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February 23rd, 2015
DUNKIRK, N.Y. â The Kane Cheerleading teams had a successful weekend at the Winter Break Nationals in Dunkirk, N.Y. put on by CheerStarz Events.
This event was also a qualifier for the U.S. Finals. The high school team started off the day with a win in the Small Varsity Division. Not to be outdone, the younger middle school Wolves followed with their first win of the season as well.
A Kane couple were injured Thursday night in a two-vehicle traffic accident on Route 6 near Ludlow.
Dominic C. "Mick" O'Rourke Jr., 44, and his wife, Tara Oertly O'Rourke, 41, of 510 Elk Ave., Kane, are patients at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)-Hamot in Erie, a family member said Friday.
"Mick," employed by the American Refining Group (ARG) of Bradford, suffered a "moderate injury," State Police said in a report. Tara, employed as a nurse at the Elk County Regional Medical Center in St. Marys, sustained a "major injury," police said.
Thereâs a reason Kane is called the âIce Box of Pennsylvania.â
Itâs cold in the winter.
But a National Weather Service meteorologist said Friday that the prolonged string of âbelow-zeroâ temperatures is âridiculousâeven for Kane.â
âYouâve been exceptionally cold for this time of the year,â Craig Evanego said in trying to explain the seemingly endless bitter sub-zero temperatures in the Kane area over the past month or so. Evanego is a meteorologist with the National Weather Service office in State College. Kane is part of this officeâs coverage area.
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Marilyn Blackmore devotes so much time to the annual Art in the Wilds that she "must dream about it."
This is a modest assessment made by Jennifer Macey, who nominated Blackmore as the annual Citizen-of-the-Year in Kane.
The Kane Chamber of Commerce selected Blackmore as its Citizen-of-Year, one of several awards presented Thursday at the Chamber's annual banquet at the Kane Fire Hall. More than 120 attended the fete.
The Chamber has selected a Citizen-of-the-Year since 1975.
The Photo and Sound Shoppe-- a fixture in Kane since 1978-- will remain in business despite its affiliation with bankrupt RadioShack.
"It's business as usual," Jim Greville said in discussing the fate of his popular electronics store at 101 Fraley St., Kane.
RadioShack, a 94-year-old electronics chain, filed for bankruptcy earlier this month and announced the closing of most of its 4,000 company-owned stores.
Cooks Dan Preston (left) and Paul Kibbie (right) prepare a plate of pancakes and sausage at the Shrove Tuesday Pancake Dinner at the First United Methodist Church in Kane. The First United Methodist Church Men sponsor the annual dinner. Members of Boy Scout Troop 422 serve as waiters. More than 100 dinners were served.
Dyne Excavating for nearly 30 years has stepped forward to support the Kane community and the people who live here.
âWe believe strongly in helping others,â Steve Dyne said in stressing the companyâs philosophy. âWe try to assist families and children we find who are need.â
Dyne Excavating has donated to the Kane Rotary Club, the Kane Area Revitalization Enterprise (KARE), various church organizations, the Kane Fish and Game Clubâs trap field and the Kane Little League. The company also has supported numerous fundraisers and events in the Kane Area School District.
An unexpected trip to Paris is all it took for Marilyn Blackmore to become âhookedâ on art.
As a first-grade teacher at the former Chestnut Elementary School in Kane, Blackmore helped develop art curriculum for the young students. The course included the study of famous artists such as Oscar-Claude Monet, the founder of French impressionist painting.
Seeing her passion for the class, Blackmoreâs late husband, Dave surprised her with a summer vacation to Paris.
Nikkyâs Dance Studio Competition Team from Smethport attended Revolution Talent Competition this weekend in Cleveland, Ohio. They received seven platinum and five elite gold medals for the twelve dances the preformed.