Jumping right into the fire.
Thatâs what it felt like for Beth Obenreder, who started work as the new Kane postmaster Mondayâconsidered the âbusiest dayâ of the year for any post office in the U.S. due to the Christmas rush.
Obenreder weighed packages and sold Christmas card stamps as customers stood in line at the Kane Post Office to send their cherished pre-holiday mail to family members across the country.
âWe take our jobs seriously,â Obenreder said. âWe want to make sure the mail gets where itâs supposed to go.â
Are you ready to get into the Christmas spirit? If soâŠ donât miss the 3rd Annual Nikkyâs Dance Studio Competition Team Christmas show. The Christmas performance is set for this Saturday, Dec. 20 at 7 p.m. at the Kane High School. The show titled âOh Santa!â will showcase the competition teamâs many talents; including ballet, tap, lyrical, jazz and acrobatics for the whole family.
The Cranberry Berries made the long trip to Kane Monday night and headed south with a 58-47 win over the Wolves. It appeared as though the Wolves had the long bus trip as they started out slowly offensively. The Berries jumped out to a 13-3 lead after one quarter and although the hosts got to within eight, 52-44 with 2:25 left in the game, the Wolves just couldnât overcome the early deficit.
HAZEL HURSTâOnce a loan agreement is finalized with PNC bank, connections are expected to be authorized for customers in the Lantz Corners Sewer District.
Hamlin Township plans to borrow $105,000 from PNC to make its payment of $104,000 to the Mt. Jewett Regional Sewer Authority. Under a long-standing agreement, the payment is required before the sewer connections are made.
The loan is expected to be finalized Friday, according to talks last week at the meeting of the Hamlin Township Board of Supervisors.
JOHNSONBURG â Kane girls basketball used a 9-0 third-quarter run to break open a tie game en route to a 42-33 win over St. Marys Saturday afternoon at the Johnsonburg Tip-Off Tournament held at Johnsonburg Area High School.
St. Marys had tied the game at 18-all on a Kaitlyn Barackman hoop with 4:30 to play in the third quarter. The Lady Wolves responded with a 9-0 spurt which started with a bucket from Sydney Dyne and was followed by hoops from Trinity Clark and Camryn Cummings. After Dyne split a pair of free throws, a Cummings layup had Kane up 27-18 with 1:19 left in the third quarter.
Most 10-year-olds are especially excited at this time of the year as Christmas approaches.
But there's little holiday joy in the life of Matthew Prosser of Kane. He's loaded with inoperable tumors due to a genetic disease known as neurofibromatosis.
Steve Perry, the longtime business manager for the Kane School District, might be picked to serve as the interim school superintendent.
The school board reportedly will act Tuesday to name an interim school chief. Dr. Maryann Anderson, the school superintendent, is retiring Dec. 31.
The school board has scheduled a special meeting for 6 p.m. Tuesday in the library at the Kane Middle School. The meeting is open to the public.
BRADFORD â A civil case involving Mt. Jewett Police Chief Steve Hale and Mt. Jewett Councilwoman Linda Berry and her husband, Robert, now is scheduled to be heard Tuesday morning.
Bradford District Court Judge Dominic A. Cercone Jr. has been assigned to hear the case, which is set for 9 a.m. Tuesday in his courtroom. The proceedings are open to the public.
According to court documents, Hale is suing the Berrys for $12,000 in damages.
Hale claims in his civil suit that the house he purchased last year from the Berrys had pre-existing furnace problems.
JOHNSONBURG â A runaway defeat turned into a victory for Coudersport girls basketball Friday night.
Coudersport rallied from a 16-4 first-quarter deficit to take a 44-43 win over Kane at the Johnsonburg Tip-Off Tournament at Johnsonburg Area High School.
Emily Morey hit a short jumper with eight seconds left to put the Lady Falcons ahead. Kane had one final chance but could not get a fluent possession together and did not get a possible game-winning shot off in time.
Christopher James McCormack, 40, of East End Avenue, Regent Square, Pittsburgh, and formerly of Mt. Jewett, died Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014 at the Allegheny General Hospital Transplant Unit in Pittsburgh.
Born April 29, 1974, in Kane, he was a son of Jim and Kittie Johnston McCormack. On July 27, 2002, in Key West, Fla., he married Miriam Kleman McCormack who survives.