May 30th, 2014
Kiersten Slater, a sophomore at Smethport Senior High School has been invited by Down Under Sports to run in an international cross country competition this summer in Australia. Slater, the daughter of Misty Sanders of Lantz Corners and Bruce Slater of Mt. Jewett, will be one of about 300 runners from across the United States to participate in the program this July.
James M. Milliron, 86, of Stonehedge Circle, Brookville, formerly of Marienville, died Monday, May 20, 2014, at the Good Samaritan Society, Lake Forest Village, Denton, Texas.
He was born April 2, 1928, in Hazelhurst, the son of Harry Vern Milliron and Ruby Nogar. On Jan. 21, 1949, in Kane, he married the former Valjean Maze, who preceded him in death on June 20, 2010.
Mr. Milliron was a veteran having served with the U.S. Navy during World War II.
A man wielding two butcher knives came after a Kane borough police officer on foot Thursday evening in a neighborhood drama viewed by hundreds.
A "pay to play" proposal is one option being considered for reducing a hefty deficit in the tentative 2014-15 Kane school budget.
April School of Dance brings to the stage yet another jam-packed, "Glam Slapped" show Friday and Saturday, June 6-7, at the St. Marys Area High School auditorium.
SMETHPORT â€“ A dedication ceremony will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday for a Vietnam Memorial Monument for McKean County.
The â€śbig happy familyâ€ť at the Lutheran Home at Kane soon will be without its longtime matriarchâ€”Administrator Linda Carlson.
She is retiring from the position she has held since 1985.
The Kane All Sports Boosters held their annual award ceremony on Wednesday night in the Kane High Auditorium. Former Kane Wolves Head Football Coach Dick Smith became the third member of the organizationâ€™s Hall of Fame in front of a near capacity crowd. Seniors Evan DeLong and Morgan Nicholson were named Outstanding Male and Female Athletes while three seniors received Scholar Athlete Awards: Riley Austin, Haylee Mague and Brittany Kowatch.
Joyce Marie Simpson, 56, West Stubs Road, Corsica, died Saturday, May 24, 2014.
Born Oct. 11, 1957, in Brookville, she was a daughter of the late James Wolfgang and of Vivian Silvis Wolfgang, who survives and lives in Kane.
She was married to Marlyn C. â€śStubâ€ť Simpson in Corsica March 26, 1983. He survives.
She worked as a hairdresser for 38 years and was owner/operator of Simpsonâ€™s Beauty Shop in Corsica.
She was a member of the Pisgah Presbyterian Church in Corsica and also of the Order of the Eastern Star.
She especially enjoyed her grandchildren, family and friends.
SMETHPORT â€“ The McKean County Board of Commissioners acted Tuesday to allocate $15,000 for an appraisal of the corridor for the defunct Knox and Kane Railroad.