Archive - Jan 2014
A week after a scoring error left St. Marys Area and Keystone's competition cheerleading teams tied for the District 9 Competitive Spirit title, the two teams faced off again, this time in the Varsity Division of the 10th annual ECC Cheer Frenzy, which was held at Elk County Catholic High School on Saturday.
The Kane Area Middle School Wrestling Team took second place at the Port Allegany Junior High Five-Man Round Robin Tournament on Saturday, Jan. 11.
ST. MARYS â€“ A 77-year-old St. Marys man died early Saturday morning in a fire at 523 Brusselles St., St. Marys.
A report filed by Trooper Robert J. Southern of the Ridgway-based state police confirmed the death of James L. Robbins in the blaze which reportedly broke out shortly after 3 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 18.
His wife, Joan M. Robbins, 69, escaped the blaze and was reportedly transported to UPMC Mercy Hospital. Sources familiar with the situation confirmed Saturday night that she was being treated for second degree burns but had also suffered from severe smoke inhalation.
The appeal for additional funding for the fire department is a hot topic in Kane.
The Kane Volunteer Fire Department requires more municipal aid to continue to offer first-class service to the borough of Kane and Wetmore Township.
The Community Collaborative to Improve Health Care welcomed St. Marys Police Officers Gregg McManus and Anthony Pistner to their January meeting for a presentation on the rising abuse of bath salts in our area.
The Kane Wolves lost a nail-biter to Brookville on Wednesday as senior Jeff Kocjancic closed in on the 1,000 career point plateau. On Friday night, in front of a large crowd in the Wolvesâ€™ Den, the Wolves rallied to defeat the Brockway Rovers and Kocjancic scored 18 points to become only the seventh player in Kane boysâ€™ basketball history to top 1,000 points for a career.
SMETHPORT â€“ A preliminary hearing for the alleged drug-influenced driver in a six-fatality traffic accident is tentatively scheduled for 9 a.m. Monday, Jan. 27 before Kane District Court Judge Dave Engman.
HAZEL HURST â€“ The former secretary-treasurer for Hamlin Township is scheduled for a preliminary hearing on charges linked with the alleged theft of township money.
SMETHPORT â€“ Suspended Kane Police Chief Brian Hillard will have another chance to enter a plea to charges of falsifying firearms training records for three Kane police officers.
Hillard was scheduled to enter a plea Thursday in McKean County Court. The court appearance has been continued to a later date not yet specified.
The Kane Wolves wrestling team were firing on all cylinders on Thursday night in the Wolvesâ€™ Den.
Kane coach Mike Swartwoodâ€™s Wolves avenged last yearâ€™s loss to Port Allegany with a dominating 61-10 win over the Gators.