Archive - May 2013
Robert D. "Rob" Higginbotham, 33, of 420 Park Ave., Kane, died Thursday evening, May 23, 2013 due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident in Highland Township south of Kane.
Born Nov. 7, 1979 in Pittsburgh, he was the son of the rev. Robert W. and Ruth McDowell Higginbotham Jr.Â
Rob was a drug and alcohol counselor at Abraxis near Marienville. A member of the First United Methodist Church in Kane, he enjoyed hunting and fishing, and was a coach for the Kane Area Soccer Associating for those under six years old.
Richard Marcel Smith, 77, of Bridge Street, Johnsonburg, died suddenly at home Friday, May 24, 2013.
He was born on Dec. 30, 1935 in Kane, the son of Dewey Marcel andÂ Linda Wilhelmina (Anderson) Smith. A Johnsonburg resident, he graduated from Wilcox Area High School and Penn State University, with both a Bachelor of Science and a Masterâ€™s Degree.
On June 14, 1958, he married Gwendolyn Preston Smith, who passed away March 28, 2010.
Clyde "Punky" Nelson II, 33, of 427 Biddle St., passed away Thursday, May 23, 2013, of injuries sustained in an automobile accident near the intersection of Route 66 and Route 948 in Highland Township.
Born June 15, 1979, in Kane, he was a son of Clyde and Joyce Robinson Nelson.
Mr. Nelson was employed by ITL on Montmorenci.Â He was a member of the Ridgway Loyal Order of the Moose and a former member of the Kane Moose #130.
Alice S. Peterson, 92, formerly of Mt. Jewett, passed away peacefully on Wednesday evening, May 22, 2013, at the Lutheran Home at Kane where she resided.
Born April 14, 1921, in Knox, she was a daughter ofÂ the late Amer and Marie Moore Silvis.Â On Sept. 8, 1943, she married Andrew GrantÂ Peterson who preceded her in death in 1989.
Mrs. Peterson was a beautician for 57 years and was the owner of the former Chateau Beauty Salon in Mt. Jewett.Â She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Mt. Jewett.
First-responders were called out about 9:15 p.m. Thursday for an apparent fatal traffic accident near the intersection of Route 66 and Route 948 in Highland Township.
Four Americorps workers are providing "extras" for students in the Kane schools.
RIDGWAY â€“ Jim Wolfe of Russell City has been selected to fill a vacancy on the Highland Township Board of Supervisors.
Six members of the Kane boysâ€™ track and field team and six members of the girlsâ€™ team head to the PIAA Championship meet today. Competition begins on Friday morning at Shippensburg University with some of the best high school athletes in the country competing for state medals.
Picture this (pardon the pun), youâ€™re sitting in the woods, high power rifle or monster shotgun across your lap, waiting to make that trophy kill. You have enough bullets to start another war, a knife in every pocket, a super duty GPS letting you know if you move an inch or so, food in every pocket, night vision goggles, and all you need is the perfect shot, which should be easy, since your scope can see all the way to Alaska.
The upcoming Memorial Day weekend is the traditional kickoff for summer activities.