February 20th, 2013
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
Tickets now are on sale for the Kane High School musical-- "Guys and Dolls."
Performances are scheduled for Thursday, Friday and Saturday March 14-16 at 7 p.m. at the Kane Middle School auditorium. A final matinee performance is set for Sunday, March 17 at 2 p.m.
Lennette Sue "Lennie" Jashurek, 60, of 226 Yarnell St., passed away Monday morning, Feb. 18, 2013 at her residence.
Born March 22, 1952, in Kane, she was a daughter ofÂ the late Joyce E. Hulings Woods and the late Leonard J. Weatherbee. On May 10, 1970, in Portville, N.Y., she married Robert "Bob" Jashurek who preceded her in death.Â Â
Lennie was a devoted mother and grandmother whose greatest enjoyments in life were her children and grandchildren.Â She loved going for walks, gardening, scrapbooking, knitting and doing crafts with her grandchildren.
The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusader basketball team won the Allegheny Mountain League championship Saturday night at the St. Marys Area High School by edging the Kane Lady Wolves by a 42-39 score.
Elk Catholic was the top team out of the AML North while the Lady Wolves were second in the same division. Kane defeated the top team out of the South Division, DuBois Central, Friday night, while Elk defeated the second team out of the South Division, Curwensville.
The Kane area, known as the â€śIcebox of Pennsylvania,â€ť often has significant snowfalls and a wintry mix that create hazardous travel conditions.
The Kane Area School District, however, annually has the fewest â€śsnow daysâ€ť and â€śtwo-hour delaysâ€ť among all schools in the region.
Claude A. â€śCorkâ€ť Olson, 83, of 626 Greendale Rd., Kane, died Wednesday evening, Feb. 13, 2013 at Florida Hospital - Orlando in Orlando, Fla.
Born Nov. 25, 1929 in Kane, he was the son of Claude E. and Gladys M. Christjohn Olson.Â On Dec. 25, 1950 in Kane, he married Eleanor L. Aljoe, who died Feb. 1, 2003.
Mr. Olson was an oil and gas inspector for the Pennsylvania DEP for 25 years. Later he owned and operated Olson Drilling in Kane.Â He was also a member of the NRA.