January 26th, 2015
Richard T. "Dick" Buhl, 69, of 441 Maple St., Kane, died Monday morning, Jan. 26, 2015 at St. Vincent Health Center in Erie.
Born May 13, 1945 in Kane, he was the son of Myron O. and Sarah K. Smathers Buhl. On Nov. 19, 1985 in Little Rock, Tenn., he married Patricia A. Lawrence, who survives.
Dick served in the Army National Guard, and was a boilermaker for Nooter in St. Louis, part of the National Transit Lodge union in Kansas City.
He was a member of the former Moose Club in Kane, and enjoyed watching dirt track racing.
Members of Kaneâs indoor track teams kicked off their season with some fine performances at Saturdayâs Tri-State Track Coaches Association meet at Edinboro University.
Griffin Greenawalt, coming off of a standout season as an offensive tackle for the Wolvesâ football team, set a personal record in the shot put with a heave of 45â8â, good for fifth place in the event. Also having a PR in the event was Matt Cecchetti with a throw of 35â3â.
Many Kane school children go without regular dental care because their families donât have dental insurance or sufficient funds to pay for regular visits to the dentist.
Thatâs where the Mobile Dentist âSmiles Programâ comes in.
Licensed dentists and dental hygienists participate in the program to assist young children in need of dental examinations, cleanings and fillings.
âIt helps the children,â Dr. Timothy Gould, a Corry dentist, said during his recent visit to examine numerous Kane school children. âWeâre helping kids who otherwise may not see a dentist.â
Mary Jane Leibfried, 83, formerly of Mt. Jewett, died Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015 at Sena Kean Manor in Smethport.
Born Feb. 18, 1931 in Hazel Hurst, she was a daughter of the late Walter and Susie Greeley Reinard.Â
Mary Jane, who spent most of her life living in York, worked as a cook at the West York VFW and Sowers Restaurant. Upon returning to the Mt. Jewett area, she volunteered at the Mt. Jewett Senior Center.
Thomas L. Kane, who in 1864 founded the town that bears his name, had a vision for what a true community could be.
To continue his work, "ordinary citizens" now should step forward to show they are "capable of extraordinary achievement."
This is the message delivered Friday evening by State Senior Judge John Cleland of Kane, the speaker for the Thomas L. Kane "birthday" party at the Kane Memorial Chapel on Chestnut Street. Kane, born Jan. 27, 1822 in Philadelphia, would be 193 years old Tuesday.
Groups, organizations and municipalities are needed to step forward to develop and maintain sections of trails over the Knox and Kane Railroad corridor.
Headwaters Charitable Trust of DuBois is making plans to purchase the 73.8-mile corridor from Clarion County to the Kinzua Bridge State Park near Mt. Jewett.
In recent months, Life and Independence for Today (LIFT) has installed displays in local libraries for assistive technology for persons with disabilities, a program that LIFT staff are celebrating as a major success.
"I think it's working almost better than we had anticipated," assistive technology coordinator Charlie Williamson said. "We are having more and more people receiving their own assistive technology. I think just in the last month, I've had 12 people who have gone through the entire process and now have technology of their very own."
The Kane girlsâ basketball team jumped out to a 25-2 lead after one quarter of play on Friday night and cruised to a 67-23 win over the Sheffield Lady Wolverines in the Wolvesâ Den. Nine Lady Wolves got into the scoring column as the Kane girls evened their record to 8-8 on the season with two weeks left to play in the regular season.
Plywood covers window openings at the Presbyterian Church of Kane.
Donât get the wrong idea.
The church is not going out of business.
The windows are merely temporarily boarded up as part of a major renovation project at the church at Greeves and Chase streets.
Kane District Court is expected to be the site for a possible preliminary hearing for former McKean County Sheriff Bradley A. Mason.
The 52-year-old Mason faces charges of corruption of minors and furnishing liquor to a minorâa 17-year-old girl who was a tenant in a residence he rented along South Avenue in Bradford Township, court records show.
According to court documents, Mason and the girl had a sexual relationship at the victimâs residence, which is adjacent to Masonâs home. He is accused of providing the girl with wine and vodka, court documents show.