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August 29th, 2012

Breaking News - Kane, PA evacuation Butane Spill Evacuation

August 29, 2012

An overturned tanker truck hauling butane has overturned in a Kane, PA where residents within a half-mile radius of the accident are being evacuated Wednesday morning.

August 28th

James “Bill” William Vasbinder

August 28, 2012

James "Bill" William Vasbinder, 87, of 1650 Philips Rd., Tallahassee, Fla., passed away Aug. 21, 2012 at Consulate Health Care.
Born Oct. 18, 1924, in Brookville, he was a son of Clarence and Dessie Belle Hottel Vasbinder. He was married to Daisy M. Simon Vasbinder who preceded him in death.
Bill was a veteran of WWII and had worked for the American Automobile Association (AAA) for 31 years. His favorite pastimes were golf, bowling, fishing and reading.

August 27th

Photo IDs are required to vote on Nov. 6

August 27, 2012

SMETHPORT – With the Presidential Election only 10 weeks away, Kane area residents are reminded that photo identification is needed to cast ballots Nov. 6.
Judy Ordiway, director of the McKean County Board of Elections, has prepared informational flyers on the new state photo ID requirement for voters.
Copies of the flyers are available at the Board of Elections office in Smethport. Call the office at 814-887-3203.
According to the flyers, the acceptable IDs at the polls include:

Wetmore helps develop new school parking lot

August 27, 2012

Wetmore Township has helped the Kane Area School District develop a new parking lot off the traffic circle in front of the high school.
The new lot is ready for use today-- the start for classes in the school district.
The township helped with the project by "loaning" its street roller.
"This piece of equipment enabled the school district to complete the work on creating additional parking in the front lot of the Kane Senior High School," the district said in a letter of appreciation to the township.

August 26th

Phyllis E. Nelson

August 26, 2012

Phyllis E. Nelson, 91, formerly of 110 Wetmore Ave., Kane, joined her Lord and Savior early Saturday morning, Aug. 25, 2012 at The Lutheran Home at Kane.
Born July 10, 1921 in Kane, she was the daughter of Edward R. and Rose M. Grinnell Eckborg. She married Stanley Sowa on Nov. 20, 1954, who died in 1978; then married the rev. Richard Nelson on Sept. 20, 1980, who died in 2010.
Mrs. Nelson was a sewing machine operator at Olympic Luggage in Kane for many years. She enjoyed cooking, baking, flower gardening, sewing and crocheting, watching her hummingbirds and studying the word of God.

Sherry Myers

August 26, 2012

Sherry Myers, 43, of 89 Old Bradford Rd., Mt. Jewett, passed away Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012, at her residence.
Born June 22, 1969, in Kane, she was a daughter of Edward and Mary Cesario McClelland. On April 22, 1989, in Mt. Jewett, she married Russ Myers who survives.
Surviving, in addition to her husband, are two brothers, Joe McClelland of Mt. Jewett and Ed (Melissa) McClelland of Johnsonburg; and several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Michael McClelland.

August 24th

Adventures of a wildlife photographer

August 24, 2012

This is part nine of my 2011 Alaskan wilderness photographic adventure. We have traveled from Fairbanks, through Denali National Park, down the Alaskan railroad to Anchorage, stopping briefly for an overnight stop to catch my breath, and then heading southeast towards the village of Seward.  South of Anchorage we stopped in the village of Girdwood. This was to be our one luxury stop of our trip. Our stay for a day and a half would be at the beautiful Aleyska resort. With luxury rooms, indoor pool and access to the chairlifts, the stay was nice reprieve from the fast pace that we were used to.

17th Annual KCH Charity Golf Scramble winners

August 24, 2012

On Sunday, Aug. 19, the 17 Annual KCH Charity Golf Scramble took place at Kane Country Club. Seventeen teams enjoyed a beautiful day of golf.

Parents who pick up students need name tags

August 24, 2012

Parents who pick up their children after class at the Kane Elementary School must have school-issued student name tags.
Linda Lorenzo, the principal at the elementary school, said Thursday that parents without student name tags won't be able to pick up their children.
Classes resume Tuesday in the Kane Area School District.
School-issued name tags were issued Thursday during orientation for students in first through fifth grades at the elementary school. Kindergarten orientation was held Wednesday.
Here are steps to follow under the "parent pick-up procedures:"

August 23rd

Kane boys golf team 3-1 on young season

August 23, 2012

The Kane Wolves’ golf team improved to 3-1 on the season with a split on Thursday afternoon at Kane Country Club. The Wolves defeated Port Allegany 246-352 and dropped a decision to Ridgway by a score of 201-246.
Freshman Jamie Rook led the Wolves with a 43. Teammates Austin Woolcock and Trace Gordon both shot their career best rounds with scores of 47 and 49, respectively.

See full article by purchasing the Aug. 24 edition of The Kane Republican.

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