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March 2nd, 2015

Mt. Jewett to ask townships to hike fire department aid

March 3, 2015

MT. JEWETT – Officials in Mt. Jewett plan to ask Hamlin Township and Sergeant Township to boost financial aid for the borough fire department.
Mt. Jewett Borough Council President Chuck Paar said Monday that it's time for the borough to "ask for an increase" in aid from the two townships.
Speaking at a meeting of the borough council, Paar said 38 percent of the Mt. Jewett Volunteer Fire Department calls are in the western half of Hamlin Township near Lantz Corners. He said the Mt. Jewett firefighters also respond to many calls in Sergeant Township-- especially in the Hutchins area.

Hulings takes 2nd place at state tournament

March 3, 2015

Seven Kane Junior High wrestlers headed to Hershey on Friday and wrestled in the state tournament this past weekend Saturday, Feb. 28, and Sunday, March 1.
Each wrestler would compete in a 42-man bracket comprised of three wrestlers from each of the 14 areas. 
Aiden Hulings’ talents showed off and he earned a second-place medal in the 147-pound weight class.
Aiden received a bye in the pigtails. Hulings then quickly started the tournament with a fall of 48 seconds over Wheeler of Hatboro (Area 11).

Melvin E. "Moe" Caldwell

March 3, 2015

Melvin E. "Moe" Caldwell, 81, of Irwin, died Friday, Feb. 27, 2015 at his home.
He was born Aug. 1, 1933 in Strawpump, a son of the late Robert and Margaret Boice Caldwell.
Prior to his retirement, Melvin was a self-employed plastering contractor who worked with many of the Irwin contractors. He was a BMW Motorcycle enthusiast and rode for many years with his wife across the United States and Canada. Moe and his family visited Ireland several times and he was an avid hunter who enjoyed spending time with his family at their camp in Kane.

Peggy L. Davidson

March 2, 2015

Peggy L. Davidson, 81, of Burning Well Road, Kane, died Friday, Feb. 27, 2015 in her home.
Born Jan. 14, 1934 in Kane, she was a daughter of the late Robert L. and Jessie Fern Ewing Bradybaugh.
On Aug. 30, 1953 in Kane, she married Howard L. Davidson who died July 1, 2014.
A lifetime resident of Kane, Mrs. Davidson attended Kane schools and had worked at Houston Electronics, Olympic Luggage, Shirt Factory and as a nurses aide at the Lutheran Home

College Basketball Roundup

March 2, 2015

College Basketball Roundup

March 1st

Carving event ends with Saturday auction

March 2, 2015

RIDGWAY – The weeklong sweet 16th birthday celebration of the Ridgway Chainsaw Carvers Rendezvous reached its high note Saturday with the annual auction attended by a large crowd.
Auctioneers auctioned off a wide variety of artistic creations throughout Saturday at the annual event on Court Street in downtown Ridgway.
Attendees had a chance through the week to see world class carvers in action in addition to informative seminars throughout the week.

Kane wrestlers finish up season at regionals

March 2, 2015

SHARON – Two Kane wrestlers finished up the 2014-2015 season at the Class AA Northwest Regional Championships Saturday at Sharon High School.
In the 145-pound bracket, Justin Westerburg opened the day in the second round of consolations against Dalton Meals of Grove City and advanced with a back-and-forth 9-7 decision in the sudden victory period. Westerburg trailed 2-1 at the end of the first period with Meals starting the second period from the down position. Meals would escape for a 3-1 lead but Westerburg would even the bout with a takedown to go into the third period tied 3-3.

Kane wrestlers finish up season at regionals

March 2, 2015

SHARON – Two Kane wrestlers finished up the 2014-2015 season at the Class AA Northwest Regional Championships Saturday at Sharon High School.
In the 145-pound bracket, Justin Westerburg opened the day in the second round of consolations against Dalton Meals of Grove City and advanced with a back-and-forth 9-7 decision in the sudden victory period. Westerburg trailed 2-1 at the end of the first period with Meals starting the second period from the down position. Meals would escape for a 3-1 lead but Westerburg would even the bout with a takedown to go into the third period tied 3-3.

February 27th

Public invited to Lenten drama at Kane church

February 28, 2015

A dramatic presentation-- "The People vs. Judas Iscariot"-- is being held on five Tuesday evenings in Lent at the Presbyterian Church of Kane at Greeves and Chase streets.
The second of five programs is set Tuesday, March 3. 
A Pot Luck dinner begins at 5:30 p.m. in the lower level Fellowship Hall at the church. The half-hour drama begins at 6:30 p.m. at the same site.
The public is welcome.

Fire destroys Straub maintenance building

February 28, 2015

A fire Friday morning broke out on the Straub Brewery property in St. Marys and destroyed a structure utilized as a maintenance and storage building.
Elk Company 1 (Crystal Fire Department) and St. Marys Ambulance were dispatched at 9:16 a.m. for a report of a structure fire at a commercial industry site at 303 Sorg St. in St. Marys.
"Upon arrival we found that the maintenance storage building was fully involved so at that time we called for mutual aid from Fox Township, Ridgway and Johnsonburg," said Tom Bauer, public relations representative for Crystal Fire Department.

The Kane girls’ track and field team turned in some good performances in Tuesday’s dual meet with...
The Kane girls’ track and field team turned in some good performances in Tuesday’s dual meet with...
The Kane boys’ track and field team followed up their Class AA team title in the Kane Invitational...

 

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