July 25th, 2013
JOHNSONBURG â€“ Law enforcement authorities completed an investigation Thursday but were unable to explain the cause of the July 12 fire at Domtar paper mill in Johnsonburg, saying only that there are "no suspicious circumstances."
Girls hoping to play volleyball for the Kane Lady Wolves take part in an open gym on Thursday morning. Official practice for fall sports, including volleyball, begins on Monday, Aug. 12.
Rose Johnson, 74, of 17 North Oak St., Kane, died early Thursday morning, July 25, 2013 at the Kane Community Hospital.
Born Aug. 20, 1938 in Marienville, she was the daughter of Charles R. and Effie M. Barr Sharrow. On Aug. 29, 1958 in Crown, she married Virgil A. Johnson, who survives.
A homemaker, Rose did housekeeping for folks in the area.Â She was a lifetime member of the McKean County Fire Police and belonged to the Kane Fire Dept. Auxiliary.Â SheÂ enjoyed puzzles and embroidery.
From left to right, Miss Kane, Miss Otto Eldred, Miss Port Allegany, Miss Bradford & Miss Smethport. The 2013 McKean County Fair Queen Candidates visited the Lutheran Home at Kane on Monday and each candidate performed their routine for the residents. The residents enjoyed their visit.
Aiming to promote broadband service in the 32-county region north of Interstate 80, a primarily rural area, the Northern Tier Middle Mile Broadband Project may vastly improve communication efforts across the state.
SMETHPORT â€“ Every adult resident of McKean County is expected to pay $5 annually as a county per capita tax.
RIDGWAY â€“ Event organizers are looking forward to the region's 8th annual Tasting in the Wilds event scheduled for this Saturday, July 27 from 12-7 p.m. at the Ridgway Firemen's Carnival grounds.
Richard "Rick" A. Walter, 71, of 130 Greeves St., died Tuesda, July 23, 2013 at Sena-Kean Manor where he was a recent resident.
Born July 26, 1941, in Kane, he was a son of the late John and Dina Caruso Walter.
Rick was a member of St. Callistus Catholic Church and belonged to the Kane BPOE #329 and the Kane Country Club. He was an avid golfer and an ardent supporter of Kane Area High School sports.
Before his retirement, he was employed by Stackpole in Kane.
BERWICK â€“Â With two outs in the top of the seventh inning it looked like Plains had the 2013 Senior Division Softball State Championship wrapped up and was going to edge St. Marys 3-2.
BERWICK â€“Â The St. Marys Little League Softball senior league all stars earned the first state title in St. Marys Little League Softball history with a 4-3 come from behind victory over Plains on Monday afternoon at Ber-Vaughn Park in Berwick, capping an exciting week of softball action for the St. Marys team.