April 19th, 2015
RIDGWAY â€“ The future of Deckerâ€™s Chapel was the main issue addressed at Saturdayâ€™s 51st annual dinner for the Elk County Historical Society, which was held at The Royal Inn in Ridgway.
Elk County Historical Society Executive Director Mary Kalinowski spoke briefly about the status of the Deckerâ€™s Chapel during the dinner.
According to Kalinowski, drainage issues at the chapel have caused the foundation to start to crumble, which has caused the historical society to close the chapel to make sure that no one goes inside to make the foundation any worse or to get hurt.
The young Kane girls track and field team hosted the annual Kane Invitational on Saturday and turned in a number of solid performances, according to head coach Jim Sirianni. On a team with no senior runners, juniors Sydney Dyne and Raejonna Pascarella are the veterans on the track and both turned in good times despite having limited training time due to nagging injuries. Dyne captured third in the 400 meters with a personal best time of 64.02, while Pascarella was close behind in 65.78, also a PR.
The Kane boys track team placed in 11 of 18 events, scoring 69 team points, outdistancing runner-up Elk County Catholic (47 points) for the AA title in the 22nd Annual Kane Invitational Track and Field Meet at Paul R. Miller Stadium this past Saturday. Â
Kane was led on the track once again by Hunter Yasurek, Clay Colson and Joey Newton. Yasurek placed second in a loaded field in both the open 400 (53.70) and the 800 (2:06.24). Hunter also came back and Â anchored our 1600 relay team, with a split time of 53.4, which posted a third place finish in a respectable time of 3:43.
With the advent of milder temperatures, more Kane dog-owners now are walking their dogs around town.
Most dog-owners are considerate of their neighbors and clean up feces left by their dogs. They scoop up the droppings, place them in a plastic bag and continue to walk their dogs.
Some dog-owners, however, simply let their dogs do their business along the sidewalk and leave without picking up the mess.
The Family Drive-In on Route 6 just east of Kane will open for the season Friday with the showing of two youth-appropriate movies-- "Home" and "Cinderella."
The Lowell Watts family of Kane is the new owner of the drive-in, which closed just after the start of the season last year due to the sudden death of previous owner Fred Holmes.
"I can't wait," Watts said in looking forward to the opening of the drive-in. "We're finally ready to show movies."
The Kane High trap team hosted South St. Marys on Thursday in a rematch of last seasonâ€™s league finals. The Kane squad improved to 4-0 on the season with a 131-126 win over the visitors at the Kane Fish and Game Club.
Ricky Grundstrom led the hosts, carding a score of 24 out of 25 targets, an impressive feat considering the windy conditions. Grundstrom just edged out teammates Justin Lorenzo and Hunter Yasurek for top honors. The pair of Kane shooters were joined by South St Marysâ€™ Tony Anders with rounds of 23.
With Saturdayâ€™s forecast calling for sunny skies and high temperatures in the mid to upper 60s, look for some record-setting performances at todayâ€™s Kane All Sports Boostersâ€™ Invitational.
Some of the areaâ€™s premiere track and field athletes will take place in the tournament. Teams taking part in the event include Bradford, Warren, Allegany Limestone, Elk County Catholic, Coudersport, Franklinville, Keystone and Cranberry.
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MT. JEWETT â€“ The construction of the Visitors Center at the Kinzua Bridge State Park near Mt. Jewett is seen as a boost to the area economy.
"The local communities will benefit economically from the increased number of visitors as two of the favorite pastimes of visitors are eating and shopping," Linda Devlin said. She is the executive director of the Bradford-based Allegheny National Forest (ANF) Visitors Bureau.
"Visitors will be traveling into our communities for these services along with seeking overnight accommodations," Devlin said.
The borough of Kane is scrambling to find part-time police officers.
The Kane Police Department has four full-time policemen, including Chief Heath Boyer.
Since the department provides around-the-clock coverage seven days a week, part-time officers are needed to fill certain shifts. Part-time officers also fill in during vacations and sick leave.
The need for more part-time policemen in Kane is heightened now that full-time officer Catrina Retterer is restricted to light duty in advance of her maternity leave later this year.