Beverly A. Kepler, 80, formerly of Route 321, Kane, died Saturday morning, Dec. 14, 2013 at The Lutheran Home at Kane.Â Arrangements are in the care of the Ronald McDonald II Funeral Home, Inc. and will be announced in tomorrow's edition.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.ronaldmcdonaldfuneralhome.com.
No injuries were reported in a Friday afternoon chimney fire at the Tim Bradybaugh residence at 122 Beech St.
Tim Holt, chief of the Kane Volunteer Fire Department, said 23 firefighters responded to the call at 3 p.m. Friday in frigid conditions.
The Kane 150th Committee has a limited number of decks of cards available for purchase. Proceeds from the fundraiser will help pay for entertainment during next summerâ€™s 150th celebration.
Alan Simchick of Johnsonburg is the winner of a Henry Rifle, a prize given in a fundraiser for the Staff Sgt. Kenneth R. VanGiesen Patriot Award in Kane.
The award goes each commencement to Kane High School graduates who are entering the military service. The award honors VanGiesen, a Kane native who was killed in Afghanistan while serving with the Pennsylvania Army National Guard.
The Elk County Catholic Crusaders had four players in double figures in Friday nightâ€™s 67-32 win over Kane in the Wolvesâ€™ Den. Wolvesâ€™ first-year head coach Matt Gasbarre wanted to slow down the ECC offense, and it worked for a time, but the Crusaders got a number of transition baskets late in the first quarter to get the offense on track.
Don L. Blauser, 56, of 15 School St. in East Kane, died early Friday morning, Dec. 13, 2013 at his residence.
Born Nov. 27, 1957 in Kane, he was the son of William A. and Hazel B. Slagle Blauser.Â On Nov. 27, 1982 in Kane, he married Amy E. Park, who survives.
Mr. Blauser worked at Kane Magnetics for 27 years, and enjoyed watching sports.
The Kane Borough Council earlier this week voted 7-0 to adopt a final budget for 2014.
Council President Howard Kane joined with Councilwomen Janet Bard and Holly Harris and Councilmen Dennis Drost, Del Cleer, John Gentilman and Tom Kase to approve the spending plan.
Kim Cecchetti will be leading a team of volunteers to place Christmas lights on the gazebo at Evergreen Park in Kane.
Cecchetti said the lighting project would begin at 10 a.m. Saturday. More volunteers are needed.
No one was hurt Thursday evening in a two-vehicle hit-and-run accident in Kane.
John P. Straneva, 86, of 25 Water St., Ludlow, died Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013 at his residence.
Born Jan. 8, 1927, in Ludlow, he was a son of the late Stephen and Katherine Patilla Straneva.Â On Dec. 3, 1960, at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Sheffield, he married Patrika M. Erikson who survives.
During World War II, Mr. StranevaÂ served in the Merchant Marines. After 50 years of service, he retired as a foremanÂ from National Forge.