March 6th, 2013
It's been an unprecedented great run for the seven seniors on the Kane High School girls basketball team.
In the past four seasons, the Lady Wolves have won 84 games. That's the most ever over a four-year period for the girls basketball program, according to Kane coach Dave Kiehl.
âDuring the time when I was playing for him, Pat was working at Stackpole, plus he had a second job in addition to officiating high school basketball games, and he was a single parent,â John Knapp says. âHis dedication to the kids and to the game still amazes me. He was very much a man of the World War II generation, the âgreatest generationâ some call it. Men like my dad, Bill Knapp, and Norm Wile, Jim Perry, Jack Flower and Bill Wilson were positive influences to us as young kids. Between coaching at the Y and at Glenwood, Jack Flower was an enduring influence to generations of youngsters.â
MT. JEWETT â The American Red Cross has praised a 17-year-old Mt. Jewett boy who embarked on a local campaign to benefit victims of Hurricane Sandy.
"It's a great personal mission," Jason Bange said in praising the relief work of Andrew Carlson, a junior at Kane Area High School. "This is an outstanding effort on his part."
Peter R. Romanick, 88, of Natrona Heights, passed away Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013 with his family there.Â
He was born June 16, 1924, in Blairsville, the son of the late Peter and Mary Polka Romanick. Peter was a veteran of WW II serving in the U.S. Army.Â
He was stationed in the southern Philippines, Louzon and New Guniea. Peter received the Purple Heart, southern Philippines theater ribbon with three bronze stars, American theater ribbon, Philippine Liberation ribbon with 1 bronze star, the Good Conduct ribbon, the Victory Medal, and the bronze star medal with 10 oak leaf clusters.
Harry Franklin Myers, age 80, died March 5, 2013 after a brief illness.
He is survived by his wife, Cindy Myers; two sons, Donald Myers and wife Denise of New Jersey, and Daniel Myers and wife Heidi of Minnesota; a stepdaughter, Lori Hill of Ohio; and eight granddaughters, Kelly, Samantha, Kayla, Christina, Stephanie, Nicole, Courtney and Hannah.
Being on the receiving end of Pat Santilliâs frequent rant âyouâre a doggone dummyâ was a badge of honor for generations of young baseball players.
Wetmore Township this year is expected to receive only $76,372.70 as its share of timber sales on the Allegheny National Forest (ANF).
The amount is a decline of $17,925.74 from last year and is the lowest amount received by the township in a decade.
The township for years has counted on the "forestry" money to hold down property taxes. The township's share is based on its acreage within the ANF.
Leonard T. Haight, 80, of 162 New Jersey Ave., James City, died Thursday afternoon, Feb. 21, 2013 at the Bradford Manor, where he resided for two days.
Born Jan. 23, 1933 in James City, he was the son of Garland D. and Barbara M. Maze Haight. On July 24, 1955 in Kane, he married Barbara A. Beatty, who died in 1998.
Mr. Haight servedÂ in the U.S. Army, 112th Infantry during the Korean War.Â A tool and die maker by trade, he later owned and operated the James City Cafe for 20 years.
He was a member of VFW Post 1132 and the Fraternal Order ofÂ Eagles, both in Kane, and the Loyal Order of Moose.
I never knew what a bucket list was until the Jack Nicholson movie came out. I thought a bucket list would be a fun idea, so I decided to make my own. If anyone out there doesnât know what a âbucket listâ is, itâs simple; things you would like to do and see before you kick the bucket, so to speak. I donât plan on kicking that bucket for quite some time, so in my ever increasing youthful pilgrimage through life, I actually do have my own âbucket list,âÂ as probably many people out there as young as I am also have.
MT. JEWETT â Mt. Jewett Police Officer Steve Hale right now isn't the most popular guy in the borough.
That's because he went door-to-door last week to issue warnings to residents who failed to shovel snow from their sidewalks.
During a 90-minute period last Thursday, Hale hand-delivered the notices as he walked Main, Boyd and Anderson streets.