May 29th, 2014
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.
SMETHPORT â€“ Ed Tronetti is the new maintenance director for McKean County.
Joe DeMott, chairman of the McKean County Board of Commissioners, announced the appointment Tuesday at a board meeting at the county courthouse in Smethport.
RIDGWAY â€“ Lieutenant Governor Jim Cawley, Pa. Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-Jefferson) and state Representative Matt Gabler (R-Clearfield/Elk) were in town Tuesday morning and into the early afternoon to assess the flood damage that ravaged Ridgway last week.
It has been a year in the making, but through a collaborative community effort new hoops have been installed at the Evergreen Park basketball courts. The new hoops were purchased by a grant through the Collins Company, plans were approved by the Kane Borough Council, and installation was under the direction of Highlander Energy.
A crowd estimated at more than 300 attended the annual Memorial Day program Monday at the memorial point at Evergreen Park in Kane.
LUDLOW â€“ Six veterans who died in the past year were honored Monday at the Memorial Day service at the Gibbs Hill Cemetery near Ludlow.
The departed veterans include John Straneva, Nicholas Juban, Chester Swanson, Eugene Rzodkiewicz and Virgil Nelson.