March 4th, 2014
Cody Blankenship (30-1, Northwest champion) of Kane opens action Thursday against Stone Kepple (34-12, Southwest Region, fourth place) of Derry Area in the first round of the PIAA Individual Wrestling championships. If Blankenship wins his first-round match, he will take on either Dante Albanese (33-7, Southeast runner-up) or Tom Opdenhoff (32-6, Southwest third place) in the quarterfinals set for Friday morning.Â
Mary and Scott Dinger's three children enjoy the Shrove Tuesday Pancake Dinner at the Tabor Evangelical Lutheran Church on Greeves Street in Kane. The happy diners are, left to right: Emilie, 10; Patric, 7; and Mollie, 8. The Lutheran Men hold the dinner to raise money for a Seminary Student Scholarship Fund. The Northwestern Pennsylvania Synodical Lutheran Men in Mission sponsors the fund.
The Success For All (SFA) educational program is offered in Kane and more than 1,000 other schools in the U.S.
When the program was featured last month on a national internet radio show, the host had just one school representative-- Kane Elementary School Principal Linda Lorenzo.
MT. JEWETT â€“ At least two private companies have expressed an interest as potential buyers of the Mt. Jewett Borough Water System.
Furthermore, there appears to be unexpected interest in the purchase of the Mt. Jewett Regional Sewer System.
Julie Boyer, a first grade teacher at the Kane Elementary School, reads to her class Monday as the school celebrates "Read Across America." Four of the class members include, left to right: Austin Campbell, Elizabeth Castina, Riley Hazen and Joey Simons.
Kane pole vaulter Nick Anderson cleared 14 feet to place third at the Pennsylvania Indoor State Track and Field Meet held this past Saturday at Penn State University. Anderson had good clearances on his first attempts at 13â€™6â€ť and 14â€™ to place third. The winner of the event was Chris Stone from Springfield who cleared 15 feet. Second place went to Ryan Wilkes of Valley View.
Derek M. Wilson, 29, formerly of Kane, died unexpectedly Friday, Feb. 21, 2014 at his home in Fort Collins, Colo.
He was born Nov. 1, 1984 in Kane to Beverly L. Wilson and Terry A. Wasurek, and was raised by his mother and Daniel Rook of Kane.
After graduating from Kane Area High School, he joined the U.S. Army for eight years, became an Army Ranger and served two tours, one in Iraq and the other in Afghanistan, then was honorably discharged as a Staff Sergeant.
Derek was a member of the Gold Prospectors Association of America, a hobby he greatly enjoyed.
MT. JEWETT â€“ The independent supermarket on East Main Street in Mt. Jewett has a new name.
LUDLOW â€“- The James Uber American Legion Post 489 in Ludlow is continuing its fundraising campaign to build a Hamilton Township Veterans Memorial near the back gate of Wildcat Park off Route 6.
Nearly $18,000 has been raised to date, according to Bill Blauser, a Purple Heart recipient and commander of American Legion Post 489.
Mary J. Bires, 87, of Ludlow, died Friday, Feb. 28, 2014 at the Kane Community Hospital after an extended illness.
She was born April 13, 1926 in Lamont, the daughter of the late Alois and Mary Prokop.Â Her childhood was spent in James City.
She was a graduate of the Kane Area High School and had been employed by Holgate Brothers in Kane.
In 1950 she married John P. Bires in Kane.Â She was a faithful member of St. Callistus Catholic Church