January 20th, 2012
Ralph C. Swanson, beloved father of Susan Pence, Stacey Kuhn, and John Swanson; grandfather of seven; great-grandfather of three; dear brother of Lois Williams, Don Swanson, and the late Joanne Dyne, passed peacefully in Cincinnati, Ohio, on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012 at age 79. There will be private family services. If desired, memorial donations may be sent to Disabled American Veterans. Condolences to www.vorhisandryan.com.
A new organization has been formed in Kane to honor U.S. soldiers killed while serving their country.
The Staff Sgt. Ken VanGiesen Memorial Fallen Soldier Tribute Foundation is named for the Kane native who was killed last July while deployed in Afghanistan with the Pennsylvania Army National Guard.
Amie Gullifer, VanGiesen's only sister, is co-president of the new non-profit organization along with John Bernhard of Mt. Jewett. Other foundation officers include Fred Tarnaski, vice president, and Renee McKay, secretary.
Tax documents for 2011 will soon start arriving in the mail, and it is never too soon to start getting organized to ensure a maximum refund with minimal difficulties.Â
Jennifer Jenkins, Internal Revenue Service media relations for Ohio and Western Pa., had some basic tips to offer taxpayers.Â
â€śThe first thing most people wonder is what's the deadline to file, and this year the deadline is Tuesday, April 17,â€ť Jenkins said.Â
The Wolves Den was rocking Wednesday as the 10-3 Kane Lady Wolves took on the 10-0 Bradford Lady Owls but fell short, 47-41.
The crowd didnâ€™t leave disappointed as both teams put it all on the line. It was a little sloppy at times but all in all it was a great high school game to watch.
Bradford came out just as Kane thought with full court pressure and was able to get the Wolves on their heels to create turnovers. This led to some good opportunities at the other end.
In his job as a deputy in the McKean County Sheriff's Department, Dave Engman of Kane said he "strived to treat people like I would want to be treated in that situation."
He said he plans to "carry over" this principle as he begins his duty as the new judge for the Kane District Court.
"Most judges want to be known as a fair judge," Engman said. He said the "law dictates the majority of your job and how a district judge proceeds" in handling cases.
BROOKVILLE â€” Jurors during the third day of the Steven P. Rebert's double-homicide trial learned how he left a video trail of surveillance of him stopping at Sheetz as he made his way to the home of Wayne and Vickie Shugar, Coal Tipple Road, Brockway.
Rebert, formerly of Emporium, faces double homicide charges in the shooting deaths of the Shugars, both 61, who were found dead April 12, 2010, in their home.
Elizabeth â€śBettyâ€ť I. Grolemund, 88, of 109 Pennsylvania Ave., passed away Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012.
Born Oct. 12, 1923, in Kane, she was a daughter of the late Harry C. and Elvira Nelson Bush.Â On Feb. 5, 1949, in Kane, she married John Grolemund who preceded her in death.
Mrs. Grolemund had worked for many years as a bookkeeper for the the former Jacobus-Poklar Motors.Â
BROOKVILLE â€” The son of a slain Snyder Township couple took the witness stand Tuesday during the second day of Steven P. Rebert's double-homicide trial, saying that when he arrived at his parents' home and found both of their vehicle parked in the driveway, he began fearing the worst.
Jason Shugar, a son of the victims â€” Victoria and Wayne Shugar, Coal Tipple Road â€” said he last spoke to his parents Saturday, April 10, 2010, and described how his mother had asked him to help with removing some items in a second-floor room that the couple wanted to refurbish.
The Kane Borough Sewer Authority voted 3-0 Monday to take what has been called "the first step" in a plan to sell treated sewage water to drillers of Marcellus Shale natural gas wells.
Dave Peterson, the new chairman of the five-member authority, joined with board members Frank Wojcik and Phil Lingenfelter in authorizing KLH Engineers of Pittsburgh to prepare water sale permit applications with the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP).
A four-hour training session on responses to emergencies at natural gas well-sites was held Sunday at the Kane Fire Hall.
More than 70 volunteer firefighters from eight communities attended the program.
In addition to Kane, firefighters at the forum came from Hamlin Township (Hazel Hurst), Hamilton Township (Ludlow), Highland Township (James City), Wilcox, Lafayette Township, Lewis Run and Otto Township.
State Fire Instructors Bruce Manning of McKean County and John Eckel of Venango County led the training, which included the distribution of printed materials and a slide show.