November 14th, 2012
Despite extensive repair work, the wooden skate/bike ramps at Glenwood Park in Kane remain closed indefinitely.
Many donations have been received for new surface materials at the youth facility. Volunteersâ€”both teens and adultsâ€”have been handling the repair work.
The main issue now is insurance.
Kane native Sean Perry will premiere his newest film this Saturday night at 8 p.m. at the Kane Elks Club on Chestnut Street. Sean Perry Productions will present the initial public viewing of â€śDiamonds Are A Conâ€™s Best Friend,â€ť along with showings of two of his earlier films.
SMETHPORT â€“ Ken Bush of Lantz Corners is retiring as the McKean County maintenance director.
His last day on the job is next Wednesday.
Bush has held the county position for the past five years.Â
Zach Holt (left) and Brandon Long (right), both members of the Kane Volunteer Fire Department, climb a steep bank at the Allegheny Reservoir while taking part Tuesday in an unsuccessful shoreline search for an apparent drowning victim. Police said Kane residents Mike Snyder and his wife, Terry Lee died when their canoe capsized Sunday at the reservoir. Police said the woman's body was recovered Sunday. The Ludlow Volunteer Fire Department asked the Kane firefighters to help Tuesday in a shoreline search for the man.
There's no property tax increase in the proposed 2013 Kane borough budget.
The Kane Borough Council voted 6-1 Tuesday to adopt a tentative general fund budget of $1,378,000.
Council President Howard Kane endorsed the proposal along with Councilwomen Janet Bard and Holly Harris and Councilmen Harold Hallberg, Bill Tunall and Dennis Drost.Â
Jesse D. Swanson, 22 of 6969 Highland Rd. passed away Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012 at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh.
Born May 12, 1990 in St. Marys, he was a son of John R. and Tracy P. (Lundberg) Swanson.
Jesse was a 2008 graduate of Kane Area High School and graduated from Triangle Tech in 2010. He was a welder and fabricator for Dangelo Auto Body. Jesse was an avid snowboarder, hiker, camper and weightlifter.
Mike and Terry Snyder, both of 307 Maple St. in Kane, both died in a canoeing accident Sunday morning at the Kinzua Reservoir. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Cummings Funeral Home, Inc.
The Kaneâ€™s Intergenerational Daycare Service (K.I.D.S.), which is operated by the Lutheran Home at Kane in a separate facility on the site, is a new Kane United Fund recipient agency.
Â K.I.D.S. provides a safe and constructive learning for children ages six weeks to five years. The daycare provides meals and snacks, crafts, computer labs, games and intergenerational activities as well as transportation to local pre-school programs.Â An affiliated program offers after-school care to school age children.Â
Jim Gibson and Pat Tigani have been selected for induction into the Pennsylvania American Legion Sports Hall of Fame. They are being recognized for their years of dedicated service, contributing to the advancement of the Legion Baseball Program and devotion to youth in the community.
Shirle Ann Strawcutter Deitz, 79, formerly of 109 Clay St., Kane, passed away Saturday Nov. 10, 2012 in the Lutheran Home of Kane.
Mrs. Deitz was born April 16, 1933 in Brookville the daughter of Ray Edward and Evelyn McManigle Strawcutter.Â Â She was married on Oct. 19, 1986 in Kane to Albert â€śJockoâ€ť Deitz who died March 7, 1993
Mrs. Deitz worked for 36 years at Stackpole Carbon Company. Â Â She was a 1951 graduate of Kane Area High School and was a member of the Tabor Lutheran Church.