August 25th, 2013
John Kenneth Bernhard, 39, of 22 Oberg Ave., Mt. Jewett, passed away Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013 at his residence.
Born Jan. 7, 1974, in Kane, he was a son of Ken and Sally Verolini Bernhard.
John, a graduate of Kane Area High School,Â had been employed by PennDOT for many years.Â He also had helped with the SSG. Ken VanGiesen MemorialÂ Fallen Soldier Foundation which honors Ken VanGiesen and all fallen American soldiers.
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Thatâ€™s how Kane School District Superintendent Dr. Maryann Anderson signaled the start of classes Tuesday for more than 1,200 Kane students.
Beginning Tuesday, the school day for students in kindergarten through 12th grade will run from 8:05 a.m. to 3:05 a.m.
Attendees at the American Spirit Aviation Festival at the St. Marys Municipal Airport on Saturday likely saw Civil Air Patrol members from both the Clarion and Warren squadrons assisting with the operation of the event and also manning an information booth to spread the word about the organization as St. Marys will soon be getting its own Civil Air Patrol squadron.
Some people make a goal of competing in a 5K road race or a marathon or even a triathlon. For most people, that would be challenging enough, but for a group of area residents, those pursuits arenâ€™t extreme enough. Several area residents have decided to enter the Tough Mudder challenge.
Kane School District Superintendent Dr. Maryann Anderson has suspended high school teacher Jeff Gibbs for alleged violations of school policy.
According to sources, Gibbs reportedly has been suspended for 10 days and wonâ€™t be teaching Tuesday when classes resume.
Nathan and Regina Sherman are surrounded by students, instructors and their children as the ribbon is cut for one of Kane's new businesses, Integrity Martial Arts Academy. Sensei Sherman began offering classes in Kane last fall at the Kane Community Center.
Sandra V. Chandler, 72, of 876 West Washington St., passed away Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013 at UPMC Hamot Medical Center in Erie.Â
Born Aug. 17, 1941 in Olean, N.Y., she was a daughter of the late Arthur and Lorraine (Anderson) Peterson.
On July 8, 1961, at Bradford, she married Edward C. Chandler, who preceded her in death on Aug. 14, 2012.
She was a 1960 graduate of Bradford High School.
Mrs. Chandler worked for Corning Glass Works and later, Bradford Electronics until her retirement in 2001.Â Â
Joseph F. Bonfilio, 90, of 316 Janeway St., passed away early Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013 at the Lutheran Home at Kane.
Born Oct. 21, 1922, in Kane, he was a son of Frank and Mary Zimmero Bonfilio.
Mr. Bonfilio worked for the Kane Borough as the park superintendent. He was a member of St. Callistus Catholic Church and had been a member of the VFW, American Legion, Sons of Italy and the Eagles.
He served with the 384th Fighter Squadron in the Army Air Force during World War IIÂ and was with the Infantry in the Korean War.
A Clarion psychiatrist, indicted by a state grand jury on 35 felony charges, is accused of operating his Kane clinic without a Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) permit.
ST. MARYS â€“ John Hanger, a Democratic candidate for governor, stopped at the Green Lite Restaurant and Lounge on Brusselles Street on Thursday afternoon as he traveled through the area on his Save Our Schools Bus Tour.