August 10th, 2014
MT. JEWETT â€“ Sunny weather and warm temperatures prevailed over the weekend for the 44th Mt. Jewett Swedish Festival.
The festival opened Friday and ended with the closing ceremony Sunday at the Center Street stage.
Beth Carpenter served as chairman of a volunteer committee that will begin meetings next month for the 45th festival in 2015.
A highlight of the closing day of the festival was the crowning of Kalyn Kost of Lantz Corners as the Teen Queen. She is the daughter of Kevin and Stephanie Kost. She will be a freshman at Smethport High School.
Mary Ann Bilicic, 80, of 413 Maple St., St. Marys, died Friday, Aug. 8, 2014 at Pinecrest Manor.
She was born May 22, 1934 in Kane, daughter of the late Stanley and Mary (Hargart) Collin.
On Sept. 1, 1962, at Sacred Heart Church in St. Marys, she married George W. Bilicic Sr., who survives.
MT. JEWETT â€“ A ground-breaking ceremony for the Visitors Center at the Kinzua Bridge State Park near Mt. Jewett is scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 21.
The time has yet to be set by the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR).
"I invite everyone to attend the ground-breaking ceremony," Linda Devlin told the Kane Republican. "DCNR has not yet announced the time, but we think it will be late morning or early afternoon. This is an important next step in the regionâ€™s tourism development."
Kane native Alan Miller returned to his hometown Thursday for the first time in a decade.
It was a short visit.
Miller is driving his new red Mini Cooper sports car in a coast-to-coast journey that just happened to pass through Kane.
About 300 Mini Coopers-- spaced out over several miles-- came through Kane over a two-hour period Thursday afternoon. The day's trek began in Pittsburgh and ended Thursday night in Buffalo.
MT. JEWETT â€“ The 44th Mt. Jewett Swedish Festival kicks off tonight with the opening ceremony at 6 p.m. at St. Matthews Lutheran Church on East Main Street.
The three-day festival, which attracts thousands, ends Sunday with the closing ceremony at 6 p.m. at the Center Street stage.
One of the highlights of the festival is the Car and Motorcycle Show to be held Saturday at the community park at the end of Gallup Avenue. Registration begins at 10 a.m. The show runs from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday.
As a nature photographer Iâ€™ve always wanted to photograph the forces of nature that surrounds our daily lives. Although destructive and very much life threatening, I have always wanted to photograph a tornado. Some images I have seen are quite scary, yet beautiful at the same time. My ideal image would be a giant funnel cloud in an open and unpopulated farm area in the Midwest. I might not ever get to witness such a sight, but if I ever do, I want it to be without any damage or loss of lives, especially mine! My other quest is to photograph an active volcano, but from a very safe distance.
Donald Chester McClelland, 78, of 130 Greeves St., died Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014 at UPMC Hamot.
Born Jan. 22, 1936, in Dayton, he was a son of the late William "Chet" and Doris Frances Wilson McClelland.
Before his retirement, Mr. McClelland was employed as a head sawyer at Maljovec Lumber in Kane.
He was a member of both the Kane VFW Lodge #1132 and the Kane Eagles Club Aerie # 307. He also was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan.
Water shutoffs for unpaid Kane sewer bills soon will be ordered four times a year instead of twice.
This is the message from Richard Lear, president of the Pennsylvania Municipal Service Co. (PAMS). The company, based in Oakmont near Pittsburgh, handles sewer bills for Kane and a portion of Wetmore Township.
Lear was a prime speaker Wednesday at a joint meeting of the Kane Borough Sewer Authority and the Kane Borough Council. The meeting was held to discuss problems in collecting delinquent sewer bills.
Police Chief Heath Boyer is hoping to bring the Kane Police Department into the "technology age."
Speaking Wednesday at a special Kane Borough Council meeting on "information technology (IT)," Boyer said obtaining a laptop computer for use in the police cruiser is his "top priority."
Donald C. McClelland, 78, of 130 Greeves St., died Tuesday evening, Aug. 5, 2014 at UPMC-Hamot. Friends will be received on Sunday from 1-2:30 p.m. at the Cummings Funeral Home in Kane. Funeral services will follow at 2:30 p.m. A full obituary will appear in tomorrow's paper.