April 23rd, 2012
The surprise snowstorm Monday and today is bringing significant snowfall to the Kane area on the latest April date in 84 years.
âItâs rare,â meteorologist Aaron Tyburski said Monday in describing the storm that is expected to dump more than six inches of heavy wet snow before it tapers off today.
Tyburski, who is based at the National Weather Service office in State College, said records indicate that the âmajorâ storm is bringing significant snowfall to the area on the latest April date since 1928. A storm that year with significant snowfall hit the area April 27-28, he said.
Elizabeth ""Bette"" Freer, 85, of Eldred, passed away Saturday, April 21, 2012, at the Bradford Regional Medical Center.
Born Nov. 23, 1926, in Olean, N.Y., she was a daughter of Reginald and Irene Brandel Carey.
Betty was a 1943 graduate of Eldred high School and later graduated from Westbrook Academy in Olean. She was a lifetime resident of Eldred.
On a less than suitable day for a track meet the Kane Lady Wolves put together one of the best team performances of the year by bringing home a second place trophy at the Kane Invitational Track Meet this past Saturday.
Kane only won one event on the day but had some great team showings in several events.
"This young team continues to achieve great things both on the track and in the field with our second place finish in AA schools," said Kane head coach Jim Sirianni.
On a very dreary day the Kane Invitational track meet was held this past Saturday. The Kane boys track team finished with 65 points, which was good enough for runner-up honors to Port Alleganyâs 67 points, who won the team championship.Â
Having a sick child who must undergo hospital treatment is a parentâs worst nightmare.
And not being able to afford to stay at the childâs bedside is an unfathomable heartache.
Thanks to the âPennies From Heavenâ fund, financial assistance is provided to needy parents of children admitted to Childrenâs Hospital in Pittsburgh. The aid enables parents to remain with their children during the stay in the hospital.
Kane native Jon R. Perry and his wife, the former Joni Detrick of Kane, are the founders of the âPennies From Heavenâ fund.
This is part 5 in a series of my photographic adventure in the wilds of Alaska during the summer of 2011. When I last wrote, I was 92 miles into Denali National Park at the Kantishna Roadhouse. This is a privately owned camp, deep in the heart of Denali. I had spent the last three days hiking, fishing and photographing one of the most beautiful parks in the world. It was evening, and the rain moved into the area once again, shrouding the beautiful Mt. McKinley with a thick cover of mist and clouds.
School students usually return home daily with books and other educational materials.
Imagine the look on the faces of parents Friday when their first-graders in the Kane Elementary School came home with a tree.
In observance of Arbor Day this month, the McKean County Conservation District sponsored the "My Growing Tree" program Friday at the school.
Every first-grade student at the school received their own Eastern Hemlock seedling to take home and plant. The students also receive a "My Growing Tree" chart to compare their growth with the growth of their tree.
Property-owners in the Kane Area School District now can pay their taxes in three equal installments rather than all at once.
Acting at its meeting Thursday, the Kane School Board authorized the installment plan beginning with taxes due later this year.
In the boroughs of Kane and Mt. Jewett along with Wetmore and Hamilton townships, property-owners can make their installment payments on Sept. 15, Oct. 15 and Nov. 15.
In Highland Township and the Lamont section of Jones Township in Elk County, the installment payments are due Aug. 15, Sept. 15 and Oct. 15.
ST. MARYS âÂ The St. Marys City Police Department reports investigating a two-vehicle crash that occurred on Bucktail Road (SR 120) on Wednesday, April 18, 2012 at 11:15 a.m. that claimed the life of Frederick K. Beck, age 74, of Emporium.
Police report that a 2008 Jeep operated by Beck was traveling westbound on Bucktail Road, approaching a curve in the roadway. A 2002 Freightliner single-unit box truck operated by Michael L. Barr, 57, of Kersey, was traveling eastbound on Bucktail Road approaching the same curve.
It took more than two hours Wednesday to crown the champions in the second annual Spelling Bee at the Kane Middle School auditorium.
Matt Johnson, a fifth-grader from the Johnsonburg Elementary School, took first place in the division for fourth-, fifth- and sixth-grade students.
Bobby Rumcik, a third-grader in the Kane Elementary School, won the division for second and third-grade students. He won the same division last year as a second-grader.
Lindsey Kocjancic, a fifth-grade student in Johnsonburg, finished second in the division for fourth-, fifth- and sixth-grade students.