March 21st, 2013
Erie firefighters report the death of a woman on March 13 when a fire destroyed her home.
She was born on May 18, 1933 in Kane and is identified as Noreen Coleman Swift of the Summit area, daughter of the late Martin Coleman and the late Pauline Coleman of Kane.
Mrs. Swift attended Kane Schools and graduated from Kane High School and the St. Vincent School of Nursing.
She was the mother of seven children, eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
STATE COLLEGE â€“ At the press conference held in conjunction with the Central Pennsylvania Chapter of the National Football and College Football Hall of Fameâ€™s 17th annual Awards Banquet, head football coaches Matt Rhule of Temple and Bill Oâ€™Brien of Penn State discussed their hopes for the upcoming 2013 football season.
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Mary F. Walters, 77, ofÂ 79 Stanton Brook Rd., Smethport, passed away Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at her residence.
Born June 29, 1935, in Halton, she was a daughter ofÂ the late Claude and Winifred Campbell Myers.Â On Oct. 8, 1955, she married Arthur C. Burt who preceded her in death.Â On Sept. 11, 1981, she married Howard "Joe" Walters who also preceded her in death.
Mrs. Walters, a homemaker, was a member of the Johnsonburg VFW, theÂ American Legion in Crosby, the Kane Eagles Auxiliary and the Wilcox Sportsman's Club.
CLARION â€“ Of Johnsonburg's 30 wins this season, Tuesday's was the sweetest one of all.
So sweet, in fact, that the Rams earned a trip to Hershey and the school's first appearance in a PIAA championship game.
Johnsonburg advanced to the PIAA Class A championship game with a 59-53 win over Lincoln Park at Clarion University in the PIAA semifinal round held Tuesday night.
Johnsonburg coach Bill Shuey said the Rams believed they could win even with Lincoln Park having four Division I recruits and reaching the state final the last two seasons.
A truck driver escaped injury Tuesday when the tractor-trailer he was operating flipped on James City Hill on Route 66 in Wetmore Township south of Kane.
Dozens of area residents, local officials and members of Elk County CARES [Citizens Advocating Responsible Environmental Stewardship] flooded the new township building located at 1537 Montmorenci Rd. during Tuesday's regular Ridgway Township Board of Supervisors meeting to express their concern over a Marcellus Shale gas extraction site located near the Ridgway Reservoir.
A "citizen appeal" will delay an attempt by the Kane Borough Sewer Authority to re-finance a loan.
The authority in October agreed to re-finance the balance of $5.9 million from a 1994 loan to rebuild the borough's two sewage treatment plants.
By taking advantage of lower interest rates and a shorter term, the authority expects to save at least $1.2 million in interest fees through 2034.
This scene from the Kane High School musical "Guys and Dolls" features band members for the "Save A Soul Mission." Anna Stanko (folding hands) portrayed a lead role of Sarah Brown, head of the mission. Stanko sang several solos and received loud applause from the audience.
Gary L. Fay, 66, of 421 North Tionesta Ave., Kane, died Saturday evening, March 16, 2013 at his residence after a long illness.
Born April 11, 1946 in Kane, he was the son of Lyle and Nellie Kemp Fay.
Mr. Fay was disabled due to an automobile accident in 1964 at the age of 18.Â He was a member of St. Callistus Catholic Church in Kane.
He is survived by a sister, Linda Anderson of Kane, and nieces and nephews Michelle (Tom) Anthony and Todd and Brett Anderson.
Preceding him in death, besides his parents,Â was a brother, Richard Fay.