January 9th, 2012
A new organization at Kane Area High School gives students an opportunity to devote more time to volunteerism in their community.
Members of the group-- called Students Modeling Ideal Life Experiences (S.M.I.L.E.)-- take part in special projects to benefit the community.
The initial members of S.M.I.L.E. include Grace Bicehouse, Emily Truden, Micah Edinger, Brent Rounsville and Salena Winston.
Kathleen Prosperi, an AmeriCorps worker at the high school, formed S.M.I.L.E. to offer students a chance to help with community projects on a year-round basis.
The Board of Directors of the Kane Chamber of Commerce has chosen the late Jim Salvamoser as its "Citizen-of-the-Year" for 2011.
The Chamber also has named the Kane Eagles Club as the local "Business-of-the-Year."
Recipients will be honored at a dinner scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 26 at the Kane Country Club.
The event is slated to begin with cocktails at 5 p.m. and the ceremony at 6 p.m.Â Tickets for the event are now available at the Kane Chamber of Commerce Office, 54 Fraley St.
The following criminal cases have been filed in Kane District Court.
Information on the cases is gleaned from official court documents.
*Randy Haight, 21, of 13 W. Main St., Ludlow, is charged with endangering the welfare of a child.
Kane Borough Police Chief Brian Hillard filed the charges after Haightâ€™s 2-year-old daughter allegedly wandered from his former residence along Poplar Street in Kane while Haight was asleep.
A female motorist told police that she nearly struck the child, who reportedly was in the â€śmiddle of the roadâ€ť at Poplar Street and Tionesta Avenue.
Evelyn L. Strawcutter, 96, formerly of 109 Clay St. in Kane, died Thursday afternoon, Jan. 5, 2012 at The Lutheran Home at Kane.
Born May 16, 1915 in Brookville, she was the daughter of Harvey H. and Florence V. Farrell McManigle.Â On Feb. 5, 1933, she married Ray E. Strawcutter, who died in 1954.
Mrs. Strawcutter was a dietary manager at the Kane Community Hospital for over 30 years.Â
She was a member of Tabor Ev. Lutheran Church in Kane, the Order of the Eastern Star, and belonged to the Mountain Grange #1307 in Kane for over fifty years.Â She enjoyed playing cards with her friends.
The Kane Wolves wrestling team picked up where they left off from their biggest win of the year over Port Allegany.
Everyone was a key part of this win. With getting four forfeits the match was otherwise a good one to watch. The crowd was treated to some good matches.
Senior Mike Swartwood got things going for the Wolves as he picked up a nice win over a talented grappler in Nick Stuckey.
The last few matches of the evening played a big key in the team victory. Darren Brown, Will Hulings and Jamie Lingenfelter picked up pins to help secure the win.
The Curwensville Golden Tide came into the Wolves Den with an 0-4 record. Kane wasnâ€™t sure what to expect as the tide started all sophomores. Curwensville put three players in double figures and a fourth that finished with nine.
It was a tight game throughout the first half. Two big desperation 3-pointers at the buzzer to end the first and second quarters proved to be shots that made the difference in the game.
A large pickup truck jumped a curb late Tuesday night and slammed into the Kane Area Community Center at 46 Fraley St.
Kane Police Chief Brian Hillard identified the driver as Nicholas Abplanalp, 18, of Kane. The driver and his passenger-- Mike Shrubb, 18, of Kane-- were not injured in the incident, police said.
According to police, Abplanalp was operating a white Dodge pickup truck and was traveling north on Fraley Street in Uptown Kane.
Just before 11 p.m. Tuesday, the truck veered right and jumped the curb, police said.
By a 5-1 vote, the Kane Borough Council has re-elected Howard Kane as its president for 2012.
The election took place Tuesday at council's annual reorganizational meeting at the borough building on Bayard Street.
Councilwomen Janet Bard and Holly Harris and Councilmen Bill Tunall and Dennis Drost supported Kane for the position.
Councilman John Gentilman cast the lone negative vote.
By 6-0 votes, council elected Bard as vice president and Drost as president pro tem. He will conduct meetings in the absence of both Kane and Bard.
In front of a good crowd in the Wolves Den the Kane wrestling team picked up their biggest win of the year as they defeated defending AML Champion Port Allegany.
Cody Blankenship got Kane off to a great start as he picked up a pin over his opponent. In one of the most anticipated matches of both regional qualifiers from last year, Jon Gelsick defeated Lucas Manning, 7-1.
A new Kane budget plan for this year rolls back a property tax increase from 3 mills to 1.5 mills.
Acting before a standing-room-only crowd of more than 30, the Kane Borough Council voted 5-1 Tuesday to unveil the new proposed budget that trims the tax hike in half.
Council President Howard Kane joined with Councilwomen Janet Bard and Holly Harris and Councilmen Dennis Drost and Carl "Bill" Tunall to endorse the proposal. It was the first meeting for Tunall, who was elected in November. He replaces Mike Merry, who did not seek re-election.