January 28th, 2014
The year 2013 started out very slowly for this nature photographer, as it usually does. The January cold and snow keeping me indoors, or shoveling snow most of the time, as the cabin fever was about to set in for another long and cold winter season. Then, the first call of the year came in, telling me of evening grosbeaks being seen in the area. I always wanted a picture of the elusive yellow bird from the North, but in recent years they had not been plentiful in our area.
The Kane area is bracing for another blast of bitter cold arctic air with "wind-chill" temperatures of 30 below zero.
The frigid temperatures will be comparable to those of Jan. 7 in the Kane area.
But there is a big difference.
State Senator Joe Scarnati (R-Brockway) is still vying for what he describes as â€śnecessary public welfare reformâ€ť within the Commonwealth.
A Tier 3 sexual offender on the state Megan's Law registry has been jailed for failure to meet registration deadlines.
Kevin Yancy Fuller, 55, of 32 Wilson Ave., Port Allegany, was placed in the McKean County Jail on Monday in lieu of $25,000 cash bail set by Kane District Court Judge Dave Engman.
A preliminary hearing has been rescheduled for the former Hamlin Township secretary-treasurer who is charged with allegedly stealing township money.
Julie Sue Graham-Olson, 53, of 12 Gallup St., Mt. Jewett, now faces a hearing Monday, Feb. 10 at 1 p.m. before Kane District Court Judge Dave Engman.
The hearing had been scheduled for Monday.
The defendant requested the hearing earlier this month when she appeared in Central Court at the McKean County Courthouse in Smethport.
Kane Area High School senior Nick Anderson cleared 14â€™7â€ť in the pole vault this past Saturday at an indoor track and field meet held at Youngstown State University. In doing so, he is currently listed as having the second highest vault in Pennsylvania, according to the Pennsylvania Track and Field Coaches Association. The organization lists the top vault in the state as being 14â€™ 9â€ť.
The Kane Lady Wolves evened their record to 8-8 with a hard-fought 52-48 win over the Johnsonburg Ramettes on Monday night in the Wolvesâ€™ Den. Three of the Lady Wolves' eight wins have come against their Elk County neighbors. While the home team jumped out to an early 16-7 lead after one quarter, the Ramettes warmed up and played the Lady Wolves hard down to the wire.
JOHNSONBURG â€“Â The Johnsonburg Rams (16-3) had three players in double figures Monday night in a 74-38 win over the visiting Kane Wolves (5-11).
Seniors Cameron Grumley and Cole Peterson stood head and shoulders above the rest with 26 and 22 points, respectively, following by teammate Zane Hodgdon with 14 points.
The Wolves were led by Jeff Kocjancic with 14 points and Kevin Cleer with 11.
Lisa Kibbie, left, and Allison Emer braved the cold temperature to take part in Saturday's 35th Annual Tony Dolan Ski for Cancer. The two are standing next to the Brenda Emer Memorial Trail sign, purchased in honor of Allison's mother and Lisa's friend. The event has raised tens of thousands of dollars for the American Cancer Society.
A large crowd attended a "Christian Unity" program Sunday at the Tabor Evangelical Lutheran Church in Kane.