Archive - 2012
SMETHPORT â€“ For many years, McKean County has had two elected jury commissioners to oversee the process by which jurors are selected.
These jobs soon may be abolished under a resolution before the McKean County Board of Commissioners.
It may not be the winning Powerball ticket, but the prize awarded Tuesday by Tops Friendly Markets will provide groceries for a Kane woman and her family for an estimated 2Â˝ years.
Beverly Mae Blystone, 91, died on Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012, at the home of her daughter after a long illness.
She was born in Kane on March 16, 1921, daughter of the late Esther and John Flower.Â Beverly was preceded in death by her husband Harry whom she married on Dec. 18, 1944.Â
Bev lived most of her life in Kane where she worked for Bell Telephone Company as a telephone operator for more than 20 years.Â She then worked at Stackpole Carbon until her retirement in 1983.Â Bev and Harry moved to Ocala, Fla. after retirement where she lived until 2004 when she moved to Erie.
Carl Marcel Bergquist of Fairport, N.Y., died Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012.
He was employed by the American Can Company for 45 years as a lithographer. He was an Eagle Scout for the Boy Scouts of America. He was a member of the American Legion, Masonic Lodge of Geneva, Mendon Golf Club and member of Local Battle of Bulge WWII. He was called back for the Korean Conflict.
He was predeceased by parents Victor and Anna; his wife, Thelma C.; a sister, Norma Bergquist; three cousins, Alan Bergquist, Germain (Sam) Caruso, and Patricia Brown; and his good friends Dan and Gwen Winagle.
Sixteen hunters entered their bucks in the Kane Fish and Game Club's annual Mr. Big Buck Contest held on Monday night.
At 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 24, a ribbon-cutting ceremony was held at the newly opened Untangled Salon.Â
Santa Claus stands and rings bells as he greets wide-eyed children along the route of the Santa Parade held Saturday in Kane. Mrs. Claus and elves accompanied Santa on one of the floats in the parade sponsored by the Kane Chamber of Commerce.
W. James Host, a native of Sheffield who was born at the Kane Community Hospital, was inducted into the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame on Saturday, Nov. 17.
JAMES CITY â€“ With just one paved road leading to James City, there is a chance the community could be sealed off in the event of a major accident at the lone entrance.
Because of this possibility, Highland Township Fire Chief Bill Edinger believes the township supervisors should develop an â€śevacuation planâ€ť for James City.
The state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has issued a permit for the sale of effluent from the Kinzua sewage treatment plant on Route 321 just north of Kane.