Archive - 2014 - News Article
A tree and special plaque have been placed in Evergreen Park in Kane to honor the memory of Brenda Emer.
She died a year ago-- Oct. 1, 2013-- after a long and courageous battle with breast cancer. Ironically, she died on the first day of the annual Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
More than 100 family members and friends-- many with tears in their eyes-- attended a brief ceremony Wednesday to dedicate the tree and plaque on the Birch Street side of the park.
Wearing "We Remember Brenda" pink shirts, Jill Thompson of Kane and the Rev. Craig Smith spoke at the dedication ceremony.
Plans are being made to upgrade security at the Kane High School building.
The school board's Finance and Operations Committee agreed Wednesday to endorse several security suggestions presented by John Rook, the facilities director for the school district.
The school board is expected to act at its meeting next Thursday to give Rook the go-ahead to prepare bid specifications for the work.
The proposed security projects include:
Kane's Andrew Peterson films the crowd watching Wednesday night's KHS Homecoming parade as his teammates look on. Peterson and the rest of the Wolves will be looking to rebound from last week's loss to Ridgway and stay in the AML South hunt when they take on Brockway Friday night at Paul R Miller Stadium. Kickoff for the game is slated for 7 p.m.
Kane residents attending a budget-input meeting Monday are calling for a reduction in the hours of on-duty borough police coverage.
The police department, headed by Chief Heath Boyer, now provides around-the-clock protection in the borough every day of the year.
Speakers told the Kane Borough Council Monday that the borough could save money by cutting on-duty coverage. Instead of providing 24/7 coverage by an on-duty police officer, the borough could assign policemen to "on-call" status. During "on-call" duty, designated police officers would respond from home only when needed.
The 11th annual Kane "Pink Power Day" will be observed Friday to kick off Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
"Pink Power Day" is a collaboration of dedicated people and businesses in the area. There will be pink ribbons on the lamp-posts on Fraley Street in Uptown Kane.
Wear something pink and register to win a basket full of information and gifts at the Save-A-LotÂ supermarket from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
An Avon representative will be at Hamlin Bank, Northwest Savings and County National selling Breast Cancer Awareness items.
For the past 20 years, âPinkyâ Holt has prepared daily menus for the meals served to students and staff in the Kane school cafeterias.
She is retiring today as the Food Service director for the school district, in part because of new federal regulations that require students to take one fruit and one vegetable as they go through the cafeteria line.
Many of these fruits and vegetables end up in the garage can. They canât be served another day.
U.S. Marine Corporal Donovan E. Clancy, 26, a Ridgway native, was declared missing on Friday while wading in heavy surf on the northwestern shore of Tinian, a small island in the Northern Marianas Islands.
Donovan is the son of Kevin and Tina Clancy of Ridgway and a graduate of Elk County Catholic High School. While at ECC he was involved with the marching band and chose to pursue a career in the military following graduation.
U.S. Marine Corporal Donovan E. Clancy, 26, a Ridgway native, was declared missing on Friday while wading in heavy current on the northwestern shore of Tinian, part of the Northern Marianas Islands.
Clancy is a graduate of Elk County Catholic High School. He is currently assigned to the Marine Wing Communication Squadron 18 based at Camp Foster, Okinawa in Japan.
Numerous search parties including those of the U.S. Coast Guard and Marine forces based near Guam were unable to locate Clancy on Saturday and resumed efforts on Sunday and today.
The Drive 4 UR School event was held Saturday, Sept. 27 at Kane High School. There was a huge turnout on such a beautiful day. The organizers for the event were Lori Lewis (SADD), Linda Schneider (German Club), Kerri Detsch (Prom), and Krystal Nuhfer (All Sports Boosters). The organizer wish to acknowledge Zook Motors for sponsoring the event and the community for their support.
Elk County District Attorney Shawn McMahon was one of the featured speakers during the Luminary Service on the Diamond Saturday evening, an event held to honor or remember those who have been impacted by addiction.
As district attorney, McMahon sees individuals battling various addictions pass through the criminal justice system on a regular basis.