May 27th, 2014
It has been a year in the making, but through a collaborative community effort new hoops have been installed at the Evergreen Park basketball courts. The new hoops were purchased by a grant through the Collins Company, plans were approved by the Kane Borough Council, and installation was under the direction of Highlander Energy.
A crowd estimated at more than 300 attended the annual Memorial Day program Monday at the memorial point at Evergreen Park in Kane.
LUDLOW ‚Äď Six veterans who died in the past year were honored Monday at the Memorial Day service at the Gibbs Hill Cemetery near Ludlow.
The departed veterans include John Straneva, Nicholas Juban, Chester Swanson, Eugene Rzodkiewicz and Virgil Nelson.
MT. JEWETT ‚Äď The street across from the Veteran‚Äôs gazebo in downtown Mt Jewett was crowded with people out to honor servicemen and women, both past and present, during Monday‚Äôs Veteran‚Äôs Day Parade. The crowds enjoyed sunny skies and warm temperatures as they watch the ten minute parade and the ceremony that followed.
Former Kane teacher and Wolves Head Football Coach Richard ‚ÄúDick‚ÄĚ Smith will be inducted into the Kane All Sports Boosters Hall of Fame tomorrow night at the organization‚Äôs annual awards ceremony.
RIDGWAY ‚Äď Preliminary reports indicate at least one person is dead after an accident on the Clarion River in the Portland Mills area.
Emergency responders were called to the vicinity of 35080 Portland Mills Rd. in Ridgway Township for an initial report of five individuals in the water, including at least one with injuries. Elk Company 4 (Ridgway Fire Department) and Ridgway Ambulance were called at 3 p.m., and fire chief Scott Pontious later called for a swift water rescue team from Clearfield County to the scene. The coroner was requested to the scene.
Memorial Day parades and programs are slated Monday in the Kane area.
Parades will be held in Kane and Mt. Jewett along with Memorial Day programs. A Memorial Day service will be held in Ludlow.
BRADFORD - With Pennsylvania‚Äôs primary election in the rear view mirror, Governor Tom Corbett made a campaign stop at the Bradford Senior Center on Friday morning. Corbett/Cawley campaign signs flanked Campus Drive as approximately 100 people gathered in the senior center to listen to Corbett discuss state matters and take a few questions.
RIDGWAY ‚Äď Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency [PEMA] officials continued to work hand-in-hand with area residents and emergency officials Friday to assess the damage from Wednesday's flooding that ravaged Elk County, particularly Ridgway where floodwaters reached six feet in some areas.
Ten members of Kane‚Äôs track and field teams took part in Friday‚Äôs PIAA Championship meet at Shippensburg University. While none of the Wolves competing Friday came away with a medal, four Kane athletes are still in the medal hunt on Saturday.