August 23rd, 2012
A 16-hour local festival Saturday will raise money to assist families of soldiers killed in action in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The Staff Sgt. Kenneth VanGiesen Memorial Fallen Soldier Tribute Foundation is sponsoring the first annual Summer Fest.
The event on the grounds of the Allegheny Mountain Raceway on Highland Road near Lamont begins at 10 a.m. Saturday and runs until 2 a.m. Sunday.
BRADFORD â€“ The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford is more than the major provider of higher education in a six-county area.
A study shows that the college also boosts the economy.
The study indicates that Pitt-Bradford contributed $67.5 million to the regional economy in 2011.
Dr. Livingston Alexander, president of the college, said Wednesday that the study â€śconfirms our impact on the regionâ€™s economy.â€ť
He discussed the study and other issues Wednesday at a 100-minute forum with area media representatives at the Frame-Westerberg Commons on campus.
SMETHPORT â€“ McKean County plans to seek applicants for a newly-created position of personnel director.
Joe DeMott, chairman of the county Board of Commissioners, announced Tuesday that the board is nearly ready to advertise for applicants for the position.
His announcement came at a meeting of the commissioners. After the meeting, DeMott said the commissioners would be ready to "interview" applicants for the job "next month."
The county Salary Board voted 5-0 last week to create the new position.
Robert L. Mix, 68, of 9 Keesler Ave., Mt. Jewett, passed away Monday, Aug. 20, 2012, at the Bradford Nursing Pavilion.
Born July 1, 1944, in Bradford, he was a son of Pete Mix and Elaine Balon Greenawalt.Â On Oct. 5, 1963, at St. Callistus Catholic Church in Kane,Â he married Carole Boedecker who survives.
Mr. Mix worked in construction and also owned the former Mt. Jewett Feed Store for several years.Â
He loved spending time with his family and having picnics and heÂ also enjoyed being at his camp at Duke Center. His favorite pastimes were hunting, fishing and camping.
The Kane Wolvesâ€™ fall sports season got under way on Monday afternoon at the Kane Country Club, when the Lady Wolves hosted the Bradford Lady Owls.
The home team dropped the match to the perennially tough Bradford team, but Kane head coach Nathan Smith has reason for optimism.
Senior Kyla Hoag carded her career-best round of 37 on her home course to lead the Lady Wolves. Hoag was followed by junior Ellie Tunall, who shot a solid round of 51, according to coach Smith.
See full article by purchasing the Aug. 21 edition of The Kane Republican.
LUDLOW â€“ Quotes from contractors are being sought for repairs at the South Hillside Avenue bridge in Ludlow.
According to a state-sanctioned report issued earlier this year, the bridge is considered a â€śhigh priorityâ€ť for maintenance.
C.C. Johnson & Malhorta (CCJM), an engineering firm from Camp Hill, filed the report after inspecting the bridge that crosses Two Mile Run near the Ludlow Post Office.
The company inspects bridges under an agreement with the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT).
James B. Ewing, 76, of 118 Chestnut St., passed away Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012, at Kane Community Hospital.
Born Aug. 29, 1935, in Sheffield, he was a son of Frank and Avanelle Lawhead Ewing.Â On March 13, 1957, in Smethport, he married Shirley Fitzgerald who survives.
Before retirement, Jim was a press operator at Dresser's.Â He served with the National Guard and was a member of the Kar Krazees.Â He loved and enjoyed spending time with his family.Â His passion was his 1972 Vega.
MT. JEWETT â€“ A flat panel informational kiosk has been installed in Mt. Jewett.
The kiosk is located at Heritage Park on Main Street (Route 6) in the borough.
The kiosk installation is a project of the Bradford-based Allegheny National Forest Visitors Bureau.
Linda Devlin, executive director of the organization, said in a report last year that her agency would design and pay for the installation of the kiosk.
See full article by purchasing the Aug. 20 edition of The Kane Republican.
Robert F. (Bob) Corrigan, age 75, of Monticello, Ind., formerly of Kane, died Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012 at 7:05 a.m. at the White Oak Health Campus of Monticello, Ind.
He was born Saturday, Feb. 13, 1937 in Vestaburg, son of John and Anna (Kubicar) Corrigan.
He married Ruth Ann Sites in Lafayette, Ind. She died March 24, 1964. Then on Oct. 31, 1964, in Kane, he married Louise Novosel. She survives.
HAZEL HURST â€“ The Hamlin Board of Supervisors is planning to convert the surface of two badly deteriorated blacktop roads back to dirt.
Acting a meeting earlier this week, Supervisors Don Compton, Guy Raught and Joni Britton accepted a bid for $42,845.50 for the project for Marvindale and Kasson roads.
The lone bid came from Glenn O. Hawbaker construction of Turtlepoint.