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Archive - Dec 22, 2011

Commission wraps up year-end items

December 22, 2011

Officials of the North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission [NCPRPDC] are looking forward to the new year as applications are being looked at by state government for PREP [Partnership for Regional and Economic Performance] funding.
During Wednesday's board meeting, the commission's executive director, Eric Bridges, reported that NCPRPDC has complied with the Department of Community and Economic Development's [DCED] requests for a single application for approved funding under PREP.

Poor second quarter leads to lose to Cameron County

December 22, 2011

The Kane Wolves were held to only two points in the second quarter and found themselves playing catchup the rest of the game against a good Cameron County team in a 40-30 loss.
The Red Raiders hit a big 3-pointer right before the buzzer in the first quarter to take a 6-point lead into the second quarter instead of a 3-point lead.
The Wolves' defense played tough but were trying to make big plays all night against a talented team. The free-throw line again was a problem as Kane converted only eight of their 23 tries.

Death of Kane soldier leaves void for ‘best friend’

December 22, 2011

The family of Staff Sgt. Ken VanGiesen of Kane is trying to cope with the brave soldier’s death, especially during this Christmas season.
A member of the Pennsylvania National Guard detachment based in Kane, VanGiesen-- because of his special skills-- was deployed with another unit in Afghanistan when he was killed in July.
To deepen the heartache of the loss, that unit returned to the U.S. just two weeks ago.
The soldier's parents are Tom and Sue VanGiesen of 137 Lincoln St., Kane.

Larry Wilson

December 22, 2011

Larry Wilson, 80, of 406 Oak St., Kane, died Wednesday morning, Dec. 21, 2011 in the Kane Community Hospital Emergency Room.
Born March 20, 1931 in James City, he was the son of William H. and Lucille K. Burton Wilson. On Feb. 8, 1958 in Kane, he married Lois A. Galvin, who survives.
Mr. Wilson served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict, then was an operations supervisor for Columbia Gas Transmission for 34 years. He was a professional bird dog trainer for over 40 years, and a member of VFW Post #1132 in Kane.

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