September 30th, 2014
Keith W. Swanson, 72, of Smethport, died Monday, Sept. 29, 2014 in the Bradford Manor, Bradford.
He was born Sept. 11, 1942 in Kane, a son of Roy and Alfretta McMichael Swanson.Â On June 7, 1969, in the United Methodist Church of Smethport, he married Maryon Painter, who survives.
Mr. Swanson was a 1960 graduate of Kane High School.
He served in the U.S. Navy, and worked as a Lab Technician at the former Quaker State Refinery, now International Waxes, of Farmers Valley, PA, retiring in 2004.
He was a member of the Hilltop Baptist Church in Gifford.
George M. "Bud" Swanson, 82, of 5 Oberg Ave., Mt. Jewett, died Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014 at the Lutheran Home at Kane.
Born May 25, 1932, in Mt. Jewett, he was a son of George and Iona Murray Swanson. On April 2, 1966, in Mt. Jewett, he married Bernadine Lantz who survives.
For the past 20 years, âPinkyâ Holt has prepared daily menus for the meals served to students and staff in the Kane school cafeterias.
She is retiring today as the Food Service director for the school district, in part because of new federal regulations that require students to take one fruit and one vegetable as they go through the cafeteria line.
Many of these fruits and vegetables end up in the garage can. They canât be served another day.
U.S. Marine Corporal Donovan E. Clancy, 26, a Ridgway native, was declared missing on Friday while wading in heavy surf on the northwestern shore of Tinian, a small island in the Northern Marianas Islands.
Donovan is the son of Kevin and Tina Clancy of Ridgway and a graduate of Elk County Catholic High School. While at ECC he was involved with the marching band and chose to pursue a career in the military following graduation.
The Kane girlsâ soccer team dug themselves a big hole early as they gave up two goals in the first five minutes of Monday afternoonâs game with Port Allegany on the Lady Wolvesâ home field. The Lady Gators took the opening kick and somehow found the back of the net in just 10 secondsâŠ before most fans were even in their seats. The visitors added another just five minutes after before Kane coach Robert Mosierâs team began to settle down.
The Kane junior varsity football team exacted a measure of revenge on Monday night when they defeated Ridgway 28-14 at Paul R Miller Stadium. After the varsity Elkers outlasted the Wolves on Friday night in Ridgway, the junior varsity teams strapped on the helmets and played in Kane to start the Wolvesâ homecoming week.
The visitors struck first when Josh Raubenstrauch ran in for a 10-yard touchdown after an interception by James Winslow stalled Kaneâs promising opening drive. The failed extra point gave Ridgway a 6-0 lead with just over five minutes left in the first quarter.
U.S. Marine Corporal Donovan E. Clancy, 26, a Ridgway native, was declared missing on Friday while wading in heavy current on the northwestern shore of Tinian, part of the Northern Marianas Islands.
Clancy is a graduate of Elk County Catholic High School. He is currently assigned to the Marine Wing Communication Squadron 18 based at Camp Foster, Okinawa in Japan.
Numerous search parties including those of the U.S. Coast Guard and Marine forces based near Guam were unable to locate Clancy on Saturday and resumed efforts on Sunday and today.
The Drive 4 UR School event was held Saturday, Sept. 27 at Kane High School. There was a huge turnout on such a beautiful day. The organizers for the event were Lori Lewis (SADD), Linda Schneider (German Club), Kerri Detsch (Prom), and Krystal Nuhfer (All Sports Boosters). The organizer wish to acknowledge Zook Motors for sponsoring the event and the community for their support.
Elk County District Attorney Shawn McMahon was one of the featured speakers during the Luminary Service on the Diamond Saturday evening, an event held to honor or remember those who have been impacted by addiction.
As district attorney, McMahon sees individuals battling various addictions pass through the criminal justice system on a regular basis.
John "Tyke" Hulings, 77, of 126 West Virginia Ave, James City,Â died Friday afternoon, Sept. 26, 2014 in James CityÂ at the home of his daughter.
He was born on Nov. 10, 1936 inÂ James City, the son of the late George and Evelyn Confer Hulings.Â On April 14, 1956 he married Donna Edinger, who preceded him in death.
Mr.Â Hulings was aÂ member of the Kane Senior Center and also the Northwestern Pennsylvania Polka Boosters.Â He attained the rank of Sergeant while serving in the National Guards.