February 24th, 2013
Every civic organization has someone who tirelessly works behind the scene without a lot of fanfare.
John Mehalko is that âgo-to guyâ at the Kane Senior Center.
To recognize Mehalko for his dedicated service, the Senior Center has selected him as its âVolunteer-of-the-Year.â
CLARION â The Kane Lady Wolves defeated Redbank Valley on Friday night at Clarion High School in the District 9 AA semifinals by a score of 53-39. The Lady Wolves overcame the loss of leading scorer and rebounder, Kaila Jamerson, who went down with a knee injury just 28 seconds into the game.
Kane wrestling coach Mike Swartwood has eight wrestlers still in the mix to advance to next weekâs Northwest Regional Tournament. Four Wolves still have the opportunity to claim a district title, earning a spot in this morningâs semifinals.
Sierra Lister is Miss Kane High for 2013.
She was crowned Friday during a student assembly at the Kane High School auditorium.
Jim Greville has been named as the Kane "Citizen-of-the-Year."
Kane Hardwood has been selected as the "Business-of-the-Year."
The Kane Chamber of Commerce announced the award-winners Thursday evening at its annual banquet at the Kane Fire Hall.
More than 100 attended the dinner prepared and served by members of the Kane Volunteer Fire Department. The Ladies Auxiliary for the fire department prepared dessert.
The Kane Area School District is planning three projectsâone to upgrade the high school indoor swimming pool and two to maintain parking lots at the high school, middle school and elementary school.
The district plans to seek bids for the pool project. Proposed work includes the replacement of the gutter system to eliminate water leaks, replacement of the filter system, the installation of a system to improve water quality and the replacement of the main drain.
As a tribute to members of the U.S. Armed Forces, Steve Gore of 3D Custom Carving out of Toledo, Ohio created a unique sculpture which has garnered national attention while raising funds for military veterans as well as civilian families.
The Kane Lady Wolves overcame a sluggish start in Wednesday nightâs contest against the Curwensville Golden Tide to come away with a 46-32 win in the opening round of the District 9 AA playoffs.
The Lady Wolves played the Tide 11 days ago in a Saturday morning makeup game, and shot horrendously, narrowly escaping with the win. Wednesday night appeared to be heading the same way but the Lady Wolves outscored the visitors 20-5 in the third quarter to take control of the contest.
Kaneâs fourth grade boysâ basketball team took part in a tournament recently and came away with second place.
As a young child, LaRue Smith often played "hospital" with her sister.
"I'd bandage her up and pretend she was my patient," Smith said.
This childhood activity inspired a half-century nursing career for Smith, who retired three weeks ago as the "night supervisor" at Kane Community Hospital.
"I always wanted to be a nurse," Smith said. "I had the desire to take care of people."