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September 1st, 2014

Eric B. Horn

September 1, 2014

Eric B. Horn, 51, of Highland died Sunday morning at UPMC Hamot.  He was born on Feb. 24, 1963 in Smethport, PA, the son of Keith and Phyllis (Siegel) Horn.

Mr. Horn was an avid football player and fan.  He succeeded in making Big 30 both his junior and senior year playing for Kane High School.  Later, he became a loyal Green Bay Packers fan.
 

Wilda Genevieve Dixon

September 1, 2014

Wilda Genevieve Dixon, 93, of Kane, formerly of Smethport, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday (Sept. 1, 2014). She was a resident of The Lutheran Home at Kane.
She was born March 12, 1921 in Owls Nest, a daughter of Walter M. and Elma Rea Ishman.  Wilda married Donald Leroy Dixon, who survives, in Kane on Aug. 23, 1947. They moved to Smethport in 1947 and began their ministry at the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church. 

Flag gift is tribute for Veterans Day program in Kane

September 1, 2014

For several years, Coleen Lundeen of Wetmore Township has organized a special Veterans Day program at the First United Methodist Church in Kane.
As the director of the Children’s Choir at the church, Lundeen started the program to give the children an opportunity to sing patriotic songs.
The program has grown to become one of the area’s most popular Veterans Day events. More than 400 attend the annual event—always on the second Sunday of November, which is on or near Veterans Day.

August 29th

Evidence suppression hearing held in 6-fatality court case

August 30, 2014

SMETHPORT – A court hearing was held Friday on defense motions to suppress certain evidence in the criminal case linked with a horrific 6-fatality traffic accident a year ago.
Kathy Douglas of Kane faces 35 charges for allegedly abusing prescription medicine (Clonazepam) when she drove one of two vehicles involved in the near head-on collision on Route 219 just north of Lantz Corners in Hamlin Township.
The accident killed six—including her 12-year-old daughter, Olivia, her 6-year-old nephew, Jarrett Costanzo of Kane and four members of a St. Marys family.

August 28th

James City residents upset with cut in post office hours

August 29, 2014

JAMES CITY – It was very evident Thursday that James City residents are not happy with a plan to reduce the weekday “window hours” at their post office to just two hours.
They expressed their displeasure with the proposal during an informational meeting at the Highland Township Fire Hall in James City.
Under the plan, the “window” at the post office on Delaware Avenue would be open from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Monday through Friday. Saturday “window” hours would remain the same—9 a.m. to noon.
The “window” now is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Plans are underway to acquire rail corridor for trails 

August 29, 2014

A non-profit organization based in DuBois has applied for funding to acquire the 73.8-mile corridor for the defunct Knox and Kane Railroad.
Headwaters Charitable Trust and the Headwater Resource Conservation and Development Council intends to convert the vacated corridor into a "rails-to-trails" system.
The corridor now is owned by the Kovalchick Corp. of Indiana, Pa. Kovalchick, a large scrap dealer, is in the process of removing rails and ties from the route between Knox in Clarion County to the Kinzua Bridge State Park near Mt. Jewett.

Joann Meckley

August 29, 2014

Joann Meckley, 87, formerly of 121 Oak Street, Kane, died Thursday morning, Aug. 28, 2014 at The Lutheran Home at Kane.
Born Aug. 31, 1926 in Wetmore, near Kane, she was the daughter of Stephen H. and Ruby F. Winkler Jerman. On Aug. 26, 1950 in Kane, she married D. Neal Meckley, who survives.
A homemaker and mother, Joann was a member of the First United Methodist Church.
Surviving, in addition to her husband, are a daughter, Lynn (Tony) Avenali of Kane and a son, Richard Meckley of Kane; a granddaughter, Jennifer Meckley and her beloved cat, Lady.

Robert A. Chapman

August 29, 2014

Robert A. Chapman, 47, of 120 Fraley Street, Kane, died unexpectedly Thursday morning, Aug. 28, 2014 at the Kane Community Hospital after being stricken at home.
Born Sept. 13, 1966 in Kane, he was the son of Robert L. and Carol A. Transue Chapman.  On July 9, 2005 in Kane, he married Traci L. Haight, who survives.
Bob was a self-employed electrician, and enjoyed riding motorcycles, hunting and fishing.

August 27th

Kane School Board Curriculum Committee Discusses Start of School Year

August 27, 2014

Members of KASD School Board Curriculum Committee met Wednesday evening in the Kane Middle School Library to hear a summary of the first two days of the 2014-2015 school year.
KASD Superintendent Dr. Maryann Anderson gave the six board members in attendance a report on the district’s summer school program, the orientations held recently at each school and a brief recap on the start of the school year in the Kane Elementary School, Kane Middle School and the Kane High School.

Applicants are sought for school board seat

August 27, 2014

Applications are being sought from Kane Area School District residents who wish to serve on the volunteer nine-member school board.
There is a vacancy on the board due to the resignation of Gary Ziegler earlier this month.
Persons interested in serving on the board are asked to submit a resume to the district office no later than Friday, Sept. 5. Applicants also are asked to submit a statement listing reasons for wishing to serve on the board.

The Kane Cross Country team has been making steady improvement as the runners move into the final...
The St. Marys Area Lady Dutch volleyball squad won their third straight match last night as they...
The Kane girls’ soccer team dug themselves a big hole early as they gave up two goals in the first...

 

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