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New fire truck delivered

September 22, 2014

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Amy Geer

Members and friends of the Kane Volunteer Fire Department stand in front of their new truck early Sunday afternoon. KVFD's new Rescue Truck No. 55 was ordered nearly a year ago and delivered Sunday morning to the fire hall. Among those present to inspect the new truck were, front row, left to right, Jimmy Davis, Millie Kearney, Joe Stauffer, Sophia and Jason Swanson, Caleb Waite and Kailann Waite; back row, Tim Lehman, Mike Detsch, Leroy Harlan, Tim Holt, Darrell Snyder, Jim Ianuzzi, John Smith, Zach Holt, Randy Gustafson, Brian Nelson, Jim Greville and Norm Schreckengost.

Civil War encampment at Wildcat Park

September 21, 2014

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Ted Lutz

President Abe Lincoln and his wife, Mary Todd Lincoln visit the weekend Civil War soldier encampment at Wildcat Park near Ludlow. John W. King of Ashtabula, Ohio portrays Lincoln and his wife, Marian King portrays Mary Todd Lincoln. King in 2013 won the “Lincoln Look-alike Contest” at a ceremony in Gettysburg.

Lily in the Valley Florist and Gift Shoppe

September 14, 2014

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Amy Geer

Kane's Lily in the Valley Florist and Gift Shoppe is now under new management. The Fraley Street store is now under the management of Rhonda Bonfardin, left, and Dawn Radaelli. The pair have a lot of new vendors coming in and are hoping to increase their wedding business. The store, which is open from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday, will hold an open house on Saturday, Oct. 11 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Crossing to be closed

September 13, 2014

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Ted Lutz

This rail crossing on South Fraley Street in Kane will be closed for a week beginning Monday, Sept. 22, 2014. Crews will be working to replace the crossing, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT). Work is expected to be completed Friday, Sept. 26, weather permitting.

Flags flown at half staff

September 11, 2014

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Ted Lutz

Flags around the U.S. flew at half staff Thursday as a tribute to the victims of the terroristic attack of Sept. 11, 2001. This flagpole is in front of the McKean County Courthouse in Smethport.

Fire pump testing in Hamlin Township

September 10, 2014

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Ted Lutz

A stream of water soars high in the sky at dusk during a pump demonstration for the Hamlin Township Volunteer Fire Department in Hazel Hurst. The department is considering purchasing the $3,200 "turbo-drafting" pump, which is designed to increase water volume. The demonstration took place earlier this week at the community park in Hazel Hurst.

School orientation

August 22, 2014

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Photo by Ted Lutz

Orientation for grades 1 through 5 at the Kane Elementary School concluded Thursday. Third-grade teacher Nancy Rezzelle (right) greets one of her new students-- Nathan Landries. He is the son of Matt Landries (left) and Lynn Landries (center) of Kane. Classes in the Kane Area School District resume Tuesday.

Tornado sirens are repaired

August 20, 2014

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Photo by Ted Lutz

This tornado siren at Kane High School has been repaired. The tornado siren at the Kane Fire Hall on Poplar Street also has been upgraded. The two sirens were installed following the 1985 deadly tornado that struck the Kane area.

Kane and Mt. Jewett Eagle Scouts

August 20, 2014

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Photo by Ted Lutz

The latest Kane and Mt. Jewett Eagle Scouts gather prior to the start of college and high school. The group includes, left to right: Keenan Kost, son of Kevin of Stephanie Kost of Lantz Corners; Matt Flickinger, son of Rob and Cheryl Flickinger of Mt. Jewett; Jon-Luke Gelsick, son of Pete and Kristi Gelsick of Kane; and Dan Blackmore, son of Jon and Jen Blackmore of Kane. Missing from the photo are Eagle Scouts Nathan Klaiber, son of Todd and Denice Klaiber of Kane; Riley Austin, son of Scott and Bev Austin of Kane; and Keith Brown, son of Barb and Keith Brown of Kane.

Kindergarten orientation

August 20, 2014

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Ted Lutz

Orientation for new kindergarten students at the Kane Elementary School took place Tuesday and today at the school. Kindergarten teacher Nichole Krietemeyer (left) greets 5-year-old Annaliese Holt (center) and the girl's parents-- Nadine and John Holt of Kane. There are 73 incoming kindergarten students at the school. Classes in the Kane School District resume Tuesday.

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