SMETHPORT â€“ There were tense moments Wednesday morning after a call to the 911 center reported a bomb had been planted in the McKean County Courthouse in Smethport.
In a fitting tribute honoring fallen firefighter Blaine E. "Skeeter" Wildnauer, Jr., of Kersey, a solemn procession was held Wednesday morning which included dozens of fire departments from four counties.
Wildnauer, 58, died Saturday morning in the line of duty while responding to a traffic crash on the Old Kersey Road. A lifelong resident of the area, Wildnauer dedicated 40 years of service to the Fox Township Volunteer Fire Department.
Kaneâ€™s First United Methodist Church will host their annual Tribute to Veterans on Sunday, Nov. 10 at 11 a.m.
Sundayâ€™s program is entitled, â€śOur Heroes and the Pride of Americaâ€ť and will have an added focus on veterans from the Korean Conflict. According to long-time event coordinator Colleen Lundeen, the tribute will honor all veterans, families of current servicemen and women and the families of those who have lost their lives while in the service of our country.