January 21st, 2015
RIDGWAY â€“Â The candles are lit for the Ridgway Chainsaw Carvers Rendezvous to celebrate its sweet 16th birthday.
A small backyard gathering has since evolved into a large community event with roughly 200 carvers attending every year along with thousands of attendees perusing the extraordinary artwork created in downtown Ridgway.
The Kane Wolves hoped to build off the momentum from Monday nightâ€™s near miss against ECC when they took on the 12-1 Coudersport Falcons in the Wolvesâ€™ Den Wednesday night. The Kane boys played their best game of the season against the Crusaders, making 11 of 13 three-pointers only to come up just short, 54-51. Wednesday night, a big crowd and the Kane Drumline tried to spur the team on but a big second quarter by Coudy propelled the visitors to an 83-63 win.
Another year has gone by, and I must say, at breakneck speed. The older I get the faster the years go by. Has anyone else out there noticed that? The one thing that hasnâ€™t changed for me is the passion I have for nature photography. It seems as the years go by, the more I want to get out and photograph, and share what I see with more and more people. The equipment has changed for the better through the years, with digital certainly leading the way.
Mary Leibfried, 83, died at the Sena-Kean Manor where she had resided. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Cummings Funeral Home, Inc.
Walter Perry, 83, of 326 Park Ave. died early Wednesday morning, Jan. 21, 2015 at UPMC-Hamot in Erie. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Cummings Funeral Home, Inc.
MT. JEWETT â€“ An advisory for Mt. Jewett residents to boil their water could end today.
Brett Morgan, a borough councilman who is the state-certified operator of the Mt. Jewett water system, said Tuesday that water samples have been taken to a Brockway lab for testing.
If the test results are acceptable, the boil water advisory could be lifted as soon as noon today, Morgan said.
The advisory went into place Saturday following a major water line leak on East Main Street (Route 6) across from the Mt. Jewett Ambulance garage. A six-inch main water line ruptured, Morgan said.
The Lutheran Home of Kane received a grant from the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America for sensory stimulation equipment. The home received $17,000 from the Lutheran Services for Children Endowment Fund and used it to purchase sensory equipment such as bubble tubes and a sensory hand board.
The Kane Wolves wrestling team won Tuesday nightâ€™s match against visiting Bradford 30-21. Only five matches were wrestled on the night with coaches from each side moving some people around to allow the crowd to enjoy a little more wrestling. In the end the Wolves took the match due to three forfeits and pins by Chucky Gardner and Andy Swartwood.
Neither team weighed in wrestlers at 285, where the match began, 106 or 113 pounds. Bradfordâ€™s Jeremiah Fitton earned the first points of the evening with a forfeit for the visitors at the 120-pound weight class.
The Kane Middle School wrestling team rolled to a 64-30 win over the visiting Bradford Owls on Tuesday in the Wolvesâ€™ Den. Adam Sicher, Gunnar Fryzlewicz, Lane Hillard, Cameron Whisner and Alec English registered pins for the Wolves.
The KMS boys also had a successful trip to the Cameron County Middle School wrestling tournament last weekend. Wolves taking first place in Emporium were English, Aiden Hulings and James Fleming. Finishing second at the tournament were Ben Westerburg, Hillard, Fryzlewicz, Ty Stahli and Jacob Silvis.
More input has been given on the proposed Country Fair store on Biddle Street in Kane.
The state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) claims in a letter that the project is "exempt" from a requirement to "revise the official plan for new land development."
DEP said this determination is based in part on "sign-offs" from the Kane Borough Sewer Authority and the McKean County Planning Commission.
DEP said the store is expected to produce an estimated 600 gallons of sewage per day to be treated at the Kinzua sewage treatment plant in Kane.