October 29th, 2014
John E. "Jack" Snyder, 82, of Reynolds Street inÂ Kane, died Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 29, 2014 at his residence. Arrangements, in the care of the Ronald McDonald II Funeral Home, Inc., are incomplete and will be announced.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.ronaldmcdonaldfuneralhome.com.
SMETHPORT â€“ Kane will receive $14,520 in federal funding for new energy-efficient doors for the truck bays at the Kane Fire Hall on Poplar Street.
Acting at a meeting Tuesday, the McKean County Board of Commissioners approved the grant for Kane in adopting the countyâ€™s 2014 federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) allocation.
It is the only CDBG money for Kane this year.
FOX TWP. â€“ An investigation continues into a fatal crash involving two trucks on Tuesday morning which shut down nearly three miles of state Route 255 in Fox Township for several hours.
The crash occurred at 10:20 a.m. Tuesday as a 2006 Kenworth tri-axle truck was traveling south on SR 255 when for an unknown reason left its lane of travel and crossed into the path of a 2011 Kenworth tractor-trailer, traveling north on SR 255.
The Kane Middle School girlsâ€™ basketball teams played away games at Eisenhower and Ridgway recently. Both the seventh grade girls and the eighth grade girls won against the Warren County squad but lost to the Lady Elkers.
The seventh grade girls picked up a long overdue win on Saturday against Eisenhower. Both teams were evenly matched on both ends of the floor.
Robert Jon Williamson, 49, died Sept. 23, 2014 in Plantation, Fla.
He was born Dec. 17, 1964 in Kane, son of Joann and Robert Williamson.
Multiple emergency units responded to a head-on collision Tuesday morning on the Million Dollar Highway in St. Marys. More information is forthcoming.
Since October is â€śBreast Cancer Awareness Month,â€ť many area women are reminded to make an appointment for their annual mammogram at Kane Community Hospital (KCH).
â€śMammograms can be used to check for breast cancer in women who have no signs or symptoms of the disease,â€ť said Julie Laughner, the lead mammography technologist at the local hospital. â€śThis type of mammogram is called a screening mammogram. Screening mammograms usually involve two X-ray picturesâ€”or imagesâ€”of each breast. The X-ray images make it possible to detect tumors that cannot be felt.â€ť
John W. Darr, 90, of Laughlintown, died Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014 at his home surrounded by the love and prayers of his family.â€¨He was born Sept. 29, 1924 in Ligonier, a son of the late Russell and Nettie Stern Darr.â€¨Prior to his retirement in 1986 he had been employed by Kennametal for over 30 years. He was a veteran of World War II having served with the Air Force. His memberships include the Calvary United Methodist Church where he had served on church council, was a lay leader, and taught Sunday school.
A Kane nurse is heading to Liberia to treat sick health care workers, including some who may have the Ebola virus disease.
Trisha Asel Wright of Kane is part of a team of 70-plus officers from the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps on the mission, according to Kate Migliaccio, master public health (MPH) with the federal Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health.
Family, friends and area residents paid tribute to deceased U.S. Marine Corporal Donovan Clancy Saturday afternoon with a Memorial Mass and Celebration of Life service with military Honor Guard detail.
The solemn ceremony was held Saturday at St. Leo Magnus Roman Catholic Church in Ridgway.
Fellow Marines as well as family and friends shared fond memories of the fallen Marine during the Celebration of Life service.