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August 3rd, 2014

Josephine Brothers

August 3, 2014

Josephine Brothers, 81, of 125 Yarnell St., Kane, and Sarasota, Fla., died Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at UPMC Hamot.
Born Sept. 10, 1932, in Kane, she was a daughter of the late Carl and Rose Bifano Nicolazzo. On April 25, 1952, in Kane, she married James Brothers who preceded her in death.
Before retirement, Josephine had worked for Syroco Industries of Syracuse, N.Y. and had also been a bus driver for the  school district of Baldwinsville, N.Y.

Jack D. Barber

August 3, 2014

Jack D. Barber, 84, of Erie, died Friday, Aug. 1, 2014 at Manchester Commons following a brief illness.
He was born in Kane on Sept. 19, 1929, a son of the late Walter Hartwin and Ida Isabell Goodwin Barber.
Jack was raised in Burning Well, graduated from Mt. Jewett High School and then went on to the General Motors Institute in Detroit graduating in 1948.
Jack served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict.

August 1st

'Giant' Kane Sesquicentennial parade is slated today

August 1, 2014

The Kane Sesquicentennial celebration this week has drawn large crowds for various entertaining events.
But this great attendance doesn't compare with the huge turnout expected today for the "giant" 70-unit parade.
Beginning at 1 p.m. today, the parade will line up near the Central Towers on Greeves Street.

Katherine M.  “Kay” Hanson

August 1, 2014

Katherine M.  “Kay” Hanson, 88, formerly of Wetmore Road, died Friday, Aug. 1, 2014 at the Lutheran Home at Kane.
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Cummings Funeral Home, Inc.

July 31st

Opening ceremony is held for Kane Sesquicentennial

July 31, 2014

Mother Nature is smiling on Kane.
Skies brightened just in time Thursday for the opening ceremony for the Kane Sesquicentennial celebration.
The 45-minute ceremony on Field Street at Fraley Street featured the crowning of Miss Sesquicentennial Delaney Oertly, Junior Miss Sesquicentennial Lily Deane, Prince Jacob Menteer and Princess Madyson Wilson.
Other awards also were presented at the ceremony.
Brittany Collin and Shane Stevens are the parents of 5-month-old Swayze, the winner of the Baby Contest.

Josephine Brothers

July 31, 2014

Josephine Brothers, 81, of 125 Yarnell St. in Kane and also of Sarasota, Fla., died Wednesday afternoon, July 30 at UPMC-Hamot after a lengthy illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the  Cummings Funeral Home, Inc.

July 30th

Phyllis A. Sloan

July 31, 2014

Phyllis A. Sloan, 74, of 127 Vine St., Marienville and Osteen, Fla, died Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at her home.
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Cummings Funeral Home, Inc.

Opening ceremony is tonight for Kane Sesquicentennial

July 31, 2014

The week-long Kane Sesquicentennial celebration moves into full swing tonight with the opening ceremony at 5 p.m. on Field Street.
Sue Holt, chairman of the Sesquicentennial Committee, will be one of the speakers at the ceremony.
The program will feature an original Ted Johnson song about Kane.
The Shade Tree Commission also will be dedicating the 150th new tree to be planted for the Sesquicentennial.

2 General Kane swords displayed at chapel

July 30, 2014

Carol Kane Simerly of Payson, Ariz. has provided two of General Thomas Kane's swords for display at the Kane Memorial Chapel.
"They belong in Kane," Simerly said Wednesday in explaining why she sent the swords to Kane in a special delivery by the United Parcel Service (UPS).

July 29th

Author to speak on Thomas L. Kane’s link with Mormons

July 29, 2014

Thomas L. Kane—who founded our town 150 years ago—has gone down in U.S. history as the leader of the Bucktails during the Civil War, the force behind the building of the Kinzua Viaduct and many other notable achievements.
He also is known for his support for not-so-popular causes of the time such as the Mormons.
According to author Matthew J. Grow, Kane is recognized as “the most important non-Mormon” in the history of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints—the Mormons.

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