May 20th, 2012
BROOKVILLE â The girls track team traditionally has a quality showing and finishes in the top five teams at districts each year, and this yearÂ placing third was fantastic for us considering thatÂ we only had two seniors participating at the meet.Â Brookville is unbeatable as a team and Elk County Catholic is always one of the class teams of our area soÂ I was extremely pleased with our team score.Â The meet for us was marked by big personal best performances and that is exactly how it should be with proper training and motivated, dedicated and talented athletes.
BROOKVILLE â On a beautiful evening for track and field at Brookville, the Kane Boys Track team put it all together and came up with a hard fought, well deserved team title, scoring 55 team points.Â
The lead in this meet must have changed hands a dozen times as Elk County Catholic, Port Allegany, Clarion, Cranberry, Sheffield and North Clarion, and Kane kept putting points on the board as event after event was contested.Â Towards the end of the meet the 3200-meter run, the 200 dash, the pole vault and the 1600 relay results were still coming in.
Deb Wensel literally followed in her husbandâs footsteps when she began her Kane teaching career in 1984.
Craig Wenselâs shift to the high school that year left an opening for a math teacher at the middle school. His wife, Deb gave up her post-college role as a âstay-at-home momâ to fill the vacancy.
âI inherited his job,â Wensel joked as she reflected on a 28-year teaching career that will end in the three weeks with her retirement.
HAZEL HURST â The annual âspring cleanupâ in Hamlin Township is scheduled next Monday through Friday, May 21-25.
Township residents with items to be hauled away by the township crew should contact the township office in Hazel Hurst at 778-5855.
Julie Graham, secretary-treasurer for the township, will answer questions about the âspring cleanupâ and will provide a list of items banned from the collection. Some of these banned items include brush, paint, batteries and glass.
On a beautiful day for a ball game the Kane Lady Wolves softball team put together maybe their best game of the year as they knocked off Brockway 10-9 in a 7-inning thriller.
In the first two innings, both pitchers seemed to have the batters off balance as Kane's Kyla Hoag had four strikeouts while Brockway's pitcher recorded five. Brockway was able to take an early one run lead in the top of the first. The Lady Rovers' second hitter got a single then stole second and went to third on a wild pitch. She scored the game's first run as the next batter got a sacrifice fly.
The Kane Borough Council is looking ahead to another mild winter.
Instead of buying 1,000 tons of anti-skid material to spread on icy borough streets in the winter, council voted 5-1 Monday to seek new bids for just 500 tons of the tiny pebbles.
Council is gambling that the 500 tonsâplus the stone left over from this yearâwill be sufficient for road maintenance next winter.
Dale Alan Ostrander, 52, of 129 Lincoln St., Kane, died unexpectedly Tuesday, May 15, 2012 at UPMC Hamot Medical Center in Erie as the result of an accident outside the Kane Community Hospital.
He was born on July 15, 1959 in Bradford, son of the late Clendon and Evelyn Spegnardo Ostrander.
He married Kristine E. Bowley on Oct. 7, 1994, she survives.
SMETHPORT â The North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission is involved with several activities affecting McKean County.
This is the message delivered Tuesday by Eric Bridges, executive director of the six-county commission based in Ridgway.
Bridges outlined the commissionâs work in a three-page report presented Tuesday at a meeting of the McKean County Board of Commissioners.
Margaret C. Severance, 91, of 101 N. Mill St., Ridgway died Sunday, May 13, 2012, at Pinecrest Manor.
She was born Nov. 28, 1920, in Sargent, the daughter of Philip and Christina Amicone Scutella.
She married Guy J. Severance, who predeceased her on July 13, 1992.
Mrs. Severance was a member of St. Leoâs Catholic Church. She had been employed at Elk County General Hospital, retiring in 1985, after 35 years of service.
In a game that was like night and day, the Smethport Lady Hubbers proved why they are one of the top teams in the area as they pounded their way to a 19-5 win over the Kane Lady Wolves.
The first three innings belonged to pitcher Kyla Hoag as she struck out five batters and held the powerful Lady Hubbers to only one run.Â
Kane got off to a good start as they responded to Smethport's run in the top of the first with a run of their own as Hoag worked a walk then proceeded to steal second and third and came home as Kaila Jamerson hit a grounder to second.Â