Archive - 2014
William Carl Smith of Plano, Texas, died peacefully at his home Friday, Nov. 28, 2014 surrounded by his children, some grandchildren and a few great-grandchildren.
Born Oct. 20, 1930, in Rixford, he was a son of Lloyd Dowler and Agnes Marie Kruise Smith. He grew up on a farm and during his childhood, he took up other pastimes such as playing the drums, bugle and football. He spoke often to his grandchildren about a raft that he built and loved to take out on the creek but which was lost during the great Smethport rainstorm of 1942 when 30.8 inches of rain fell in 4.5 hours.
Mrs. Mabel Louise Rumbaugh, 89, of Parker, S.D., formerly of Burrows Road, Pleasantville, died Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014.
Mabel was born Dec. 21, 1924 in Kushequa to the late Thomas and Mary Downing Keeley. She married the late Harry Rumbaugh on May 31, 1945 in Titusville. He preceded her in death July 31, 2007.
Mabel graduated from Mt. Jewett High School in 1943 and then from the Shadyside Hospital School of Nursing in 1951.
She was a nurse at the Titusville Area Hospital for 45 years until her retirement in 1990.
Thanksgiving Day Football 11/27/14
Detroit (8-4) 34 vs
Chicago (5-7) 17
As they do every year, Detroit played a home game on Thanksgiving Day. This time
they were matched up against divisional rival Chicago. Chicago QB Jay Cutler came
out firing the ball all over the field. Cutler through 2 touchdown passes to WR
Alshon Jeffery in the first quarter to jump out to a 14-3 lead. The lead wouldnâ€™t
last long as Detroit responded with 3 touchdown drives in the second quarter.
Detroit WR Calvin â€śMegatronâ€ť Johnson scored 2 of those touchdowns. Detroit took a
Ten hunters entered their deer in the Kane Fish and Game Clubâ€™s annual Big Buck Contest on Monday evening. The panel of veteran judges awarded prizes to five entries, with no junior or mentored hunters entering this year's contest. The judges included Lee Gausman, who has been helping with the contest for 50 years and Larry Lamping, who was working in his 40th contest.
Earning the title of Mr. Big Buck was Sheffieldâ€™s Larry Heeter. Heeter brought down his 10-point, 152-pound buck in Forest County. The winning buck had 156.84 inches of antlers.
MT. JEWETT â€“ The Mt. Jewett Sportsmen's Club held its 47th annual Buck Contest on Monday evening at the club pavilion along Division Street Extension.
Jacob Lister of Mt. Jewett, a junior at Kane Area High School, won the prize for the Overall Biggest Buck. His 10-point scored 110 using the Buckmasters scoring system.
The winning buck, shot near Emporium, has an outside antler spread of 19 inches. The winner weighed in at 138 pounds.
James W. Asp, 45, of 130 Greeves St., Kane, died late Sunday morning, Nov. 30, 2014 at the home of his parents at 15 Asp Ln. following an extended illness.
Born Sept. 16, 1969 in Kane, he was the son of Alan and Deborah Asp Asp.Â
He had been a cook at The Waffle Shop in State College as well as at a country club, also in State College.
Jim was a member of Emmanuel Mission Church in Kane and of the Lamont Community Association.
MT. JEWETT â€“ The horrific scars of D-Day are forever etched in the mind of U.S. Army veteran Bill Carl of Mt. Jewett.
Just 19 years old, Carl was a newly-enlisted soldier with the U.S. 1st Infantry Division (The â€śBig Red Oneâ€ť) that was a key part of the D-Day invasion at Omaha Beach in Normandy on June 6, 1944.
Thousands of young Americans died as the German army fired round after round of shells from their fortified bunkers at strategic locations along the hills bordering the beach.
Marilyn Louise Durnell, 76, of Warren, died Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014, surrounded by her family.
Marilyn was born Aug. 23, 1938, in Warren. She is the daughter of the late Merle and Genevieve Marlett Eames.
Marilyn was a 1956 graduate of Warren High School. She had worked at various locations in the Warren area and was previously the president of the Warren and Forest ARC. Marilyn was a devoted and loving wife, mother and grandmother--she was truly committed to her family and faith in God.
James W. Asp, 45, of 15 Asp Ln., Lamont, died Sunday morning, Nov. 30, 2014 at his residence after a long illness. Arrangements, in care of the Ronald McDonald II Funeral Home, Inc., are incomplete and will be announced.
SLIPPERY ROCK â€“ Donâ€™t dwell on Kaneâ€™s â€śBlack Fridayâ€ť loss to Sharpsville in the quarterfinals of the state Class A football tournament.
Look instead on a fantastic season that saw the Wolves bounce back from two straight one-point losses to win four consecutive games en route to a District 9 championship--only the second in school history.