September 12th, 2012
MT. JEWETT â€“ Large crowds are expected Saturday and Sunday for the 17th fall festival at the Kinzua Bridge State Park near Mt. Jewett.
The festival runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days, rain or shine. Admission is free.
There are 55 craft vendors and 13 food vendors ready to set up at the park. There are activities and displays.
â€śThis festival now holds the record for the largest number of food and craft vendors at the event,â€ť Debbie Lunden said. â€śThere will be plenty to see and do. We have many, many arts and crafts vendors, a great variety of food and musical entertainment.â€ť
Marcel Charles Lang Jr., 84, formerly of Whispering Oaks, Hermitage, Warren, and Mt. Jewett, passed away at 3:15 p.m. Monday, Sept. 10, 2012, in Orange Village Care Center, Masury, Ohio.
The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusader volleyball team raised their dual match record to 3-0 on the season with a 3-0 victory over the Kane Lady Wolves Tuesday night at the ECCHS gym.
Elk Catholic won the first set by a 25-20 score. They took the second set 25-17 and won the third set by a 25-12 score.
â€śThat was a very good win against a quality Kane team,â€ť said ECCHS coach Diane Gies. â€śI think our best game was our third game tonight. Our blocking at the net was outstanding.â€ť
The Kane Wolves boysâ€™ soccer team again played a solid half but couldnâ€™t string together 80 minutes of soccer in Tuesday afternoonâ€™s game against Ridgway.
Like last weekâ€™s home game against Smethport, the Wolves were right in the game at intermission, but a flurry of goals by their opposition early in the second half put the home team in a big hole.
SMETHPORT â€“ A man has been sentenced to life in state prison for killing a mother and her baby in Bradford in 2010.
Waide Eugene Nolf, 40, of Bradford received the sentence Tuesday when he appeared in McKean County Court before Senior Judge William Morgan of Warren.
The case had been scheduled to go trial with jury selection set to begin Tuesday in county court. However, Nolf entered a plea Monday during a pre-trial conference at the county courthouse, a court spokesman said.
SMETHPORT â€“ The county Childrenâ€™s Advocacy Center (CAC) is playing a vital role in the sensitive job ofÂ dealing with children who are victims of abuse.
In a presentation Tuesday before the McKean County Board of Commissioners, Mikele Bay said the CAC conducts â€śjoint forensic interviewsâ€ť with victims to reduce the trauma facing abused children.
Bay, who resides in Hamlin Township, is a forensic interviewer for the CAC along with Mindi Brown.
According to Bay, child abuse victims previously had to undergo as many as 15 different interviews to explain what happened to them.
Stanley "Beck" Debevec was born on Dec. 4, 1924 and on April 18, 2012 was led to heaven by his angel at the age of 87.Â
Beck was born in James City. He and his wife, Rose, owned and operated Beck's Cafe (now James City Cafe) for many years.
Graveside services with military honor guard will be held at St. Callistus Cemetery on Sept. 15, 2012 at 11 a.m. with a Celebration of Life following at the Highland Township Fire Department in James City.
RIDGWAY â€“Â Ridgway girls soccer earned its first win of the season in its home opener with a 6-2 victory over Kane Monday afternoon at Francis S. Grandinetti Elementary School.
The Lady Elkers offense wasted little time in getting on the scoreboard as senior striker Rhianon Fowler would score on a shot from a poor angle, knocking it in the upper left corner for a 1-0 lead.
Offenders who have been sentenced to perform community service soon will be working on more projects for the borough of Kane.
â€śItâ€™s a win-win situation,â€ť Mike Barnard said Monday in explaining the county community service program. He said the offenders are given the opportunity to complete their community service hours, while the borough will receive â€śfree workers.â€ť
Barnard, the McKean County community service coordinator, discussed the program at a meeting of the Kane Borough Council.
PORT ALLEGANY â€“ The defending District 9 Class A and Allegheny Mountain League champion Port Allegany (2-0) continued their winning ways with a 46-13 rout Saturday over visiting Kane (1-1).
The Gators, led by senior Matt Bodamer, one of the state's prolific passers, finished with 218 yards through the air with three passing touchdowns. Bodamer also ran for two more scores and tallied 123 yards on the ground.