October 21st, 2011
Michael J. Kennedy, formerly of Kane, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2011, surrounded by loved ones in his Florida home.
He was born on March 31, 1951, in Sewickley, and was a 1969 graduate of Moon Township High School. Mike attended Clarion University and Ohio Northern University and practiced law before being elected the Mageisterial District Judge in Kane. In 2010, Mike and his wife, Gina,Â retired to Placida, Fla. He was a wonderful husband, adoring father, and loyal friend and family member.Â Mike will be dearly missed by all who loved and knew him.
Since October is â€śBreast Cancer Awareness Month,â€ť Kane Community Hospital is busier than ever in administering mammogramsâ€”a potential life-saving medical test for women.
â€śThe mammogram is recognized as the best screening tool for breast cancer,â€ť Julie Laughner said. She is the chief technician for imaging at Kane Community Hospital and is the â€śleadâ€ť mammographer.
The Kane Lady Wolves started out strongly against the Ridgway Elkers and battled through five games but fell short of the win. The Wolves are now 7-7 with two games remaining while Ridgway took its record to 14-1.
â€śWe played some serious ball tonight and did a whole lot of aggressive playing," Kane head girls varsity volleyball coach Judy Kessler. "Unfortunately, we had a few lapses and Ridgway has a strong middle who controlled the net a lot when she was in the front.
The Kane Wolves soccer team played their season finale at home on Thursday afternoon against the visiting Curwensville Golden Tide. Ten Kane seniors were recognized prior to the start of the game. These players include: Justin Anderson, Tyler Laurie, Ryan Peterson, Christiane LaBrie, Jesse Brinkley, Peter Sirianni, Sam Anderson, William Carley, Jack Wolfe, and Corey McGuire.
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Three scientists studying oak regeneration in Pennsylvania spoke Thursday at the Roach-Bauer Forestry Forum at the Kane Country Club.
The speakers included Dr. Patrick Brose, a research forester at the U.S. Forest Service lab in Irvine near Warren, and Dr. Gary Miller and Dr. Kurt Gottschalk, both based at the U.S. Forest Service research facility in Morgantown, W.Va.
More than 100 area professionals foresters attended the forum, which is held twice a year in Kane. Forestry students from Penn State University also attended the program
Lawrence Earl Donachy, 36, of St. Marys has been found guilty of second degree murder in the April 5-6, 1999 homicide of Irene Challingsworth, a 56-year-old St. Marys beautician.
A 12-member Butler County jury concluded their deliberations Thursday morning at approximately 10:20 a.m. when Elk County Court of Common Pleas President Judge Richard Masson announced the a verdict had been reached inside the Elk County Courthouse.
The Kane Lady Wolves look towards qualifying for the district playoffs as they beat Sheffield in four games, taking their record to 7-6.
RIDGWAY â€“ In the final dual meet of the season the Kane Wolves cross country team competed at Ridgway against the St. Maryâ€™s Flying Dutch, the Brockway Rovers and the Ridgway Elkers.
The King David Post 1132 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) in Kane is seeking volunteer drivers for its transport van.
The VFW uses a seven-passenger Ford van to provide free transportation for Kane area military veterans to Veterans Administration (VA) hospitals and clinics.
The volunteer drivers do not need to be veterans themselves. However, the drivers are required to undergo training and medical tests. They also need to have annual flu shots.
University of Pittsburgh at Bradford students and their professor came to Kane Tuesday to gather input from Kane and Mt. Jewett residents on the role of trails in boosting the local economy.
Dr. William "Billy" Schumann, assistant professor of anthropology at the college, spoke at the 100-minute forum at the Kane Area Community Center along with three students in his Applied Anthropology class. The students included Jenna Oyler, a senior from Kane, and senior Ryan Crowley and junior Mara Kloss of Bradford.