October 9th, 2014
SMETHPORT â€“ A Kane man who wielded knives in an alleged "suicide-by-cop" attempt has been given two more weeks to enter a plea in McKean County Court.
Larry Walker II, 42, of 231 Janeway St., Kane, remains in the McKean County Jail in Smethport in lieu of $750,000 cash bail.Â
He appeared Thursday before McKean County Court President Judge John Pavlock, but did not enter a plea. Dennis Luttenauer, a Kane attorney who is representing Walker, asked to delay the last day to enter the plea until Oct. 23. The judge approved the request and Walker was returned to jail.
Northwest Savings Bank and the Kane Area Community Center will launch Operation Overcoat on Saturday, Oct. 11.Â
With public support, the sponsors will work together to collect and distribute warm winter coats to local children in need.
Residents of Kane are asked to participate in the program by donating warm, new or gently-used fall and winter coats in all childrenâ€™s sizes.
The Kane Wolves make the long trip to Curwensville tonight as they take on the Curwensville Golden Tide in a battle of 5-1 teams. The Wolves have played in two consecutive nail-biters, losing to Ridgway in week five 21-20 before rebounding last week and defeating Brockway 9-7 on a Dillon Mattis field goal with eight seconds left in the game. Like the Wolves, the Tide started out their season 4-0 but stumbled in the opening week of AML South competition by losing 20-13 to Elk County Catholic.
The Kane Lady Wolves had their biggest game offensively of the season but it wasnâ€™t enough as the Brockway Lady Rovers left Kane with a 6-4 win on Thursday afternoon in the Kane girlsâ€™ last home game of the season.
The Kane Lady Wolvesâ€™ volleyball team hosted the Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders on Thursday evening in the Wolvesâ€™ Den. The Lady Crusaders won the contest in straight sets, 25-11, 25-21 and 25-13, to improve to 11-0 with the win. The young Lady Wolves dropped to 3-8 with the loss, but played well during the match.
The Kane boys and girls golf teams put the finishing touches on their season recently. The District 9 girlsâ€™ tournament was held Monday in Brookville, with sophomore Erin Paulson representing the Lady Wolves. Paulson shot a good round of 111 to finish in seventh place. Keystoneâ€™s Amber Hess shot a phenomenal round of 77 to finish as district champion with Brookvilleâ€™s Elaina Powell taking second place, carding a 91.
SMETHPORT â€“ McKean County's blight is increasing while the population is shrinking.
This is just one of the points made Wednesday during a three-hour forum to focus on the blight problem in the county.
During the forum, there was a discussion on ways for municipalities to address blight.
More than 50-- mainly municipal and government agency representatives-- attended the informative meeting at the Court of Angels Restaurant in Smethport. Municipal representatives from the Kane area were among those to attend.
Edward James Parana, 76, of North Cornwall Township, died peacefully with his loving family by his side on Monday, Oct. 6, 2014.
He was born in Wilcox to the late John and Anna (Bedner) Parana. He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Gayle A. (Koza) Parana.
He retired in 1997 as an equipment operator for National Fuel Gas Company following 35 years of faithful service. He was a member of St. Callistus Church, Kane Elks Club and Kane Country Club. His ever-present smile reflected his kind nature and zest for life. He loved his family beyond measure and will be missed dearly.
Cpl. Donovan Clancy, 26, a U.S. Marine and Ridgway native, is presumed dead after efforts to rescue him have proven unsuccessful.
Marine Corps officials called off the search Monday after Clancy vanished in heavy surf in the remote waters off Tinian.
The search covered 1,700 square nautical miles but the military reportedly found no sign of the missing Marine. Inclement weather further shortened the search.
The Wetmore Township Board of Supervisors is being asked to help shoulder the premium cost for workers' compensation coverage for members of the Kane Volunteer Fire Department.
In a letter received Tuesday at a board meeting, Kane Borough Councilwoman Janet Board asked the supervisors to pay $4,353-- 30 percent of the premium cost in 2014-15.
Bard is chairman of the Kane Borough Council Finance Committee. She said the committee believes Wetmore should "pay their fair share of the fire department's workers compensation coverage."