June 3rd, 2014
RIDGWAY â€“ Several area businesses have reopened their doors after the devastating flood that hit Ridgway on May 21, some as early as the next day.
NAPA Auto Parts, one of the businesses to see some of the worst flooding, reopened their doors the following morning at 7 a.m. despite seeing heavy damage to the storefront windows.
Kathleen J. "Kathy" Tanner, 66, of 108 Biddle St., Kane, died early Tuesday morning, June 3, 2014 at The Lutheran Home at Kane.
Born March 6, 1948 in Marienville, she was the daughter of Lewis H. and Olivia R. Greene Riggs. On Aug. 30, 1969 in Las Vegas, she married Chris E. Tanner, who died in 1997.
Kathy had been an Avon representative, a housekeeper and caregiver, then enrolled in college to become an accountant and tax preparer. She also owned and operated Tanner's Tea Room Bed & Breakfast in James City for 16 years, where she hosted many tea parties.
Willetta M. "Billie" McKee, 71, of 431 Poplar St., died early Tuesday morning, June 3, 2014 at the Lutheran Home at Kane where she had recently resided.
She was born on July 16, 1942 in Corry, the daughter of the late Willis Kinney and Ruth Wells, who survives.
Mrs. McKee had worked at Solar Electric in Warren and also at Erie Plastics in Corry.
SMETHPORT â€“ A trial for a Mt. Jewett man charged with rape began Monday in McKean County Court, featuring the testimony of the alleged victim.
MT. JEWETT â€“ The restoration of a part-time police officer in Mt. Jewett has been proposed by Mayor Melissa McGuire.
SMETHPORT â€“ A gray-haired mother struggled to push her two-wheeled walker through the grass.
Although it was a strain for her, she was determined to approach the Vietnam Memorial Monument bearing her sonâ€™s name.
With family members close at her side, she starred at his name etched in the polished granite stone. Then she moved closer.
She finally found the heart-wrenching courage to reach out and trace his name with her fingers.
When she turned away, tears were rolling down her cheeks as a bagpiper played â€śAmazing Grace.â€ť
Douglas Jon Ewing, 52, of Palmyra, died peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on Friday, May 30, 2014.
He was born Friday, Feb. 2, 1962 in Kane to the late Ronald Paul and Jean Marie (Magnuson) Ewing. He is survived by his loving wife of 28 years, Jan (Parana) Ewing.
The pride of Kane residents came through loud and clear Friday as more than 500 turned out to spruce up their community.
Kiersten Slater, a sophomore at Smethport Senior High School has been invited by Down Under Sports to run in an international cross country competition this summer in Australia. Slater, the daughter of Misty Sanders of Lantz Corners and Bruce Slater of Mt. Jewett, will be one of about 300 runners from across the United States to participate in the program this July.
James M. Milliron, 86, of Stonehedge Circle, Brookville, formerly of Marienville, died Monday, May 20, 2014, at the Good Samaritan Society, Lake Forest Village, Denton, Texas.
He was born April 2, 1928, in Hazelhurst, the son of Harry Vern Milliron and Ruby Nogar. On Jan. 21, 1949, in Kane, he married the former Valjean Maze, who preceded him in death on June 20, 2010.
Mr. Milliron was a veteran having served with the U.S. Navy during World War II.