February 4th, 2014
It turned out that the American Red Cross Bloodmobile visit to Kane on Monday was time well spent.
It wasnâ€™t pretty, but the Kane Lady Wolves outlasted the Brockway Lady Rovers in a slugfest on Tuesday in the Wolvesâ€™ Den. The Lady Wolves improved to 10-9 on the season with the 49-38 win. The win ensures that the Kane girls will have a .500 record by the districtâ€™s deadline to enter the postseason, Friday at 3 p.m.
SMETHPORT â€“ Suspended Kane Borough Police Chief Brian Hillard will be performing a year of community service under a sentence he accepted Monday in McKean County Court.
Hillard, 43, was charged last August with two counts of falsifying state documents between February 2011 and July in his role as a certified firearms instructor.
He reportedly certified that three Kane officers had completed mandatory state firearms training when, in fact, they had not.
MT. JEWETT â€“ Is a private company interested in buying the Mt. Jewett borough-operated water system?
We'll soon find out.
Borough Council President Chuck Paar said Monday that the borough will be placing ads to seek prospective buyers.
The Kane Wolves boysâ€™ basketball team honored four senior players and senior manager Alex Pearson on Monday night before tipoff and then went out and sent their fans home happy with a 42-33 win over the Port Allegany Gators.
(Editor's Note: The following piece is a first-hand account written by the editor of The Punxsutawney Spirit, Zak Lantz. Zak was born and raised in Punxsutawney, and this account reflects more of a personal attachment to the holiday.)
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” This morning, I looked down and noticed something â€” I was wearing a press pass. Now, I know that it's part of my job to wear one, but it's not all that often â€” at least not in these parts â€” that I actually need one.Â
Jack C. Bryington, 88, of 193 Clarion Street in Wilcox, died early Sunday morning, Feb. 2, 2014 at the Kane Community Hospital.
Born Sept. 8, 1925 in Wilcox, he was the son of Conard G. and Katherine E. Nichols Bryington.Â On Oct. 9, 1947 in Johnsonburg, he married Mary K. Kearney, who survives.
Jack was an ironworker for Local 772 of the Bridge Ornamental and Structural Ironworkers of American for 30 years, retiring in 1980.
William L. Hultman, 78, of 12 Greeves St., Kane, died Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014 at St. Vincent HealthÂ System in Erie.
Born July 6, 1935 in Kane, he was the son of Charles W. "Toby" and Viola B. Anderson Hultman.
Having served in the Army National Guard, he worked as a manager for the former A & P grocery stores in both Dubois and Kane for many years.
Bill belonged to the Fraternal Order of Eagles, VFW Post #1132, both in Kane, and the Dads of Vets.
The Kane Wolves wrestlers went up against two of the best wrestling programs in District 9 at Saturdayâ€™s D9 AA Team Duals.
Maxine L. "Mick" Alabaugh, 80, formerly of 418 Chase St., Kane, died Thursday evening, Jan. 30, 2014 at The Lutheran Home at Kane, where she resided since November 2012.
Born Sept. 28, 1933 in Leeper, she was the daughter of Henry E. and Helen G. Frill Heasley.Â On March 21, 1959 in Venus, she married Allison V. "Jack" Alabaugh, who survives.
Mrs. Alabaugh worked at Stackpole in Kane for 25 years, retiring in 1977.Â She was of the Catholic faith and loved spending time with her grandchildren.