May 8th, 2012
Fred A. Marconi, 92, of 2904 N.W. 61st Ave., Margate, Fla., formerly of Kane, passed away Monday, May 7, 2012 at the Cedars Sinai Hospital, in Los Angeles.
Born Jan. 6, 1920, in Cuba, N.Y., he was a son of the late and Enrico "Henry" and Anita (Inamorita) Marconi.
On Sept. 18, 1941, in St. Callistus Roman Catholic Church, he married Hazel B. (Woods) Marconi, who survives.
He was a 1938 graduate of James City High School.
On Oct. 20, 1942 he enlisted in the United States Army and served during WWII; he was honorably discharged on Sept. 29, 1943.
The Kane Lady Wolves softball team ran into a Curwensville team that hit the ball well Monday. They had an inside the park home run and a 2-run shot that cleared the fences.Â
In the second inning the visitors sent 11 batters to the plate and scored six runs while holding Kane scoreless through the first two innings to jump out to a comfortable 7-0 lead.
Curwensville added four more runs in the third to increase the lead to 11-0 as eight more batters came to the plate with the big blow being a home run over the center field fence.
Some Kane Area School District administrators will be switching buildings and duties under a staff realignment plan that goes into effect July 1.
Dr. Maryann Anderson, superintendent of the school district, conceived the plan, which she said would â€śre-energize the professional staff.â€ť
She said Monday that the nine-member school board has endorsed her plan following discussions at private meetings on personnel issues.
â€śChanges are good,â€ť Anderson said, â€śand they will help us move forward to keep our district in a good position.â€ť
Here is a summary of the changes:
MT. JEWETT â€“ A dispute between the Mt. Jewett Borough Council and the defunct Mt. Jewett Borough Water Authority is blocking the sale of a building for a local business.
Until this dispute is resolved, the borough agreed Monday to lease the building at 5 W. Main St. to Mt. Jewett residents Mike and Vera West.
Earlier this year, the Wests submitted a high bid of $29,000 to purchase the vacant building once planned as the future home for the water authority.
â€śForever Youngâ€ť was the theme for a gathering Friday of the United Church Women of Kane.
More than 50 attended the luncheon and program at Nelson Hall at the Tabor Lutheran Church at Greeves and Dawson streets in Kane.
The highlight was a performance by six women dressed as dancers wearing black tops, short shirts and red headbands.
The dancers included Connie Espen, Dee Greville, Barb Kimbrough, Susie Swanson, Mary Thompson and Ruth Truden. At least three dancers are in their 80s.
Shirley (Ross) Gerg, 84, a resident of Pinecrest Manor and formerly of 121 Parkway Road, St. Marys, died Wednesday, May 2, 2012 at Pinecrest Manor after a lengthy illness.
She was born Dec. 29, 1927 in Hicks Run, daughter of the late Patrick and Mildred Ford Ross.
She was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Central Catholic High School, Class of 1946. She served as the Cafeteria Manager at the Elk County Catholic High School from 1975 to 2001 and had been a co-owner of the Olympic Bar and Restaurant in St. Marys.
The 2012 (PSFCA) will hold the East/West All Star Game Sunday, May 6. The game will be held at Gateway High School in Monroeville. Scheduled kickoff is slated for 2 p.m.Â
Over 220 Special Olympics athletes from throughout McKean County met at Kane Area High School on Wed., May 2, to compete in the 37th annual Special Olympics/Zippo Track & Field Meet.
Seven athletes, whose names will be released soon, qualified to represent McKean County at the Pennsylvania Special Olympics State Games at Penn State, June 7-9.
First place winners were:
EAST DEER â€“ Two wheels fell off a school bus with 25 Elk County children on board along state Route 28 on Thursday morning, but neither they nor the bus driver were injured, state police said.
The driver, Walter Mehalko, 63, of Wilcox, was able to pull the crippled bus over to the side of the road between the Creighton (Exit 13) and Pittsburgh Mills (12A) exits at about 9 a.m.
The bus was one of two from the Johnsonburg Area School District heading to the Carnegie Science Center in Pittsburgh.
The nine-week KidShape program at the Kane Middle School is teaching parents and children how to deal with weight issues.
UPMC-Hamot, which includes Kane Community Hospital, is partnering with the Highmark Foundation to bring the nationally recognized family-based weight management program to Kane.
The program is for overweight children ages 6 to 14 and their parents. The program helps children and their families through better nutrition, increased physical activity and improved self-esteem.
A total of 17 children and their parents are taking part in the program.