The Kane Republican | AP iAtom feed 2014-08-20T00:12:50-04:00 Drupal IU-9 pre-school program is underway in Kane http://www.kanerepublican.com/node/7589 2014-08-20T00:12:50-04:00 Kane Republican Copyright 2010 Kane Republican IU-9 pre-school program is underway in Kane 7589 article en 14 1 2014-08-20T00:12:50-04:00 2014-08-20T00:12:50-04:00 7589 14 IU-9 pre-school program is underway in Kane Classes in the Kane Area School District won't resume until Tuesday. But the IU-9 pre-school program-- now located in a vacant classroom at the Kane Elementary School-- already is underway. A total of 24 area children between the ages of 3 and 5 attend the pre-school program, which features a morning session from 7:45 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. and an afternoon session from 11:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. There are 12 children in the morning session and 12 children in the afternoon session. Classes in the Kane Area School District won't resume until Tuesday. But the IU-9 pre-school program-- now located in a vacant classroom at the Kane Elementary School-- already is underway. A total of 24 area children between the ages of 3 and 5 attend the pre-school program, which features a morning session from 7:45 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. and an afternoon session from 11:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. There are 12 children in the morning session and 12 children in the afternoon session. 1408507970 2 editor a:1:{s:13:"form_build_id";s:37:"form-6d779c1a1b426a0713d269ad5d4f8a01";} 1 1 1 1 1 1 1408507970 100 Ted Lutz 5934 14 Main Story.jpg sites/default/files/Main Story.jpg image/jpeg 568133 1 1408507970 1 a:2:{s:5:"title";s:305:"Photo by Ted Lutz – The local IU-9 pre-school program-- now located in a vacant classroom at the Kane Elementary School-- already is underway for the new school year. Laura Ehrensburger, teacher for IU-9 pre-school in Kane, talks with Ema, Levi and Charlie. They are three of 24 students in the program.";s:3:"alt";s:0:"";} http://www.kanerepublican.com/sites/default/files/Main Story.jpg Copyright 2010 Kane Republican Kane, PA Staff Writer Kane Republican f55440c1c89d242b776bd5b0ba71bd72 Woman is burned in gas grill fire in Kane http://www.kanerepublican.com/node/7588 2014-08-20T00:11:59-04:00 Kane Republican Copyright 2010 Kane Republican Woman is burned in gas grill fire in Kane 7588 article en 14 1 2014-08-20T00:11:59-04:00 2014-08-20T00:11:59-04:00 7588 14 Woman is burned in gas grill fire in Kane A Kane woman sustained minor burns Tuesday afternoon when she attempted to douse a grease-fed fire in a propane gas grill. Jackie Cecchetti suffered burns on both forearms as she tried to put out the fire in the grill on the wooden deck at the rear of her residence at 228 Holman St., Kane. A Kane woman sustained minor burns Tuesday afternoon when she attempted to douse a grease-fed fire in a propane gas grill. Jackie Cecchetti suffered burns on both forearms as she tried to put out the fire in the grill on the wooden deck at the rear of her residence at 228 Holman St., Kane. 1408507919 2 editor a:1:{s:13:"form_build_id";s:37:"form-6d779c1a1b426a0713d269ad5d4f8a01";} 1 1 1 1 1 1 1408507919 100 Ted Lutz 5933 14 fire.jpg sites/default/files/fire.jpg image/jpeg 237555 1 1408507918 1 a:2:{s:5:"title";s:332:"Photo by Ted Lutz – Matt Cecchetti (left) and his sister, Sarah (right) of 228 Holman St., Kane, stand adjacent to a gas grill where grease ignited a fire Tuesday afternoon and brought Kane firemen to the scene. The fire blackened most of the 12 chicken thighs cooking on the grill on the wooden deck at the rear of the residence.";s:3:"alt";s:0:"";} http://www.kanerepublican.com/sites/default/files/fire.jpg Copyright 2010 Kane Republican Kane, PA Staff Writer Kane Republican f55440c1c89d242b776bd5b0ba71bd72 Sheriff Krieg announces upcoming resignation http://www.kanerepublican.com/node/7587 2014-08-20T00:05:47-04:00 Kane Republican Copyright 2010 Kane Republican Sheriff Krieg announces upcoming resignation 7587 article en 14 1 2014-08-20T00:05:47-04:00 2014-08-20T00:05:47-04:00 7587 14 Sheriff Krieg announces upcoming resignation RIDGWAY – The Elk County Courthouse will see a shift as 2014 winds down as two-term Elk County Sheriff Jeff Krieg will not serve out his final year at the helm and will instead retire. Krieg's decision, kept largely under wraps for the duration of the year, was initially made as far back as January. "I have an opportunity now where some of my family is moving back from Tennessee, including my grandchild, daughter, and a son-in-law who's been serving in Afghanistan, so it's a perfect opportunity to move ahead and stay home and spend time with them," he said during an interview Tuesday morning in his office. RIDGWAY – The Elk County Courthouse will see a shift as 2014 winds down as two-term Elk County Sheriff Jeff Krieg will not serve out his final year at the helm and will instead retire. Krieg's decision, kept largely under wraps for the duration of the year, was initially made as far back as January. 1408507547 2 editor a:1:{s:13:"form_build_id";s:37:"form-6d779c1a1b426a0713d269ad5d4f8a01";} 1 1 1 1 1 1 1408507547 100 Joseph Bell 5931 14 Krieg mugshot COLOR.jpg sites/default/files/Krieg mugshot COLOR.jpg image/jpeg 154783 1 1408507546 1 a:2:{s:5:"title";s:10:"Jeff Krieg";s:3:"alt";s:0:"";} http://www.kanerepublican.com/sites/default/files/Krieg mugshot COLOR.jpg Copyright 2010 Kane Republican Kane, PA Staff Writer Kane Republican f55440c1c89d242b776bd5b0ba71bd72 Kane hospital again honored for electronic link http://www.kanerepublican.com/node/7580 2014-08-18T23:44:34-04:00 Kane Republican Copyright 2010 Kane Republican Kane hospital again honored for electronic link 7580 article en 14 1 2014-08-18T23:44:34-04:00 2014-08-18T23:44:34-04:00 7580 14 Kane hospital again honored for electronic link Kane Community Hospital (KCH) has been recognized with the “Most Wired—Small and Rural” award for the seventh time.  KCH is affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)-- Hamot Medical Center in Erie. A hospital is considered "small" and "rural" based on having fewer of 100 beds and located outside a Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) as designated by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB).  Organizations such as KCH, not recognized on the primary Most Wired lis, are included in the Most Wired—Small and Rural category. Kane Community Hospital (KCH) has been recognized with the “Most Wired—Small and Rural” award for the seventh time.  KCH is affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)-- Hamot Medical Center in Erie. A hospital is considered "small" and "rural" based on having fewer of 100 beds and located outside a Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) as designated by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB).  Organizations such as KCH, not recognized on the primary Most Wired lis, are included in the Most Wired—Small and Rural category. 1408419874 2 editor a:1:{s:13:"form_build_id";s:37:"form-6d779c1a1b426a0713d269ad5d4f8a01";} 1 1 1 1 1 1 1408419874 100 5925 14 main story.jpg sites/default/files/main story_8.jpg image/jpeg 168676 1 1408419874 1 a:2:{s:5:"title";s:479:"Photo by Ted Lutz – Kane Community Hospital (KCH) has been recognized with the “Most Wired—Small and Rural” award for the seventh time. Posing with the award are, left to right: Margaret Twidale, director of information technology services at KCH; Gary Rhodes, chief executive officer at KCH; and Dino Cherry, manager of information technology at KCH. The Kane hospital is affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)-- Hamot Medical Center in Erie.";s:3:"alt";s:0:"";} http://www.kanerepublican.com/sites/default/files/main story_8.jpg Copyright 2010 Kane Republican Kane, PA Staff Writer Kane Republican f55440c1c89d242b776bd5b0ba71bd72 Civil War encampment is slated in Ludlow http://www.kanerepublican.com/node/7579 2014-08-18T23:42:50-04:00 Kane Republican Copyright 2010 Kane Republican Civil War encampment is slated in Ludlow 7579 article en 14 1 2014-08-18T23:42:50-04:00 2014-08-18T23:42:50-04:00 7579 14 Civil War encampment is slated in Ludlow LUDLOW – A Civil War encampment will be held Friday, Saturday and Sunday-- Sept. 19-21-- at Wildcat Park near Ludlow. More than 20 individuals dressed as Union soldiers will actually camp out in tents for two nights in the ball field area at the rustic park along Route 6 just east of Ludlow. The "soldiers" will re-enact the life in a Union Army camp during the Civil War. Various activities will take place throughout the three-day event. LUDLOW – A Civil War encampment will be held Friday, Saturday and Sunday-- Sept. 19-21-- at Wildcat Park near Ludlow. More than 20 individuals dressed as Union soldiers will actually camp out in tents for two nights in the ball field area at the rustic park along Route 6 just east of Ludlow. The "soldiers" will re-enact the life in a Union Army camp during the Civil War. Various activities will take place throughout the three-day event. 1408419770 2 editor a:1:{s:13:"form_build_id";s:37:"form-6d779c1a1b426a0713d269ad5d4f8a01";} 1 1 1 1 1 1 1408419770 100 Ted Lutz 5924 14 8.17.14 king as abe.jpg sites/default/files/8.17.14 king as abe.jpg image/jpeg 635192 1 1408419770 1 a:2:{s:5:"title";s:298:"John W. King of Ashtabula, Ohio, who portrays President Abraham Lincoln, will attend a three-day Civil War encampment Sept. 19-21 at Wildcat Park near Ludlow. He will deliver a speech at the benefit dinner set for 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20 at the Walter Lloyd Pavilion at the park along Route 6.";s:3:"alt";s:0:"";} http://www.kanerepublican.com/sites/default/files/8.17.14 king as abe.jpg Copyright 2010 Kane Republican Kane, PA Staff Writer Kane Republican f55440c1c89d242b776bd5b0ba71bd72 Miss Smethport is crowned as McKean County Fair Queen http://www.kanerepublican.com/node/7574 2014-08-17T23:22:09-04:00 Kane Republican Copyright 2010 Kane Republican Miss Smethport is crowned as McKean County Fair Queen 7574 article en 14 1 2014-08-17T23:22:09-04:00 2014-08-17T23:22:09-04:00 7574 14 Miss Smethport is crowned as McKean County Fair Queen EAST SMETHPORT – Abby Price, Miss Smethport High, has been crowned as the McKean County Fair Queen. The coronation took place Saturday night on the final day of the 109th fair at the mini-stage at the fairgrounds in East Smethport. Sarah Eaton, Miss Bradford High, was named as the first runner-up. Bettina Cherry, Miss Kane High, is one of five contestants in the county fair queen contest. All five high schools in the county have contestants. EAST SMETHPORT – Abby Price, Miss Smethport High, has been crowned as the McKean County Fair Queen. The coronation took place Saturday night on the final day of the 109th fair at the mini-stage at the fairgrounds in East Smethport. Sarah Eaton, Miss Bradford High, was named as the first runner-up. Bettina Cherry, Miss Kane High, is one of five contestants in the county fair queen contest. All five high schools in the county have contestants. 1408332129 2 editor a:1:{s:13:"form_build_id";s:37:"form-6d779c1a1b426a0713d269ad5d4f8a01";} 1 1 1 1 1 1 1408332129 100 Ted Lutz 5919 14 8.17.14 queen COLOR .jpg sites/default/files/8.17.14 queen COLOR .jpg image/jpeg 3501156 1 1408332128 1 a:2:{s:5:"title";s:320:"Photo by Ted Lutz – Abby Price (seated) of Smethport was crowned Saturday night as the McKean County Fair Queen. Sarah Eaton (left) of Bradford was named as the first runner-up. Miss Kane High Bettina Cherry (right) was one of five contestants in the competition at the mini-stage at the fairgrounds in East Smethport.";s:3:"alt";s:0:"";} http://www.kanerepublican.com/sites/default/files/8.17.14 queen COLOR .jpg Copyright 2010 Kane Republican Kane, PA Staff Writer Kane Republican f55440c1c89d242b776bd5b0ba71bd72 Kane residents come through for VFW’s Troop Support Drop-off http://www.kanerepublican.com/node/7573 2014-08-17T23:19:32-04:00 Kane Republican Copyright 2010 Kane Republican Kane residents come through for VFW’s Troop Support Drop-off 7573 article en 14 1 2014-08-17T23:19:32-04:00 2014-08-17T23:19:32-04:00 7573 14 Kane residents come through for VFW’s Troop Support Drop-off The Kane Veterans of Foreign Wars hosted a “Troop Support Drop-off” on Saturday at their club on Wetmore Avenue. Volunteers met those wanting to donate at their vehicles and accepted items and cash donations to send to local soldiers deployed overseas. The Kane Veterans of Foreign Wars hosted a “Troop Support Drop-off” on Saturday at their club on Wetmore Avenue. Volunteers met those wanting to donate at their vehicles and accepted items and cash donations to send to local soldiers deployed overseas. 1408331972 2 editor a:1:{s:13:"form_build_id";s:37:"form-6d779c1a1b426a0713d269ad5d4f8a01";} 1 1 1 1 1 1 1408331972 100 Amy Geer 5918 14 Troop COLOR .jpg sites/default/files/Troop COLOR .jpg image/jpeg 761484 1 1408331971 1 a:2:{s:5:"title";s:493:"Photo by Amy Geer – Troop Support Dropoff Co-Chairmen Mitz Lindquist, left, and Bev Beane, right, accept a donation for their cause on Saturday afternoon out front of the VFW club on Wetmore Avenue in Kane. The campaign was a big success, with the group's supply closet getting restocked and Kane residents coming through with more than $1200 in cash donations to help send care packages to local soldiers deployed overseas. The next packages are expected to be sent out in early September. ";s:3:"alt";s:0:"";} http://www.kanerepublican.com/sites/default/files/Troop COLOR .jpg Copyright 2010 Kane Republican Kane, PA Staff Writer Kane Republican f55440c1c89d242b776bd5b0ba71bd72 Inaugural KECA Pa. Elk Tag Raffle raises over $150,000 http://www.kanerepublican.com/node/7571 2014-08-17T23:14:52-04:00 Kane Republican Copyright 2010 Kane Republican Inaugural KECA Pa. Elk Tag Raffle raises over $150,000 7571 article en 14 1 2014-08-17T23:12:45-04:00 2014-08-17T23:14:52-04:00 7571 14 Inaugural KECA Pa. Elk Tag Raffle raises over $150,000 BENEZETTE – Just over a month ago, Governor Tom Corbett signed House Bill 2169 into law. The bill, in part, created a special conservation license that could be chanced off annually to raise funds to benefit conservation and education efforts in Pennsylvania's Elk Country. Working together, in a span of roughly four weeks the Keystone Elk Country Alliance (KECA) and Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC) were able to raise over $150,000 selling tickets for the first ever Pa. Elk Tag Raffle. The winner of the tag was drawn on Sunday afternoon during the closing day of this year's Pa. Great Outdoors Elk Expo, which was held at the Elk Country Visitor Center in Benezette. A young girl in the audience had the opportunity to select the winning ticket, and Paul Brown of Blandon was chosen. Blandon is located in Berks County in the eastern part of the state. BENEZETTE – Just over a month ago, Governor Tom Corbett signed House Bill 2169 into law. The bill, in part, created a special conservation license that could be chanced off annually to raise funds to benefit conservation and education efforts in Pennsylvania's Elk Country. Working together, in a span of roughly four weeks the Keystone Elk Country Alliance (KECA) and Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC) were able to raise over $150,000 selling tickets for the first ever Pa. Elk Tag Raffle. 1408331692 2 editor a:1:{s:13:"form_build_id";s:37:"form-6d779c1a1b426a0713d269ad5d4f8a01";} 1 1 1 1 1 1 1408331565 100 Becky Polaski 5916 14 8-18-14 Elk Raffle COLOR .jpg sites/default/files/8-18-14 Elk Raffle COLOR .jpg image/jpeg 2666672 1 1408331691 1 a:2:{s:5:"title";s:292:"Photos by Becky Polaski – Keystone Elk Country Alliance President and CEO Rawley Cogan, left, and Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director Matt Hough, right, both addressed attendees at the Pa. Great Outdoors Elk Expo prior to KECA's inaugural Pa. Elk Tag Raffle on Sunday afternoon.";s:3:"alt";s:0:"";} http://www.kanerepublican.com/sites/default/files/8-18-14 Elk Raffle COLOR .jpg Copyright 2010 Kane Republican Kane, PA Staff Writer Kane Republican f55440c1c89d242b776bd5b0ba71bd72 Elk Expo draws visitors of all ages to Benezette http://www.kanerepublican.com/node/7570 2014-08-17T23:13:50-04:00 Kane Republican Copyright 2010 Kane Republican Elk Expo draws visitors of all ages to Benezette 7570 article en 14 1 2014-08-17T23:10:49-04:00 2014-08-17T23:13:50-04:00 7570 14 Elk Expo draws visitors of all ages to Benezette BENEZETTE – It was a beautiful weekend in Benezette for the 2014 Pennsylvania Great Outdoors Elk Expo, which was held at the Elk Country Visitor Center on Saturday and Sunday. "We really couldn't have asked for better weather today," Elk Country Visitor Center Operations Manager Carla Wehler said on Saturday afternoon. "It wasn't too hot, wasn't too cold, and there was no rain. It was just a beautiful day and was a little bit overcast. We're pretty excited." While the Elk Expo was first held back in 2001, last year was the first time that it was held at the visitor center. That event drew a crowd of over 11,000 people. Wehler indicated that even more people may have attended this year's event. BENEZETTE – It was a beautiful weekend in Benezette for the 2014 Pennsylvania Great Outdoors Elk Expo, which was held at the Elk Country Visitor Center on Saturday and Sunday. "We really couldn't have asked for better weather today," Elk Country Visitor Center Operations Manager Carla Wehler said on Saturday afternoon. "It wasn't too hot, wasn't too cold, and there was no rain. It was just a beautiful day and was a little bit overcast. We're pretty excited." 1408331630 2 editor a:1:{s:13:"form_build_id";s:37:"form-6d779c1a1b426a0713d269ad5d4f8a01";} 1 1 1 1 1 1 1408331449 100 Becky Polaski 5915 14 8-18-14 Elk Expo - wagon ride.jpg sites/default/files/8-18-14 Elk Expo - wagon ride.jpg image/jpeg 1205707 1 1408331629 1 a:2:{s:5:"title";s:162:"Photo by Becky Polaski – Elk Expo attendees prepare to embark on a horse drawn wagon ride around the Elk Country Visitor Center property on Saturday afternoon. ";s:3:"alt";s:0:"";} http://www.kanerepublican.com/sites/default/files/8-18-14 Elk Expo - wagon ride.jpg Copyright 2010 Kane Republican Kane, PA Staff Writer Kane Republican f55440c1c89d242b776bd5b0ba71bd72 3 St. Marys hunters drawn for elk licenses http://www.kanerepublican.com/node/7569 2014-08-17T23:07:49-04:00 Kane Republican Copyright 2010 Kane Republican 3 St. Marys hunters drawn for elk licenses 7569 article en 14 1 2014-08-17T23:07:49-04:00 2014-08-17T23:07:49-04:00 7569 14 3 St. Marys hunters drawn for elk licenses BENEZETTE – Of the 108 elk licenses awarded by the Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC) during their annual elk license drawing, three–all for antlerless elk–went to residents of St. Marys. This year's drawing was held at 2 p.m. on Saturday afternoon in conjunction with the Pa. Great Outdoors Elk Expo at the Elk Country Visitor Center in Benezette. It was the first time since 2008 that the elk license drawing has been held during the Elk Expo. Of the 108 elk licenses issued for this year's hunt, which will be held from Nov. 3-8, 27 were for antlered elk and 81 were for antlerless elk. The three lucky hunters from St. Marys were were selected were Jason Pistner, Kenneth Rieder, and Joseph Rupprecht. BENEZETTE – Of the 108 elk licenses awarded by the Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC) during their annual elk license drawing, three–all for antlerless elk–went to residents of St. Marys. This year's drawing was held at 2 p.m. on Saturday afternoon in conjunction with the Pa. Great Outdoors Elk Expo at the Elk Country Visitor Center in Benezette. It was the first time since 2008 that the elk license drawing has been held during the Elk Expo. 1408331269 2 editor a:1:{s:13:"form_build_id";s:37:"form-6d779c1a1b426a0713d269ad5d4f8a01";} 1 1 1 1 1 1 1408331269 100 Becky Polaski 5914 14 8-18-14 Elk License Drawing.jpg sites/default/files/8-18-14 Elk License Drawing.jpg image/jpeg 992062 1 1408331269 1 a:2:{s:5:"title";s:252:"Photo by Becky Polaski – PGC Elk Biologist Jeremy Banfield, right, is shown going over information with Ken Rieder, of St. Marys, left, on Saturday afternoon after Rieder was selected for an antlerless elk license in this year's elk license drawing. ";s:3:"alt";s:0:"";} http://www.kanerepublican.com/sites/default/files/8-18-14 Elk License Drawing.jpg Copyright 2010 Kane Republican Kane, PA Staff Writer Kane Republican f55440c1c89d242b776bd5b0ba71bd72