January 3rd, 2014
Linda Kay Wolbert, 71, of Shippenville, died on Friday morning, Jan. 3, 2014, at her home surrounded by her family following a courageous battle with cancer.â€¨Linda was born on Dec. 17, 1942 in Kane, to the late Virgil and Ernestine Hallberg.
She was the beloved wife of Francis J. Wolbert Sr., with whom she was married to for 51 years.
Linda retired from the Marienville Pharmacy. She enjoyed reading, spending time with her family, and shopping with her granddaughters.
She was of the Catholic faith.
Today's frigid temperatures are just a "pre-game warmup" for a "deep freeze" coming next week.
"Some of the coldest air in the last 20 years will be spreading over the Kane area," John LaCorte said Thursday.
HAZEL HURST â€“ A dispute has developed over the selection of a new secretary-treasurer for Hamlin Township.
The township Board of Supervisors acted at a special meeting Monday to hire Nicole L. "Nickie" Wheatley Causer of Hazel Hurst for the position.
WARREN â€“Â Â Stephen Westerburg, security manager of Northwest Savings Bank, has earned his certification as a Community Bank Security Professional through the Pennsylvania Association of Community Bankers.
SMETHPORT â€“ McKean County is facing several lawsuits for taking alleged illegal action to increase assessments on properties with forest lands.
The Collins Pine Company (Kane Hardwood), perhaps the largest owner of forest lands in the county, is one of the appellants.
Evelyn M. "Susie" Lantz, 87, formerly of West Kane and Oberg Avenue in Mt. Jewett, died early Wednesday morning, Jan. 1, 2014 at the Lutheran Home at Kane, where she was a resident.
Born July 10, 1926 in Kane, she was the daughter of Ira Raymond and Alma W. Anderson Sloan.Â On Oct. 18, 1952 in West Kane, she married Carl E. Lantz, who died Feb. 1, 2012.
Susie was a beautician for over 50 yearsÂ with herÂ shop in her home, and owned and operated the Kane Motel with her husband for several years.
December 30th, 2013
SMETHPORT â€“ A Mt. Jewett couple have entered "no contest" pleas to charges linked with the alleged withholding of food from three adoptive children as a form of punishment.
HAZEL HURST â€“ Hamlin Township has a new secretary-treasurer.
Acting at a special meeting Monday, the township Board of Supervisors voted 3-0 to hire Nicole L. "Nickie" Wheatley Causer of Hazel Hurst for the position.
Leonard Kay Nelson Sr., 87, of 621 Tionesta Ave., died Friday, Dec. 27, 2013 at his home.
He was born May 20, 1926 in Kane to Joseph & Ellen (Hanson) Nelson.
Leonard grew up and attended school in DeYoung, and was an avid baseball player as a young man. In 1947, in Kane, Leonard married Louise Porter.Â They were happily married for 64 years. She preceded him in death in 2012.
Donald E. Cooley, 76, of 215 Park Ave., Kane, died Sunday afternoon, Dec. 29, 2013 at Sena Kean Manor in Smethport where he resided since last Friday.
A lifelong resident of Kane, he was born Jan. 24, 1937 in Kane, son of John J. and Frances M. Smith Cooley.Â
He served in the U.S. Army for four years during the Vietnam War, then transferred to the Army Reserves.Â Mr. Cooley then worked for the Hanley Brick Company in Lewis Run for many years.Â He was an avid hunter with his beagle, Patty, alongside.