October 27th, 2014
Since October is â€śBreast Cancer Awareness Month,â€ť many area women are reminded to make an appointment for their annual mammogram at Kane Community Hospital (KCH).
â€śMammograms can be used to check for breast cancer in women who have no signs or symptoms of the disease,â€ť said Julie Laughner, the lead mammography technologist at the local hospital. â€śThis type of mammogram is called a screening mammogram. Screening mammograms usually involve two X-ray picturesâ€”or imagesâ€”of each breast. The X-ray images make it possible to detect tumors that cannot be felt.â€ť
John W. Darr, 90, of Laughlintown, died Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014 at his home surrounded by the love and prayers of his family.â€¨He was born Sept. 29, 1924 in Ligonier, a son of the late Russell and Nettie Stern Darr.â€¨Prior to his retirement in 1986 he had been employed by Kennametal for over 30 years. He was a veteran of World War II having served with the Air Force. His memberships include the Calvary United Methodist Church where he had served on church council, was a lay leader, and taught Sunday school.
A Kane nurse is heading to Liberia to treat sick health care workers, including some who may have the Ebola virus disease.
Trisha Asel Wright of Kane is part of a team of 70-plus officers from the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps on the mission, according to Kate Migliaccio, master public health (MPH) with the federal Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health.
Family, friends and area residents paid tribute to deceased U.S. Marine Corporal Donovan Clancy Saturday afternoon with a Memorial Mass and Celebration of Life service with military Honor Guard detail.
The solemn ceremony was held Saturday at St. Leo Magnus Roman Catholic Church in Ridgway.
Fellow Marines as well as family and friends shared fond memories of the fallen Marine during the Celebration of Life service.
Homer Eugene Repine, 87, of Weldbank, died Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014 at the Rouse Home following a lengthy illness.
Gene was born July 8, 1927, in Dayton, son of the late Homer H. and Callie N. Lydick Repine.
The only scrap dealer in Kane believes a proposed ordinance to regulate scrap sales would create unneeded burdens for his small business.
Jay Bednar, who operates Bednar Metals on Commons Alley in Kane with his father, John, said â€śpaperworkâ€ť called for in the proposed ordinance would require the company to hire another person just to document and handle transactions.
McKean County District Attorney Ray Learn last month encouraged municipalities to adopt an ordinance that he contends would reduce metal thefts in the county.
KERSEY â€“ The Red Fern in Kersey was the location of the latest of nine scheduled debates between the congressional candidates from Pennsylvania's 5th Congressional District, Democratic candidate Kerith Strano Taylor and Republican candidate Glenn 'GT' Thompson.
The debate, which featured questions that were previously submitted by the community, touched on issues of education, immigration, constitutional powers, health care, Ebola and energy in Pennsylvania.
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The health of Kane Community Hospital (KCH) is continuing to improve.
Gary Rhodes, chief executive officer (CEO) at the hospital, highlighted the KCH accomplishments in his annual report to the Kane community. He outlined the report Thursday in a slideshow â€śpowerpointâ€ť presentation at CJ Spirits near Zook Motors.
More than 30 attended the forum, which is one of the â€śBusiness After Hoursâ€ť programs sponsored by the Kane Area Development Center and Chamber of Commerce.
SMETHPORT â€“ A Kane man who who wielded large knives in an alleged "suicide-by-cop" attempt in May entered a "no contest" plea Thursday in McKean County Court.
Larry Walker II, 42, of 231 Janeway St., Kane, is scheduled for sentencing Nov. 13 at 1 p.m. before county court President Judge John Pavlock.
Walker remains in the McKean County Jail in Smethport in lieu of $750,000 cash bail.Â