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June 27th, 2014
When Kane Highâ€™s Class of 1969 meets later today for their 45th class reunion, one of their classmates that will be missing is author Donna (Champion) Ingersoll. Ingersoll never expected to be an author but is currently working on her third novel.
Ingersoll grew up in Westline before moving to Mt. Jewett when she was 14, the daughter of Lorraine and Robert Thornton. The year after graduating from Kane High, she married Tim Ingersoll, a 1968 Kane grad. The couple had two children, Stephanie (Ingersoll Barker) and Timothy II and moved to Indianapolis in 1979, where they still reside.
A busy weekend looms ahead for residents of Kane and thousands of visitors.
Alumni Weekend is perhaps the happiest time of the year in Kane and the Art in the Wilds is the largest Kane summer attraction.
Together, both events will draw large crowds to Kane beginning tonight.
Michael Schultz and Elizabeth Haberberger will be at the Kane Depot this weekend to sign copies of their manuscript chronicling the love story of Elizabeth and Thomas L. Kane. The work, entitled â€śElizabeth and Thomas L. Kane: Terraces of Kane Summit,â€ť will be the basis of a play performed during the week of Kaneâ€™s Sesquicentennial.
Sister Frances Therese is stepping down as the longtime coordinator of religious education at St. Callistus Catholic Church in Kane.
"I've loved every minute of my job," Sister Therese said as she bids farewell to the Kane community. "I'm going to miss all the people-- especially the children."
A slow-moving storm dumped up to three inches of rain on the Kane area within a 33-hour period, the National Weather Service confirmed Wednesday.
The deluge caused widespread flooding along low-lying areas.
Many basements flooded and sections of some area highways and roads were temporarily closed due to high water.
SMETHPORT â€“ The McKean County Commissioners approved the acceptance of an offer from the Kane Area Revitalization Enterprise to purchase the property at 316 Chase ST. for $250 from the McKean County repository. The property formerly was an addition to Papa Nick's restaurant and prior to that was the site of the Knights of Columbus.
Despite being moved indoors to the Kane Middle School auditorium, a large crowd enjoyed Tuesday nightâ€™s premiere of â€ś150 Years of Kane, A Student Journey.â€ť
A group of Kane Middle School students spent the past three years working on the project and judging by the reaction of the audience on Tuesday, the hard work was evident in the finished product.
The Kane Area Revitalization Enterpriseâ€™s bid to purchase the property at 316 Chase St. from the McKean County Repository cleared a final hurdle on Tuesday.
The McKean County Commissioners approved a bid of $250 for the property. The bid had previously been approved by two taxing bodies, the Borough of Kane during a June 9, 2014 meeting and the Kane Area School District at the board meeting on June 12.
The 2014 Art in the Wilds (AIW) Committee is honoring one of its own for his distinguished art career and a lifetime of achievement as a master potter, art teacher and advocate for artists of the visual arts.
Two long time members of the Kane Lions Club received the Melvin Jones Award, the LCIFâ€™s highest from of recognition to acknowledge an individuals dedication to humanitarian service. Robert â€śChurchâ€ť Gustafson and Matthew Gayley of Kane have been named Melvin Jones Fellows by Lions Clubs International Foundation in recognition of their commitment to serving the world community.