Mother Nature is smiling on Kane.
Skies brightened just in time Thursday for the opening ceremony for the Kane Sesquicentennial celebration.
The 45-minute ceremony on Field Street at Fraley Street featured the crowning of Miss Sesquicentennial Delaney Oertly, Junior Miss Sesquicentennial Lily Deane, Prince Jacob Menteer and Princess Madyson Wilson.
Other awards also were presented at the ceremony.
Brittany Collin and Shane Stevens are the parents of 5-month-old Swayze, the winner of the Baby Contest.
Josephine Brothers, 81, of 125 Yarnell St. in Kane and also of Sarasota, Fla., died Wednesday afternoon, July 30 at UPMC-Hamot after a lengthy illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by theÂ Cummings Funeral Home, Inc.
Phyllis A. Sloan, 74, of 127 Vine St., Marienville and Osteen, Fla, died Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at her home.
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Cummings Funeral Home, Inc.
The week-long Kane Sesquicentennial celebration moves into full swing tonight with the opening ceremony at 5 p.m. on Field Street.
Sue Holt, chairman of the Sesquicentennial Committee, will be one of the speakers at the ceremony.
The program will feature an original Ted Johnson song about Kane.
The Shade Tree Commission also will be dedicating the 150th new tree to be planted for the Sesquicentennial.
Carol Kane Simerly of Payson, Ariz. has provided two of General Thomas Kane's swords for display at the Kane Memorial Chapel.
"They belong in Kane," Simerly said Wednesday in explaining why she sent the swords to Kane in a special delivery by the United Parcel Service (UPS).
Thomas L. Kaneâ€”who founded our town 150 years agoâ€”has gone down in U.S. history as the leader of the Bucktails during the Civil War, the force behind the building of the Kinzua Viaduct and many other notable achievements.
He also is known for his support for not-so-popular causes of the time such as the Mormons.
According to author Matthew J. Grow, Kane is recognized as â€śthe most important non-Mormonâ€ť in the history of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saintsâ€”the Mormons.
There's a lot of talent in the student body at the Kane Middle School.
This was evident Tuesday at the showing of a documentary entitled "150 Years: A Student Journey" at the Family Drive-in on Route 6 east of Kane.
The 47-minute documentary-- produced by students during their recess over the past two summers-- depicts much of Kane's history. The showing of the video at the "big screen" at the drive-in is part of the week-long Kane Sesquicentennial celebration.
Planners for the Kane Sesquicentennial celebration a long time ago wanted to present a student documentary on the "big screen" at the Family Drive-in.
The biggest supporter of this proposal was Theodore "Fred" Holmes, who owned and operated the popular drive-in for over 30 years.
In Part I of this story I was about to enter a different world, the world of the professional bird watcher. I had driven to an area near Lake Erie in northwestern Ohio, where the spring bird migration is at its best. This small area is called Magee Marsh, a swampy tract of land overlooking the shores of the lake, where migrating songbirds stop to rest and feed before venturing on the long flight across the lake and into Canada. The amazing event that happens every year at this swamp is the fact that most of these migrants are warblers.
The borough of Kane is seeking federal aid for improvements at the fire hall on Poplar Street.
The borough has filed two requests for a total of $28,710 under the federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program.
Both requests are for projects to cut heating costs at the 45-year-old fire hall.
The borough is seeking $14,520 for new garage doors for the six bays at the fire hall.
The borough also is seeking $14,190 for a new energy-efficient gas-fired boiler at the fire hall.