Archive - 2012
Over 220 Special Olympics athletes from throughout McKean County met at Kane Area High School on Wed., May 2, to compete in the 37th annual Special Olympics/Zippo Track & Field Meet.
Seven athletes, whose names will be released soon, qualified to represent McKean County at the Pennsylvania Special Olympics State Games at Penn State, June 7-9.
First place winners were:
EAST DEER â€“ Two wheels fell off a school bus with 25 Elk County children on board along state Route 28 on Thursday morning, but neither they nor the bus driver were injured, state police said.
The driver, Walter Mehalko, 63, of Wilcox, was able to pull the crippled bus over to the side of the road between the Creighton (Exit 13) and Pittsburgh Mills (12A) exits at about 9 a.m.
The bus was one of two from the Johnsonburg Area School District heading to the Carnegie Science Center in Pittsburgh.
The nine-week KidShape program at the Kane Middle School is teaching parents and children how to deal with weight issues.
UPMC-Hamot, which includes Kane Community Hospital, is partnering with the Highmark Foundation to bring the nationally recognized family-based weight management program to Kane.
The program is for overweight children ages 6 to 14 and their parents. The program helps children and their families through better nutrition, increased physical activity and improved self-esteem.
A total of 17 children and their parents are taking part in the program.
The Wetmore Township Board of Supervisors voted 3-0 Tuesday to accept a low bid for paving on three roads this year.
Steve Dyne, chairman of the board, joined with Supervisors Bill Ryding and Elaine Bodistow to approve the low bid of $120,627.50 submitted by IA Construction of Franklin.
Roads and sections of roads to be paved include:
*Grandview Road-- a distance of 1,710 feet at a width of 18 feet.
*Flickerwood Road-- a 1,710-foot section with a width of 16 feet.
*Old State Road-- a 1,285-foot section at a width of 17 feet.
Stanley â€śBeckâ€ť Debevec was led to heaven by his angel at 10:51a.m. on Wednesday, April 18, 2012. Along with his immediate family, Beth and her staff at Somerset/Snug Harbor, Tavares, Fla. cared for and loved him the last four years of his life.
Curwensville came to town Monday and walked away with an easy 14-3 win over the Kane Wolves.
On a beautiful day for baseball, the visitors from Curwensville wasted no time getting in the scoring column as the first two batters reached base courtesy of a walk and a single. Pitcher Jeff Kocjancic then looked like they were going to get out of the jam as he retired the next two batters, but, Kyle Johns came up with a big single and two runs batted in.Â
JOHNSONBURG â€“ The Kane Middle School Boys and Girls Track and Field Teams competed at the 25th Annual Johnsonburg Junior High Invitational on Saturday.
Leonard W. Slocum, 88, formerly of Mt. Jewett, passed away Saturday, April 28, 2012, at the Lutheran Home at Kane.
Born July 8, 1923, in Lynch, he was a son of the late Walter and Olive Crain Slocum.
Mr. Slocum had been employed as an oil field worker for Pennzoil.
During World War II he served in the U.S. Army, 291st Infantry Regiment, 75th Division, attaining the rank of Staff Sergeant.
He grew up in Wolf Run then resided in Gifford for over 40 years. For the last 15 years, before entering the Lutheran Home, he lived in Mt. Jewett.
Regardless of the random snow earlier this week, motorcycle riders have been taking advantage of the early spring and mild weather to rev up and head on down the road.
Kane area Republicans gave solid support Tuesday to Mitt Romney for President in a lackluster primary election.
Nationwide, Romney appears to be the Republican nominee to oppose incumbent Democrat incumbent President Barack Obama in the Nov. 6 general election.
Romney was heavily favored by Republicans in virtually every polling place in the Kane area.
In the borough of Kane, Romney led with 55 votes in the First Ward, 45 votes in the Third Ward and 16 votes in the Fourth Ward.
In the Second Ward, Rick Santorum edged Romney by a vote of 9-7.