August 28th, 2013
SMETHPORT â€“ If the state gives its blessing, a new owner of the 17.5-acre Kane Magnetics complex at 700 Elk Ave. in Kane won't be paying property taxes until 2023.
The McKean County Board of Commissioners agreed Tuesday to place the defunct plant in a tax-relief program known as the Keystone Opportunity Zone (KOZ).
Kane's Haylee Mague closes in on the ball during the Lady Wolves' scrimmage against Punxsutawney on Wednesday afternoon. Coach Allie Saquin's team will open the regular season in Smethport on Tuesday. The Lady Wolves have their home opener on Thursday, Sept. 5, when they host West Forest.
Paul A. Venteicher, 82, of Edgewood, Iowa, died on Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013, at the Edgewood Convalescent Home.
He was born on May 21, 1931, in Tilden, Neb., the son of Anton and Margaret (Bohnenkamp) Venteicher. In 1941, when he was 10 years old, his family moved to a farm north of Manchester, where they lived until 1948 when they moved to a farm west of Edgewood.
On Sept. 10, 1951, Paul was united in marriage to Norma Jean Klostermann at St. Boniface Church in New Vienna. Together they farmed for 57 years. In 2008, they moved to Edgewood.
SMETHPORT â€“ The borough of Kane has not fared well in competing the past two years for a share of federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) money allocated to McKean County.
The borough struck out again Tuesday as the McKean County Board of Commissioners approved the "best use" for $225,825 in CDBG funds awarded to the county.
Local dairy farmer Jim Detrick has been providing the Kane High football team with milk for two-a-day sessions for the last several years. This year he was the recipient of a grant provided by the Grassroots Dairy Promotion Board.
As Kane teacher Jeff Gibbs serves a 10-day suspension, there is speculation that his link to one particular email may have raised the wrath of certain school leaders.
As part of his discipline, suspended Kane teacher Jeff Gibbs has signed a statement of "regret" for using a school computer on school time for union business.
Robert L. Evans, age 66, of James City, passed away Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013.
He was born on Dec. 19, 1946, a son of the late Edward and Velma (McCracken) Evans.
He was a former New Sewickley Twp. Police officer, owned and operated a large equipment business, and most recently worked for Allegheny Color.
Conrad F. Anderson, 94, formerly of 620 Welsh St., Kane, died Saturday morning, Aug. 24, 2013 at The Lutheran Home at Kane, where he had resided.
Born Oct. 26, 1918 in Warren, he was the son of Gust and Signe Anderson.Â On May 10, 1951 in Kane, he married Alice Palmquist, who died in 2007.
Mr. Anderson was a self-employed accountant for many years.Â He belonged to Tabor Ev. Lutheran Church in Kane, Kane Lodge #566 F&AM and the Rod and Gun Club in Jamestown, N.Y.
John Kenneth Bernhard, 39, of 22 Oberg Ave., Mt. Jewett, passed away Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013 at his residence.
Born Jan. 7, 1974, in Kane, he was a son of Ken and Sally Verolini Bernhard.
John, a graduate of Kane Area High School,Â had been employed by PennDOT for many years.Â He also had helped with the SSG. Ken VanGiesen MemorialÂ Fallen Soldier Foundation which honors Ken VanGiesen and all fallen American soldiers.