January 25th, 2013
State compulsory education laws require children to attend school until they're 17.
Skipping school is not tolerated in the Kane Area School District.
School officials regularly file truancy cases with Kane District Court Judge Dave Engman. And Engman takes a tough stance on the truancy cases.
Charles E. Rolfe, Jr., 57, of 17262 Kevin Dr., Meadville,Â formerly of Kane, passed away Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013 at Meadville Medical Center.
Born Nov. 27, 1955,Â he was a son of Charles E.Â and Ann Zuzek Rolfe Sr.Â On Sept. 20, 1986, in Meadville, he married Kelly S. Weidow who survives.
Charles was a State Police officer and was a corporal at the time of his retirement in 2010 at Meadville.Â He had also been stationed at various timesÂ at Clarion, Franklin, Washington and Mt. Jewett.
Marilyn O. Brinkley, 69, of 113 Haines St., Kane, died Thursday evening, Jan. 24, 2013 at the Kane Community Hospital.
Born March 18, 1943 in Kane, she was the daughter of Howard D. and Ellen I. Anderson Hannold.Â On Aug. 11, 1962 in Kane, she married Thomas E. Brinkley, who survives.
Mrs. Brinkley had worked at Houston Electronics in Kane, then later for the Arcade Restaurant and the Shady Point Restaurant, both in Kane, as a short-order cook, retiring from the latter in 2005.
A member of St. Callistus Catholic Church in Kane, she enjoyed Bingo, slot machines and doing computer puzzles.
The Kane Wolves boysâ€™ basketball team made the long trek to Curwensville on Wednesday night in a makeup game from early in the season. The trip was worth it as the varsity Wolves used big second and third quarters to propel them to a 63-45 win while Kaneâ€™s junior varsity team won a thriller 34-33.
Concern has been expressed for years about the number of diseased trees in Evergreen Park in Kane.
The borough annually tried to remove one or two dead trees from the largest park in Kane. However, limited funds have kept the borough from undertaking a major project to remove diseased trees, which present a significant danger to park-users.
In my last adventure I was deep in the wilderness in southwestern Alaska. I had flown from Anchorage to a small village called King Salmon. From King Salmon I took a float plane into the heart of Katmai National Park where I would stay for the next two and a half days.
The two teams battled it out in two overtimes with the Rams eventually winning the contest by a score of 46-38.
Kane certainly is living up to its label as the "icebox of Pennsylvania."
Daytime temperatures over the past few days have not made it out of the single digits, according to the National Weather Service in State College.
JOHNSONBURG - A Ridgway man charged with robbing a Johnsonburg bank at gunpoint was in Magisterial District Court on Wednesday where he waived his preliminary hearing on felony charges stemming from the Jan. 8 incident.
Kane track and field coach Jim Sirianni announced that Sam Cummings Jr. recently donated a race timer to the Wolvesâ€™ track and field program.