September 25th, 2014
Lowell and Jackie Watts of Kane for years have taken their daughters Kendall and Jillian to watch movies at the Family Drive-In on Route 6 just east of the borough.
Now they'll be running the show.
The Watts family has purchased the Family Drive-In and plans to re-open the popular attraction next April.
"We feel fortunate," Lowell said in announcing that his family is the new owner of the drive-in. "We're not changing anything. The drive-in is a community tradition. It's a Kane icon."
Something has got to give. The Kane Wolves and Ridgway Elkers come into tonightâ€™s football game in Ridgway with identical 4-0 records. Both have had games this season where they have completely dominated the competition. Only one can leave the field tonight 5-0.
Mark A. Lamper, 60, of Erie, died Sunday, Sept. 21 at his residence.
Born Nov. 17, 1953 in Warren, he was the son of the late Glenn and Violet (McCarthy) Lamper.
Mark worked as a machine operator at Owens Brockway for over 20 years. He loved his bird, was a member of the Moose Club, and an avid lottery ticket player. He also loved spending time with his family and camping at Fox Dam in Kane.
Dad you were the best then, youâ€™re the best now, and your always gonna be the best there ever was. We will love you forever.
A defendant in a Kane assault case is accused of intimidating the female victim while he is incarcerated at the McKean County Jail near Smethport.
William Jason Pearce, 38, of Glen Campbell, Pa. in Indiana County called the alleged victim on her cell phone â€śover 50 timesâ€ť from jail Sunday through Wednesday, according to a criminal complaint filed Wednesday with Smethport District Court Judge Bill Todd.Â
According to the court documents, the calls placed the alleged victim in â€śreasonable fear of bodily injuryâ€ť or â€śemotional distress.â€ťÂ
Kane area residents can take advantage of Fordâ€™s $20 donation for every new vehicle taken for a test drive on Saturday, Sept. 27 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
A number of new vehicles from Zook Motors will be available to be taken for a test drive in front of the Kane Senior High School. Proceeds from the event will benefit four separate KHS clubs, SADD, Prom Committee, Kane All-Sports Booster Club and the German Club.
Kane girlsâ€™ soccer coach Robert Mosier thought his team would show the Ridgway Lady Elkers how much they have improved since the two teams first meeting, Kaneâ€™s first game of the season. Unfortunately for the Lady Wolves, the result was pretty much the same. Ridgway defeated the Kane girls 8-1 back on Sept. 8 on the Lady Elkers' home field. On Wednesday afternoon, the Lady Wolves hosted coach Greg Maddalenaâ€™s team and jumped out to a 7-0 lead before Terika Schleicher booted a goal to prevent the shutout.
The Kane cross country team made the long trip to Punxsutawney on Tuesday to take on the Chucks and the DuBois Beavers. The Wolvesâ€™ runners came up short against both teams, losing to the hosts by a 19-44 score and dropping a 26-33 decision to DuBois.
Hunter Yasurek was Kaneâ€™s top runner in the meet. The Wolvesâ€™ sophomore completed the course in 18:39 for his second fastest finish of the season.
Darlene Royer Zietz, 68, of Odessa, Fla., died Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014.
She was born in Kane and moved to Florida in 1978.
She is preceded in death by her late, husband Harry Zietz; her parents, Homer Wayne and Jerry Royer; grandparents Harry and Hazel Bouch; and several beloved aunts and uncles.
Robert J. Williamson, 49, of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., formerly of Kane, died Tuesday morning, Sept. 23, 2014 at Plantation General Hospital, Plantation, Fla.
Born Dec. 17, 1964Â in Kane, he was the son of Robert J. and Joann J. Jackson Williamson.
An avid Pirates and Steelers fan, Rob played quarterback for Lock Haven University for a year, and was chosen to play quarterback in the Big 30 Charity Football Classic.
SMETHPORT â€“ McKean County officials say they never knew pipes hidden above the first-floor drop ceiling at the county courthouse contained hazardous asbestos.
Now they know and they will correct the problem.
They plan to spend an estimated $29,000 for an asbestos encapsulation project.
The asbestos was discovered during preliminary work for a heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) project at the courthouse.