February 22nd, 2012
Several criminal cases have been filed in the office of Kane District Court Judge Dave Engman.
Information on the following cases is from court documents:
*Travis C. Davidson, 29, of 2 Curtis Road Ext., Ludlow, is charged with driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol.
Kane Police Officer Bill Nichols filed the charges after stopping a 2004 black Ford Ranger pickup truck driven by the defendant on Welsh Street in Kane.
A test at Kane Community Hospital determined that Davidsonâ€™s blood alcohol content (BAC) was .229 percent, more than double the legal limit.
Makayla Anderson is the new Miss Kane High.
The Junior Class at Kane Area High School selected Anderson during an assembly Wednesday at the school auditorium.
Christina "Tina" Moore is the first runner-up in the annual pageant.
As Miss Kane High, Anderson will represent the community in the Miss McKean County queen competition held at the county fair. The county queen takes part in state competition.
Anderson also will participate in many summer festivals and events along with girls from Bradford, Smethport, Port Allegany and Otto-Eldred schools.
James Stephen Sennett, 89, of Seven Lakes, N.C., died Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012 at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital.
He was born in St. Marys, son of the late Clifford J. and Catherine F. Sennett. Following graduation from Penn State University, he was employed as Sales Manager for Stackpole Inc. He was an avid golfer, friend to all, a man of integrity and always a gentleman. He was a devoted husband and a loving father.
During WW II, he served in the Army Air Corps with the 319th Bombardier Squadron and was involved in combat duty in the Mediterranean Theatre.
For the past four years, hundreds of property owners in the Kane Area School District have received a discount on their annual school tax bill.
The tax relief is made possible, in part, through the allocation of state gaming revenue from casinos under state "Act 1" of a special state legislative session in 2006.
To qualify for a discount, property owners are required to file a one-time application for a Homestead or Farmstead exclusion.
Kane native Mike Myers no longer lives here, but he is connected to his hometown vicariously through customers at his new local laundromat.
Myers sells commercial laundry equipment in western Pennsylvania, northern West Virginia and eastern Ohio.
Seeing Kane go a year without a laundromat of its own, Myers stepped forward to open the Fresh-N-Go Express Laundry at 397 N. Fraley St. adjacent to the Dollar General store. A former laundromat at the same site has been closed for about a year, Myers said.
Leroy â€śLeeâ€ť E. Magnuson, 82, of 407 E. Hemlock Avenue, Kane, passed away peacefully onÂ Sunday, Feb. 19, 2012, at the Warren Manor, after a courageous battle with kidney disease.
Born Dec. 14, 1929, in Kane, he was a son of the late Dwight and Alice Alexis Magnuson.Â In 1953, he married Carroll Christie who survives.
A graduate of Kane High School Class of 1948, Lee joined the U.S. Marine Corps after school and served during the Korean War.
Like a 40-ton missile, a fully-loaded log truck careened out-of-control Saturday morning and sliced into a wood-frame house on Route 66 in the Ten Commandments area just south of Kane.
Miraculously, the truck driver and four people inside the house were not seriously injured.
The truck driverâ€”Thomas L. Jashurek, 39, of Kaneâ€”was taken from the scene by Emergycare ambulance and immediately placed on a medical helicopter at the landing pad at Kane Community Hospital.
Bruce Peterson no longer has a house.
It was suddenly taken away Saturday when it was struck and destroyed by an out-of-control fully-loaded log truck.
Despite losing his home of 25 years, Peterson is grateful.
The impact miraculously spared his life and the lives of three other family members who were inside the house at the time of the spectacular crash on Route 66 in the Ten Commandments area of Wetmore Township just south of Kane.
"It's bigger than a miracle," Peterson said Sunday with tears in his eyes. "Somehow, we all made it out alive. God was with us."
Kane Manufacturingâ€”also known as Kane Screensâ€”plans to convert space in the former Chestnut Street Elementary School into a â€ścommand centerâ€ť for its engineering and office staff.
Under a tentative timetable, the company could be occupying office space in the building by July 1.
Kane Manufacturing, which has operated a production facility in the borough since 1890, last week submitted a high bid of $100,002 for the purchase of the vacant school.
The Kane School Board sought bids to sell the school, which closed following the 2009-10 school year.
Carol E. Zook, 78, of 124 Birch St., died Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012, at her residence.
Born Dec. 7, 1933, in Kane, she was a daughter of Charles and Mabel Peterson Eliason.Â On Feb. 14, 1953, in Kane, she married Bruce G. Zook who preceded her in death in 1984.
Carol was an employee of the Kane Community Hospital until her retirement in 2002. She was a member of St. Johnâ€™s Episcopal Church.