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November 25th

Lillian Leonard

November 26, 2014

Lillian Leonard, 89, formerly of Kanesholm, died Monday, Nov. 24, 2014 at the Lutheran Home at Kane.
Born April 8, 1925, in  Buffalo, N.Y., she was a daughter of the late Julius and Margaret Jonat Selig. On Dec. 18, 1948, in Buffalo, she married Ralph "Bud" Leonard who preceded her in death.
Lillian loved to sing in the church choir at St. Callistus Catholic Church where she was employed as the church secretary for many years. She also had worked at UPS, was employed as switchboard operator at the Kane Community Hospital and served as a volunteer at the Friends' Memorial Public Library.

Sally Cleer

November 26, 2014

Sally Cleer, 78, of 172 Longview Dr., died Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014 at UPMC Shadyside in Pittsburgh.
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Cummings Funeral Home, Inc.

Thursday Night Football 11/20/14

November 25, 2014

Thursday Night Football 11/20/14

Oakland (1-10) 24 vs
Kansas City (7-4) 20

November 24th

Committee backs waste recycling for schools

November 25, 2014

If all goes as planned, a waste recycling program could be underway at the Kane High School by mid-January.
Recycling also could begin later this school year at the Kane Middle School and the Kane Elementary School.
The school board's Finance/Operations Committee endorsed a recommendation Monday to initiate recycling at no cost to the district.
Linda A. Anderson, the chairman of the committee, agreed with the recommendation along with committee members John Ball, Krista Jamerson and Tom Kerek.

Hamlin awaits loan to pay sewer fee to Mt. Jewett

November 25, 2014

HAZEL HURST – Hamlin Township still is waiting for a PNC loan to pay its fee for connecting the Lantz Corners Sewer District to the Mt. Jewett sewage treatment system.
Jim Trussell, chairman of the Hamlin Township Board of Supervisors, said Monday that the loan should be in hand "by the end of next week."
Under a decade-old agreement, the township agreed to pay $104,000 to the Mt. Jewett Regional Sewer Authority as a "capacity fee" before making connections.

Panel endorses limit in possible school tax hike

November 25, 2014

It appears the Kane School Board will again agree to hold a possible 2015 property tax hike under the state-set index for the school district.
The board's Finance/Operations Committee voted 4-0 Monday to recommend keeping any tax hike next year beneath the index of 2.9 percent.
Linda A. Anderson (chairman) favored the recommendation along with committee members Krista Jamerson, John Ball and Tom Kerek. 
The recommendation will go to the full nine-member school board for consideration at the Dec. 4 meeting.

Kane state champ finds college wrestling ‘intense’

November 25, 2014

CLARION – Evan DeLong of Kane was considered one of the elite wrestlers in the state last year as he compiled an impressive 36-0 record en route to a state championship.
Now a freshman at Clarion University, DeLong is finding that college wrestling is “much more intense” and takes “a bigger commitment” to win.
DeLong admitted that some of his opponents last year in high school presented “easy matches” for the talented matman.
It’s a far different story as he begins his college career as the starter at 157 pounds for the Golden Eagles.

Allen W. "Buzz" Buzard

November 25, 2014

Allen W. "Buzz" Buzard, 84, formerly of 211 1/2 Tionesta Ave., Kane, died Saturday afternoon, Nov. 22, 2014 at The Lutheran Home at Kane.
Born March 19, 1930 in Corsica, he was the son of Reynolds L. and Mary A. Coulter Buzard. On May 3, 1948 in Brookville, he married Mary L. McAninch, who survives.
Mr. Buzard had worked at the family business, R.L. Buzard Lumber in Jefferson County, for 15 years; Howes Leather in Mt. Jewett for 18 years, and finally for RichGas in Kane for 37 years. He retired to Surfside Beach, S.C. in 2009 for four years, returning to Kane in 2012.

November 23rd

‘Presidential Tea’ is Wednesday at Kane Chapel

November 24, 2014

The Kane Historic Preservation Society will host its annual “Presidential Tea” on Wednesday, Nov. 26 at the Thomas L. Kane Memorial Chapel on Chestnut Street from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. 
Nov. 26 just happens to be the day Elizabeth Kane started writing her journal. Wife of Kane founder Gen. Thomas L. Kane, Elizabeth began her journal on Thanksgiving Day Nov. 26, 1868.

Allen W. Buzard

November 23, 2014

Allen W. Buzard, 84, formerly of 211 1/2 Tionesta Ave., Kane, died Saturday afternoon, Nov. 22, 2014 at The Lutheran Home at Kane. Arrangements, in the care of the Ronald McDonald II Funeral Home, Inc., are incomplete and will be announced.
Online condolences may be expressed at

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