March 28th, 2012
Another page has turned on the reading assistance program at the Kane Middle School.
For 14 years, community residents have made weekly visits to the school to help sixth-grade students with their reading assignments.
"They're dedicated, patient and understanding," reading teacher Julie Jubon said in praising the volunteers. "They've really made a difference."
Many of the volunteers are retired persons or "stay-at-home moms," Jubon said. She said the volunteers faithfully show up every Tuesday morning from September to May to help students with their reading.
Fallen electrical power lines ignited a wildfire late Wednesday afternoon on the west side of James City Hill on Route 66 south of Kane.
The Kane Volunteer Fire Department and the Highland Township Volunteer Fire Department responded to the blaze about 4:20 p.m. Wednesday.
Kane Fire Chief Tim Holt said it is believed that gusty high winds toppled a dead tree that took down the power lines. The arcing live wires started the wildfire in the woods, Holt said.
According to Holt, the winds continually whipped the flames in the brush and created heavy smoke.
David N. Weiland, 74, of Butler passed away peacefully Sunday morning at his family camp in Kane.
He was born in Butler on September 7, 1937, the youngest son of the late Joseph Bernard and Florence
He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving from 1955 to 1959 and was employed at AK Steel Corp. for 36
years. He retired in 1996 and spent much of his time in Kane. He was skilled at carpentry, a true jack of
all trades, and loved a good project. He enjoyed the outdoors, loved playing horseshoes, and spending
Anna McManigle, 69, of Smethport, formerly of Brookville, died Sunday, March 25, 2012 at the Sena Kean Manor at Smethport.
Born Aug. 28, 1942 in Marienville, she was the daughter of the late Merle and Beulah Eckman Hetrick. On Feb. 10, 1980 in Brookville, she married James M. McManigle Sr., who died on March 3, 2006.
She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Brookville.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ Perry Swanson of Kane has been named as the 2012 Logger-of-the-Year.
He received the award Tuesday evening at the 44th annual Loggers and Saw-millers Safety Meeting at the Johnsonburg Fire Hall. More than 100 attended the two-hour program sponsored by the Kane-based Allegheny Hardwood Utilization Group (AHUG).
"I'm extremely proud and very honored to receive the award," Swanson said. "I've always wanted to be a logger. Luckily, my dream came true."
Virginia "Jane" Hedlund, 92, of 147 Gates Hollow, Bradford, passed away Saturday, March 24, 2012 at The Pavilion at BRMC.
Born Oct. 9, 1919, in Kane, she was a daughter of the late George and Oda Mae (Anchors) Wingard.
On Aug. 17, 1943 in Allegany, she married Perry F. Hedlund, Jr. who died on Oct. 21, 2006.
She was a 1936 graduate of Kane High School.
She was a member of Emanuel Lutheran Evangelical Church.
She had been employed at Corning Glass Company for over 29 1/2 years.
More than 35 attended the 14th annual Women In Timber Luncheon held Monday at the Colonial Inn restaurant on Fraley Street in Kane.
The event is sponsored by the Kane-based Allegheny Hardwood Utilization Group(AHUG) for women involved in the timber industry.
Featured speakers for the luncheon included Jill Thompson of Kane, the local legislative representative for State Rep. Kathy Rapp (R-Warren, and Fritz Buehler Lecker of St. Marys, a legislative representative for State Rep. Matt Gabler (R-DuBois).
A 14-year-old Kane boy is facing charges in connection with a stabbing that caused injuries to a Kane man and the alleged assailant.
The boy has been charged with aggravated assault and "other charges," Kane Borough Police Chief Brian Hillard said Monday.
Kane Police Officer Bill Nichols responded to the stabbing at 1:16 a.m. March 18 at 335 Bayard St., Apt. 1.
Police said Brian Kopp of the 300 block of Welsh St., Kane, had been stabbed in the left hip area by a "large kitchen knife." Police said the man was visiting the residence as a "friend" of the boy's mother.
Ruth J. Parker, age 83, of Olean Rd., Chaffee, died Saturday March 24, 2012 in Mercy Hospital, Buffalo, N.Y.
She was born March 30, 1928 in Dahoga, a daughter of the late Charles G. and Agnes C. (nee Larson) Johnson.Â She was a homemaker and member of Hope Lutheran Church, Arcade, N.Y.Â She enjoyed knitting and loved the time spent with her family.
Her husband Earl F. Parker whom she married Aug. 6, 1949 in Buffalo died in 1988.
Dolores "Dorie" Mays, 72, of 23 Woodpile Drive, Westline, passed away Friday, March 23, 2012, at Hamot Medical Center in Erie.
Born March 28, 1939, in DuBois, she was a daughter of Stanley and Mary Meholick Sunealitis. She was married to David Mays who preceded her in death.