February 21st, 2013
Jim Greville has been named as the Kane "Citizen-of-the-Year."
Kane Hardwood has been selected as the "Business-of-the-Year."
The Kane Chamber of Commerce announced the award-winners Thursday evening at its annual banquet at the Kane Fire Hall.
More than 100 attended the dinner prepared and served by members of the Kane Volunteer Fire Department. The Ladies Auxiliary for the fire department prepared dessert.
The Kane Area School District is planning three projectsâ€”one to upgrade the high school indoor swimming pool and two to maintain parking lots at the high school, middle school and elementary school.
The district plans to seek bids for the pool project. Proposed work includes the replacement of the gutter system to eliminate water leaks, replacement of the filter system, the installation of a system to improve water quality and the replacement of the main drain.
As a tribute to members of the U.S. Armed Forces, Steve Gore of 3D Custom Carving out of Toledo, Ohio created a unique sculpture which has garnered national attention while raising funds for military veterans as well as civilian families.
The Kane Lady Wolves overcame a sluggish start in Wednesday nightâ€™s contest against the Curwensville Golden Tide to come away with a 46-32 win in the opening round of the District 9 AA playoffs.
The Lady Wolves played the Tide 11 days ago in a Saturday morning makeup game, and shot horrendously, narrowly escaping with the win. Wednesday night appeared to be heading the same way but the Lady Wolves outscored the visitors 20-5 in the third quarter to take control of the contest.
Kaneâ€™s fourth grade boysâ€™ basketball team took part in a tournament recently and came away with second place.
As a young child, LaRue Smith often played "hospital" with her sister.
"I'd bandage her up and pretend she was my patient," Smith said.
This childhood activity inspired a half-century nursing career for Smith, who retired three weeks ago as the "night supervisor" at Kane Community Hospital.
"I always wanted to be a nurse," Smith said. "I had the desire to take care of people."
Three athletes from Kaneâ€™s indoor track and field team brought home medals from Saturdayâ€™s Tri-State Track Coaches Association (TSTCA) meet. The meet, held at Edinboro University, was a qualifier for this Saturdayâ€™s Pennsylvaniaâ€™s indoor state championships to be held at Penn State University.
The Kane Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual banquet Thursday to honor the "citizen-of-the-year" and the "business-of-the-year."
The event begins with a social hour at 5 p.m. at the Kane Fire Hall on Poplar Street. Dinner is set for 6 p.m.
The Kane Lady Wolvesâ€™ basketball team will host the Curwensville Golden Tide tonight in a quarterfinal game of the District 9 AA playoffs. The 19-5 Lady Wolves are the top-seeded team out of the eight-team bracket. The eighth-seeded Tide enter the postseason with a 9-14 record but Kane coach Dave Kiehl probably wonâ€™t have to do much motivating to get his team to play hard. The Lady Wolves played Curwensville in their final game of the regular season, and escaped with a narrow 40-35 victory after trailing much of the game.
ERIE â€“ The Kane Cheer Club competed in the 2013 Cheer Starz Nationals at the Erie Bayfront Convention Center in Erie this past Saturday and came home with two first-place finishes.Â
Kane started the day by competing in the varsity division which included several teams Kane had no experience against all season long.Â They still came out on top, beating all teams in the varsity division. Next, they moved on to their varsity non-tumble routine and put another nice run together beating all the teams in this division as well.Â