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October 28th, 2014

KMS girls win at Eisenhower, lose against Ridgway

October 28, 2014

The Kane Middle School girls’ basketball teams played away games at Eisenhower and Ridgway recently. Both the seventh grade girls and the eighth grade girls won against the Warren County squad but lost to the Lady Elkers.
The seventh grade girls picked up a long overdue win on Saturday against Eisenhower. Both teams were evenly matched on both ends of the floor.

Robert Jon Williamson

October 28, 2014

Robert Jon Williamson, 49, died Sept. 23, 2014 in Plantation, Fla.
He was born Dec. 17, 1964 in Kane, son of Joann and Robert Williamson.

Wreck on Million Dollar Highway

October 28, 2014

Multiple emergency units responded to a head-on collision Tuesday morning on the Million Dollar Highway in St. Marys. More information is forthcoming.

October 27th

It’s a busy month for mammograms at Kane hospital

October 27, 2014

Since October is “Breast Cancer Awareness Month,” many area women are reminded to make an appointment for their annual mammogram at Kane Community Hospital (KCH).
“Mammograms can be used to check for breast cancer in women who have no signs or symptoms of the disease,” said Julie Laughner, the lead mammography technologist at the local hospital. “This type of mammogram is called a screening mammogram. Screening mammograms usually involve two X-ray pictures—or images—of each breast. The X-ray images make it possible to detect tumors that cannot be felt.”

John W. Darr

October 27, 2014

John W. Darr, 90, of Laughlintown, died Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014 at his home surrounded by the love and prayers of his family.
He was born Sept. 29, 1924 in Ligonier, a son of the late Russell and Nettie Stern Darr.
Prior to his retirement in 1986 he had been employed by Kennametal for over 30 years. He was a veteran of World War II having served with the Air Force. His memberships include the Calvary United Methodist Church where he had served on church council, was a lay leader, and taught Sunday school.

October 26th

Kane nurse is on U.S. team to fight Ebola virus

October 26, 2014

A Kane nurse is heading to Liberia to treat sick health care workers, including some who may have the Ebola virus disease.
Trisha Asel Wright of Kane is part of a team of 70-plus officers from the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps on the mission, according to Kate Migliaccio, master public health (MPH) with the federal Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health.

Celebration of Life held for Corporal Clancy

October 26, 2014

Family, friends and area residents paid tribute to deceased U.S. Marine Corporal Donovan Clancy Saturday afternoon with a Memorial Mass and Celebration of Life service with military Honor Guard detail.
The solemn ceremony was held Saturday at St. Leo Magnus Roman Catholic Church in Ridgway.
Fellow Marines as well as family and friends shared fond memories of the fallen Marine during the Celebration of Life service.

Homer Eugene Repine

October 26, 2014

Homer Eugene Repine, 87, of Weldbank, died Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014 at the Rouse Home following a lengthy illness.
Gene was born July 8, 1927, in Dayton, son of the late Homer H. and Callie N. Lydick Repine.

October 24th

Proposed law carries burdens, Kane scrap dealer claims

October 24, 2014

The only scrap dealer in Kane believes a proposed ordinance to regulate scrap sales would create unneeded burdens for his small business.
Jay Bednar, who operates Bednar Metals on Commons Alley in Kane with his father, John, said “paperwork” called for in the proposed ordinance would require the company to hire another person just to document and handle transactions.
McKean County District Attorney Ray Learn last month encouraged municipalities to adopt an ordinance that he contends would reduce metal thefts in the county.

Thompson, Strano Taylor debate at Red Fern

October 24, 2014

KERSEY – The Red Fern in Kersey was the location of the latest of nine scheduled debates between the congressional candidates from Pennsylvania's 5th Congressional District, Democratic candidate Kerith Strano Taylor and Republican candidate Glenn 'GT' Thompson.
The debate, which featured questions that were previously submitted by the community, touched on issues of education, immigration, constitutional powers, health care, Ebola and energy in Pennsylvania.

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