November 26th, 2013
Slippery roads today will be hampering Thanksgiving travel plans in the Kane area.
âYouâre getting a snowstorm,â John LaCorte said Tuesday in describing whatâs in store today for Kane area motorists. Heâs a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in State College.
George Kelley, 72, of 140 W. Main Street, Mt. Jewett, died Monday, Nov. 25, 2013 at his residence.
Born Nov. 11, 1941, in Kane, he was a son ofÂ the late George and Louise Carlson Kelley.
Mr. Kelley had been employed by Kodak and later by Warren State Hospital from which he retired.
Kane Mayor Doug Caldwell plans to remain âinvolvedâ in his community long after he leaves office next month.
RUSSELL CITY â Ridgway-based State Police said a driver fell asleep at mid-day and crashed his vehicle Saturday on combined Routes 66/948 in Russell City, Highland Township.
George W. Hollabaugh, 70, of 612 North Fraley St., Kane, died Saturday evening, Nov. 23, 2013 at his residence.
Born Jan. 24, 1943 in Guys Mills, he was the son of Glenn M. and Ethel E. Baker Hollabaugh.Â On Sept. 7, 1967 in Frewsburg, N.Y., he married Diana Lynn Walters, who survives.
George had been a logger and later worked in maintenance at Cera Mag and Stackpole Corp. in Kane.
He was a member of the First Church of GodÂ and the VFW Post #1132, both in Kane, and was both a craftsman and an avid gardener.
Dorothy M. Smith, 98, of 857 8th. St., West Pittsburgh, and formerly of 608 Park Ave., Kane, died Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013 at her residence.
Born April 26, 1915, in Kane, she was a daughter of the late Clyde and Nellie Niver Burdick.Â On May 19, 1931, in Mayville, N.Y., she married George Smith who preceded her in death.
Mrs. Smith had lived in the New Castle area for several years.Â Prior to that, she lived in Kane and had been employed by Stackpole for many years.
She is survived by many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
The Kane Historic Preservation Society invites the public to attend a "Presidential Tea" on Tuesday, Nov. 26 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Kane Depot.
Kane's Sydney Dyne goes up for a shot during Saturday's scrimmage against St. Marys. Practice for winter sports seasons began last Monday for KHS basketball and wrestling teams. Dyne and the Lady Wolves will open their season on Monday, Dec. 9 on the road against Elk County Catholic.
MT. JEWETT âÂ Activity at the bear check station at the Mt. Jewett Fire Hall in McKean County was slow on Saturday afternoon, with only a dozen bears being brought to the site through 3 p.m. to kick off the opening day of the statewide firearms bear season. In addition to Saturday, the four-day season continues today through Wednesday.
Sally Nelson OâBrien, 53, died at home on Friday, Nov. 22, 2013 in Durham, N.C.
Sally was born in Wooster, Ohio on Aug. 2, 1960 to Maxine and Tom Nelson, of Ludlow, who survive.Â Also surviving is her husband, Larry OâBrien, and her two daughters, Jessica Blakely and Amy Blakely, also of Durham, N.C.; two sisters, Gwen Nelson (Mike) Bengfort of The Woodlands, Texas, and Patty Nelson (Chris) Merrifield of Atlanta, Ga.; and a niece, Maggie Merrifield.