January 3rd, 2013
Even though it's a new year, some things remain unchanged. Despite testimonials that some chicken jerky dog treats imported from China have caused serious illness and even death, they still remain on store shelves.
Laverne "Jack" Vanderneck, 85, of 162 Delaware Ave., James City,Â passed away at his residence on Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013.
Born Aug. 25, 1927, in Halsey, he was a son of Gus and Mame Freeman Vanderneck.Â On June 19, 1948, in James City, he marriedÂ Millie Punk, who preceded him in death.
Mr. Vanderneck was an operations engineer for Tennecco.Â During World War II, he served as a gunner aboard the Newman K. Perry.
HeÂ was a member of St. Callistus Catholic Church,Â the Kane Senior Center, The Knights of Columbus Council #715, and the Kane VFW Lodge #1132.
Senior Kaila Jamersonâ€™s 23 points helped to propel Kane to a big lead early against the Curwensville Golden Tide on Wednesday night in the Wolvesâ€™ Den. Jamerson had eight points in the first three and a half minutes of the game as the Lady Wolves dominated the action in the paint.
Various types of pet treats outsourced to foreign countries have garnered national attention recently following the complaints of thousands of pet owners across the U.S. and Canada who have reported their dogs have been made ill, or even died, after consuming the treats.
For Lynnette Hallberg, writing romantic novels is more than a labor of love.
"Writing is something I'm compelled to do," the Kane native said as she pens yet another book. "I cannot NOT write."
STATE COLLEGE - AccuWeather reports there is the potential for the coldest air in a couple of years for the Northeast and perhaps the Midwest during the first week of January 2013.
Betty R. Wynn, 86, formerly of Warren and the Jamestown area,Â passed away Monday, Dec. 31, 2012 at the Lutheran Home at Kane where she resided.
Born April 3, 1926, in Johnstown, she was a daughter of the late John "Adam" and Elda Keafer Baum.Â She was married to Edward M. Reeves Jr. who preceded her in death.
Before her retirement, Mrs. Wynn was a cook at Davidsons Restaurant in Lakewood, N.Y.
Surviving are two daughters, Suzanne (David) Anderson of Erie and Barbara (Robert) Nichols of Warren; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and a brother, Ivan (Phyllis) Baum of James City.
Margaret R. Hammond Payne, 99, of Toad Hollow Rd., peacefully passed away to be with the Lord Monday, Dec. 31, 2012 at WCA Hospital in Jamestown, N.Y.
She was born Dec. 19, 1913 in Sheffield, the daughter of the late John and Marie (Moore) Roth.
She was married to Alfred Hammond who predeceased her in 1985 and Lyle Payne who predeceased her in 2002.
Roger J. Klaiber Sr., 73, of 24 Old State Rd., Kane, passed away Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012 at UPMC Hamot.
Born april 12, 1939, in St. Marys, he was a son ofÂ the late Howard and Helen Simbeck Klaiber.Â On Jan. 8, 1966, in Kane, he married Sandra Jones who survives.
A 1957 graduate of Kane High School, Roger worked at Stackpole for 15 years and later for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, from which he retired in 2001 after 30 years of service.
Mr. Klaiber was a lifetime member of the BPOE # 329 and enjoyed bowling, hunting, horseshoes andÂ NASCAR.
Clarence D. Clawson, 79, formerly of Mt. Jewett, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013 at Sena Kean Manor.
Born May 21, 1933, at Lantz Corners, he was a son of Burt and Hazel Swanson Clawson.Â On Jan. 26, 1953, in Johnsonburg, he married Luella May Disque who preceded him in death.
Mr. Clawson was on the Peer Project Board at Sena Kean Manor and worked for 19 years as a projectionist at the Kane Family Drive In.Â He also was employed at Dresser's Manufacturing for 39 years and worked as a handyman and plumber for several years.