February 20th, 2015
A Kane couple were injured Thursday night in a two-vehicle traffic accident on Route 6 near Ludlow.
Dominic C. "Mick" O'Rourke Jr., 44, and his wife, Tara Oertly O'Rourke, 41, of 510 Elk Ave., Kane, are patients at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)-Hamot in Erie, a family member said Friday.
"Mick," employed by the American Refining Group (ARG) of Bradford, suffered a "moderate injury," State Police said in a report. Tara, employed as a nurse at the Elk County Regional Medical Center in St. Marys, sustained a "major injury," police said.
Thereâ€™s a reason Kane is called the â€śIce Box of Pennsylvania.â€ť
Itâ€™s cold in the winter.
But a National Weather Service meteorologist said Friday that the prolonged string of â€śbelow-zeroâ€ť temperatures is â€śridiculousâ€”even for Kane.â€ť
â€śYouâ€™ve been exceptionally cold for this time of the year,â€ť Craig Evanego said in trying to explain the seemingly endless bitter sub-zero temperatures in the Kane area over the past month or so. Evanego is a meteorologist with the National Weather Service office in State College. Kane is part of this officeâ€™s coverage area.
Owls still fascinate me wherever my camera may take me. I will never get tired of searching for these varied birds of prey. Whatâ€™s amazing about owls is the fact that they live among us, but are seldom seen. The park right across from my house has quite an owl population that few people ever get to see. There are great-horned owls, barred owls, and screech owls living only feet from peopleâ€™s everyday life, and the average person may never see one.
James Morgan, 79, of Lantz Corners, died Friday afternoon, Feb. 20, 2015 at UPMC-Hamot in Erie. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Cummings Funeral Home, Inc.
Jay Depto, 52, of Bliss Hiss Road died Friday afternoon, Feb. 20, 2015 at his residence after a lengthy illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Cummings Funeral Home, Inc.
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Marilyn Blackmore devotes so much time to the annual Art in the Wilds that she "must dream about it."
This is a modest assessment made by Jennifer Macey, who nominated Blackmore as the annual Citizen-of-the-Year in Kane.
The Kane Chamber of Commerce selected Blackmore as its Citizen-of-Year, one of several awards presented Thursday at the Chamber's annual banquet at the Kane Fire Hall. More than 120 attended the fete.
The Chamber has selected a Citizen-of-the-Year since 1975.
EDINBORO â€“ Two Kane High School athletes have qualified to compete Saturday in a prestigious track meet at Edinboro University.
It's the indoor track championship for the Tri-State Track Coaches Association (TSTCA).
Kane's competitors are sophomore Alyssa Zampogna in the triple jump and Griffin Greenawalt in the shot-put.
Zampogna qualified with a leap of 32 feet, 3 3/4 inches in the triple jump. Greenawalt qualified with a mark of 45 feet, 8 inches in the shot-put.
The Photo and Sound Shoppe-- a fixture in Kane since 1978-- will remain in business despite its affiliation with bankrupt RadioShack.
"It's business as usual," Jim Greville said in discussing the fate of his popular electronics store at 101 Fraley St., Kane.
RadioShack, a 94-year-old electronics chain, filed for bankruptcy earlier this month and announced the closing of most of its 4,000 company-owned stores.
CLARION â€“ A second-quarter scoring drought would be too much to overcome as Kane lost 42-31 to Redbank Valley in the girls basketball Class AA quarterfinals Wednesday night at Clarion High School.
After staying with the Lady Bulldogs in the first quarter, the Lady Wolves were outscored 12-2 in the second quarter by Redbank Valley, the No. 2 seed in the District 9 bracket.
"We dug ourselves too much of a hole to get out of it by the end of the game," Kane coach Dave Kiehl said. "We were down 16, 17 and got it down within seven or eight there."'