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Kane native opens new laundry in his hometown

February 20, 2012

Kane native Mike Myers no longer lives here, but he is connected to his hometown vicariously through customers at his new local laundromat.
Myers sells commercial laundry equipment in western Pennsylvania, northern West Virginia and eastern Ohio.
Seeing Kane go a year without a laundromat of its own, Myers stepped forward to open the Fresh-N-Go Express Laundry at 397 N. Fraley St. adjacent to the Dollar General store. A former laundromat at the same site has been closed for about a year, Myers said.

Leroy “Lee” E. Magnuson

February 20, 2012

Leroy “Lee” E. Magnuson, 82, of 407 E. Hemlock Avenue, Kane, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Feb. 19, 2012, at the Warren Manor, after a courageous battle with kidney disease.
Born Dec. 14, 1929, in Kane, he was a son of the late Dwight and Alice Alexis Magnuson. In 1953, he married Carroll Christie who survives.
A graduate of Kane High School Class of 1948, Lee joined the U.S. Marine Corps after school and served during the Korean War.

Driver hurt as log truck hits, destroys house

February 20, 2012

Like a 40-ton missile, a fully-loaded log truck careened out-of-control Saturday morning and sliced into a wood-frame house on Route 66 in the Ten Commandments area just south of Kane.
Miraculously, the truck driver and four people inside the house were not seriously injured.
The truck driver—Thomas L. Jashurek, 39, of Kane—was taken from the scene by Emergycare ambulance and immediately placed on a medical helicopter at the landing pad at Kane Community Hospital.

The Kane baseball team finally got to play a home game on Tuesday, more than four weeks after the...
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The visiting Johnsonburg girls track and field team won 12 of 17 events on their way to posting an...

 

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