October 28th, 2011
Mildred â€śIsabelleâ€ť Gustafson, 92, formerly of Poplar Street, died Friday, Oct. 28, 2011, at Sena Kean Manor.
Born Sept. 8, 1919, in Kushequa, she was a daughter of Gustav A. and Mary Transue Gustafson.
Before her retirement, Ms. Gustafson had worked as an operator for Western Union.Â She was a member of St. Matthewâ€™s Lutheran Church.
Surviving are a brother, Gerald Gustafson of Bradford, and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Harold Gustafson; and two sisters, Evelyn Chatley and Dorothy Moore.
The Kane Lady Wolves ended their season with a loss to Bradford in a three-game sweep, giving them a 7-9 record. Â
In the first set, the Lady Wolves struggled to gel as a team, allowing Bradford to take a huge 17-0 lead before getting a point.
â€śThe girls were just sort of out of sync in this opening set," said Kane head varsity volleyball coach Judy Kessler. "No matter what they did, it was a struggle. You have games like that and unfortunately when itâ€™s against a strong team like Bradford, theyâ€™re going to take advantage of it and score a lot of points.â€ť
The Chestnut Street Elementary School may be closed, but it still is serving children in the Kane School District.
Three separate childrenâ€™s programs are operating at the former school in Kane. The rent charged for the space is helping the school district cover utility and maintenance costs on what otherwise would be an empty building.
The school closed following the 2009-10 school year. The new Kane Elementary School opened in September 2010.
Although the Chestnut Street school no longer has classes, it still is bustling with children.
Dr. Glennis Speary Rickert, a World War II veteran and longtime resident of Mountain Lakes, N.J., passed away peacefully Oct. 24, 2011. He was 87 years old.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ In a well played match of five sets, the Lady Wolves fell just shy of the win and a chance to go to districts as Johnsonburg took the match 3-2 (25-23, 25-18, 20-25, 20-25, 15-9).
A discussion on the processing of credit cards took place Wednesday at a breakfast meeting for members of the Kane Chamber of Commerce.
Bill Grigsby, a partner in the Grigsby & Waldeck Consulting firm of Bradford, was the guest speaker at the forum at the Kane Manor along Clay Street.
Grigsby said processors of credit cards are â€śalways trying to figure how to make moneyâ€ť through fees and charges.
A Smethport native and a 2007 graduate of Smethport High School, Grigsby received a mastersâ€™ degree in business administration from DeVry University.
The Photo & Sound Shoppe at 101 Fraley St. in Kane is marking its 33rd anniversary with a 10-day sale that begins today.
Jim Greville, owner of the store that opened in 1978, said this yearâ€™s sale is â€śbigger than usualâ€ť in observance of â€śone third of a century of serving the Kane area.â€ť
Greville said the sale features sale prices â€śalong with daily specials, giveaways and refreshments.â€ť
In June 1978, Greville opened a camera and car stereo store at 21 Fraley St. In June 1981, the store moved to 68 Fraley St. after Greville purchased the former Cardamone Electric business.
Robert D. McClain, 88, of the Lutheran Home at Kane Residential Care Center, died Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2011Â at the Kane Community Hospital.
Born Sept. 29, 1923 in Corsica, he was the son of Thomas E. and Mabel Richert McClain.Â On July 23, 1945 in Ridgway, he married Audrey Burton, who died in 2004.
Mr. McClain was a sheet metalist for Elliot Co. in Ridgway for over 20 years, and later for Waterbury Farrell in Cheshire, Conn.
He attended the First Baptist ChurchÂ of Kane and had been a member of the BPO Elks #329, in Kane.
Victoria M. Fitzgerald died Oct. 21, 2011.
She was the beloved wife of the late Roger A. Fitzgerald; devoted mother of Robert (Donna) Fitzgerald; loving grandmother of Sean (Mary) Fitzgerald and Deborah (Michael) Cammarano; great-grandmother of Matthew, Christopher and Michael; sister of Charlotte Lyte, Walter (Linda) Kellar and the late Josephine Kellar, Helen Rolfe, Jennifer Burns and Leona Kellar.
She is also survived by nieces and nephews.
A first-quarter touchdown andÂ a fourth-quarter goal-line standÂ allowed the Kane Tornadoes to claim the Olean Youth Football League Pony Championship in their first year as a league member.
The championship put the finishing touch on a season in which the Tornadoes had to win their final regular season game to get into the playoffs and then had to overcome the No. 1 and No. 2 seeds in the South Division to reach the championship game.