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February 17th, 2015

Florence A. Gullifer

February 17, 2015

Florence A. Gullifer, 89, formerly of 230 Birch St., Kane, died late Monday afternoon, Feb. 16, 2015 at Sena Kean Manor in Smethport.
Born May 31, 1925 in Instanter, she was the daughter of Igancs and Josephine Malok Bodistow. On July 5, 1947 in Kane, she married Wilbur D. Gullifer, who died in 2009.
Mrs. Gullifer worked at Stackpole Corp. in Kane for many years, and later was a cook at The Lutheran Home at Kane for eight years.
She was a member of St. Callistus Catholic Church and enjoyed baking.

February 16th

College Basketball Round Up

February 17, 2015

College Basketball Round Up

Saturday February 14, 2015

(#1) Kentucky (25-0) 77
South Carolina (12-12) 43

Kentucky came out and took care of business against one of the SEC cellar dwellers. The Wildcats opened up a 25 point lead before the half was over and then put in in cruise control for the second half. Willie Cauley-Stein led the balanced scoring effort by Kentucky with 14 points.

(#2) Virginia (23-1) 61
Wake Forest (12-14) 60

Kane Chamber Citizen-of-the-Year is ‘hooked’ on art

February 16, 2015

An unexpected trip to Paris is all it took for Marilyn Blackmore to become “hooked” on art.
As a first-grade teacher at the former Chestnut Elementary School in Kane, Blackmore helped develop art curriculum for the young students. The course included the study of famous artists such as Oscar-Claude Monet, the founder of French impressionist painting.
Seeing her passion for the class, Blackmore’s late husband, Dave surprised her with a summer vacation to Paris.

Dance team excels at Cleveland competition

February 16, 2015

Nikky’s Dance Studio Competition Team from Smethport attended Revolution Talent Competition this weekend in Cleveland, Ohio. They received seven platinum and five elite gold medals for the twelve dances the preformed.

February 15th

Kane School Board approves several personnel items  

February 15, 2015

The Kane School Board approved several personnel items at its meeting Thursday at the Kane Middle School auditorium.
In action, the board:
*Named Kelly Peterson to the list of substitute teachers.
*Placed Rochelle Causer on the list of substitute cafeteria workers and list of substitute teacher aides.
*Named Judy Bennett as a substitute van driver.
*Approved volunteers for the school district. They include: Sara Ackley, Karen Kerner, Jen Blankenship, Lisa Grube, Taylor Detrick, Maria Jones and Melanie Selan.

Supporting the fight against texting and driving

February 15, 2015

Imagine attempting to keep a vehicle safely on the road while driving blindfolded for five seconds at 55 miles per hour. In addition, by this time a driver has covered an area slightly longer than a football field.What may sound like a challenge to some is a risk drivers take every day when reading or sending a text message.
One local business owner is hoping to raise awareness to the dangers of texting and driving through participation in the Red Thumb Reminder project, encouraging drivers to paint their thumb nail red or wear a red band or string around their finger.

Kane cheerleaders place at Clarion competition

February 15, 2015

The Kane Varsity Cheerleading team kept on in their winning ways at the Champion Cheer Central Red Hot Cheer and Dance Competition in Clarion this past Sunday.

Kane wrestlers excel at Jr. High D9 tournament

February 15, 2015

The Kane Middle School wrestling team competed at the Junior High District 9 Tournament held Saturday in Brockway.
Three eighth-graders, Aiden Hulings, Noah Blankenship, and Alec English, placed first in the tournament earning a medal and District 9 champion T-shirt.
Also participating were Jake Silvis, James Flemming, Ty Stahli, Teddy Race, Adam Sicher, Dominic Cartwright, Dakota Menteer, Christian Whisner, Lane Hillard, Aiden Hulings, Alec English, Noah Blankenship and Cameron Whisner.

Theodore L. "Ted" Hutchins

February 15, 2015

Theodore L. "Ted" Hutchins, 68, of 526 Janeway St., died suddenly Sunday morning, Feb. 15, 2015 at Kane Community Hospital.
Born April 11, 1946, in Kane, he was a son of the late John and Mary Zaunick Hutchins. On Nov. 9, 1972, in Kane, he married Jennifer Wilson who survives.
Ted had been employed at SGL Carbon in St. Marys.

Larry A. “Space” Buzard

February 15, 2015

Larry A. “Space” Buzard, 57, of 130 Greeves St., Kane, died Friday morning, Feb. 13, 2015 at his residence.
Born Aug. 7, 1957 in Kane, he was the son of Royd L. and Norah M. Galera Buzard.
He was employed by Kane Hardwood for 36 years.
An active member of the B.P.O. Elks #329 in Kane, he was a Past Exalted Ruler and Past District Deputy of the Pennsylvania Elks Northwest District. He enjoyed bowling there immensely.


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