September 17th, 2013
(Editorâs Note: This story contains graphic details.)
PUNXSUTAWNEY â A Punxsutawney man has been arrested in connection with the death of the man whose body parts were found in Mahoning Creek in the village of Hamilton in Perry Township on Sunday afternoon.
The St. Marys Dutchmen boysâ soccer team dominated a weary Kane team on Tuesday afternoon on the Wolvesâ home field. The Dutchmen scored twice in the first 25 minutes and added three more second half goals to leave McKean County with the 5-0 win.
RIDGWAY â The Lady Elkers scored the first three points of the match, two points coming on Dani Shirey tips. Ridgway scored three straight points on two Kane errors and a Mandie Leithner kill. After the teams split the next four points, the Lady Wolves and Lady Elkers exchanged 3-0 runs to leave Ridgway up 11-7. At 15-11, the Lady Elkers scored three straight points on a Leithner kill and two Gabby Wolff aces which left Ridgway ahead 18-11. Kane cut the margin to 21-17 and 24-20 but a hit out of bounds ultimately gave Ridgway the first set, 25-21.
William Howard Blankenship, 79, of Ludlow, died on Monday morning, Sept. 16, 2013, at the Warren General Hospital with his loving family singing praises by his side.
William, known to many as Bill, was born Sept. 18, 1933, to the late OrlaÂ and Carrie Morton Blankenship in Gauley Bridge, W. Va.Â He married his wife, Barbara Bragg, in 1952, in Gauley Bridge where the two of them began their life together.Â The couple made their move to Kinzua in 1959, then to Ludlow, where they finished raising their large family of 16.
A three-month delay in re-financing debt has resulted in a cost of $38,000 to the Kane Borough Sewer Authority.
SMETHPORT â Only six properties sold at the annual McKean County âupset saleâ held last week at the county courthouse.
The Kane Wolves boysâ soccer team led for most of the game but the visiting Ridgway Elkers tied the game up late in regulation and found the back of the net with two minutes left in the second overtime period to escape Kane with the 3-2 win.
The St. Marys Area Lady Dutch soccer team got back into the win column on Monday afternoon by shutting out the Kane Lady Wolves 3-0 in a match played at the SMAHS soccer field.
William Blankenship, 79, of 11 1/2 Main St., Ludlow, died Monday afternoon, Sept. 16, 2013, at the Warren General Hospital.Â Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Cummings Funeral Home, Inc.
Christine Ann Slewinski Blackall, 44, formerly of Kane and Greensburg, died unexpectedly on Aug. 23, 2013 in Tavares, Fla.
Born July 9, 1969 in Camp Lejeune, N.C., she was the daughter of Kathy G. (Slewinski) Muisiner and John P. Slewinski. After graduating from Kane Area High School in 1987, she was awarded a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1991 from Seton Hill College in Greensburg, and in 2002, married Darryl L. Blackall, who survives.