February 1st, 2012
James L. â€śJimâ€ť Gibson, 75, of 336 Reynolds St., Kane and 4414 Twin Lakes Dr., Melbourne, Fla., died Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012, at his Florida residence.
Born Oct. 7, 1936, in Kane, he was a son of the late Raymond F. and Gladys Johnson Gibson.Â On Sept. 28, 1984, in Kane, he married Linda Albright who survives.
Jim, a graduate of Kane High School class of 1954, served four years in the U.S. Air Force.
Before retirement, he was theÂ postmaster at the Kane Post Office.Â He later drove the ATA bus and also volunteered at Kane Community Hospital and Wuesthoff Medical Center in Melbourne.
Vonnie Alexander Frederick, 68, of Portsmouth, Va., passed away Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012 in her residence.
She was born in Norfolk, Va. to the late Mildred and George E. Alexander Sr. She retired from Portsmouth Public Schools and was a member of Westhaven Baptist Church.
She is survived by her loving husband, Larry Frederick; two daughters, Robin Beagle Haga and husband Mark, and Lisa Oakley and husband Chuck; two sons, Wayne Beagle and wife Wanda, and Mark A. Beagle and wife Tiffany; a brother, George E. Alexander Jr; 10 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
A major renovation project has been proposed for Kane Area High School.
The net project cost is estimated at nearly $7.9 million and would require a "net annual local effort" of $233,000 overÂ the next 20 years. The estimated millage increase required for the project is 1.44 mills.
"We're going to pursue our options to see if we can afford it," long-time school board member Ken Kane said Tuesday evening following a meeting of the board's Operations/Finance Committee. "It's something we've got to look at."
JOHNSONBURG â€“ Kane had the game's highest scorer by one point Monday night but the Johnsonburg Rams took care of the rest in an 81-54 victory in the Paper City.
The visiting Wolves were fueled by sophomore forward Jeffrey Kocjancic's game-high 23 points but it wasn't enough to overcome a trio of Johnsonburg Rams scoring in double figures.
Senior Mitchell Holmberg and sophomore Cameron Grumley finished with 22 and 21 points, respectively, while sophomore Cole Peterson contributed 13 points to the winning effort.
The Kane Lady Wolves picked up a much needed win over a familiar foe in the Johnsonburg Ramettes,
Kane held Johnsonburg to only five points in the first quarter and 12 for the half and was able to carry that to a hard fought 45-38 win. The Ramettes scored 17 in the first quarter in Johnsonburg earlier in the month and held off a late flurry by the Lady Wolves to win that one, 46-42.
BROOKVILLE â€” A Punxsutawney man who served as the jury foreman in the Steven Rebert double-homicide trial, which concluded late Friday, said the jury became deadlocked while deliberating whether or not Rebert should be put to death.
Rebert was sentenced to life in prison by Jefferson County President Judge John H. Foradora, after the jury could not come to a consensus as to whether or not he should be put to death in the murders of Wayne and Victoria Shugar, both 61, Brockway, who were found shot to death in their home April 12, 2010.
Helen E. (Ernette) Hart, 92 of Smethport, formerly of Jeannette, passed away Friday, Jan. 27, 2012, in the Sena-Kean Manor.
She was born March 29, 1919, in Jeannette, a daughter of the late August and Ellen (O'Mullen) Ernette. She was a member of St. Joseph Church, in Mt. Jewett, and its Rosary Society. Prior to being a full time homemaker, Helen was employed by the Elliott Company.
The Kane Little Dribblers, under the direction of Matt Gasbarre, performed at halftime of the junior varsity game Friday night against Sheffield.
The Little Dribblers program is a group of young boys in grades 1 through 3.
See full article by purchasing the Jan. 30 edition of The Kane Republican.
ST. MARYS â€“ The Kane Varsity Competition Cheerleading team travelled to the Elk County Catholic Cheer Frenzy on Saturday and came home with first in the varsity division as well as the Judges Choice Award for the entire competition.Â
The past week was a very difficult week for the team as they lost a vital member due to an injury.Â One of the teamâ€™s youngest members, an alternate, Dana Swartwood, had to step in and fill the void.Â The alternates are like the bench in other sports in that they learn the routine and may never get the opportunity to step in, but come to practice every day.Â
I recently received a letter from former Kane High School standout athlete Jim Chavez that I would like to share with you. I believe this really is a great little story for the community to share.
Jim was a 1966 graduate of Kane and has had the great pleasure of being able to talk with Joe Paterno, the former head coach of the Penn State Nittany Lions football team who passed away recently.