August 29th, 2012
An estimated 1,000 Kane residents were evacuated Wednesday after a tanker truck loaded with butane rolled on its side near Greeves and Fraley streets.
Bruce Manning, director of the McKean County Emergency Management Agency (EMA), said the tanker from the Elkhorn Propane Company of Warren carried 8,400 gallons of "liquid butane under pressure."
He said the evacuation was necessary as a safety precaution before tedious work began to transfer the butane to a Crossett tanker.
RIDGWAY - The preliminary hearing for Francis Anthony Milliard, 54, of Ridgway, charged in connection with two area arsons as well as the attempted murder of a Ridgway man, resulted in those charges being upheld by District Judge George A. "Tony" King in Elk County Court on Wednesday.
One person was killed and another was injured in a one-vehicle accident at 5:20 p.m. Wednesday on Route 6, just west of the former Lobo Inn.
Bernice A. Pierson, age 57, of 511 Barden Brook Rd., Eldred, died in the crash. The injured passenger, Meghan C. Pierson, age 24, of the same address, was flown to Hamot Medical Center in Erie with moderate injuries.
An overturned tanker truck hauling butane has overturned in a Kane, PA where residents within a half-mile radius of the accident are being evacuated Wednesday morning.
James "Bill" William Vasbinder, 87, of 1650 Philips Rd., Tallahassee, Fla., passed away Aug. 21, 2012 at Consulate Health Care.
Born Oct. 18, 1924, in Brookville, he was a son of Clarence and Dessie Belle Hottel Vasbinder. He was married to Daisy M. Simon Vasbinder who preceded him in death.
Bill was a veteran of WWII and had worked for the American Automobile Association (AAA) for 31 years.Â His favorite pastimes were golf, bowling, fishing and reading.
SMETHPORT â€“ With the Presidential Election only 10 weeks away, Kane area residents are reminded that photo identification is needed to cast ballots Nov. 6.
Judy Ordiway, director of the McKean County Board of Elections, has prepared informational flyers on the new state photo ID requirement for voters.
Copies of the flyers are available at the Board of Elections office in Smethport. Call the office at 814-887-3203.
According to the flyers, the acceptable IDs at the polls include:
Wetmore Township has helped the Kane Area School District develop a new parking lot off the traffic circle in front of the high school.
The new lot is ready for use today-- the start for classes in the school district.
The township helped with the project by "loaning" its street roller.
"This piece of equipment enabled the school district to complete the work on creating additional parking in the front lot of the Kane Senior High School," the district said in a letter of appreciation to the township.
Phyllis E. Nelson, 91, formerly of 110 Wetmore Ave., Kane, joined her Lord and Savior early Saturday morning, Aug. 25, 2012 at The Lutheran Home at Kane.
Born July 10, 1921 in Kane, she was the daughter of Edward R. and Rose M. Grinnell Eckborg.Â She married Stanley Sowa on Nov. 20, 1954, who died in 1978; then married the rev. Richard Nelson on Sept. 20, 1980, who died in 2010.
Mrs. Nelson was a sewing machine operator at Olympic Luggage in Kane for many years.Â She enjoyed cooking, baking, flower gardening, sewing and crocheting, watching her hummingbirds and studying the word of God.
Sherry Myers, 43, of 89 Old Bradford Rd., Mt. Jewett, passed away Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012, at her residence.
Born June 22, 1969, in Kane, she was a daughter of Edward and Mary Cesario McClelland.Â On April 22, 1989, in Mt. Jewett, she married Russ Myers who survives.
Surviving, in addition to her husband,Â are two brothers, Joe McClelland of Mt. Jewett and Ed (Melissa) McClelland of Johnsonburg; and several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Michael McClelland.
This is part nine of my 2011 Alaskan wilderness photographic adventure. We have traveled from Fairbanks, through Denali National Park, down the Alaskan railroad to Anchorage, stopping briefly for an overnight stop to catch my breath, and then heading southeast towards the village of Seward.Â South of Anchorage we stopped in the village of Girdwood. This was to be our one luxury stop of our trip. Our stay for a day and a half would be at the beautiful Aleyska resort. With luxury rooms, indoor pool and access to the chairlifts, the stay was nice reprieve from the fast pace that we were used to.