September 24th, 2014
Darlene Royer Zietz, 68, of Odessa, Fla., died Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014.
She was born in Kane and moved to Florida in 1978.
She is preceded in death by her late, husband Harry Zietz; her parents, Homer Wayne and Jerry Royer; grandparents Harry and Hazel Bouch; and several beloved aunts and uncles.
Robert J. Williamson, 49, of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., formerly of Kane, died Tuesday morning, Sept. 23, 2014 at Plantation General Hospital, Plantation, Fla.
Born Dec. 17, 1964Â in Kane, he was the son of Robert J. and Joann J. Jackson Williamson.
An avid Pirates and Steelers fan, Rob played quarterback for Lock Haven University for a year, and was chosen to play quarterback in the Big 30 Charity Football Classic.
SMETHPORT â€“ McKean County officials say they never knew pipes hidden above the first-floor drop ceiling at the county courthouse contained hazardous asbestos.
Now they know and they will correct the problem.
They plan to spend an estimated $29,000 for an asbestos encapsulation project.
The asbestos was discovered during preliminary work for a heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) project at the courthouse.
The Kane volleyball team outplayed the Bradford Lady Owls in the first game of Tuesday nightâ€™s match in the Wolvesâ€™ Den, but the visitors regrouped to defeat the Lady Wolves in four sets, 23-25, 25-10, 25-7 and 25-17.
Kane got out to a quick 2-0 lead on a tip by Ashley Jordan and an ace by Alyssa Zampogna. Bradford battled back to go ahead but a kill by Camryn Cummings on a quick set by Jordan got the hosts back to within one, 5-6.
Kaneâ€™s Chris Udovich scored one goal in each half of Monday afternoon's game in Smethport to lead his team to a 2-1 win over the Hubbers. The Hubbers tied the game at 1-1 in the second half but Udovich quickly put his team back in the lead and the visitors left town with the narrow win.
Wolves' coach Ernie Chamberlain felt his team controlled every aspect of the game.
"We outshot them," he said. "We kept the ball on their half for a great majority of the game. We just had trouble finding the back of the net."
The Kane Lady Wolves hosted the Smethport Lady Hubbers back on Sept. 10 and came away with an exciting 1-0 win in double overtime. The same two teams took to the field on Monday evening in the county seat and again played a nail-biter with ended in a scoreless tie.
Kane coach Robert Mosier said scoring opportunities were limited in the game as both defenses and goalkeepers played exceptionally well, leading to a scoreless game at halftime.
A final payment has been made for one of the loans for a 1994 project to reconstruct the two Kane sewage treatment plants.
The last $25,000 monthly payment has been made to the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST).
Ed Sleeman, the non-voting treasurer of the Kane Borough Sewer Authority, reported on the final PENNVEST payment Monday at a board meeting at the borough building.
The authority for the past 20 years has been making $25,000 monthly payments to PENNVEST for the loan for the sewer project.
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LUDLOW â€“ The 10th annual Fall Festival is scheduled Saturday, Oct. 4 at Wildcat Park off Route 6 near Ludlow.
The festival is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Admission is free.
The festival features numerous craft vendors set up at the large pavilion at the park. The festival also includes a bake sale, a quilt drawing and a Chinese Auction.
Food will be served in the pavilion closest to the park entrance on Route 6.
Children and adults also will be able to ride a hay wagon at the park.
Proceeds from the festival benefits the Ludlow Community Association.
GROVE TWP. â€“ It was a bittersweet day Saturday as family members, friends, dignitaries and military members paid their respects to U.S. Air Force First Lieutenant William "Bill" Turner.
Turner, who grew up in Cameron and Potter counties, died Nov. 22, 1952 at just 24 years old when the C-124 Globemaster plane that he was traveling in crashed into Mount Gannet in the Chugach Mountains of Alaska.
Severe weather at the time prevented any search from being executed until three days after the crash; aircraft and sea vessels searched for three days before plane wreckage was found Nov. 28, 1952.