April 29th, 2012
Leonard W. Slocum, 88, formerly of Mt. Jewett, passed away Saturday, April 28, 2012, at the Lutheran Home at Kane.
Born July 8, 1923, in Lynch, he was a son of the late Walter and Olive Crain Slocum.
Mr. Slocum had been employed as an oil field worker for Pennzoil.
During World War II he served in the U.S. Army, 291st Infantry Regiment, 75th Division, attaining the rank of Staff Sergeant.
He grew up in Wolf Run then resided in Gifford for over 40 years. For the last 15 years, before entering the Lutheran Home, he lived in Mt. Jewett.
Regardless of the random snow earlier this week, motorcycle riders have been taking advantage of the early spring and mild weather to rev up and head on down the road.
Kane area Republicans gave solid support Tuesday to Mitt Romney for President in a lackluster primary election.
Nationwide, Romney appears to be the Republican nominee to oppose incumbent Democrat incumbent President Barack Obama in the Nov. 6 general election.
Romney was heavily favored by Republicans in virtually every polling place in the Kane area.
In the borough of Kane, Romney led with 55 votes in the First Ward, 45 votes in the Third Ward and 16 votes in the Fourth Ward.
In the Second Ward, Rick Santorum edged Romney by a vote of 9-7.
âItâs pretty amazing!â
Thatâs how meteorologist Aaron Tyburski describes the Monday-Tuesday snowstorm in the Kane area.
âItâs the biggest storm of the season,â Tyburski said Tuesday. He said the storm dumped between six and eight inches of snow on the area.
The meteorologist with the National Weather Service office in State College said some areas near Kane might have received less than six inches. On the other hand, he said some areas received more than eight inches.
The surprise snowstorm Monday and today is bringing significant snowfall to the Kane area on the latest April date in 84 years.
âItâs rare,â meteorologist Aaron Tyburski said Monday in describing the storm that is expected to dump more than six inches of heavy wet snow before it tapers off today.
Tyburski, who is based at the National Weather Service office in State College, said records indicate that the âmajorâ storm is bringing significant snowfall to the area on the latest April date since 1928. A storm that year with significant snowfall hit the area April 27-28, he said.
Elizabeth ""Bette"" Freer, 85, of Eldred, passed away Saturday, April 21, 2012, at the Bradford Regional Medical Center.
Born Nov. 23, 1926, in Olean, N.Y., she was a daughter of Reginald and Irene Brandel Carey.
Betty was a 1943 graduate of Eldred high School and later graduated from Westbrook Academy in Olean. She was a lifetime resident of Eldred.
On a less than suitable day for a track meet the Kane Lady Wolves put together one of the best team performances of the year by bringing home a second place trophy at the Kane Invitational Track Meet this past Saturday.
Kane only won one event on the day but had some great team showings in several events.
"This young team continues to achieve great things both on the track and in the field with our second place finish in AA schools," said Kane head coach Jim Sirianni.
On a very dreary day the Kane Invitational track meet was held this past Saturday. The Kane boys track team finished with 65 points, which was good enough for runner-up honors to Port Alleganyâs 67 points, who won the team championship.Â
Having a sick child who must undergo hospital treatment is a parentâs worst nightmare.
And not being able to afford to stay at the childâs bedside is an unfathomable heartache.
Thanks to the âPennies From Heavenâ fund, financial assistance is provided to needy parents of children admitted to Childrenâs Hospital in Pittsburgh. The aid enables parents to remain with their children during the stay in the hospital.
Kane native Jon R. Perry and his wife, the former Joni Detrick of Kane, are the founders of the âPennies From Heavenâ fund.
This is part 5 in a series of my photographic adventure in the wilds of Alaska during the summer of 2011. When I last wrote, I was 92 miles into Denali National Park at the Kantishna Roadhouse. This is a privately owned camp, deep in the heart of Denali. I had spent the last three days hiking, fishing and photographing one of the most beautiful parks in the world. It was evening, and the rain moved into the area once again, shrouding the beautiful Mt. McKinley with a thick cover of mist and clouds.