February 9th, 2015
The 15th Annual Kane Cheerleading Boosters Mid-Winter Cheer Classic took place this past Saturday and Sunday. For the first time since 2010, the Kane Wolves won at their home competition and are Mid-Winter Cheer Classic Small Varsity Champions. They edged out the nearest competitor of Redbank Valley High School by half a point to finish first out of the five teams in their division.
Trilby E. VanKirk, 90, of Smethport, died Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015 in the Sena-Kean Manor, Smethport, with her sister Adelaide by her side.
She was born Jan. 13, 1925 in McDonald, Ohio, a daughter of the late Glenn Clair and Olive Mae McClimans McDowell. On April 29, 1960, in Smethport, she married Robert E. VanKirk, who died Aug. 29, 2008. Trilby and Robert lived in Maryland for 35 years before moving back to Pennsylvania in 2000.
Trilby attended schools in Crosby, Colegrove, and Smethport High School.
College Basketball Weekend Round Up
Each week we will be taking a look at the best games around the country.
Arizona State (12-11) 81
(#6) Arizona (20-3) 78
The Arizona Wildcats traveled to Tempe to face in state rival Arizona State for what they expected to be an easy game. Arizona State came into the game at the bottom of the PAC 12 at 3-6 in conference play. The Sun Devils came out firing as they shot 50% from the field (26/52) and 46.7% from 3 (7/15). Guard Bo Barnes paced the Sun Devils with 18 points including a perfect 8 for 8 from the charity stripe.
(#8) Kansas (19-4) 62
JONES TWP. â A home in Jones Township has been declared a total loss after an accidental electrical fire started Saturday afternoon inside the home and caused substantial damage to the interior.
At 2:47 p.m. on Saturday, Elk Company 6 (Wilcox Fire Department) was dispatched to 2082 Old State Rd. for a structure fire.
Five minutes later at 2:52 p.m., Elk Company 2 (Johnsonburg Fire Department) was dispatched while the Kane Volunteer Fire Department was placed on standby in Wilcox before later joining the firefighting efforts.
SMETHPORT â Al Pingie has announced that he is seeking re-election this year as a McKean County commissioner.
Pingie, a Republican, will be running for his fourth term as county commissioner. He will be seeking a party nomination in the May 19 primary election.
Pingie served for 14 years as a Bradford Township supervisor and was chairman of the township Board of Supervisors for 11 years. He served with the Bradford City Fire Department for 33 years and retired in 2008 with the rank of captain.
A former union bricklayer, Pingie served in the U.S. Marines during the Vietnam War.
Russell W. "Russ" Trumbull, 87, of 1456 South Ave., Lewis Run, died Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015 surrounded by his loving family at the Bradford Manor.
Born June 17, 1927 in Lewis Run, he was a son of the late Paul and Calista (Crooks) Trumbull. He attended school in Lewis Run.
On Feb. 12, 1948 in Degolia he married Ann (Paul) Trumbull who survives him.
He enlisted in the United States Navy on May 15, 1945 served during WWII, and was honorably discharged Aug. 17, 1946.
He was a member of Lafayette Evangelical Christian Church.
The borough of Kane won't be receiving anticipated federal aid for new energy-efficient doors for the truck bays at the Kane Fire Hall on Poplar Street.
Borough Manager Don Payne said Friday that the application has hit a snag and has been rejected.
Acting on behalf of the Kane Volunteer Fire Department, the borough submitted a request for $14,520 in funds for the doors to cut heating costs.
MT. JEWETT â For more than a week, Mt. Jewett residents have been thirsting for a reprieve from a âboil waterâ advisory that went into effect Jan. 28.
It finally came Thursday afternoon.
Brett Morgan, the state-certified operator of the borough water system, said the advisory finally was lifted after four water samples met required criteria set by the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP).
A total of 21 units of blood were collected Monday at the American Red Cross Blood Drive in Kane.
The Red Cross Blood Center from Buffalo held the Blood Drive at the First United Methodist Church in Kane.
The goal for the day was 40 units. Harsh winter weather is blamed for the lower than normal turnout for the Blood Drive.
Erin Paulson of Kane was a first-time donor at the site.
Bob Gaetano, superintendent of the Kane Area School District, commented Thursday on a forfeit loss involving the high school girls basketball team.
The forfeit Tuesday came at the game in Brockway.
With 2:39 left to play, Kane coach Dave Kiehl pulled the Kane team off the court. Brockway was leading 51-32 at the time.
"In his heart, coach Kiehl felt he was acting in the best interests of the girls," Gaetano said.
According to a parent who was at the game, Kiehl was worried about the "safety" of the team and did not want to risk injury to the girls.