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December 23rd

Anna M. Pierson

December 24, 2011

Anna M. Pierson, 87, of Sheffield, died Friday, Dec. 23, 2011, at the Warren Manor Nursing Home after an extended illness. 
She was born July 1, 1924 in Warren, to the late Andrew and Anna Hanusik Kujava.
She has resided in Sheffield area most of her entire life and was a 1942 graduate of Sheffield High School. Anna attended Tiona United Methodist Church and was a member of the Sheffield V.F.W. Ladies Auxiliary. She always enjoyed baking and being a grandmother and great-grandmother. 

December 21st

Commission wraps up year-end items

December 22, 2011

Officials of the North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission [NCPRPDC] are looking forward to the new year as applications are being looked at by state government for PREP [Partnership for Regional and Economic Performance] funding.
During Wednesday's board meeting, the commission's executive director, Eric Bridges, reported that NCPRPDC has complied with the Department of Community and Economic Development's [DCED] requests for a single application for approved funding under PREP.

Poor second quarter leads to lose to Cameron County

December 22, 2011

The Kane Wolves were held to only two points in the second quarter and found themselves playing catchup the rest of the game against a good Cameron County team in a 40-30 loss.
The Red Raiders hit a big 3-pointer right before the buzzer in the first quarter to take a 6-point lead into the second quarter instead of a 3-point lead.
The Wolves' defense played tough but were trying to make big plays all night against a talented team. The free-throw line again was a problem as Kane converted only eight of their 23 tries.

Death of Kane soldier leaves void for ‘best friend’

December 22, 2011

The family of Staff Sgt. Ken VanGiesen of Kane is trying to cope with the brave soldier’s death, especially during this Christmas season.
A member of the Pennsylvania National Guard detachment based in Kane, VanGiesen-- because of his special skills-- was deployed with another unit in Afghanistan when he was killed in July.
To deepen the heartache of the loss, that unit returned to the U.S. just two weeks ago.
The soldier's parents are Tom and Sue VanGiesen of 137 Lincoln St., Kane.

Larry Wilson

December 22, 2011

Larry Wilson, 80, of 406 Oak St., Kane, died Wednesday morning, Dec. 21, 2011 in the Kane Community Hospital Emergency Room.
Born March 20, 1931 in James City, he was the son of William H. and Lucille K. Burton Wilson. On Feb. 8, 1958 in Kane, he married Lois A. Galvin, who survives.
Mr. Wilson served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict, then was an operations supervisor for Columbia Gas Transmission for 34 years. He was a professional bird dog trainer for over 40 years, and a member of VFW Post #1132 in Kane.

December 20th

All family wants for Christmas is a place to live

December 21, 2011

In just four days, excited Kane area children will be waking up Christmas morning in their homes to see what wonderful gifts Santa Claus has delivered this year.
Three young Kane boys at this point don't have a home and may be waking up Christmas morning in a motel room.
A fire Thursday night forced the boys and their guardians to flee the house they rented at 629 Park Ave., Kane. They've been staying at local motels ever since. Unless the family finds a new house to rent in the near future, it appears Santa will be dropping off Christmas gifts at their motel.

Janet R. Mealy

December 21, 2011

Janet R. Mealy, 58, of 8595 Rt. 6, Kane, went to meet her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, Monday, Dec. 19, 2011 at her daughter's residence surrounded by her loving family. 
Born Oct. 26, 1953, in Bradford, PA, a daughter of the late James "Ralph" Wolfe and Lois L. (Burns) Wolfe who survives her of Gastonia, NC.
On March 31, 1973 in St. Bernard Church she married the man she always loved Clayton E. Mealy who survives.
Mrs. Mealy was a 1971 graduate of Bradford Area High School. She had been an in house nanny for many years and a stay at home mom where she home schooled her children.

Margaret Costanzo

December 21, 2011

Margaret Costanzo, 87, formerly of 222 Janeway Street, died Tuesday morning (December 20, 2011) at Sena Kean Manor in Smethport.
Born September 12, 1924, in Kane, she was a daughter of Angelo and Margaret Discello Costanzo.
Before retirement, Miss Costanzo had been employed at the former Houston Electronics in Kane.  She was a member of St. Callistus Catholic Church.
Surviving are one sister, Lena Costanzo of Smethport and several nieces and nephews.

December 19th

Wolves pressure defense to much for Otto-Eldred

December 20, 2011

The Kane Lady Wolves got back on the winning ways with a convincing 55-24 win over Otto Eldred.
Kane, coming off a hard fought loss to Elk County Catholic on Friday night, wanted to get back to the things they have done in the earlier games. That is control the boards and play aggressive defense. The tight pressure defense led to several steals and layups throughout the night.

See full article by purchasing the Dec. 20 edition of The Kane Republican.

December 18th

Mt. Jewett council OKs budget with tax increase

December 19, 2011

MT. JEWETT – Acting at a special meeting Sunday, the Mt. Jewett Borough Council voted 4-0 to adopt a 2012 budget that calls for a 1-mill increase in the property tax rate.
Council President Chuck Paar joined with Councilwoman Linda Berry and Councilmen Don Martyna and Brett Morgan to approve the spending plan. Councilmen John Keesee, Chip Lannen and Wil Antrim did not attend the meeting. Antrim returned home recently after undergoing heart surgery at UPMC Hamot Hospital in Erie.

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