February 20th, 2015
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Marilyn Blackmore devotes so much time to the annual Art in the Wilds that she "must dream about it."
This is a modest assessment made by Jennifer Macey, who nominated Blackmore as the annual Citizen-of-the-Year in Kane.
The Kane Chamber of Commerce selected Blackmore as its Citizen-of-Year, one of several awards presented Thursday at the Chamber's annual banquet at the Kane Fire Hall. More than 120 attended the fete.
The Chamber has selected a Citizen-of-the-Year since 1975.
EDINBORO â Two Kane High School athletes have qualified to compete Saturday in a prestigious track meet at Edinboro University.
It's the indoor track championship for the Tri-State Track Coaches Association (TSTCA).
Kane's competitors are sophomore Alyssa Zampogna in the triple jump and Griffin Greenawalt in the shot-put.
Zampogna qualified with a leap of 32 feet, 3 3/4 inches in the triple jump. Greenawalt qualified with a mark of 45 feet, 8 inches in the shot-put.
The Photo and Sound Shoppe-- a fixture in Kane since 1978-- will remain in business despite its affiliation with bankrupt RadioShack.
"It's business as usual," Jim Greville said in discussing the fate of his popular electronics store at 101 Fraley St., Kane.
RadioShack, a 94-year-old electronics chain, filed for bankruptcy earlier this month and announced the closing of most of its 4,000 company-owned stores.
CLARION â A second-quarter scoring drought would be too much to overcome as Kane lost 42-31 to Redbank Valley in the girls basketball Class AA quarterfinals Wednesday night at Clarion High School.
After staying with the Lady Bulldogs in the first quarter, the Lady Wolves were outscored 12-2 in the second quarter by Redbank Valley, the No. 2 seed in the District 9 bracket.
"We dug ourselves too much of a hole to get out of it by the end of the game," Kane coach Dave Kiehl said. "We were down 16, 17 and got it down within seven or eight there."'
Cooks Dan Preston (left) and Paul Kibbie (right) prepare a plate of pancakes and sausage at the Shrove Tuesday Pancake Dinner at the First United Methodist Church in Kane. The First United Methodist Church Men sponsor the annual dinner. Members of Boy Scout Troop 422 serve as waiters. More than 100 dinners were served.
Dyne Excavating for nearly 30 years has stepped forward to support the Kane community and the people who live here.
âWe believe strongly in helping others,â Steve Dyne said in stressing the companyâs philosophy. âWe try to assist families and children we find who are need.â
Dyne Excavating has donated to the Kane Rotary Club, the Kane Area Revitalization Enterprise (KARE), various church organizations, the Kane Fish and Game Clubâs trap field and the Kane Little League. The company also has supported numerous fundraisers and events in the Kane Area School District.
Florence A. Gullifer, 89, formerly of 230 Birch St., Kane, died late Monday afternoon, Feb. 16, 2015 at Sena Kean Manor in Smethport.
Born May 31, 1925 in Instanter, she was the daughter of Igancs and Josephine Malok Bodistow.Â On July 5, 1947 in Kane, she married Wilbur D. Gullifer, who died in 2009.
Mrs. Gullifer worked at Stackpole Corp. in Kane for many years, and later was a cook at The Lutheran Home at Kane for eight years.
She was a member of St. Callistus Catholic Church and enjoyed baking.
College Basketball Round Up
Saturday February 14, 2015
(#1) Kentucky (25-0) 77
South Carolina (12-12) 43
Kentucky came out and took care of business against one of the SEC cellar dwellers. The Wildcats opened up a 25 point lead before the half was over and then put in in cruise control for the second half. Willie Cauley-Stein led the balanced scoring effort by Kentucky with 14 points.
(#2) Virginia (23-1) 61
Wake Forest (12-14) 60
An unexpected trip to Paris is all it took for Marilyn Blackmore to become âhookedâ on art.
As a first-grade teacher at the former Chestnut Elementary School in Kane, Blackmore helped develop art curriculum for the young students. The course included the study of famous artists such as Oscar-Claude Monet, the founder of French impressionist painting.
Seeing her passion for the class, Blackmoreâs late husband, Dave surprised her with a summer vacation to Paris.