February 5th, 2013
BROCKWAY â€“ The Kane Lady Wolves basketball team used some suffocating defense to propel themselves to a big 54-17 win over the Brockway Lady Rovers on Tuesday night on the road.
MT. JEWETT â€“ A Mt. Jewett woman claims it's dangerous to walk down the East Main Street sidewalk due to aggressive dogs.
Speaking Monday at a meeting of the Mt. Jewett Borough Council, Jennifer Rush of 53 E. Main St. said three or four dogs interfere with pedestrian traffic on the north side sidewalk of East Main Street at a residence near My Sister's Place restaurant.
Anthony D. Gallo, age 86, of the Bradford Ecumenical Home, Bradford, formerly of Kent Boulevard, Salamanca, N.Y., died early Tuesday morning, Feb. 5, 2013 following a long illness.
Born Feb. 13, 1926 in Kane, he was the son of the late Joseph and Theresa Perri Gallo.
Mr. Gallo was a veteran of the United States Navy, serving in the Pacific Theater during World War II on both the USS Savannah and the USS Altair. He was awarded the Pacific Theater Ribbon, the American Theater Ribbon, and the Victory Medal.
Kane eighth grader Frank Truden (22) lets a 3-pointer fly during Monday's game with Brookville. Despite Truden's efforts, the young Wolves came up a little short against the Raiders. The season is winding down for the Wolves, with only two weeks remaining in their season.
New Growth Resources, Inc. of Kane late last month removed 90 dead and dying trees from Evergreen Park in the borough as a community service.
Company workers returned Monday to remove stumps and other woody debris to prepare the park for new trees.
DuBOIS â€“ The 2012-2013 Lady Wolves are making their mark on the all-time Kane girlsâ€™ basketball record book.
Two days after fellow senior Kaila Jamerson became the Lady Wolves all-time leading scorer, point guard Dawn Saquin replaced her sister Andrea at the top of the all-time assist list. Dawn finished the night with seven assists to make her career total 241, one better than Andrea.
Thousands of fans watched as Pennsylvania's world-famous groundhog Punxsutawney Phil made his highly anticipated weather prognostication on Saturday, commemorating 127 years of Pennsylvania's unique Groundhog Day tradition.
Phil predicted an early spring after emerging from his burrow without seeing his shadow Saturday morning in the Pennsylvania Wilds.
According to holiday folklore, if the groundhog emerges in the early morning on Feb. 2 and does not see his shadow, there will be an early spring. If he sees his shadow, six more weeks of wintry weather are expected.
The Kane boysâ€™ basketball team dug themselves a deep hole at the beginning of Friday nightâ€™s game with DuBois Central Catholic and never recovered, losing a key game in their hopes of securing a playoff berth.
Until now, it's been a roller coaster winter season in the Kane area.
For example, the area last month had a string of days with frigid sub-20-degree high temperatures, but little snow.Â
RIDGWAY â€“ A 12-member jury after two hours of deliberation acquitted Francis Anthony Milliard, 55, of Ridgway, on 12 counts of arson, insurance fraud, and related offenses stemming from a Dec. 4, 2008 fire at his 115 First Ave. property in Johnsonburg. Milliard said he "absolutely [felt] vindicated by the verdict" as he has steadfastly maintained his innocence since his arrest and incarceration in July of 2012.