February 10th, 2013
Charles H. Bertzfield Sr., 72, of 1763 Wetmore Rd., Kane, passed away Friday, Feb. 8, 2013 at his residence.
Born Oct. 24, 1940, in Landisville,Â he was a son ofÂ the late John and Elva Delinger Bertzfield. On Sept. 8, 1979, in Blue Ridge Summit,Â he married Carole Burns, who survives.
Earlier in his life, Mr. Bertzfield had operated personal care homes and had also owned antique shops. He belonged to the Presbyterian Church, the AARP and the American Hunting Club. He enjoyed hunting, remodeling and woodworking and loved spending time with his family.
Drew S. Wile, 25, of 111 Dawson St., Kane, died early Friday morning, Feb. 8, 2013 due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident atop James City Hill.
Born June 30, 1987 in Kane, he was the son of Betsy A. Hallberg Wile and Tim R. Wile.
Drew was a fabricator for Portville Truck, Portville, N.Y. He was a member of the B.P.O. Elks #329 in Kane, where he enjoyed bowling, and belonged to the Kane Area Pool League. He also enjoyed working on his truck.
KEATING TWP. â€“ The Kane-based state police report investigating a fatal crash that killed an 8-year-old male on Friday at 3:25 p.m. along E. Valley Road, west of Kent Hollow in Keating Township.
This is the 15th and last installment of my photographic trip to the wilds of Alaska. Iâ€™m now in my final day in Katmai National Park, home for over 2,000 brown bears. I have made this trip to finally see and photograph the brown bears, and along the way got to see an amazing assortment of wildlife and scenic beauty. This was indeed, the trip of a lifetime.
JAMES CITY â€“ A Kane man was killed Friday morning when an empty coal truck struck his passenger car at the intersection of Route 66 and the entrance to James City.
Ridgway-based State Police identified the victim as Drew S. Wile, 25, of Kane. He was the lone occupant in the car.
Drew S. Wile, 25, of 111 Dawson St., Kane, died Friday morning atop James City Hill as the result of an automobile accident.
Arrangements, under the care of the Ronald McDonald II Funeral Home, Inc., are incomplete and will be announced.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.ronaldmcdonaldfuneralhome.com.
Florence A. Gezik, 89, of 251 Ohio Ave., James City, passed away Friday morning, Feb. 8, 2013 at the Lutheran Home at Kane.
Born Jan. 29, 1924, in East Kane, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Johanna Schmader Grolemund.Â On Nov. 22, 1947, in Kane, she married Emery J. Gezik who preceded her in death.
Mrs. Gezik had worked at Houston Electronics, was later employed in housekeeping at the Kane Community Hospital andÂ finally had worked as a nurse's aide at the hospital.Â She was a member of St. Callistus Catholic Church.
The Kane Lady Wolves lost a hard-fought game to Warren on Thursday night in the Wolvesâ€™ Den, 42-31.
Seven Lady Wolves played their final regular season game on the court but the Lady Dragons pulled away in the final four minutes to hand Kane its fourth loss on the season.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ Kane wrestling won 45-21 in a dual meet at Johnsonburg Area High School Thursday night.
Seth Woolcock won the opening bout by forfeit at 113 pounds for the Wolves for a 6-0 lead. Cody Blankenship then had little trouble in the 120-pound match as he pinned Devin Mann of Johnsonburg in a time of 1:45 which upped the Kane lead to 12-0.
Jon Gelsick scored Kane's third bout in a row as he pinned Johnny Ferragine in a time of 1:05 in the 126-pound weight class.
MT. JEWETT â€“ Mt. Jewett Mayor Robin LeViere has confirmed that he won't seek re-election for another four-year term.
He was elected in 2009 to a term that expires Dec. 31.
Candidates for election this year will be circulating party nominating petitions Feb. 19. The petitions will be filed next month with the county Board of Elections. The primary election is in May.