May 9th, 2012
More than 150 awards were presented Wednesday evening at the 16th annual Academic Banquet at the Kane High School gymnasium.
A total of 335 students and their families attended the banquet. The school cafeteria staff prepared the dinner.
High School Principal Jeff Kepler said the attendance was "the largest ever" for the fete that recognizes students for their excellence in the classroom.
Joyce Magnuson, the high school librarian, made her debut as the banquet chairman for the first time.
Melanie Clabaugh was amazed last year when nearly 200 volunteers participated in the first KARE For Kane Day to tackle projects to beautify the community.
Imagine how she feels now as more than 400 â€śpre-registeredâ€ť volunteers are gearing up for the second KARE Day Friday.
â€śLast yearâ€™s turnout exceeded our expectations,â€ť Clabaugh said. â€śThis yearâ€™s response is overwhelming.â€ť
Harold C. Weaver, age 86, of Fairview, passed away on May 7, 2012, at Pleasant Ridge Manor West.Â
He was born in Williamsport on May 13, 1925, the son of the late Charles and Laura Barner Weaver.
Harold was proud to have served in the United States Navy during World War II as a Third Class Signalman.Â On D-Day he was on LCI, #499 transporting troops to Sword Beach.Â He received the American and European Theatre Awards, the Medal of the Jubilee of Liberty and good conduct awards.Â
MT. JEWETT â€“ A grand-opening celebration is scheduled Thursday at the new UPMC Hamot Medical Park in Mt. Jewett.
The medical facility is a service of Kane Community Hospital, which is affiliated with UPMC Hamot.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held at 4:45 p.m. Thursday at the new building at 18 W. Main St. near the Mt. Jewett Post Office.
The grand-opening event, which is open to the public, runs from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday. Those attending the grand-opening will qualify for prizes.
Fred A. Marconi, 92, of 2904 N.W. 61st Ave., Margate, Fla., formerly of Kane, passed away Monday, May 7, 2012 at the Cedars Sinai Hospital, in Los Angeles.
Born Jan. 6, 1920, in Cuba, N.Y., he was a son of the late and Enrico "Henry" and Anita (Inamorita) Marconi.
On Sept. 18, 1941, in St. Callistus Roman Catholic Church, he married Hazel B. (Woods) Marconi, who survives.
He was a 1938 graduate of James City High School.
On Oct. 20, 1942 he enlisted in the United States Army and served during WWII; he was honorably discharged on Sept. 29, 1943.
The Kane Lady Wolves softball team ran into a Curwensville team that hit the ball well Monday. They had an inside the park home run and a 2-run shot that cleared the fences.Â
In the second inning the visitors sent 11 batters to the plate and scored six runs while holding Kane scoreless through the first two innings to jump out to a comfortable 7-0 lead.
Curwensville added four more runs in the third to increase the lead to 11-0 as eight more batters came to the plate with the big blow being a home run over the center field fence.
Some Kane Area School District administrators will be switching buildings and duties under a staff realignment plan that goes into effect July 1.
Dr. Maryann Anderson, superintendent of the school district, conceived the plan, which she said would â€śre-energize the professional staff.â€ť
She said Monday that the nine-member school board has endorsed her plan following discussions at private meetings on personnel issues.
â€śChanges are good,â€ť Anderson said, â€śand they will help us move forward to keep our district in a good position.â€ť
Here is a summary of the changes:
MT. JEWETT â€“ A dispute between the Mt. Jewett Borough Council and the defunct Mt. Jewett Borough Water Authority is blocking the sale of a building for a local business.
Until this dispute is resolved, the borough agreed Monday to lease the building at 5 W. Main St. to Mt. Jewett residents Mike and Vera West.
Earlier this year, the Wests submitted a high bid of $29,000 to purchase the vacant building once planned as the future home for the water authority.
â€śForever Youngâ€ť was the theme for a gathering Friday of the United Church Women of Kane.
More than 50 attended the luncheon and program at Nelson Hall at the Tabor Lutheran Church at Greeves and Dawson streets in Kane.
The highlight was a performance by six women dressed as dancers wearing black tops, short shirts and red headbands.
The dancers included Connie Espen, Dee Greville, Barb Kimbrough, Susie Swanson, Mary Thompson and Ruth Truden. At least three dancers are in their 80s.
Shirley (Ross) Gerg, 84, a resident of Pinecrest Manor and formerly of 121 Parkway Road, St. Marys, died Wednesday, May 2, 2012 at Pinecrest Manor after a lengthy illness.
She was born Dec. 29, 1927 in Hicks Run, daughter of the late Patrick and Mildred Ford Ross.
She was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Central Catholic High School, Class of 1946. She served as the Cafeteria Manager at the Elk County Catholic High School from 1975 to 2001 and had been a co-owner of the Olympic Bar and Restaurant in St. Marys.