February 21st, 2014
CLARION â€“ Ten of 12 Kane wrestlers to take part in the 2014 District 9 Class AA Championships remain alive in the hunt to advance to next weekendâ€™s Northwest Regional Tournament in Sharon. Seven Wolves will wrestle in this morningâ€™s semifinals while three are still alive in the consolations. Kane goes into Saturdayâ€™s action in third place in the team score, with 66 points, behind Brookvilleâ€™s 72 and Redbank Valleyâ€™s 70.5.
Thomas R. Jones, 77, of 309 Greeves St., died Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014 at UPMC Hamot in Erie.
Born Aug. 11, 1936, in Kane, he was a son of the late Lawrence and Gertrude Zilkofski Jones.Â On Aug. 26, 1992, at the First United Methodist Church in Kane, he married Jan Erickson who survives.
Tom served in the U.S. Army and attended college at Williamsport for two years.Â He was a member of the First United Methodist Church and also belonged to the Kane Fish and Game Club. Before his retirement, he was employed at Stackpole.
CLARION â€“ The 2013-2014 Kane boysâ€™ basketball team left everything they had on the court in Thursday nightâ€™s District 9 AA playoff game with Karns City. The Wolves and Gremlins battled it out for four quarters but it came down to the final seconds as a Kane basket was ruled after the buzzer to give Karns City a 44-43 win.
The Kane Chamber Commerce honored citizens and firefighters Thursday at its annual banquet at the Kane Fire Hall on Poplar Street.
John "Orson" Carlson, who has directed Saturday morning youth bowling at the Kane Elks Lodge for over 30 years, is the 2014 "Citizen-of-the-Year."
Kane Borough Councilman John "G" Gentilman was found guilty Thursday in a summary trial at Kane District Court.
BRADFORD â€“ Senior Judge John M. Cleland, who has earned a reputation in the region and throughout Pennsylvania for his unwavering fairness and strong commitment to juvenile justice during his 30 years on bench, will address the graduating class at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford in April.
Cleland, who is also a member and past chairman of the universityâ€™s Advisory Board and a Kane native, will deliver the keynote address during commencement exercises Sunday, April 27, in the KOA Arena in the Richard E. and Ruth McDowell Sport and Fitness Center.
ST. MARYS â€“ For the Lady Wolves' inexperience in the playoffs, Kane sure knew how to finish Thursday's playoff game with Curwensville.
A Kane woman was found guilty Wednesday on charges linked with a Nov. 30 accident at Fraley and Field streets in the borough.
The Kane Area Middle School wrestlers traveled to Brockway on Saturday to take part in the District 9 Junior High Tournament. Nine Wolves wrestlers competed in the district tournament, with one Kane wrestler, Aiden Hulings, coming away with a championship.
Donald Morris Smith, 77, Brockway, Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014 at Punxsutawney Area Hospital after a lengthy illness.
He was born Jan. 14, 1937 in Leeper, son of the late Floyd and Ruth Elizabeth Penfield Smith. He married Donna Fox Smith, she preceded him in death in 2003.
He was a graduate of North Clarion High School, was in the U.S. Army, and was a manager for Bentz Furniture store in St. Marys for many years. He was a member of VFW in Kane and Crenshaw. He lived in Leeper than Kane before moving to Brockway seven years ago.