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June 15th, 2012

‘Father Phil’ marks his 25th anniversary as a priest

June 15, 2012

There once was a time when many priests led a secluded life and stayed "home" within their own church.
They said daily and Sunday Mass and tended to the spiritual needs of their parishioners. But they seldom took part in civic activities outside the church.
The Rev. Philip A. Pinczewski—fondly known as “Father Phil”—is part of a growing breed of priests and other religious leaders who are taking a very active role in the community.

June 13th

Sky’s the limit for Kane pole vault champion

June 13, 2012

Patrick Anderson of Kane isn’t resting on his laurels after winning the pole vault for the second consecutive year in the state championship track and field meet.
He set the Class AA record by clearing 15 feet, 11 inches in the state meet.
Anderson, who holds the Kane school record at 16 feet, 4 ¾ inches in the pole vault, is setting his sights on lofty goals—even a shot at a future Olympics.
“Right now, I’m trying to clear 17 feet in a meet,” Anderson said. “I’ve done it in practice.”

Bonnie M. Harris

June 13, 2012

Bonnie M. Harris, 89, formerly of 711 Smithfield Ave. in Kane, died Wednesday morning, June 13, 2012 at The Lutheran Home at Kane, where she resided.
Born Aug. 11, 1922 in Duhring, she was the daughter of William D. and Myrtle K. Krise Herron. 
Mrs. Harris was an assembler for Stackpole Corp. in Kane for 25 years, then was a nurse's aide at Sena Kean Manor in Smethport for five years.
She was a member of the former Order of the Eastern Star in Kane.

Highland sewer officer expands services

June 13, 2012

JAMES CITY – The Highland Township sewage enforcement officer (SEO) has expanded his services to include work under the new stormwater management ordinance.
In a letter discussed Wednesday at a meeting of the Highland Township Board of Supervisors, SEO Russ Braun of St. Marys said he now is a "certified" stormwater inspector.
"This certification meets the requirements for me to perform municipal reviews and inspections of stormwater management activities as required by the recently adopted stormwater ordinance." Braun said in his letter to the supervisors.

June 11th

Ludlow bridge is on state ‘high priority’ list

June 12, 2012

LUDLOW – The South Hillside Avenue bridge in Ludlow is considered a “high priority” for maintenance.
This is the label listed for the bridge in a report from inspectors for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT).
Hamilton Township, owner of the bridge, now is under the gun to make repairs as early as this month, according to the report.
C.C. Johnson & Malhorta (CCJM), an engineering firm from Camp Hill, issued the critical report after inspecting the bridge that crosses Two Mile Run.
South Hillside Avenue is near the Ludlow Post Office on the west end of town.

Area athletes excel in Special Olympics

June 11, 2012

After diagnosing Terika Schleicher with spastic diplegic cerebral palsy, doctors believed she would never be able to walk because the neurological condition would negatively affect both of Schleicher’s arms and legs.
The doctors’ worries didn’t stop there.
Because of a stroke before her birth, a portion of Schleicher’s brain wasn’t able to form correctly. Instead, an arachnoid cyst grew to take the place of the damaged tissue. Doctors weren’t sure if she would ever be able to talk or attend a regular school.

Jeffrey A. Baker

June 11, 2012

Jeffrey A. Baker, 55 of Bradford, formerly of Kane, passed away on Sunday, June 10, 2012 at the Bradford Regional Medical Center.
 He was born on Nov. 21, 1956 in Port Allegany, the son of the late Robert and Delores “Honey” Townsend Baker.
He attended Kane area schools.
He was an avid hunter and fisherman who just loved to be outdoors whether it was throwing horseshoes, playing softball or sitting around a campfire. In his spare time he enjoyed playing Yahtzee. He loved all of his faithful dogs that he had throughout his life.

Jack M. Archer

June 11, 2012

Jack M. Archer, 82, of 6 West End Dr., Bradford, passed away Saturday, June 9, 2012 at The Pavilion at BRMC.
Born on March 20, 1930, in Butler, he was a son of the late Morris and Wilma (Prigg) Archer.
On Sept. 1, 1957 in Kane by the Rev. Clark Cochrane, at the First Congregation Church he married Margaret "Peggy" (MacEwen) Archer who survives him.

June 10th

Adventures of a wildlife photographer "2012 Charter Adventure"

June 10, 2012

Earlier this year I wrote about fishing charters and photography. In that article I recommended that taking a camera, either on a small Lake Erie charter, or a larger ocean charter, can be quite worthwhile. You never know what you may encounter and without a camera to record it, no one may believe you. After all, fishermen are known to tell tall tales!

Raymond "Ray" Hillard

June 10, 2012

Raymond "Ray" Hillard, formerly of Kane, passed away early Thursday morning, June 7, 2012 in Palm Coast, Fla. 
He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Lois and their son Darrel. He proudly served his country as a second lieuetant in the United States Army Air Corps during World War II. Mr. Hillard retired from the timber management division of the U.S. Forest Service before moving to Florida to spend time with his family. He enjoyed woodworking, gardening and bird watching during his free time. 

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