October 12th, 2011
Norman S. Boschert, 86, of 104 Whiterock Ave., died Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2011, at Kane Community Hospital.
Born June 21, 1925, in Dagus Mines, he was the son of Florence Weidow Mandilas.Â On Oct. 31, 1953, in Johnsonburg, he married June E. Bryington who preceded him in death on Sept. 1, 2011.
Mr. Boschert was a veteran of World War II serving in the 6th Army in the Philippines with the Bushmasters and the Alamo Scouts.Â He was a recipient of the Bronze Star.
He had worked at Hanley Brick Company for many years and later for Affiliated Industries from which he retired.
The Kane Lady Wolves are back on track as they won their last two matches against St. Marys and Punxsutawney.Â
"The girls have been playing much better these last few weeks and theyâ€™re really focused on trying to get to districts," said Kane head varsity volleyball coach Judy Kessler. "Last week we beat St. Marys in three and tonight Punxsy in four.Â We just keep looking to our next match and focusing on it and not looking too far down the road. Ultimately, we want to be in the district final match, but thatâ€™s in our future. Right now, we have teams to beat."
The Kane Wolves soccer team traveled to St. Marys to take on the Dutchmen on Tuesday afternoon.
Kane already played St. Marys at home three weeks ago and came away with a one-goal loss. Despite the loss in the previous match Kane generated little offense and got beat in the middle of the field. The Wolves knew they would need to bulk up the central part of the field and generate more offense to have a chance to win the game.
RIDGWAY â€“ The Kane Wolves cross country teams had another banner day at the Ridgway Invitational on Saturday where they would earn two medal performances and a fourth-place team finish in the varsity boys race.
Starting the action would be the varsity girls, where Taylor Beimel and Kristen Boyer would both set season best times with Beimel picking up a medal in a time of 21:29, good for an eighth-place finish overall. Taylor would out-kick Brockway's Brittany Hindman to finish as the sixth AA girl in the competition.
John B. Hall, Sr., 66, of Knoxdale passed away Sunday, Oct. 9, 2011.
He is the son of the late Alice (Brady) and Lawrence Ignatius Hall. He was also preceded in death by his son, Michael Joseph Hall; brother Lawrence I. Hall, Jr.; and sisters Sara Criswell and Mary Kosmaczewski.
John is survived by his wife of 12 years, Patricia L. (Chubon) Hall of Harrisburg; son, John Brady Hall Jr.of Cheyenne, Wyo.; daughter Mary Grace Hall of Cheyenne, Wyo.; several nieces and nephews; and an aunt, Olive Hall of Maryland.
Norman S. Boschert, 86, of 104 Whiterock Ave., Kane, died Tuesday afternoon at the Kane Community Hospital.Â Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Cummings Funeral Home, Inc.
The Kane Lady Wolves soccer team honored five seniors prior to Monday's game. The home team would pull out a big 2-1 win over Clarion.
"We couldn't have been paired up against a better team for our Senior Recognition game," said Kane girls varsity soccer coach Allie Saquin. "The girls came out ready to play and did a great job as a team."
In the first half the Lady Wolves were able to hold clarion to only three shots on goal. The defense worked well on challenging the ball and keeping their offense out.
Travis James Wolfe, 24, of 8 Elm St., Bradford, died Sunday, Oct. 9, 2011, at his residence.
Born Nov. 4, 1986, in Kane, he was a son of Larry and Donna Allen Wolfe.
Travis is survived, in addition to his parents, by a sister, Lori (Ivan) McClain of James City; three brothers, Robert Wolfe of El Cajon, Calif., David Wolfe and Luke Wolfe, both of Kane; and his maternal grandmother, Nancy Hulben of Smethport.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, James and Betty Jane Wolfe.
Rose Marie Lundeen, 94, formerly of 339 Haines St., died Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011, at the Lutheran Home at Kane.
She was born in north Kane on Dec. 10, 1916, the oldest daughter of Nicholas and Barbara Balaban Novosel. On Sept. 20, 1947, she married DeVere Lundeen who preceded her in death in October of 2002.
I received a nice note from a friend who read my column where I mentioned being in Alaska. He said that it brought back a lot of memories of when he used to drive truck up the Alaskan Highway and back. I never knew he drove that route, but I can imagine the stories he could write about those drives. When I lived in Alaska, I did a lot of driving, mostly in the Anchorage area, but ever so often, I would go up north towards Fairbanks. In the late 60s early 70s there was only one highway heading up to Fairbanks.