February 15th, 2013
There is major water damage inside the historic General Thomas Kane Memorial Chapel at 30 Chestnut St. in the borough.
Vandals are blamed for turning off gas heat to the building. The lack of heat caused heating system water lines to freeze and rupture.
Lois E. Eckstrom, 69, of 319 Haines St., passed away Friday, Feb. 15, 2013 at UPMC Hamot in Erie.
Born May 17, 1943, in Port Allegany, she was a daughter ofÂ the late James and Mary Peno Dunbar.
Mrs. Eckstrom was an elementary school teacher in the Kane Area School District.Â Most of her teaching years were in Kane but she also taught in Mt. Jewett for a few years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Kane.
Much of Mrs. Eckstrom's time was spent doing volunteer work, especiallyÂ at the Lutheran Home at Kane where she also served on the board.
RIDGWAY â€“Â Kane wrestling won 41-27 over Ridgway in a dual meet held Thursday night at Ridgway Area High School.
The Wolves made their seven match wins count, earning maximum points in six of them with four forfeits and two pinfalls. The Wolves also earned a technical fall.
The Port Allegany Gators came to town on Thursday night to close out the Wolvesâ€™ season in a game postponed from early December. The Wolves led early but the Gators outscored the home team down the stretch to take the win, 54-48, ending Kaneâ€™s season at 7-15.
Kane school staff members and students in grades 6 through 12 now are carrying identification badges.
Staff members are expected to wear their school-issued badges in "plain view."Â
In addition to staff members, badges have been issued to coaches, club advisers and volunteers to wear.
Students in the Kane Middle School and Kane High School are expected to carry their ID badges and show them when asked.
Claude A. "Cork" Olson, 83, of 626 Greendale Rd., Kane, died Wednesday evening, Feb. 13, 2013, at Florida Hospital in Orlando, Fla.
Arrangements, under the care of the Ronald McDonald II Funeral Home, Inc. in Kane, are incomplete and will be announced in Monday's edition.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.ronaldmcdonaldfuneralhome.com.
Members of this year's Kane "Little Wolves" basketball program are pictured along with their instructors, members of the Kane Middle School boys' basketball team. The group attended a recent KAHS game and performed some of their drills at halftime of the junior varsity game. The camp was under the direction of Kane boys' middle school coach Matt Gasbarre.
JAMES CITY â€“ The Highland Township supervisors plans to meet with attorneys to map out a response to a threat of legal action by Seneca Resources.
In a letter, Seneca said it plans to file litigation in federal court to "invalidate" a Highland Township ordinance on the disposal of drilling wastewater in a proposed "injection" well near James City.
The Kane Wolves lost to the Curwensville Golden Tide 66-61 in overtime on Senior Night in a game rescheduled from last Friday. Players AJ Stefani, Sean Rolick and Dan Park were honored prior to the game, along with senior statisticians Jessica Szymanski and Kyla Hoag.
MT. JEWETT â€“ The Mt. Jewett Regional Sewer Authority has selected a nominee to fill a vacancy on the board.
Acting at its meeting Tuesday, the authority nominated Pat Crants of Kushequa Avenue, Mt. Jewett, to fill the seat formerly held by Mike Wennerstrom.