Archive - Sep 2014
Kane residents attending a budget-input meeting Monday are calling for a reduction in the hours of on-duty borough police coverage.
The police department, headed by Chief Heath Boyer, now provides around-the-clock protection in the borough every day of the year.
Speakers told the Kane Borough Council Monday that the borough could save money by cutting on-duty coverage. Instead of providing 24/7 coverage by an on-duty police officer, the borough could assign policemen to "on-call" status. During "on-call" duty, designated police officers would respond from home only when needed.
The 11th annual Kane "Pink Power Day" will be observed Friday to kick off Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
"Pink Power Day" is a collaboration of dedicated people and businesses in the area. There will be pink ribbons on the lamp-posts on Fraley Street in Uptown Kane.
Wear something pink and register to win a basket full of information and gifts at the Save-A-LotÂ supermarket from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
An Avon representative will be at Hamlin Bank, Northwest Savings and County National selling Breast Cancer Awareness items.
The Kane Cross Country team has been making steady improvement as the runners move into the final month of the season. The Wolves traveled to New Jersey over the weekend to take part in the Six Flags Wild Safari Invitational and the Kane boys left with a fifth place finish out of 25 teams - Kaneâs highest ever.
The St. Marys Area Lady Dutch volleyball squad won their third straight match last night as they defeated the Kane Lady Wolves by a 3-1 score.
St. Marys won the first set by a 25-9 score. They took the second set 25-10. Kane won the third set by a 26-24 score. The Lady Dutch won the match by taking the third set 25-17.
Lena Hanes led the Lady Dutch with 16 service points. Emily Lezak had 12 and Brittney Tarle had nine. Tarle and Keara Shrefler each had four kills while Lezak and Hanes each had three.
Keith W. Swanson, 72, of Smethport, died Monday, Sept. 29, 2014 in the Bradford Manor, Bradford.
He was born Sept. 11, 1942 in Kane, a son of Roy and Alfretta McMichael Swanson.Â On June 7, 1969, in the United Methodist Church of Smethport, he married Maryon Painter, who survives.
Mr. Swanson was a 1960 graduate of Kane High School.
He served in the U.S. Navy, and worked as a Lab Technician at the former Quaker State Refinery, now International Waxes, of Farmers Valley, PA, retiring in 2004.
He was a member of the Hilltop Baptist Church in Gifford.
George M. "Bud" Swanson, 82, of 5 Oberg Ave., Mt. Jewett, died Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014 at the Lutheran Home at Kane.
Born May 25, 1932, in Mt. Jewett, he was a son of George and Iona Murray Swanson. On April 2, 1966, in Mt. Jewett, he married Bernadine Lantz who survives.
For the past 20 years, âPinkyâ Holt has prepared daily menus for the meals served to students and staff in the Kane school cafeterias.
She is retiring today as the Food Service director for the school district, in part because of new federal regulations that require students to take one fruit and one vegetable as they go through the cafeteria line.
Many of these fruits and vegetables end up in the garage can. They canât be served another day.
U.S. Marine Corporal Donovan E. Clancy, 26, a Ridgway native, was declared missing on Friday while wading in heavy surf on the northwestern shore of Tinian, a small island in the Northern Marianas Islands.
Donovan is the son of Kevin and Tina Clancy of Ridgway and a graduate of Elk County Catholic High School. While at ECC he was involved with the marching band and chose to pursue a career in the military following graduation.
The Kane girlsâ soccer team dug themselves a big hole early as they gave up two goals in the first five minutes of Monday afternoonâs game with Port Allegany on the Lady Wolvesâ home field. The Lady Gators took the opening kick and somehow found the back of the net in just 10 secondsâŠ before most fans were even in their seats. The visitors added another just five minutes after before Kane coach Robert Mosierâs team began to settle down.
The Kane junior varsity football team exacted a measure of revenge on Monday night when they defeated Ridgway 28-14 at Paul R Miller Stadium. After the varsity Elkers outlasted the Wolves on Friday night in Ridgway, the junior varsity teams strapped on the helmets and played in Kane to start the Wolvesâ homecoming week.
The visitors struck first when Josh Raubenstrauch ran in for a 10-yard touchdown after an interception by James Winslow stalled Kaneâs promising opening drive. The failed extra point gave Ridgway a 6-0 lead with just over five minutes left in the first quarter.