January 27th, 2015
SMETHPORT â€“ Kane was shut out Tuesday in its bid for a piece of the pieâ€”Act 13 Marcellus Shale gas well revenue provided to McKean County for distribution to municipalities.
Acting at a meeting at the county courthouse, McKean County Commissioners Joe DeMott, Al Pingie and Cliff Lane approved just two of 21 requests for Act 13 revenue.
The commissioners awarded $124,140 to Bradford Township for the replacement of a township bridge over Marilla Creek. The crossing is known as the Langmaid Lane Bridge, which provides access to a nursing home.
HAZEL HURST â€“ Hamlin Township is seeking a new secretary-treasurer.
Nicole L. "Nickie" Wheatley Causer, who has held the position for the past 13 months, has resigned, effective Friday.
Jim Trussell, chairman of the township Board of Supervisors, said Tuesday that the supervisors are seeking applications to fill the position. He said several applications already have been received for the full-time position, which pays $12.56 per hour.
Causer has been working only a part-time basis for the past few months due to child-care issues.
The borough of Kane is exploring the possible use of â€śbodycamsâ€ť and in-car cameras for the police department.
Dan Strock, a sales representative for Pro-Vision Video Systems, gave a presentation Tuesday at the Kane borough building.
Among those attending were Kane Police Chief Heath Boyer, Kane Borough Manager Don Payne, Kane Borough Councilman Gary Schul and his wife, Lynda and Ron Carty, representing the Kane Rotary Club.
A preliminary hearing for former McKean County Sheriff Bradley A. Mason is scheduled for 10:15 a.m. Friday, Feb. 13 in Kane District Court.
According to court documents, the hearing will follow his arraignment set for 10 a.m. Feb. 13 in the Kane court.
The 52-year-old Mason faces charges of corruption of minors and furnishing liquor to a minorâ€”a then 17-year-old girl who was a tenant in a residence he rented on South Avenue in Bradford Township, court records show.
The Kane Wolves wrestling team turned back the Oswayo Valley Green Wave by a 42-9 score on Tuesday night. Five Kane seniors took the mat in their final appearance in the Wolvesâ€™ Den. All five pinned their opponents as coach Mike Swartwoodâ€™s team lost one match by a close decision and gave up one forfeit and added two pins by underclassmen to get the win.
Arlene Ruth Park, 98, formerly of Mt. Jewett, passed away Monday (January 26, 2015) at the Bradford Ecumenical Home.
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Cummings Funeral Home, Inc. in Mt. Jewett.
Deloris M. Farnsworth, 79, of 9106 Route 6, near Lantz Corners, died Monday afternoon, Jan. 26, 2015 at her residence.
Born May 6, 1935 in Dubois, she was the daughter of Smith and Agatha Yale Harris.Â
Deloris had worked at Brockway Glass and drove school bus in Brockway. Later, she owned and operated the former Brown Derby, drove a garbage truck for Schaeffer's Disposal, did housekeeping for the Lutheran Home, and bartended, cooked and was a member at the former Loyal Order of Moose, all in Kane. She was an avid pool shooter and was champion of the Kane Tavern League several times.
Acting at a special meeting Monday, the Kane School Board voted 8-0 to approve deputy tax collectors for six municipalities within the school district.
Board President Claire Ann Buckley endorsed the list along with board members Dick Coleman, John Ball, Tom Kerek, Krista Jamerson, Linda A. Anderson, Scott Paul and Keith Hastings.Â
Board member Susan Grolemund did not attend the meeting.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ Kane coach Dave Kiehl termed the game "sloppy" at times but his Lady Wolves rolled out of Johnsonburg in the snow Monday night with a 49-29 win, upping their record to 9-8 as they battle for favorable playoff positioning.
The Ramettes (5-12), shorthanded without two of their forwards, relied heavily on sophomore Nicole Myers as she paced all scorers with 17 points. The rest of the starting five notched just eight points while Emily Dillinger contributed two field goals off the bench.
The Johnsonburg Rams improved to 9-9 on the season with a 55-35 win over the Kane Wolves Monday night in the Wolvesâ€™ Den. The Rams led 11-5 after one quarter. The Wolves rallied to go ahead 13-11 with three minutes left in the half but the Rams closed out the second quarter on a 10-0 run and pulled away in the fourth to get the victory.