January 25th, 2015
Mary Jane Leibfried, 83, formerly of Mt. Jewett, died Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015 at Sena Kean Manor in Smethport.
Born Feb. 18, 1931 in Hazel Hurst, she was a daughter of the late Walter and Susie Greeley Reinard.Â
Mary Jane, who spent most of her life living in York, worked as a cook at the West York VFW and Sowers Restaurant. Upon returning to the Mt. Jewett area, she volunteered at the Mt. Jewett Senior Center.
Thomas L. Kane, who in 1864 founded the town that bears his name, had a vision for what a true community could be.
To continue his work, "ordinary citizens" now should step forward to show they are "capable of extraordinary achievement."
This is the message delivered Friday evening by State Senior Judge John Cleland of Kane, the speaker for the Thomas L. Kane "birthday" party at the Kane Memorial Chapel on Chestnut Street. Kane, born Jan. 27, 1822 in Philadelphia, would be 193 years old Tuesday.
Groups, organizations and municipalities are needed to step forward to develop and maintain sections of trails over the Knox and Kane Railroad corridor.
Headwaters Charitable Trust of DuBois is making plans to purchase the 73.8-mile corridor from Clarion County to the Kinzua Bridge State Park near Mt. Jewett.
In recent months, Life and Independence for Today (LIFT) has installed displays in local libraries for assistive technology for persons with disabilities, a program that LIFT staff are celebrating as a major success.
"I think it's working almost better than we had anticipated," assistive technology coordinator Charlie Williamson said. "We are having more and more people receiving their own assistive technology. I think just in the last month, I've had 12 people who have gone through the entire process and now have technology of their very own."
The Kane girlsâ€™ basketball team jumped out to a 25-2 lead after one quarter of play on Friday night and cruised to a 67-23 win over the Sheffield Lady Wolverines in the Wolvesâ€™ Den. Nine Lady Wolves got into the scoring column as the Kane girls evened their record to 8-8 on the season with two weeks left to play in the regular season.
Plywood covers window openings at the Presbyterian Church of Kane.
Donâ€™t get the wrong idea.
The church is not going out of business.
The windows are merely temporarily boarded up as part of a major renovation project at the church at Greeves and Chase streets.
Kane District Court is expected to be the site for a possible preliminary hearing for former McKean County Sheriff Bradley A. Mason.
The 52-year-old Mason faces charges of corruption of minors and furnishing liquor to a minorâ€”a 17-year-old girl who was a tenant in a residence he rented along South Avenue in Bradford Township, court records show.
According to court documents, Mason and the girl had a sexual relationship at the victimâ€™s residence, which is adjacent to Masonâ€™s home. He is accused of providing the girl with wine and vodka, court documents show.
Danielle Kocjancic, a student-athlete from the Penn State Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, was among 68 Penn State student-athletes to have been selected for the Big Ten Distinguished Scholar Award for earning a grade-point average of 3.7 or higher during the 2012-2013 academic year.
A member of the Penn State Cross Country and Track and Field team for four years, the women's team were Big Ten Champions in Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field.
Walter E. Perry Jr., 83, of 326 Park Ave., Kane, died Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015 at UPMC Hamot in Erie.
Born July 30, 1931, in Smethport, he was a son of the late Walter and Ruby Shuey Perry. He was married in Hermosa Beach, Calif. to Mary Ellen Prowse who preceded him in death.
Mr. Perry was a mechanical engineer for Hughes Aircraft. He was a member of the VFW Lodge #1132 in Kane and also belonged to the National Rifle Association.
The public is showing its support for the new low-power Kane community radio station that relies on donations and sponsorships to stay afloat.
â€śWeâ€™re overwhelmed by how many people tell us theyâ€™re listening,â€ť Jim Greville said in commenting on the success of the station that went on the air last summer. â€śWeâ€™re happy with the support. Weâ€™re ahead of our timeline.â€ť