September 25th, 2014
Mark A. Lamper, 60, of Erie, died Sunday, Sept. 21 at his residence.
Born Nov. 17, 1953 in Warren, he was the son of the late Glenn and Violet (McCarthy) Lamper.
Mark worked as a machine operator at Owens Brockway for over 20 years. He loved his bird, was a member of the Moose Club, and an avid lottery ticket player. He also loved spending time with his family and camping at Fox Dam in Kane.
Dad you were the best then, youâ€™re the best now, and your always gonna be the best there ever was. We will love you forever.
A defendant in a Kane assault case is accused of intimidating the female victim while he is incarcerated at the McKean County Jail near Smethport.
William Jason Pearce, 38, of Glen Campbell, Pa. in Indiana County called the alleged victim on her cell phone â€śover 50 timesâ€ť from jail Sunday through Wednesday, according to a criminal complaint filed Wednesday with Smethport District Court Judge Bill Todd.Â
According to the court documents, the calls placed the alleged victim in â€śreasonable fear of bodily injuryâ€ť or â€śemotional distress.â€ťÂ
Kane area residents can take advantage of Fordâ€™s $20 donation for every new vehicle taken for a test drive on Saturday, Sept. 27 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
A number of new vehicles from Zook Motors will be available to be taken for a test drive in front of the Kane Senior High School. Proceeds from the event will benefit four separate KHS clubs, SADD, Prom Committee, Kane All-Sports Booster Club and the German Club.
Kane girlsâ€™ soccer coach Robert Mosier thought his team would show the Ridgway Lady Elkers how much they have improved since the two teams first meeting, Kaneâ€™s first game of the season. Unfortunately for the Lady Wolves, the result was pretty much the same. Ridgway defeated the Kane girls 8-1 back on Sept. 8 on the Lady Elkers' home field. On Wednesday afternoon, the Lady Wolves hosted coach Greg Maddalenaâ€™s team and jumped out to a 7-0 lead before Terika Schleicher booted a goal to prevent the shutout.
The Kane cross country team made the long trip to Punxsutawney on Tuesday to take on the Chucks and the DuBois Beavers. The Wolvesâ€™ runners came up short against both teams, losing to the hosts by a 19-44 score and dropping a 26-33 decision to DuBois.
Hunter Yasurek was Kaneâ€™s top runner in the meet. The Wolvesâ€™ sophomore completed the course in 18:39 for his second fastest finish of the season.
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."