September 24th, 2012
Helen M. Detwiler, 97, formerly of Johnsonburg andÂ Kane, died Monday evening, Sept. 24, 2012 at Sena Kean Manor in Smethport.
Born July 8, 1915 in Johnsonburg, she was the daughter of John and Bessie Detwiler.Â
She attended college at Penn State and in Indiana, Pa., and was employed as a teacher and counselor for many years for the Johnsonburg School District, retiring in 1976.Â
For a wildlife photographer, the late summer is not too exciting. The wildlife sightings I enjoyed during the springtime are no longer with us. The fox have moved from their dens, bear cubs are quite larger than the little teddy bears Â they were in the spring. The beautiful breeding colors of the spring birds are all but gone. It is a challenge for most nature photographers at this time of year to get that perfect shot. To make matters worse, the leaves will not change for almost a month, late September to early October.
Stanley V. Bizzak, 87, formerly of 412 Elk Ave. in Kane, died Saturday afternoon, Sept. 22, 2012 at The Lutheran Home at Kane, where he was a resident.
Born Dec. 1, 1924 in Lamont, he was the son of John and Mary Cehovin Bizzak. On Feb. 9, 1952 in Kane, he married Alice A. Stark, who died Jan. 11, 1998.
Mr. Bizzak owned and operated S.V. Bizzak Sand & Gravel for many years, retiring in 1983; and was a member of St. Callistus Catholic Church in Kane.
The Kane Wolves welcomed the 3-0 Brockway Rovers to town on Friday night in the first AML South matchup of the season. The Rovers offense scored early and often, however, as the Wolves answered most of the scores, but came up a little short in the fourth quarter as they lost 52-40 to fall to 2-2 on the season.
The AML opens divisional play this week after three weeks of AML North vs AML South. The 2-1 Kane Wolves will host the 3-0 Brockway Rovers on Friday night in what appears to be a contest of two closely matched teams.
The Rovers have dominated the first three teams on their schedule, defeating Cameron County in their season opener by a score of 42-8, then beating Otto-Eldred 42-6, and last week jumping out to an early 35-7 lead to Sheffield before sending the Wolverines home with a 35-21 loss.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ The Kane Lady Wolves gave the home team fits Thursday night in the serve-receive statistics category in a 3-1 (25-21, 25-17, 21-25, 25-12) win over the Johnsonburg Ramettes.
Kane had little trouble in the first two games against the Ramettes before a hiccup in the third game sidetracked the visitors. The Lady Wolves regrouped quickly, however, to clinch the decisive fourth game for the win.
Kaneâ€™s seventh- and eighth-grade girlsâ€™ basketball teams both won in their home openers on Wednesday. The seventh-grade girls won in the first game of the afternoon, defeating the young Lady Wolverines by a score of 14-10, followed by the eighth-graders' 32-3 drubbing of Sheffield.
Coach Mary Espinâ€™s seventh-grade squad evened their record at 1-1 with the win. Trinity Clark led Kane with six points, followed by Amber Carlson with four. Gina Marconi and Mackenzie Witherell chipped in two points each for the Lady Wolves.
Kane school administrators are planning to develop and implement strategies to increase parent involvement in the education of their children.
One of the proposed initiatives calls for the creation of a "parent advisory committee" to work with school officials.
Ideas for increasing parent involvement in Kane schools were discussed Thursday at a meeting of the school board's Curriculum Committee.
Dr. Maryann Anderson, superintendent of the Kane Area School District, said "we're trying to create more interest" among parents.
BRADFORD â€“ In recent cross country action, the Kane Wolves competed at the Bradford Invitational and also at Brookville on Tuesday, besting many teams in the process.
As has been the trend this season, the only squad to field a full team was the varsity boys, although the other teams had fine individual performances. At Bradford, the varsity girls would start the day with Kristin Boyer placing fifth overall with a time of 21:42 and Olivia Kumher running a time of 36:04.
High school students can explore their post-graduate options at the first annual Career and College Fair to be held next Wednesday, Sept. 26 at Kane Area High School.
Representatives from businesses and colleges will be providing information and brochures from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the high school cafeteria.
Recruiters for the branches of the Armed Forces also will be on hand to answer questions about military service.
In total, at least 25 representatives are expected to reserve table space for the Fair.