June 29th, 2014
Gregg Kristophel is pictured working on a project while customers browse through his works at the Art in the Wilds on Sunday. The Harmony artist creates what he calls "Treenware", wooden utensils made with primitive hand tools. Kristophel was one of three dozen artists to display their works at the annual festival.
Mona Joye Swanson Smith, 84, of Plano, Texas, died Thursday, June 26, 2014.
Born Feb. 26, 1930, in Mt. Jewett, she was a daughter of the late Iona Murray Swanson and George Julius Swanson.
She attended and graduated from Hamlin Township School where she met her future husband in third grade. Mona participated in the Glee Club, band and was on the year book staff.
On Sept. 8, 1951 at the home of her parents, Mona married William Carl Smith. They began their 22 years in the military traveling to Germany, Oklahoma, Texas, Pennsylvania, Colorado, and Minnesota.
When Kane Highâ€™s Class of 1969 meets later today for their 45th class reunion, one of their classmates that will be missing is author Donna (Champion) Ingersoll. Ingersoll never expected to be an author but is currently working on her third novel.
Ingersoll grew up in Westline before moving to Mt. Jewett when she was 14, the daughter of Lorraine and Robert Thornton. The year after graduating from Kane High, she married Tim Ingersoll, a 1968 Kane grad. The couple had two children, Stephanie (Ingersoll Barker) and Timothy II and moved to Indianapolis in 1979, where they still reside.
Howard Ellis Johnson, 84, a resident of the Suites at the Rouse Home, Youngsville, died Friday, June 27, 2014 after a brief illness.
Howard was born Nov. 4, 1929, in Warren, the son of the late Ellis and the late Margaret Hill Johnson.
A busy weekend looms ahead for residents of Kane and thousands of visitors.
Alumni Weekend is perhaps the happiest time of the year in Kane and the Art in the Wilds is the largest Kane summer attraction.
Together, both events will draw large crowds to Kane beginning tonight.
Michael Schultz and Elizabeth Haberberger will be at the Kane Depot this weekend to sign copies of their manuscript chronicling the love story of Elizabeth and Thomas L. Kane. The work, entitled â€śElizabeth and Thomas L. Kane: Terraces of Kane Summit,â€ť will be the basis of a play performed during the week of Kaneâ€™s Sesquicentennial.
David W. â€śSamâ€ť Earle, 47, of Austin, loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, son and friend died Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at his home surrounded by his family.
Born June 6, 1967 in Coudersport, he was the son of Richard D. and Geraldine Skrouse Earle. On Jan. 22, 1994 in Coudersport, he married Jeannette Holmes Earle who survives.
He was employed by GKN Sinter Metals in Emporium for 11 years until getting ill in 2009. He was a member of the Austin Vets Club for several years.
Sister Frances Therese is stepping down as the longtime coordinator of religious education at St. Callistus Catholic Church in Kane.
"I've loved every minute of my job," Sister Therese said as she bids farewell to the Kane community. "I'm going to miss all the people-- especially the children."
A slow-moving storm dumped up to three inches of rain on the Kane area within a 33-hour period, the National Weather Service confirmed Wednesday.
The deluge caused widespread flooding along low-lying areas.
Many basements flooded and sections of some area highways and roads were temporarily closed due to high water.
SMETHPORT â€“ The McKean County Commissioners approved the acceptance of an offer from the Kane Area Revitalization Enterprise to purchase the property at 316 Chase ST. for $250 from the McKean County repository. The property formerly was an addition to Papa Nick's restaurant and prior to that was the site of the Knights of Columbus.