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October 26th, 2011

Robert D. McClain

October 26, 2011

Robert D. McClain, 88, of the Lutheran Home at Kane Residential Care Center, died Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2011 at the Kane Community Hospital.
Born Sept. 29, 1923 in Corsica, he was the son of Thomas E. and Mabel Richert McClain. On July 23, 1945 in Ridgway, he married Audrey Burton, who died in 2004.
Mr. McClain was a sheet metalist for Elliot Co. in Ridgway for over 20 years, and later for Waterbury Farrell in Cheshire, Conn.
He attended the First Baptist Church of Kane and had been a member of the BPO Elks #329, in Kane.

Victoria M. Fitzgerald

October 26, 2011

Victoria M. Fitzgerald died Oct. 21, 2011.
She was the beloved wife of the late Roger A. Fitzgerald; devoted mother of Robert (Donna) Fitzgerald; loving grandmother of Sean (Mary) Fitzgerald and Deborah (Michael) Cammarano; great-grandmother of Matthew, Christopher and Michael; sister of Charlotte Lyte, Walter (Linda) Kellar and the late Josephine Kellar, Helen Rolfe, Jennifer Burns and Leona Kellar.
She is also survived by nieces and nephews.

October 25th

Kane Tornadoes claim Olean Youth Football League Pony Championship

October 25, 2011

A first-quarter touchdown and a fourth-quarter goal-line stand allowed the Kane Tornadoes to claim the Olean Youth Football League Pony Championship in their first year as a league member.
The championship put the finishing touch on a season in which the Tornadoes had to win their final regular season game to get into the playoffs and then had to overcome the No. 1 and No. 2 seeds in the South Division to reach the championship game.

County courthouse roof project is postponed

October 25, 2011

SMETHPORT – The replacement of the roof on the McKean County Courthouse in Smethport has been postponed until spring.
Acting at a meeting Tuesday, the county Board of Commissioners voted 3-0 to reject a lone bid received for the roofing project.
Commissioner Joe DeMott of Port Allegany, the chairman of the board, joined with Commissioners Al Pingie of Bradford Township and Judy Church of Smethport in voting to reject the bid.
Peterson Roofing of Olean, N.Y. earlier this month submitted a bid of $111,400 for the roofing project. It was the only bid received.

October 24th

New face is expected on Kane Borough Council

October 24, 2011

Carl “Bill” Tunall Jr. is expected to win election in two weeks as a new member of the Kane Borough Council.
Tunall will be listed on the ballot Tuesday, Nov. 8 along with incumbent Councilwomen Janet Bard and Holly Harris and Council President Kane. Tunall, Harris and Kane are Democrats. Bard is a Republican.
Since there are four seats up for election, Tunall and the three incumbents are expected to win because they are the only four candidates listed on the ballot.

William C. “Bill” McMichael

October 24, 2011

William C. “Bill” McMichael, 55, died at the scene of a car-pedestrian accident on Oct. 13 in Chambersburg.
Bill was born on April 3, 1956 in Kane and was a 1975 graduate of Kane High School.
He was preceded in death by his parents Jack and Grace McMichael, formerly of Kane. He is survived by his children Jesse and Emily McMichael of Shippensburg, and Aaron McMichael of Chambersburg.
He is also survived by a brother, James McMichael of Fairfax, Va.; and three sisters, Karen DeShong and Susan Frirsz of Chambersburg, and Kathleen McMichael of Polk.

October 23rd

George J. Grisham

October 23, 2011

George J. Grisham, 91, formerly of Bradford, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011 at the Blair House Senior Living Community, Macon, Ga.
He was born on Oct. 8, 1920, in Machias, N.Y., the son of the late Francis and Ruth Bellman Grisham.
On Jan. 25, 1944 he married Betty M. Bolles, who preceded him in death on March 2, 2007.
He was a 1940 graduate of the Bradford Area High School.
He was employed by the former A & P grocery store, Bradford as a Produce Manager for 42 years.

October 21st

Ridgway downs Kane in final home game

October 22, 2011

Under a steady rain the Ridgway Elkers came to town with two things in mind: spoil the senior recognition night for the Kane Wolves and improve their positioning for a potential playoff berth. 
Prior to the start of the game, these four seniors, Gunnar Emberg, Will Hulings, Josh Kibbie and Mike Swartwood, were honored in an emotional senior recognition ceremony.
With emotions high the Wolves and the good crowd were ready to get things under way. With the field in very bad condition both teams would find the footing really tough. 

Michael J. Kennedy

October 22, 2011

Michael J. Kennedy, formerly of Kane, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2011, surrounded by loved ones in his Florida home.
He was born on March 31, 1951, in Sewickley, and was a 1969 graduate of Moon Township High School. Mike attended Clarion University and Ohio Northern University and practiced law before being elected the Mageisterial District Judge in Kane. In 2010, Mike and his wife, Gina, retired to Placida, Fla. He was a wonderful husband, adoring father, and loyal friend and family member. Mike will be dearly missed by all who loved and knew him.

Kane hospital is busy with mammograms

October 22, 2011

Since October is “Breast Cancer Awareness Month,” Kane Community Hospital is busier than ever in administering mammograms—a potential life-saving medical test for women.
“The mammogram is recognized as the best screening tool for breast cancer,” Julie Laughner said. She is the chief technician for imaging at Kane Community Hospital and is the “lead” mammographer.

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