March 20th, 2014
Outside practices have been extremely limited this preseason for Kane coach Judy Kesslerâ€™s softball team. With Mother Nature not cooperating and the Flickerwood field still covered in snow a week before the scheduled home opener, the Lady Wolves have been practicing in the gym and in the Kane High School parking lot trying to get prepared for the season. Despite the lack of outdoor playing time, coach Kessler said the girls are still excited for practice every day.
The Kane Lady Wolves track and field team placed second at last yearâ€™s District 9 AA meet. While the team lost some very talented athletes to graduation, this yearâ€™s team has head coach Jim Sirianni anxiously awaiting the start of the season and hoping to equal or better last seasonâ€™s runner-up finish.
Kane boysâ€™ track coach Tom Cecchetti welcomes back 17 letter-winners from last yearâ€™s District 9 AA Championship squad. In addition to the letter-winners, the Wolvesâ€™ veteran coach has 30 more boys that reported for the first practice of the season.
Bruce Kumher will be wearing a new hat several days a week for the next couple months. Kumher, who is a minister from Mt. Jewett, will be taking over the reins of the Kane Wolvesâ€™ baseball team this season. Joining him in the dugout is Steve Peterson, who was on the coaching staff last season when Josh Lindemuth was in charge. When Lindemuth elected not to return to the post this season, Kumher stepped in to fill the void.
Kane's Nick Anderson has been named to the Pennsylvania Track and Field Coaches' Association's All-State team for his performance during the indoor track season.
It isn't often that tears flow and voices crack with emotion at meetings of the Kane School Board.
The Kane Area School District has policies in place to deal with bullies and students who engage in harassment and hazing.
Dr. Maryann Anderson, superintendent of the school district, said the policies are part of the school code found on the district's website on the internet.Â
RIDGWAY TWP. â€“ A multi-vehicle crash Wednesday morning shut down state Route 219 for over two and a half hours after a head-on collision with a loaded coal truck spilled debris over the two-lane roadway near 15926 Boot Jack Road (SR 219) in Ridgway Township.
RIDGWAY â€“ Murder suspect Nicholas Martin, 23, will be tried by prosecutors with the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General.
Karen Sanders Molyneaux Hessney, 56, loving wife, mother, grandmother, and educator, of 411 East State Street, Olean, N.Y., died Tuesday, March 18, 2014, at her home after a long courageous battle with breast cancer. At her passing, she was surrounded by beloved family and friends.
She was born Oct. 25, 1957 in Kane, daughter of the late Russell and Betsy Klawuhn Sanders. She grew up in Lanz Corners (Toby Springs) and graduated from Smethport High School in 1975. She received her bachelorâ€™s and masterâ€™s degrees in speech and audiology from Clarion University.