Archive - 2014
Sylvia R. Say, 76, of 202 Birch St., Kane, died Friday afternoon, Nov. 21, 2014 at the Kane Community Hospital.
Born June 17, 1938 in Sigel, she was the daughter of Chester M. and Anna C. Raught Stahlman. On April 13, 1957 in Maryland, she married James M. â€śJimâ€ť Say, who survives.
Sylvia had been a clerk at the former Sears store in Kane for several years, and later was the assistant librarian at Friendsâ€™ Memorial Public Library for 18 years.
CLARION â€“ The Kane Wolves won the District 9 Class A Championship on Friday night with a 33-14 win over the Brockway Rovers. In a game much closer than the final score indicated, the Wolves pulled away in the final two minutes to win their second district title, the first coming in 2007. The Wolves used a balanced running attack, stout defense and timely passes to earn their title.
Sylvia R. Say, 76, of 202 Birch St., Kane, died Friday afternoon, Nov. 21, 2014 at the Kane Community Hospital. Arrangements, in care of the Ronald McDonald II Funeral Home, Inc., are incomplete and will be announced.
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JAMES CITY â€“ A smoky fire on a frigid Thursday evening destroyed a greenhouse in James City.
Mike Niklas, assistant fire chief for the Highland Township Volunteer Fire Department, said no one was injured.
The call came in about 6 p.m. Thursday for the fire in the greenhouse at the rear of the Tom and Judy Orzetti residence along Ohio Avenue.
SMETHPORT â€“ A hearing on a motion to suppress prosecution evidence in a Kane area identity theft case is expected to be scheduled in January.
The defendant in the case is Aimee Carol Anderson Hodgdon, 41, formerly of Kane. Court documents list her address as 213 Faries St., Wilcox.
Hodgdon is accused of using the identity of 86-year-old Mabel Johnson of Wetmore Township to fraudulently obtain a credit card.Â
The defendant allegedly used the credit card to make cash withdrawals at Hamlin Bank in Kane and purchases at the Family Dollar and Dollar General stores in Kane.
The Kane Wolves and Brockway Rovers have taken winding roads to get to Friday nightâ€™s District 9 Class A championship game. Both teams began their season 4-0 before struggling mid-season. Both Todd Silfiesâ€™ Wolves and Frank Zoccoâ€™s Rovers regrouped in time for the playoffs and won first round games against higher seeded opponents. After the Wolves dispatched the Elk County Catholic Crusaders 39-0 and the Rovers beat Redbank Valley 28-14, Kane followed up with an 18-8 win over KSAC champ Clarion while Brockway defeated Union 35-22.
Gayle L. Belden, 58, of 16 Anderson St., Mt. Jewett, died Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014 at UPMC Hamot in Erie.
Born April 19, 1956, in Kane, she was a daughter of Kenneth and Carol Stroup who survive. She was married in Smethport to Ronald Belden who preceded her in death.
Mrs. Belden had been employed as a home health care aide in Ohio where she lived until last year. Prior to that, she had worked as a nurse's aide at Sena Kean Manor. She also was a member of the Red Hats in Ohio.
A Mt. Jewett woman faces 29 chargesâ€”including a dozen feloniesâ€”for alleging forging a resident's checks totaling nearly $23,000 while working at the Lutheran Home at Kane.
Melissa Jane Austin, 45, of 39 Brickwork Rd., Mt. Jewett, is scheduled for arraignment today before Kane District Court Judge Dave Engman.
Kane Police Officer Derrick Snyder filed the charges Tuesday after an investigation that began 10 months ago.
Austin also is known as Melissa Ginkel, according to court documents.
SMETHPORT â€“ Shell has presented a $1,000 check to the McKean County Conservation District for its annual Envirothon student competition.
Shell is making the donation because there is "substantial" Marcellus Shale natural gas well drilling in the county, it was noted.
The unexpected windfall was presented Wednesday to the district board at its meeting at the 911 emergency communications center on Route 6 near Smethport.
Bill Kahler of Williamsport, a Conservation District field representative for the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), made the presentation.Â