Archive - 2013
ERIE â€“ The Kane Cheer Club competed in the 2013 Cheer Starz Nationals at the Erie Bayfront Convention Center in Erie this past Saturday and came home with two first-place finishes.Â
Kane started the day by competing in the varsity division which included several teams Kane had no experience against all season long.Â They still came out on top, beating all teams in the varsity division. Next, they moved on to their varsity non-tumble routine and put another nice run together beating all the teams in this division as well.Â
Tickets now are on sale for the Kane High School musical-- "Guys and Dolls."
Performances are scheduled for Thursday, Friday and Saturday March 14-16 at 7 p.m. at the Kane Middle School auditorium. A final matinee performance is set for Sunday, March 17 at 2 p.m.
Lennette Sue "Lennie" Jashurek, 60, of 226 Yarnell St., passed away Monday morning, Feb. 18, 2013 at her residence.
Born March 22, 1952, in Kane, she was a daughter ofÂ the late Joyce E. Hulings Woods and the late Leonard J. Weatherbee. On May 10, 1970, in Portville, N.Y., she married Robert "Bob" Jashurek who preceded her in death.Â Â
Lennie was a devoted mother and grandmother whose greatest enjoyments in life were her children and grandchildren.Â She loved going for walks, gardening, scrapbooking, knitting and doing crafts with her grandchildren.
The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusader basketball team won the Allegheny Mountain League championship Saturday night at the St. Marys Area High School by edging the Kane Lady Wolves by a 42-39 score.
Elk Catholic was the top team out of the AML North while the Lady Wolves were second in the same division. Kane defeated the top team out of the South Division, DuBois Central, Friday night, while Elk defeated the second team out of the South Division, Curwensville.
The Kane area, known as the â€śIcebox of Pennsylvania,â€ť often has significant snowfalls and a wintry mix that create hazardous travel conditions.
The Kane Area School District, however, annually has the fewest â€śsnow daysâ€ť and â€śtwo-hour delaysâ€ť among all schools in the region.
Claude A. â€śCorkâ€ť Olson, 83, of 626 Greendale Rd., Kane, died Wednesday evening, Feb. 13, 2013 at Florida Hospital - Orlando in Orlando, Fla.
Born Nov. 25, 1929 in Kane, he was the son of Claude E. and Gladys M. Christjohn Olson.Â On Dec. 25, 1950 in Kane, he married Eleanor L. Aljoe, who died Feb. 1, 2003.
Mr. Olson was an oil and gas inspector for the Pennsylvania DEP for 25 years. Later he owned and operated Olson Drilling in Kane.Â He was also a member of the NRA.
The Kane Lady Wolves defeated DuBois Central Catholic 49-39 on DCCâ€™s home court Friday night in an Allegheny Mountain League [AML] semifinal game. The Lady Wolves played good team defense and had a big night from Audrey Perry helping them advance to tonightâ€™s AML championship game.
The Kane seventh and eighth grade boysâ€™ basketball team recently finished their season. The teams worked hard throughout the season and were involved in many close games.
There is major water damage inside the historic General Thomas Kane Memorial Chapel at 30 Chestnut St. in the borough.
Vandals are blamed for turning off gas heat to the building. The lack of heat caused heating system water lines to freeze and rupture.
Lois E. Eckstrom, 69, of 319 Haines St., passed away Friday, Feb. 15, 2013 at UPMC Hamot in Erie.
Born May 17, 1943, in Port Allegany, she was a daughter ofÂ the late James and Mary Peno Dunbar.
Mrs. Eckstrom was an elementary school teacher in the Kane Area School District.Â Most of her teaching years were in Kane but she also taught in Mt. Jewett for a few years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Kane.
Much of Mrs. Eckstrom's time was spent doing volunteer work, especiallyÂ at the Lutheran Home at Kane where she also served on the board.