August 5th, 2013
The two candidates for the 2013 Swedish Festival Queen are pictured with last year's queen, Maya Huckabone. Haley Williams, pictured on the left, is the 15-year-old daughter of Bobbie Williams and a student at Kane Area High School. Brynn Howard, pictured to the right of Huckabone, is the daughter of Ted Howard and Karen Howard. The 13-year-old is a student of Smethport Area School District. The festival will begin at 6 p.m. on Friday with the crowning of the festival king and queen and conclude at 6 p.m. on Sunday evening.
Gary L. Dean, 61, of Virginia Avenue, James City, passed away Friday, Aug. 2, 2013 at UPMC Hamot.
Born March 13, 1952, in Kane, he was a son of John and Margaret Oyler Dean.
Mr. Dean had previously worked for Bethlehem Steel, JH Williams Tool Company and various lumber mills.
Surviving, in addition to his mother of James City, are a son Timothy Dean of Smethport; three brothers, John (Mary) Dean of James City, Mike (Celeste) Dean of Buffalo, N.Y., and Bruce (Linda) Dean of Kane.Â Several nieces and nephews also survive.
Anne Park-Herzog gets ready to cut the ribbon for uptown Kane's newest store, Zanadu, on Saturday. The store, which is located in the former Archer's building, features a variety of craft supplies, including fabrics, sewing machines and accessories, ceramics, consignment items and children's craft kits.
BRADFORD â€“ The high powered Pennsylvania offense rolled up more than 600 yards on offense as they rolled to an impressive 53-12 win over the New York All-Stars on Saturday night at Bradfordâ€™s Parkway field in the Don Raabe Big 30 Charity Classic.
Patrick Elmquist and Amy Lyon are the owners of the new Crossroads Country Store & Music, located at 85 Fraley St.
Kaycie Dahl, 6, smiles Friday evening after her dog "Daisy" won the prize for the "Best Dressed Pet" in the Community Pet Parade in Kane.
A total of 23 Kane High School students will be taking classes this fall at the Career and Technology Center in Port Allegany.
Connie J. Walker, 74, of 13 Merrick St., Hazel Hurst, went home to meet the Lord she loved while surrounded by her loving family at UPMC Hamot on Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013 at UPMC Hamot.
Born Aug. 4, 1938, in Kane,Â she was a daughter ofÂ the late John and Avis Nogar Keesler.
ConnieÂ was employed by the Smethport School DistrictÂ for 30 years as a custodian.Â She was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Mt. Jewett and was an avid bingo player and loved to spend time with her family.
Surviving are two sons, James Walker, "her loving caretaker"Â and John (Deb) Walker, both of Hazel Hurst.
Jacqueline N. "Cookie" Nelson, 65, of 381 South Settlement Rd., Kane, a longtime resident of Warren, died Friday morning, Aug. 2, 2013 at the Warren ManorÂ a dayÂ after beingÂ admitted.
Born Sept. 9, 1947 in Buffalo, N.Y., she was the daughter of Jack M. and Lois E. Hancock Walter.Â On March 31, 2012 in Kiantone, N.Y., she married James P. Nelson, who survives.
She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Kane, and enjoyed making crafts.
Two Kane School District employees are facing disciplinary action for allegedly sending "political" emails on school computers.