without traffic disruptions. 1405135426 2 editor a:1:{s:13:"form_build_id";s:37:"form-6d779c1a1b426a0713d269ad5d4f8a01";} 1 1 1 1 1 1 1405135426 100 5730 14 7.10.14 rt. 321 work red bridge area.jpg sites/default/files/7.10.14 rt. 321 work red bridge area.jpg image/jpeg 727975 1 1405135425 1 a:2:{s:5:"title";s:307:"Photo by Ted Lutz - Heavy machinery is removing old blacktop from Route 321 north of Kane between the Red Bridge Campground on the Allegheny Reservoir and Route 59. Barriers are across the road to prevent traffic on Route 321 north of Red Bridge. This section of Route 321 will be closed until early August.";s:3:"alt";s:0:"";} http://www.kanerepublican.com/sites/default/files/7.10.14 rt. 321 work red bridge area.jpg Copyright 2010 Kane Republican Kane, PA Staff Writer Kane Republican f55440c1c89d242b776bd5b0ba71bd72 2 new members appointed to Kane School Board http://www.kanerepublican.com/node/7360 2014-07-10T23:36:40-04:00 Kane Republican Copyright 2010 Kane Republican 2 new members appointed to Kane School Board 7360 article en 14 1 2014-07-10T23:36:40-04:00 2014-07-10T23:36:40-04:00 7360 14 2 new members appointed to Kane School Board Dr. Krista Jamerson and Keith Hastings are the newest members of the Kane School Board. They were appointed Thursday at a school board meeting at the Kane Middle School auditorium. Jamerson of 111 Hemlock Ave., Kane, replaces Dave Westerburg. Hastings of 69 Grandview Rd., Wetmore Township, replaces Ken Kane. Dr. Krista Jamerson and Keith Hastings are the newest members of the Kane School Board. They were appointed Thursday at a school board meeting at the Kane Middle School auditorium. Jamerson of 111 Hemlock Ave., Kane, replaces Dave Westerburg. Hastings of 69 Grandview Rd., Wetmore Township, replaces Ken Kane. 1405049800 2 editor a:1:{s:13:"form_build_id";s:37:"form-6d779c1a1b426a0713d269ad5d4f8a01";} 1 1 1 1 1 1 1405049800 100 Ted Lutz 5725 14 main story.JPG sites/default/files/main story_20.JPG image/jpeg 1311748 1 1405049799 1 a:2:{s:5:"title";s:331:"Photo by Ted Lutz – The Kane School Board voted Thursday to elect a new president and vice president and two new board members. The group includes, left to right: Tom Kerek, new board vice president; Dr. Krista Jamerson, new school board member; Claire Ann Depto, new board president; and Keith Hastings, new school board member.";s:3:"alt";s:0:"";} http://www.kanerepublican.com/sites/default/files/main story_20.JPG Copyright 2010 Kane Republican Kane, PA Staff Writer Kane Republican f55440c1c89d242b776bd5b0ba71bd72 School board president sees 'big challenge' http://www.kanerepublican.com/node/7359 2014-07-10T23:35:01-04:00 Kane Republican Copyright 2010 Kane Republican School board president sees 'big challenge' 7359 article en 14 1 2014-07-10T23:35:01-04:00 2014-07-10T23:35:01-04:00 7359 14 School board president sees 'big challenge' Claire Ann Depto, the newly-elected president of the Kane School Board, is looking ahead to what she terms "a big challenge." "There's a lot of responsibility," she said Thursday after conducting her first meeting as school board president. "It's going to be a big challenge." The board on Thursday elected Depto as president to replace Ken Kane, who resigned. Depto had been the vice president. "I thank the board members for their confidence in me," Depto said. "I feel everyone on the board is an equal." Claire Ann Depto, the newly-elected president of the Kane School Board, is looking ahead to what she terms "a big challenge." "There's a lot of responsibility," she said Thursday after conducting her first meeting as school board president. "It's going to be a big challenge." The board on Thursday elected Depto as president to replace Ken Kane, who resigned. Depto had been the vice president. "I thank the board members for their confidence in me," Depto said. "I feel everyone on the board is an equal." 1405049701 2 editor a:1:{s:13:"form_build_id";s:37:"form-6d779c1a1b426a0713d269ad5d4f8a01";} 1 1 1 1 1 1 1405049701 100 Ted Lutz 5724 14 school board.jpg sites/default/files/school board_4.jpg image/jpeg 131178 1 1405049700 1 a:2:{s:5:"title";s:0:"";s:3:"alt";s:0:"";} http://www.kanerepublican.com/sites/default/files/school board_4.jpg Copyright 2010 Kane Republican Kane, PA Staff Writer Kane Republican f55440c1c89d242b776bd5b0ba71bd72 Kane Chamber to host community pet parade http://www.kanerepublican.com/node/7354 2014-07-09T23:28:11-04:00 Kane Republican Copyright 2010 Kane Republican Kane Chamber to host community pet parade 7354 article en 14 1 2014-07-09T23:28:11-04:00 2014-07-09T23:28:11-04:00 7354 14 Kane Chamber to host community pet parade The Kane Chamber of Commerce invites pet owners to participate in the Third Annual Pet Parade on Wednesday, July 30. The parade will begin at 6 p.m. at the SMP parking lot and head to Field Street, where prizes will be awarded. The event will include games and contests for all ages. The Kane Chamber of Commerce invites pet owners to participate in the Third Annual Pet Parade on Wednesday, July 30. The parade will begin at 6 p.m. at the SMP parking lot and head to Field Street, where prizes will be awarded. The event will include games and contests for all ages. 1404962891 2 editor a:1:{s:13:"form_build_id";s:37:"form-6d779c1a1b426a0713d269ad5d4f8a01";} 1 1 1 1 1 1 1404962891 100 5719 14 10428499_10203338129165748_6431361026026289172_n.jpg sites/default/files/10428499_10203338129165748_6431361026026289172_n.jpg image/jpeg 13610 1 1404962891 1 a:2:{s:5:"title";s:60:"Shyanne is available for adoption at the McKean County SPCA.";s:3:"alt";s:0:"";} http://www.kanerepublican.com/sites/default/files/10428499_10203338129165748_6431361026026289172_n.jpg Copyright 2010 Kane Republican Kane, PA Staff Writer Kane Republican f55440c1c89d242b776bd5b0ba71bd72 Contract to be awarded for court repairs at park http://www.kanerepublican.com/node/7353 2014-07-09T23:26:14-04:00 Kane Republican Copyright 2010 Kane Republican Contract to be awarded for court repairs at park 7353 article en 14 1 2014-07-09T23:26:14-04:00 2014-07-09T23:26:14-04:00 7353 14 Contract to be awarded for court repairs at park Finally. A long-planned project to renovate the three tennis courts and basketball court at Evergreen Park in Kane appears ready for implementation. A $58,000 contract for the work is expected to be awarded Friday to Nagle Athletic Surfaces of East Syracuse, N.Y. The contract is expected to be awarded to Nagle by the Smethport-based McKean County Redevelopment and Housing Authority. This is the agency that oversees local projects using federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) money. Finally. A long-planned project to renovate the three tennis courts and basketball court at Evergreen Park in Kane appears ready for implementation. A $58,000 contract for the work is expected to be awarded Friday to Nagle Athletic Surfaces of East Syracuse, N.Y. The contract is expected to be awarded to Nagle by the Smethport-based McKean County Redevelopment and Housing Authority. This is the agency that oversees local projects using federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) money. 1404962774 2 editor a:1:{s:13:"form_build_id";s:37:"form-6d779c1a1b426a0713d269ad5d4f8a01";} 1 1 1 1 1 1 1404962774 100 Ted Lutz 5718 14 7.9.14 tennis court.JPG sites/default/files/7.9.14 tennis court.JPG image/jpeg 916514 1 1404962774 1 a:2:{s:5:"title";s:239:"Photo by Ted Lutz – Long-awaited renovations are coming soon for the tennis courts and basketball court at Evergreen Park in Kane. A contract for the work is expected to be awarded Friday to Nagle Athletic Surfaces of East Syracuse, N.Y.";s:3:"alt";s:0:"";} http://www.kanerepublican.com/sites/default/files/7.9.14 tennis court.JPG Copyright 2010 Kane Republican Kane, PA Staff Writer Kane Republican f55440c1c89d242b776bd5b0ba71bd72 Mt. Jewett man due to serve as acting county sheriff http://www.kanerepublican.com/node/7352 2014-07-09T23:25:04-04:00 Kane Republican Copyright 2010 Kane Republican Mt. Jewett man due to serve as acting county sheriff 7352 article en 14 1 2014-07-09T23:25:04-04:00 2014-07-09T23:25:04-04:00 7352 14 Mt. Jewett man due to serve as acting county sheriff SMETHPORT – Mt. Jewett resident Jim Sharer is expected to serve as the acting sheriff for McKean County. Sharer, the first deputy sheriff for the county, is expected to take over Friday. In a letter dated Sunday, County Sheriff Bradley A. Mason told the McKean County Board of Commissioners that he would resign as warden of the McKean County Jail as of midnight tonight. SMETHPORT – Mt. Jewett resident Jim Sharer is expected to serve as the acting sheriff for McKean County. Sharer, the first deputy sheriff for the county, is expected to take over Friday. In a letter dated Sunday, County Sheriff Bradley A. Mason told the McKean County Board of Commissioners that he would resign as warden of the McKean County Jail as of midnight tonight. 1404962704 2 editor a:1:{s:13:"form_build_id";s:37:"form-6d779c1a1b426a0713d269ad5d4f8a01";} 1 1 1 1 1 1 1404962704 100 Ted Lutz 5717 14 1.22.13 brad mason.JPG sites/default/files/1.22.13 brad mason.JPG image/jpeg 1027028 1 1404962703 1 a:2:{s:5:"title";s:145:"Photo by Ted Lutz – McKean County Sheriff Bradley A. Mason has announced plans to resign his position. He is serving his third term as sheriff.";s:3:"alt";s:0:"";} http://www.kanerepublican.com/sites/default/files/1.22.13 brad mason.JPG Copyright 2010 Kane Republican Kane, PA Staff Writer Kane Republican f55440c1c89d242b776bd5b0ba71bd72 New leadership brings a promising future to the Lutheran Home at Kane http://www.kanerepublican.com/node/7351 2014-07-09T23:24:10-04:00 Kane Republican Copyright 2010 Kane Republican New leadership brings a promising future to the Lutheran Home at Kane 7351 article en 14 1 2014-07-09T23:24:10-04:00 2014-07-09T23:24:10-04:00 7351 14 New leadership brings a promising future to the Lutheran Home at Kane The Board of Directors of the Lutheran Home at Kane (LHK) is proud to announce the promotion of Megan M. Bolden, MS to the position of nursing home administrator. “We are in a period of transition and we’re excited about creating a new chapter in our history,” said Pastor Stephen Fair, chair of the Board of Directors. “We are blessed to have Megan on board. She is a powerful asset bringing energy and a look to the future. She has the passion, vision and leadership skills that we feel are needed to continue in a positive direction.” The Board of Directors of the Lutheran Home at Kane (LHK) is proud to announce the promotion of Megan M. Bolden, MS to the position of nursing home administrator. “We are in a period of transition and we’re excited about creating a new chapter in our history,” said Pastor Stephen Fair, chair of the Board of Directors. “We are blessed to have Megan on board. She is a powerful asset bringing energy and a look to the future. She has the passion, vision and leadership skills that we feel are needed to continue in a positive direction.” 1404962650 2 editor a:1:{s:13:"form_build_id";s:37:"form-6d779c1a1b426a0713d269ad5d4f8a01";} 1 1 1 1 1 1 1404962650 100 5716 14 Megan Bolden.jpg sites/default/files/Megan Bolden.jpg image/jpeg 1598720 1 1404962650 1 a:2:{s:5:"title";s:12:"Megan Bolden";s:3:"alt";s:0:"";} http://www.kanerepublican.com/sites/default/files/Megan Bolden.jpg Copyright 2010 Kane Republican Kane, PA Staff Writer Kane Republican f55440c1c89d242b776bd5b0ba71bd72