February 17th, 2014
I have written many times about my search for the elusive and rare visitor from the far north, the snowy owl. As far as birds of prey are concerned, the snowy owl is at the top of my â€śwant to seeâ€™ list. In late December of 2012 and early January of 2013, reports of snowy owl sightings started to show up. Not in big numbers, but they were seen here and there. In my case it was mostly â€śthere.â€ť I ventured to the shores of Lake Erie, on Presque Isle, with no luck. I probably had waited too long, and the owl or owls, was gone.
ERIE â€“ Educators and student-teachers at Carpe Diem Academy in Erie will introduce a contemporary teaching method called Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS) into their lesson plans in the spring.
Funded in part by a $5,000 ArtsErie grant, the progressive after-school program will integrate critical response in visual art, partnering with language and literacy.
KERSEY â€“ An early morning fire on Sunday significantly damaged a house at 204 Dagus Mines Rd. in Kersey.
Elk Company 3 (Fox Township) and Fox Township Ambulance were dispatched at 5:03 a.m. and Elk Company 1 (Crystal Fire Department) followed at 5:20 a.m.
The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders captured the 2014 Allegheny Mountain League championship Saturday night by defeating the Kane Lady Wolves by a 51-37 score.
Elk, the North Division champ, reached the title game by defeating the South Division runnerup Brockway Friday night. Kane, the North Division second seed, defeated the South Division champion DuBois Central Friday night.
The Kane Area High School Competition Cheerleaders attended the Champion Cheer Central Red Hot Cheer and Dance Competition at Clarion University on Sunday and competed in two different divisions with two different routines for the first time this season.Â
The third time proved to be a charm for coach Dave Kiehlâ€™s Kane girlsâ€™ basketball team.
The Lady Wolves took on the DuBois Central Catholic Lady Cardinals for the third time in two weeks and beat them for the first time this season, 31-28, on DCCâ€™s home court Friday night. The game was an Allegheny Mountain League [AML] semifinal contest with the winner advancing to tonightâ€™s AML final to be played at St Marys Area High School at 6 p.m. against Elk County Catholic.
Novice wrestlers from Kane's junior wrestling program recently completed their season. The young first- and second-year wrestlers had an outstanding season, winning many novice tournaments.
Joe L. "Slim" Garris, 44, of 130 Greeves St., Kane, died unexpectedly Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014 at his residence.
Born June 25, 1969 in Kane, he was the son of Clyde L. and Janice M. Carlson Garris.Â
Joe was a carpenter for Garris Construction for many years.Â A trivia-lover, he enjoyed watching sports and spending time with friends and family at the family camp.
JAMES CITY â€“ The Highland Township Board of Supervisors agreed Wednesday to challenge the issuance of a federal permit for a wastewater disposal well near James City.
The Kane Community Hospital held a heart forum on Wednesday evening at the St. Callistus Roman Catholic Church Social Hall. Nearly two dozen people attended the free educational outreach program sponsored by KCH.