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At the age of 19, Smethport native Hannah Moses has become the only female flight instructor at High Flight Academy in Butler. Hannah's passion for flying began at the Bradford Regional Airport. 

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Judge John Pavlock has announced all court hearings scheduled for Thursday, April 29, have been cancelled due to leaks at the McKean County courthouse caused by the recent rain storm. Court is expected to resume Friday although Thursday's hearings will have to be rescheduled for a later date. 

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Friends and family of Scott Hickey gathered this weekend to participate in the 5th annual Hickey Electric Litter Pick Up in memory of Scott Hickey. Hickey was a resident of Gibbs Hill who hated to see litter along the road and adopted a two mile stretch to care for. Hickey's widow, Jeanne or…

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Two of the Haberberger Disposal trucks are now outfitted with CASA of McKean County decals to raise awareness and support for the mission of CASA which trains volunteers to advocate for abused and neglected children in the foster care system. More information on how to become involved may be…

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Monday afternoon local fire departments responded to a fire at a garage on Glen Hazel Road in Wilcox. The structure and its contents were a complete loss. 

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The Kane Volunteer Fire Department's Chicken BBQ fundraiser Sunday was a success. They sold out of all 350 meals in less than two hours. 

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Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Health today notified all COVID-19 vaccine providers to pause administering doses of the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) vaccine until at least April 20 following the recommendation out of an abundance of caution in a joint release from the Cen…

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Author, Nancy Avolese has written Wolf Man Jack, a sequel to her book The Wolf Man of Kane, and donated the manuscript to the Kane Historic Preservation Society. Wolf Man Jack continues the story of the Lobo wolves after the death of Dr. McCleery. It is set to be published in June, to celebr…

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New Beginnings Assembly of God in Kane is hosting the McClure family as they prepare to serve as missionary church planters in Curacao. Full story in April 9th's paper. 

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Thursday, April 8th, the USDA, Forest Service will conduct a prescribed fire on 55 acres at Buzzard Swamp to enhance habitat benefits for wildlife. Buzzard Swamp is a wildlife viewing and hiking area, featuring 11.2 miles of trails, near Marienville. 

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April 4th - 10th, 2021 is recognized as National Library Week in the United States. Be sure to stop by Friends' Memorial Library in Kane this week to say hello and check out a book or some of their online resources. 

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Miranda (Depto) Grabuski, a 2000 graduate of the Kane Area High School launched her company, Stroller Society in 2017 to provide high quality,  baby products at an affordable price. The full story is in today's paper.

Harrisburg, PA – ​ The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) today reminds its customers to exercise caution while renewing their driver's license or vehicle registration online, and to make sure that they're on PennDOT's official Driver and Vehicle Services website, www.dmv.pa…

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The American Red Cross will be hosting a blood drive Monday in Kane at the Methodist Church. Appointments may be made by calling 1-800-RED CROSS or online at www.RedCrossBlood.org

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Lillian's Place, the only ice cream shop in the Kane Borough is set to open for the season, this Friday, April 2nd. The family-owned shop will be open 7 days a week 12 p.m. - 8 p.m. 

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The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory for the area until 6 pm Friday evening. Loos outdoor objects should be secured and caution exercised while driving. More information on wind safety may be found at www.weather.gov/wind

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The Kane Area School District announced today that a student and faculty member at the middle school have tested positive for COVID. All individuals who have been in close contact with the two positive cases have been notified. All school buildings will remain open. 

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McKean County Residents are encouraged to fill out the PennDoT transportation survey. The data collected will be used in the state's development of their 12-year long term plan. The survey may be completed at https://survey.talkpatransportation.com/#/Survey 

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The Community Blood Bank is hosting a blood drive at the Kane Area Community Center until 5 p.m. March 23. They are in urgent need of all blood types. Walk ins are welcome. 

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June 14th, the Kane Area Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a hospitality training for the region. The event has been made possible by a mini grant from the North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission. More details are still to come. Questions may be directed to …

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McKean County is setting up a phone bank for residents to be listed to receive the COVID19 vaccine. The call center is expected to be operational next week. There is currently an urgent need for volunteers to help staff the phone lines and enter data. Volunteers who have any time available t…

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The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory, in effect for portions of north central Pennsylvania, until 2 pm March 16th, 2021. Periods of mixed precipitation are expected to cause slippery conditions on untreated roads and sidewalks. 

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The Kane Volunteer Fire Department has issued a reminders about the danger of wildfires. This time of year, while the ground may be wet, the vegetation on top can be very extremely and easily ignited, leading to wild fires. 

State Police Spring and Summer Youth Camps Cancelled for Second Consecutive Year Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) announced today the cancellation of upcoming youth camps due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The camps typically take place throughout Pennsylvania in the s…

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Ramps of Hope, a ministry of the United Methodist Church, volunteered their time in Kane this week to install a wheel chair ramp for a resident on Bayard Street. Since launching in 2013, the ministry has installed over 100 ramps for families in need in the region. 

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Kane Resident, Angie Wolfe, has been named Associate Dean of Student Affairs and Experiential Learning for the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford. Wolfe holds a Master of Science in Education in mental health counseling from St. Bonaventure University and a Bachelor of Science in German an…

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Registration is available for UPMC Kane's community COVID vaccine clinic scheduled at the Kane Fire Hall Thursday, March 11th, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Registration is available at Vaccine.UPMC.com or by calling 844-876-2822. 

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The Crooked Hem in Kane is now officially open. The shop is owned and operated by Kane native Julie (Anderson) Jackel and her husband Thor. The store is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m- 6 p.m. 

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RIDGWAY — A children’s book drive in memory of Hailey Mae Matheson has already picked up steam in just its first week of operation as over 400 books have been donated in the month-long project to benefit the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh.

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At the annual banquet of the Kane Volunteer Fire Department March 6, Tim Holt was honored for his 40 years as a member and 9 years as chief. Pictured is Holt with his award and current Chief Matt Bressler. A full list of awards can be found in today's paper. 

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Thursday, Variety-The Children's Charity distributed adaptive bikes and strollers to 26 children at the Seneca Highlands Intermediate Unit #9. Pictured, The Kaziska family take the Variety oath to never get on or off the bike without putting the break on. 

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