February 9th, 2015
Olivia Stone of Ludlow was crowned Monday as Miss Kane High.
Three members of the Junior Class at Kane High School took part in the event held during an all-school student assembly in the school auditorium.
Katie Detsch and Brianna Blankenship were the other contestants.
Only members of the Junior Class vote for Miss Kane High, who will represent Kane in the Miss McKean County pageant this summer at the county fair.
There's a lot of unanswered questions about a decision to terminate plans for a McDonald's Restaurant in Kane.
A representative of an Ohio developer announced last week that plans have been dropped for the restaurant proposed for a site at 300 N. Fraley St. in Kane.
No reason has been presented.
The McKean County Planning Commission, which reviews major projects in the county, tabled action on the plans when they were received in December. The commission asked for more information.Â
LUDLOW â€“ Kane area residents are sick and tired of shoveling snow.
But individuals in Hamilton Township apparently are going a little to far to show their frustration with the winter weather.
According to a statement made about a road crew report given Monday, the township snowplow operators have encountered human blockades.
In a statement on the report, Becky Davidson, a township supervisor, made a request for residents to "make sure that they get their vehicles with all four tires off the road and preferably as far as they can off the road."
FORT WAYNE, Ind. â€“ Aiden Hulings, an eighth-grader at the Kane Middle School, has been chosen as the Most Valuable Wrestler in a national tournament held here earlier this month.
Hulings is the son of Cheryl and Chris Hulings of Kane.
Hulings of Kane, representing the Kane Wrestling Club and Area V, was handpicked again this year to wrestle for Team Pennsylvania in the tourney.
The 15th Annual Kane Cheerleading Boosters Mid-Winter Cheer Classic took place this past Saturday and Sunday. For the first time since 2010, the Kane Wolves won at their home competition and are Mid-Winter Cheer Classic Small Varsity Champions. They edged out the nearest competitor of Redbank Valley High School by half a point to finish first out of the five teams in their division.
Trilby E. VanKirk, 90, of Smethport, died Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015 in the Sena-Kean Manor, Smethport, with her sister Adelaide by her side.
She was born Jan. 13, 1925 in McDonald, Ohio, a daughter of the late Glenn Clair and Olive Mae McClimans McDowell. On April 29, 1960, in Smethport, she married Robert E. VanKirk, who died Aug. 29, 2008. Trilby and Robert lived in Maryland for 35 years before moving back to Pennsylvania in 2000.
Trilby attended schools in Crosby, Colegrove, and Smethport High School.
College Basketball Weekend Round Up
Each week we will be taking a look at the best games around the country.
Arizona State (12-11) 81
(#6) Arizona (20-3) 78
The Arizona Wildcats traveled to Tempe to face in state rival Arizona State for what they expected to be an easy game. Arizona State came into the game at the bottom of the PAC 12 at 3-6 in conference play. The Sun Devils came out firing as they shot 50% from the field (26/52) and 46.7% from 3 (7/15). Guard Bo Barnes paced the Sun Devils with 18 points including a perfect 8 for 8 from the charity stripe.
(#8) Kansas (19-4) 62
JONES TWP. â€“ A home in Jones Township has been declared a total loss after an accidental electrical fire started Saturday afternoon inside the home and caused substantial damage to the interior.
At 2:47 p.m. on Saturday, Elk Company 6 (Wilcox Fire Department) was dispatched to 2082 Old State Rd. for a structure fire.
Five minutes later at 2:52 p.m., Elk Company 2 (Johnsonburg Fire Department) was dispatched while the Kane Volunteer Fire Department was placed on standby in Wilcox before later joining the firefighting efforts.
SMETHPORT â€“ Al Pingie has announced that he is seeking re-election this year as a McKean County commissioner.
Pingie, a Republican, will be running for his fourth term as county commissioner. He will be seeking a party nomination in the May 19 primary election.
Pingie served for 14 years as a Bradford Township supervisor and was chairman of the township Board of Supervisors for 11 years. He served with the Bradford City Fire Department for 33 years and retired in 2008 with the rank of captain.
A former union bricklayer, Pingie served in the U.S. Marines during the Vietnam War.
Russell W. "Russ" Trumbull, 87, of 1456 South Ave., Lewis Run, died Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015 surrounded by his loving family at the Bradford Manor.
Born June 17, 1927 in Lewis Run, he was a son of the late Paul and Calista (Crooks) Trumbull. He attended school in Lewis Run.
On Feb. 12, 1948 in Degolia he married Ann (Paul) Trumbull who survives him.
He enlisted in the United States Navy on May 15, 1945 served during WWII, and was honorably discharged Aug. 17, 1946.
He was a member of Lafayette Evangelical Christian Church.