Archive - 2014
A Time Capsule containing items linked with the Kane Sesquicentennial Celebration this year will be sealed at a public party Friday, Dec. 19.
Scott Morgan, chairman of the Time Capsule project, said envelopes to be placed in the vault now are being filled by various groups. Students at the Kane Elementary School and Kane Middle School currently are filling envelopes.
The vault is located on an embankment outside the Kane Depot on South Fraley Street. A ceremony to close the vault will be part of a public Christmas party at the Depot at 6 p.m. Dec. 19.
The Wetmore Board of Supervisors is again holding the line on taxes.
Supervisors Bill Ryding, Steve Dyne and Elaine Bodistow voted Tuesday to adopt a 2015 budget that retains the same tax rate.
"There will be no tax increase," Ryding announced.
The basic rate is .65 mills. Those living within 780 feet of a fire hydrant are charged another .35 mills to cover the hydrant rental cost.
The maximum rate of 1 mill in taxes figures to be $1 for every $1,000 in assessed property valuation. That's $50 in taxes for a $50,000 home.
Plans are moving ahead in establishing Pennsylvania's first Rural Regional Community College which would serve a nine-county area including Elk County.
The 15-member Rural Regional Community College Board of Trustees met for the first time Tuesday afternoon at the Community Education Council in St. Marys in order to complete initial steps for the formation of the community college with the goal of offering two-year associate degrees, training and certificate programs.
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.