July 29th, 2014
Planners for the Kane Sesquicentennial celebration a long time ago wanted to present a student documentary on the "big screen" at the Family Drive-in.
The biggest supporter of this proposal was Theodore "Fred" Holmes, who owned and operated the popular drive-in for over 30 years.
In Part I of this story I was about to enter a different world, the world of the professional bird watcher. I had driven to an area near Lake Erie in northwestern Ohio, where the spring bird migration is at its best. This small area is called Magee Marsh, a swampy tract of land overlooking the shores of the lake, where migrating songbirds stop to rest and feed before venturing on the long flight across the lake and into Canada. The amazing event that happens every year at this swamp is the fact that most of these migrants are warblers.
The borough of Kane is seeking federal aid for improvements at the fire hall on Poplar Street.
The borough has filed two requests for a total of $28,710 under the federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program.
Both requests are for projects to cut heating costs at the 45-year-old fire hall.
The borough is seeking $14,520 for new garage doors for the six bays at the fire hall.
The borough also is seeking $14,190 for a new energy-efficient gas-fired boiler at the fire hall.
The Kane Sesquicentennial celebration continues tonight with the showing of a student-made documentary at the local drive-in movie theatre.
The documentary "150 Years of Kane: A Student Journey" will be shown tonight at the Family Drive-In on Route 6 east of Kane.
Gates are scheduled to open at 6:30 p.m.
The celebration of Kane's sesquicentennial began Sunday, July 27 at 2 p.m. with an old timers baseball game at Patrick Santilli Field in Glenwood Park.
Thirty-nine former Kane Legion, Kane High School, and Kane Indies players shook of the rust and participated in the contest before a large gathering of baseball fans. In addition, there were several distinguished guests in attendance, many who had played for area teams such as the Ludlow Wildcats, the Kane Cardinals, Kane Moose, and the James City ball clubs.
Lottie I. Zoretich, 85, of Route 948 in Highland Township, died Saturday afternoon, July 26, 2014 at UPMC Presbyterian in Pittsburgh.
Born July 10, 1929 in Kane, she was the daughter of Thomas E. and Mabel A. Reaghart McClain. On Aug. 1, 1959 in Marienville, she married Matt Zoretich, Jr., who died in 1993.
Lottie had worked at the Kane Shirt Factory, then at Stackpole Corp. in Kane for several years. She was very loyal to the First Baptist Church of Kane.
Dog passes out from excitement to see owner
A historical play Sunday kicked off the week-long Kane Sesquicentennial celebration.
Entitled "Terraces of Kane Summit," the play highlights the lives of Thomas L. Kane-- founder of Kane-- and his wife Elizabeth.
More than 130 attended the premiere Sunday evening at the Kane Memorial Chapel on Chestnut Street.
Only a few seats remain for tonight's performance in the 150-seat chapel. Tickets are still available for the final performance Friday evening.
A week-long celebration to mark the 150th anniversary of the founding of Kane begins Sunday.
Sesquicentennial events are scheduled every day of next week through the Sunday, Aug. 3.
Thousands of Kane residents, Kane natives who now live elsewhere and summer tourists are expected to turn out for the Sesquicentennial activitiesâ€”including a â€śgiantâ€ť two-hour parade next Saturday, Aug. 2.
WILCOX â€“ Precision Compacted Components, Inc. is adding a 26,700 square foot addition to their facilities in Wilcox, according to the company's Facilities and Maintenance Manager, Cole Wiesner.
At these facilities, PCC produces sintered metal products, including a variety of parts ranging from general industry parts to automotive parts.
The new additions include a 24,000 square foot addition to existing production facilities, and a 2,700 square foot addition for a maintenance department to support the increased size of the production facilities, Wiesner said.