October 2nd, 2014
RIDGWAY â€“ Hope.
This was the resounding sentiment expressed at Thursday evening's candlelight vigil for U.S. Marine Corporal Donovan E. Clancy, 26, a Ridgway native who went missing Friday after wading in heavy surf on the shore of Tinian, a small island in the Northern Marianas Islands in the Guam region (situated near Guam).
LUDLOW â€“ The 10th annual Fall Fest will be held Saturday at Wildcat Park along Route 6 near Ludlow.
Admission is free. The event will be held rain or shine. There is no charge for parking.
The event from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. features all types of crafts and foods displayed beneath a large covered pavilion at the park.
Roadway improvements on Route 6 in Kane are continuing with paving currently taking place, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced Thursday.
The paving activity could impact available parking in and around the borough of Kane.
Repairs will improve the ride quality of the roadway surface and extend the useful life of the pavement, PennDOT said.
The work was made possible by Act 89, the stateâ€™s new transportation plan.Â
The Kane Wolves look to rebound from last weekâ€™s 21-20 loss to the Ridgway Elkers tonight when they take on the Brockway Rovers. A battle of 4-1 teams would always be a big game but throw in the mix that it is the Wolvesâ€™ Homecoming game, and that raises the stakes even more.
The Rovers opened up their season with lopsided wins over Smethport, Coudersport and Cameron County before ending their run against the AML North with a hard-fought 33-13 win over Otto-Eldred. Last week, coach Frank Zoccoâ€™s team had their record blemished with a 28-17 loss to AAA Clearfield.
The St. Marys Area Lady Dutch soccer team handed the Kane Lady Wolves a 3-0 setback Thursday afternoon at the SMAHS soccer field.
The Lady Dutch took a 2-0 first half lead. They added another goal early in the second half.
"Overall we played a good possession game today," said St. Marys coach Eric Bridges.
"Our reserves played aggressively and helped us to keep possession of the ball," said Bridges.
"Kane impressed me with their 80 minutes of play. We were forced to fight hard for the 50/50 balls," added Bridges.
The Coudersport Falcons came to town on Thursday afternoon and handed the Kane boysâ€™ soccer team a 3-0 loss on the Wolvesâ€™ home field. Coach Ernie Chamberlainâ€™s Wolves played well, but just couldnâ€™t find the back of the net despite more than a dozen shots on goal.
Kaneâ€™s best chance of scoring early on came when goalie Michael Butterfield made a save and punted the ball way downfield where teammate Chris Cummings caught up to it and redirected it towards the goal. Falcons goalie Michael Chambers batted it away and scooped up the rebound before Cummings could knock it home.
A tree and special plaque have been placed in Evergreen Park in Kane to honor the memory of Brenda Emer.
She died a year ago-- Oct. 1, 2013-- after a long and courageous battle with breast cancer. Ironically, she died on the first day of the annual Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
More than 100 family members and friends-- many with tears in their eyes-- attended a brief ceremony Wednesday to dedicate the tree and plaque on the Birch Street side of the park.
Wearing "We Remember Brenda" pink shirts, Jill Thompson of Kane and the Rev. Craig Smith spoke at the dedication ceremony.
Plans are being made to upgrade security at the Kane High School building.
The school board's Finance and Operations Committee agreed Wednesday to endorse several security suggestions presented by John Rook, the facilities director for the school district.
The school board is expected to act at its meeting next Thursday to give Rook the go-ahead to prepare bid specifications for the work.
The proposed security projects include:
Kane's Andrew Peterson films the crowd watching Wednesday night's KHS Homecoming parade as his teammates look on. Peterson and the rest of the Wolves will be looking to rebound from last week's loss to Ridgway and stay in the AML South hunt when they take on Brockway Friday night at Paul R Miller Stadium. Kickoff for the game is slated for 7 p.m.
The Elk County Catholic Crusader golf team defeated the visiting Kane Wolves by a score of 205-218 on Wednesday afternoon in a match played at the Leaning Pines Public Golf Course.
ECC's Jeffrey Wehler and Kane's Trace Gordon were co-medalists with rounds of 38.
Mitchell Struble shot a 40 for the Crusaders, while teammate Drew Meyer was a stroke back with a 41, followed by Jonah Meyer with a 42. Ryan Newton's 44 was the final score to count toward the team's total.