July 17th, 2014
Large crowds and beautiful weather boosted art sales to record levels at the eighth annual Art in the Wilds art show held in Kane in June, according to show director Marilyn Blackmore.
Nearly 6,000 people attended the two day show held June 28-29 in Kaneâ€™s Evergreen Park where Art in the Wilds continues to grow. The attendance for this yearâ€™s show nearly tripled that of our first show in 2007.
ST. MARYS â€“ Four individuals were taken into custody on Thursday as a result of a dual drug bust in St. Marys and Ridgway.
Approximately 80 grams of bath salts and in excess of $30,000 in cash were seized in Ridgway with approximately 50 grams of bath salts and $6,000 in cash seized in St. Marys.
Multiple law enforcement agencies worked together in executing the search warrants served at 312 Chestnut Ave. in Ridgway Borough shortly after 9:30 a.m. and at 325 Kaul Ave. in St. Marys shortly before noon due to coordination efforts.
Evelyn McMurray, 87, of Concord, N.C., died at her home after a serious illness on Saturday, July 12, 2014
She was born Feb. 18, 1927 in Charleroi. She resided in Kane for 33 years before moving to Myrtle Beach, S.C. for 17 years. She moved to North Carolina from the beach eight years ago. She was a homemaker and talented seamstress and cook.
Evelyn was the daughter of the deceased Ferdinand and Clara Bethem. She was preceded in death by her husband, James McMurray to whom she was married for 64 years and her son, James McMurray.
WASHINGTON (AP) â€” American intelligence authorities believe a surface-to-air missile took down a passenger jet in eastern Ukraine on Thursday, a U.S. official said, but the Obama administration was still scrambling to confirm who launched the strike and whether there were American citizens killed in the crash.
Vice President Joe Biden said the incident was "not an accident" and described the Malaysia Airlines plane as having been "blown out of the sky."
Highland Township Chairman James Wolfe seemed to stir up a hornetâ€™s nest near the end of Wednesday eveningâ€™s regular monthly meeting when he asked residents for their opinion on the adoption of a possible township nepotism policy.
Response from the nearly two dozen residents in attendance was immediate and, in large part, negative, as some residents voiced their opinion that such a policy should have been enacted a long time ago. No motion was made to pass such a proposal as residents offered opinions as to why Wolfe brought up the subject.
The Kane Area Revitalization Enterprise is looking for 100 people to donate $1,000 or more in one month. KARE is taking on projects that will help Kane and our community. KARE is a 501c3 organization whose goal is to help revitalize our town and help it continue to grow. One hundred percent of all donations will go toward improvements.
Anyone contributing $1,000 or more will be recognized in the â€śfounding membersâ€ť tribute located at the future site of the uptown amphitheater. This project is underway and the KARE board members would like to have it completed by 2015.
RIDGWAY â€“ Initial plans by a local drilling company to establish a Marcellus Shale gas well drilling pad in Spring Creek Township have already been met with extreme opposition.
The land in question, located along Spring Creek Road, involves parcels reportedly owned by Shirley Melego and land in the national forest system.
RIDGWAY â€“ A jury trial for Edward J. Pisani, 59, of Johnsonburg, began Tuesday morning at the main courtroom of the Elk County Courthouse.
Pisani is charged with a felony count of manufacture, delivery or possession with intent to manufacture or deliver a controlled substance, as well as misdemeanor charges of use or possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance. The charges stem from a search warrant that was executed at Pisani's home on Sept. 6, 2012.
The Kane Tornado midget football team held its first ever flag football program this summer for players ages six through 11. Tornadoes head coach Jerry Milliron proposed and coordinated the program, which ran for five weeks and culminated in the First Annual Kane on Kane Flag Football Competition, which was held on Saturday, July 12 under blue skies and sunshine.
Ronald E. Benson, 77, of 409 Welsh St., Kane, died July 14, 2014 at Sena Kean Manor in Smethport, where he had been a recent resident.
Born Dec. 27, 1936 in Sheffield, he was the son of Carl H. and Kate E. Newburg Benson. On Oct. 27, 1984 in Kane, he married Pearl R. "Sis" Gerhart, who survives.
RonÂ was a peacetime veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. He worked at Kane Gas, Light & Heating Co. for 17 years, then the U.S. Forest ServiceÂ near Marshburg, the McKean Co. Landfill and later at Mt. Tabor Cemetery in Kane, each for several years.