July 7th, 2013
WILLIAMSPORT â€“ Federal prosecutors in the USA V. Thomas Smith, the case of an Emporium man charged with the August 2012 attempted abduction of a bank teller at gunpoint, have submitted questions to be asked of prospective jurors when trial proceedings, previously set to begin today, resume on Aug. 5.
Josh Hadfield shows off his form and his trophy for winning the hot dog eating contest at James City's Old Fashioned Days Celebration on Sunday.
Francis H. Grolemund, Sr., 87, of Erie, passed away peacefully Thursday, July 4, 2013 at the Pennsylvania Soldiers and Sailors Home.
He was born in Oil City, PA on December 16, 1925, a son of the late Francis A. and Eva M. (Fitzpatrick) Grolemund.
Kane residents Steve and Kerri Dyne purchased Two Mile Creek Ranch just outside of Sheffield in January 2012. The horse ranch is just under 100 acres and the couple has put in a lot of time and energy into getting the ranch up and running.
Area residents can take a short drive and take advantage of some fine entertainment this weekend in James City. The Highland Township Recreational Association will hold their annual festival this weekend.
A variety of music, food and vendors will be available on both Saturday and Sunday, as well as drawings for adults and games, including a bouncy house, for children. Booths will be scattered throughout the area by the ballfield.
The issue of Wetmore Township employees, including supervisors, contributing to their health insurance is still being debated after Tuesdayâ€™s regular monthly meeting brought the township no closer to a conclusion on the topic.
MT. JEWETT â€“ Members of the Mt. Jewett Borough Council voted unanimously to pass a resolution to dissolve the Mount Jewett Borough Authority Board during Monday eveningâ€™s regular monthly meeting.
Renovations are under way at the Kane High School swimming poolâ€”the only public pool in the Kane area.
Mt. Jewettâ€™s annual summer youth program recently came to a close. The three-week program, under the direction of Nichole Krietemeyer, is divided into two daily sessions, one in the mornings for students from K-6 grade and evenings for teens.
Merle D. Peters, 84, of 431 Smithfield, Kane, passed away Friday, June 28, 2013 at his residence.
Born Aug. 11, 1928, in Sergeant, he was a son of the late Ollie and Hattie McDonald Peters.Â On Sept. 12, 1947, in Johnsonburg, he married Norma Akers who preceded him in death.
Mr. Peters worked as a trackman for Conrail for many years.Â He served in the National Guard during World War II.