September 25th, 2012
SMETHPORT â€“ At a time when hand-held electronic devices wide-screen TVs are common in many households, McKean County still has homeless people who sleep in cars or tents in the woods.
The Young Womenâ€™s Christian Association (YWCA) of Bradford handles this homeless crisis for the county.
For the year ending June 30, the YWCA provided temporary housing for 75 women and 42 children at its shelter on the second floor of its building on West Corydon Street.
SMETHPORT â€“ County liquid fuel tax revenue will help Kane cover the cost of its summer street-paving project.
Acting at a meeting Tuesday, the McKean County Board of Commissioners allocated $7,562 in liquid fuel tax revenue to Kane.
The money will help Kane pay for the cost of paving sections of Chase, Welsh, Maple and Clay streets and Elk Avenue. IA Construction of Franklin paved the streets under a contract for $97,555.20, according to Kane borough office manager Lori Feldbauer.
Being a high school athlete takes a tremendous amount of time, effort and determination.
Being a female athlete in a male-dominated sport takes even more of a commitment. There have been a few girls in the history of Kane athletics to wrestle or go out for football, but only Taylor Detrick has played the entire way from middle school through her senior year.
Taylor, the daughter of Jim and Chris Detrick, has been playing organized football since she was a Kane Tornado at nine years old.
Taylor said she never considered not playing, she simply loves football.
Thomas E. Lachner died Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012. He was born April 7, 1944. Services will be held Tuesday, Sept. 25 at 10:30 a.m. at the Ronald McDonald Funeral Home in Marienville. Rev. Dan Richter will preside. Burial will be in Guitonville Cemetery.
Helen M. Detwiler, 97, formerly of Johnsonburg andÂ Kane, died Monday evening, Sept. 24, 2012 at Sena Kean Manor in Smethport.
Born July 8, 1915 in Johnsonburg, she was the daughter of John and Bessie Detwiler.Â
She attended college at Penn State and in Indiana, Pa., and was employed as a teacher and counselor for many years for the Johnsonburg School District, retiring in 1976.Â
For a wildlife photographer, the late summer is not too exciting. The wildlife sightings I enjoyed during the springtime are no longer with us. The fox have moved from their dens, bear cubs are quite larger than the little teddy bears Â they were in the spring. The beautiful breeding colors of the spring birds are all but gone. It is a challenge for most nature photographers at this time of year to get that perfect shot. To make matters worse, the leaves will not change for almost a month, late September to early October.
Stanley V. Bizzak, 87, formerly of 412 Elk Ave. in Kane, died Saturday afternoon, Sept. 22, 2012 at The Lutheran Home at Kane, where he was a resident.
Born Dec. 1, 1924 in Lamont, he was the son of John and Mary Cehovin Bizzak. On Feb. 9, 1952 in Kane, he married Alice A. Stark, who died Jan. 11, 1998.
Mr. Bizzak owned and operated S.V. Bizzak Sand & Gravel for many years, retiring in 1983; and was a member of St. Callistus Catholic Church in Kane.
The Kane Wolves welcomed the 3-0 Brockway Rovers to town on Friday night in the first AML South matchup of the season. The Rovers offense scored early and often, however, as the Wolves answered most of the scores, but came up a little short in the fourth quarter as they lost 52-40 to fall to 2-2 on the season.
The AML opens divisional play this week after three weeks of AML North vs AML South. The 2-1 Kane Wolves will host the 3-0 Brockway Rovers on Friday night in what appears to be a contest of two closely matched teams.
The Rovers have dominated the first three teams on their schedule, defeating Cameron County in their season opener by a score of 42-8, then beating Otto-Eldred 42-6, and last week jumping out to an early 35-7 lead to Sheffield before sending the Wolverines home with a 35-21 loss.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ The Kane Lady Wolves gave the home team fits Thursday night in the serve-receive statistics category in a 3-1 (25-21, 25-17, 21-25, 25-12) win over the Johnsonburg Ramettes.
Kane had little trouble in the first two games against the Ramettes before a hiccup in the third game sidetracked the visitors. The Lady Wolves regrouped quickly, however, to clinch the decisive fourth game for the win.