Archive - 2014
Anna Jean Peterson, 71, of 908 Welsh St., Kane, died unexpectedly Monday morning, Dec. 22, 2014 at her home. Arrangements, in the care of the Ronald McDonald II Funeral Home, Inc., are incomplete and will be announced in tomorrow's edition.
SHIPPEN TWP. â€“Â An Emporium man was struck and killed by a vehicle early Sunday morning while walking along SR 4001 in Shippen Township, Cameron County.
According to the Emporium-based state police, Patrick Allen Hornung, 25, of Emporium and David Meade Croyle Jr., 62, of Emporium were walking along SR 4001, Old West Creek Road, in Shippen Township at 3:01 a.m. Sunday morning when both were struck by a 1998 Pontiac Bonneville operated by Kaitlyn Nicole Crosby, 21, of Emporium, which was traveling west on the roadway.
Charles â€śHuxieâ€ť W. Nearing, 77, of Burning Well Road, Wilcox, died Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014 at Penn Highlands DuBois.
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Cummings Funeral Home, Inc.
The Kane Sesquicentennial celebration-- marking the 150th "birthday" of the community-- came to an end Friday with a ceremony to mark the closing of a time capsule.
A large crowd gathered on a typical cold December evening in Kane to watch chairman Scott Morgan load items into the capsule.
The ceremony took place outside the Kane Depot on South Fraley Street at the railroad crossing. The time capsule has been placed in a concrete vault constructed in an earthen bank on the north side of the Depot.
The Kane Lady Wolves basketball team hosted an undefeated Curwensville Golden Tide team Friday night and werenâ€™t very hospitable, handing the Tide a 51-46 loss. In a hard fought game from start to finish, the Lady Wolves led by one at the half and hit some key free throws down the stretch to hold on for the win.
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Dr. Maryann Anderson is ending a 39-year career in education when she retires Tuesday as the superintendent of the Kane Area High District.
Anderson was hired in May 2009 to replace Sandy Chlopecki as the Kane school chief.
Much of Anderson's five-and-a-half-year reign as superintendent has been marked with controversy, dissension and conflicts between her and Kane teachers, certain school board members and certain district parents.
Carl R. Westerburg Sr., 58, of Conneaut, Ohio, died unexpectedly Tuesday morning, Dec. 16, 2014 at his residence.
He was born June 26, 1956 in Erie, son of the late Richard F. and Lillian K. (Hultman) Westerburg.
Carl was employed as maintenance and groundskeeper at Evergreen Lake Park for the past 12 years and had previously worked at Zimmers Service Center in West Springfield, and drove truck for Lukjan Metal Products for 17 years.
Lucy E. Titus, 85, of 22 Totten Ln., Bradford, died Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014 while in the company of family members at Bradford Regional Medical Center.
Born June 7, 1929 in Rixford, she was a daughter of the late Andrew and Gladys (Dufton) Nelson. She graduated from Otto High School in 1946.
On Sept. 4, 1948 in Olean, N.Y., she married Robert C. Titus, who died April 14, 2008.
Lucy was a homemaker. She was previously employed at Olsonâ€™s Department Store, Levi's and Gray's Drug Store. She enjoyed square dancing, painting, gardening, and raising pigs, chickens, and cows.
The two defendants in a dog cruelty case face preliminary hearings Jan. 12 in Kane District Court.
The hearings are set for 1 p.m. Jan. 12 before District Court Judge Dave Engman. The proceedings are open to the public.
Tyler Blair Rush, 33, of 53 E. Main St., Mt. Jewett, and Ashley Reinard, 24, of 11 Boyd St., Mt. Jewett, are charged with cruelty to animals.
Mt. Jewett Police Chief Steve Hale placed the charges last month for the alleged incident in August.
According to court records, Rush attempted to "snap" the dog's neck "in order to kill it."Â