May 13th, 2012
Active in church music for more than half a century, Jane Pflieger rang in a new chapter in her career 15 years ago as the first director of the handbell choir at Tabor Lutheran Church in Kane.
She now is retiring from the post.
â€śIt is with mixed emotions that I retire as handbell director at the church,â€ť Pflieger said. â€śThroughout my music ministry, I have endeavored to serve God.â€ť
Thus ends a 52-year career in church music for the wife of the Rev. David Pflieger of Kane.
Sunny skies and mild temperatures prevailed Friday for the second annual KARE For Kane Day.
An estimated 450 volunteers took part in the one-day project to beautify the community. The total is a huge increase over the first event in 2011.
â€śItâ€™s going really well,â€ť Melanie Clabaugh said Friday as she greeted volunteers at the Kane Area Community Center on Fraley Street.
â€śEveryone seems to be excited and the projects are getting done,â€ť she said.
Phillip J. Imbrogno, 60, of 120 Dawson St., passed away Thursday, May 10, 2012, at the Lutheran Home at Kane.
Born May 18, 1951, in Kane, he was the son of Joseph and Frances "Dolly" Cappello Imbrogno. On May 23, 1976, at St. Callistus Catholic Church, he married Shawna Danielson who survives.
Kane native Julia Anderson has been hired as the new director of special education for the Kane Area School District.
The Kane School Board approved the appointment Thursday at its meeting at the Kane Middle School auditorium. She will begin at the "entry-level" salary of $62,500 for the position.
Anderson, a 1996 graduate of Kane High School, is the daughter of Dave and Judy Carlson of Kane. She is one of six children in the family.
MT. JEWETT â€“ Dr. Linda Rettger has practiced family medicine in Mt. Jewett for 31 years.
She now will be seeing patients in a new state-of-the-art medical office complex.
"I'm very happy with our new building," Rettger said Thursday after cutting the ribbon to officially open the UPMC Hamot Medical Park at 18 W. Main St. near the Mt. Jewett Post Office. "This is a wonderful asset for our community."
The Mt. Jewett medical park is a service of Kane Community Hospital, which is an affiliate of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and the Hamot Medical Center in Erie.
Wednesdayâ€™s Kane at Elk County Catholic softball game was suspended in the top half of the fourth inning due to unplayable field conditions.
The game was suspended in the top half of the fourth inning with the Lady Wolves leading by a 1-0 score. They had the bases loaded at the time.
Abbey Bauer started on the mound for Elk, giving up three hits, walking two and striking out three. Kyla Hoag started on the mound for Kane, giving up one hit, walking one and striking out six.
On a day when it looked like we may not even play baseball the rain stopped long enough to get an entire game in. Elk County Catholic came away with a 9-1 victory over Kane.
The Kane Wolves got off to a good start as they left runners on second and third with two out getting the final out to fly to center field.
In their half of the first Andrew Pierson reached base as he was hit by a pitch. Then with 2-out cleanup hitter Andrew Peterson hit a long ball between the outfielders that rolled all the way to the fence allowing Pierson to score the first run of the game.
More than 150 awards were presented Wednesday evening at the 16th annual Academic Banquet at the Kane High School gymnasium.
A total of 335 students and their families attended the banquet. The school cafeteria staff prepared the dinner.
High School Principal Jeff Kepler said the attendance was "the largest ever" for the fete that recognizes students for their excellence in the classroom.
Joyce Magnuson, the high school librarian, made her debut as the banquet chairman for the first time.
Melanie Clabaugh was amazed last year when nearly 200 volunteers participated in the first KARE For Kane Day to tackle projects to beautify the community.
Imagine how she feels now as more than 400 â€śpre-registeredâ€ť volunteers are gearing up for the second KARE Day Friday.
â€śLast yearâ€™s turnout exceeded our expectations,â€ť Clabaugh said. â€śThis yearâ€™s response is overwhelming.â€ť
Harold C. Weaver, age 86, of Fairview, passed away on May 7, 2012, at Pleasant Ridge Manor West.Â
He was born in Williamsport on May 13, 1925, the son of the late Charles and Laura Barner Weaver.
Harold was proud to have served in the United States Navy during World War II as a Third Class Signalman.Â On D-Day he was on LCI, #499 transporting troops to Sword Beach.Â He received the American and European Theatre Awards, the Medal of the Jubilee of Liberty and good conduct awards.Â