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January 23rd, 2012

Both sides rest cases in double-homicide trial

January 24, 2012

BROOKVILLE — Both sides in Steven Rebert's double homicide trial rested their cases Monday following a week of testimony at the Jefferson County Courthouse.
The Commonwealth seeks the death penalty in the case in which Rebert, formerly of Emporium, faces double-homicide charges in the shooting deaths of Victoria and Wayne Shugar, both 61, who were found dead April 12, 2010, in their Coal Tipple Road home in Brockway.

Kane council to act Feb. 1 on 'bare-bones' budget

January 24, 2012

The Kane Borough Council is expected to act Feb. 1 on what has been termed "a bare-bones' budget for 2012.
The "revised" proposed budget calls for a 1.5-mill increase in the property tax rate in Kane.
This increase would generate about $118,000 more in additional tax revenue for the borough.
The additional funds reportedly are needed to balance the budget due to rising costs for operating the borough government.

January 22nd

Meeting set on closing James City Post Office

January 23, 2012

JAMES CITY – A public meeting on the proposed closing of the James City Post Office is scheduled Tuesday at the Highland Township Fire Hall.
The meeting is expected to run from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the fire hall in James City.
The U.S. Postal Service has proposed closing hundreds of post offices nationwide in an effort to cut costs. The closing of post offices in Ludlow and Hazel Hurst also has been proposed.

Rendezvous reaches No. 13

January 23, 2012

Organizers are preparing for what will be the 13th installment of the Ridgway Chainsaw Carvers Rendezvous scheduled for Feb. 18-25 in downtown Ridgway.
"We're excited because it's coming fast and we're excited about the new location," said Zoe Boni, daughter of Rendezvous founders Rick and Liz Boni.

Vincent F. “Jim” Varisano

January 23, 2012

Vincent F. “Jim” Varisano, 85, of 621 Dawson St., died Friday, Jan. 20, 2012, at his residence.
Born Dec. 16, 1926, in Kane, he was a son of the late Peter and Angeline Ferraro Varisano.
Jim, a graduate of Kane High School class of 1944,  served in the U.S. Army  during World War II, with service in Japan. He was employed by the U.S. Postal Service in Kane, retiring in 1986 after 31 years of service. 

Nancy A. Turner

January 23, 2012

Nancy A. Turner, 73, formerly of Central Towers, Kane, died Saturday afternoon, Jan. 21, 2012, at Sena Kean Manor in Smethport, where she resided for the past several months.
Born March 1, 1938 in Hazel Hurst, she was the daughter of David H. and Lena M. Dippo Hudson. On Oct. 28, 1958 in Newport News, Va., she married Clifton Turner, who died in 1996.
Nancy worked at the Food Lion grocery store in Grafton, Va. for many years.  She belonged to the Kane Eagles Club Auxiliary.

January 20th

Big first quarter leads Brockway to win over Kane

January 21, 2012

The Brockway Rovers came out firing in the first quarter and connected on three 3-pointers that helped them take a commanding 21-6 lead. That margin was good enough to keep the scrappy Wolves at bay the rest of the night in a 64-49 road victory.
The tight defense by the Rovers led to several early steals which led to baskets at the other end. Once the Wolves were able to get the ball in bounds they were able to penetrate and make some baskets.

Eagles club flies high with Kane community service

January 21, 2012

"People Helping People" is more than a motto for the Kane Eagles club.
It's a reality.
The club is very involved in community service and in donating money to help Kane children, senior citizens and the needy.
"Being able to help people is very rewarding," club Secretary Barb Gadley-Cheeks said. "When you join the Eagles, you're going to be helping the community. That's just what Eagles do."
The Kane club is part of the international Fraternal Order of Eagles (FOE) founded in 1898. The Kane chapter-- called an "Aerie"-- was formed in 1903.

Ralph C. Swanson

January 21, 2012

Ralph C. Swanson, beloved father of Susan Pence, Stacey Kuhn, and John Swanson; grandfather of seven; great-grandfather of three; dear brother of Lois Williams, Don Swanson, and the late Joanne Dyne, passed peacefully in Cincinnati, Ohio, on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012 at age 79. There will be private family services. If desired, memorial donations may be sent to Disabled American Veterans. Condolences to www.vorhisandryan.com.

January 19th

New Kane organization honors fallen soldiers

January 20, 2012

A new organization has been formed in Kane to honor U.S. soldiers killed while serving their country.
The Staff Sgt. Ken VanGiesen Memorial Fallen Soldier Tribute Foundation is named for the Kane native who was killed last July while deployed in Afghanistan with the Pennsylvania Army National Guard.
Amie Gullifer, VanGiesen's only sister, is co-president of the new non-profit organization along with John Bernhard of Mt. Jewett. Other foundation officers include Fred Tarnaski, vice president, and Renee McKay, secretary.

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