September 4th, 2012
Linda M. Silvis, 79, of 966 JoJo Road, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012 at Kane Community Hospital.
Born April 14, 1933, she was a daughter of Norbert and Eva Brinkley Aaron.Â On Aug. 7, 1954, at St. Dominicâs Catholic Church in Sigel, she married Charles Silvis who preceded her in death on July 7, 2012.
Mrs. Silvis was a member of St. Callistus Church and belonged to the C.D. of A. Court Callistus #66.Â She also had been active in the Boy Scouts and the 4 H Club.Â
Elsie S. Yaegle, 97, formerly of 110 Elm St., Warren, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012, at Warren General Hospital after a short illness.Â
She had been a resident at the Watson Home since 2005, where she made many wonderful friends.
Nancy E. Hipchen, 81, of 1200 Conewango Ave., Warren, and formerly of Mt. Jewett, passed away Sunday, Sept. 2, 2012, at Warren General Hospital.
Born Aug. 13, 1931, in Butler, she was a daughter of Mont and Beatrice Daugherty.Â On Nov. 17, 1948, in Port Allegany,Â she married C. Duane Hipchen who preceded her in death in 2002.
Mrs. Hipchen had been employed for many years by Corning.Â Her greatest joy was cooking and she loved preparing dishes for others who appreciated her help in times of need. She also enjoyed passing on her cooking skills to her family and friends.
The Todd Silfiesâ chapter of the Kane Wolvesâ football story began with a bang on Friday night as they battled to a 35-13 win over visiting Sheffield.
The Wolves jumped out to a 14-0 lead in the first quarter against the Sheffield Wolverines and saw the visitors cut the score to 14-7 midway through the third quarter.
The Kane players regrouped, however, and responded with 21 straight points before Sheffield scored a touchdown with no time on the clock to give Kane the 35-13 win.
It was like staring down the barrel of a loaded gun.
Thatâs what our brave volunteer firefighters must have thought Wednesday during an 11-hour emergency at the scene of a chemical tanker truck rollover in the heart of Kane.
âWe never know what weâre getting into,â Tim Holt, chief of the Kane Volunteer Fire Department, said in commenting on the harrowing experience. âVolunteer firefighters put their lives on the line for the community. Theyâre always âright thereâ when theyâre needed even though they know there are risks.â
The evacuation of 1,000 Kane residents Wednesday following a tanker truck rollover is believed to be the largest ever in McKean County.
âIt was probably the largest evacuation,â County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) Director Bruce Manning said Thursday. âI canât remember anything bigger.â
Manning, who was on the scene Wednesday and returned Thursday to Kane to confer with Kane fire chief Tim Holt, said he believes the evacuation exceeded a movement of residents in 1972 due to flooding from Hurricane Agnes.
RIDGWAY - New charges, including multiple drug offenses and illegal possession of firearms, have been filed against Francis Anthony Milliard, 54, of Ridgway, currently incarcerated on arson and related charges in connection with two residential fires in Elk County, as well as charges of attempted murder and assault stemming from Milliard's alleged beating of a Ridgway man.
Last yearâs Kane Lady Wolves volleyball team was in an unusual place during last yearâs District 9 playoffsâhome. For the first time in 17 seasons, head coach Judy Kesslerâs squad missed out on a chance to earn a spot to the state playoffs.
With a record of 7-9, they were close, and with a number of key starters returning with an additional year of experience, Kessler is looking forward to making the playoffs once again.
2012 Fall Sports Previews can be purchased at The Kane Republican.
The Kane Wolves marching band is ready to wow the crowds at Paul R Miller Stadium during football games, as well as band competitions throughout the area this fall. The band, under the direction of Matthew McClard and assistants Joe Thornburg and Henry Sobieski, will be competing in the Tournament of Bands Competition Circuit, as well as hosting the annual Loren B. Wright Music Festival on Saturday, Sept. 8.
The band, which finished second at the Tournament of Bands Chapter 11 Championships last year, won shows in St Marys, Youngsville and Conemaugh Township last season.
Third-year Kane girlsâ soccer coach Allie Saquin has eight returning letterwinners from last yearâs 7-9 team. That is the good news. The bad news is that there are only 13 girls on the roster.
With 11 girls on the field at a time, depth could be a serious problem for the Lady Wolves.
Saquin will be patrolling the sidelines along with assistant coaches Jeff Gibbs, in his second season, and new volunteer assistant Robynn Boyer. The returning letterwinners are Dawn Saquin, Taylor Bucheit, Haylee Mague, Brittany Kowatch, Shyanne Todd, Kelsey Johnson, Sara Mohney, and Andrea Walker.