June 23rd, 2014
Two long time members of the Kane Lions Club received the Melvin Jones Award, the LCIFâ€™s highest from of recognition to acknowledge an individuals dedication to humanitarian service. Robert â€śChurchâ€ť Gustafson and Matthew Gayley of Kane have been named Melvin Jones Fellows by Lions Clubs International Foundation in recognition of their commitment to serving the world community.
Kaneâ€™s Third Annual Under the Lights 5K will be held this Thursday, June 26 at the Kane Area High School track. The event is held in conjunction with Alumni Week each year and proceeds from the run benefit the Kane All Sports Boosters Club.
JAMES CITY â€“ Nearly 100 people attended Saturdayâ€™s â€śHighland Township residents fight for clean water picnic,â€ť according to one of the event organizers, Marsha Buhl.
Buhl, a James City resident and member of an organization entitled â€śHighland Township Citizens Advocating a Clean Healthy Environmentâ€ť (CACHE), collected the names and addresses of most of those in attendance throughout the four hour event held at the fire hall in James City.
Kane Community Hospital now has an innovative new tool for patient care with the acquisition of the LOGIQ E9 with XDclear 4D ultrasound system from GE Healthcare.Â
Kane boys' basketball Coach Matt Gasbarre has been running a weekly 3-on-3 basketball tournament at the courts in Evergreen Park. Players from grades 4 through 8 are divided into teams from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Fridays each week until the beginning of August. Pictured is the winning team from Friday, June 20. From left to right are Jonathon Mishic, Chad Greville and Josh Buhl. Members of the top two teams on Friday, June 20 received prizes from Roma Gardens and Country Pines.
Doris L. Mishic, 88, formerly of Lamont and the New Thomson House, Kane, died Friday afternoon, June 20, 2014 at The Lutheran Home at Kane.
Born Sept. 10, 1925 in Lamont, she was the daughter of Axel L. and Augusta Asp Carlson. On Nov. 15, 1945, she married Matthew Mishic, who died in 2001.
A homemaker, Doris belonged to the Emmanuel Mission Church in Kane, and often held bible studies in her apartment.
Surviving are a daughter, Christine Rhodes of Brookville; two sons, Tim Mishic of Kane and Michael Mishic of Midland, Mich.; six grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
What has become Kaneâ€™s biggest attraction of the year is slated next weekend at Evergreen Park.
The 8th annual Art in the Wilds will be held Saturday and Sunday, June 28-29, with artwork on display from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days, rain or shine.
There is no admission charge. Parking also is free.
More than 5,200 are expected to attend Art in the Wilds, which always coincides with Kane High Alumni Weekend in June.
Robert "Bucky" Thompson started working evenings and weekends at Thompsonâ€™s Floor Coverings while he was still in high school. Buck graduated with Kane Highâ€™s Class of 1969 and took a job at Keystone Carbon, where he stayed for a short time before coming back to help his brother, William â€śWillieâ€ť Thompson in the family business. Forty-plus years later, he is ready to call it a career.
Willieâ€™s son, Bill, now runs the business and had plenty to say about his uncle Buck.
Trina Dubowick Shuart, 71, of South Harwich, Mass., died Monday, June 16, 2014 surrounded by her husband and three sons.
Trina was the daughter of Ted and Sophie (Wilochka) Dubowick and was born in the Bronx, N.Y. She spent her childhood in Fair Lawn, N.J. and was a 1961 graduate of Fair Lawn High School. She and her family enjoyed spending summers at Lake Hopatcong (N.J.) with friends and cousins. For several years she worked for Bell Telephone of New Jersey.
Gertrude H. "Gertie" McGuire, 91, of 145 Elk Ave., Kane, died early Wednesday evening, June 18, 2014 at the Kane Community Hospital after a brief illness.
Born Oct. 4, 1922 in Kane, she was the daughter of Giles and Marie Anderson Conklin. On Aug. 31, 1943 in Kane, she married James P. McGuire, who died in 1976.
Gertie was a waitress at the former Arcade Restaurant in the 1960s, and later worked at Stackpole for many years, both in Kane.