August 26th, 2014
The Kane Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary held its regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, August 6, 2014. Nine auxiliary members attended the meeting, during which they welcomed two new members to the organization, Angie Pease and Jessica Szymanski. Another prospective memberâ€™s application was read and will be voted on during the September meeting.
SMETHPORT â€“ The McKean County Board of Commissioners has approved a payment for the Kane borough paving project.
Acting at their meeting Tuesday, Commissioners Joe DeMott, Al Pingie and Cliff Lane authorized a payment of $7,562 for the Kane project. The payment represents the boroughâ€™s share of county liquid fuel tax revenue.
The borough also allocated $35,000 in state liquid fuel tax revenue for the project that cost nearly $140,000. The borough budgeted about $97,000 for the project.
Larry Keyser, 65. of 387 Division Street, Mt. Jewett, died Sunday (Aug. 24, 2014) at Kane Community Hospital.
Born Jan. 30, 1949, in Kane, he was a son ofÂ Clayton and Dolores Anderson Edinger.Â On February 12, 1971, in Mt. Jewett, he married Julie Swanson who survives.
Mr. Keyser had been employed at Stackpole.Â He was a member of the Sons of the American Legion.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his father;Â two aunts, Ginger Stidd of Erie and Bette Lou Macnamara of Annapolis, MD; and several cousins, nephews and nieces.
N. Douglas Erickson, 83, of 607 Johnson Mill Rd., Lewisburg, died Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014 at RiverWoods, Lewisburg.
He was born June 23, 1931 in Ludlow, a son of the late Harry G. and Lois (Atkins) Erickson. On Sept. 17, 1955 he married the former, Janice Bower, who preceded him in death on July 2, 1988. Together they celebrated 32 years of marriage.
Angeline Gabriel, 90, of 158 Old Smethport Road, died Sunday (Aug. 24, 2014) at the Lutheran Home at Kane.
Born Dec. 11, 1923, in Kane, she was a daughter ofÂ the late Anthony and Mary Gerarge Migliazzo. On May 13, 1944, in Kane, she married Edward Gabriel who preceded her in death on Nov. 25, 1997.
In the spring of 1918, the newly formed American Expeditionary Forceâ€™s First Pursuit Group began combat operations in Villenueve, France in support of the Allied Nations defense of Western Europe from German aggression. Soon to be famous American aces such as Rickenbacker, Lufberry, Hall and others were preparing to write their names into the annals of aviation history. WWI was in its fifth and final year and the outlook was uncertain.
Charges in two separate criminal cases have been bound over to McKean County Court following preliminary hearings Monday in Kane District Court.
Kane District Court Judge Dave Engman sent the cases to county court after hearing testimony in two lengthy hearings.
Kristjan Whiteway, assistant county district attorney, was the prosecutor for the hearings. Smethport attorney Jim Miller served as the court-appointed public defender in the two cases.
With the â€śextendedâ€ť school day in Kane scrapped, students will spend less time in school when classes resume Tuesday.
Classes for children in kindergarten through second grade now will begin at 8:10 a.m. and conclude at 2:30 p.m.
For students in grades 3 through 8, classes now will begin at 8:10 a.m. and conclude at 2:50 p.m.
High school students in grades 9-12 will begin classes at 8:05 a.m. and end the school day at 2:45 p.m.
HAMILTON TWP. â€“Â A 17-year-old Ludlow teen was fatally injured during a crash that occurred at 5:44 p.m. on Saturday evening, Aug. 23, in the area of 623 Gibbs Hill Rd., Hamilton Township, McKean County.
The Kane-based state police report that Dylan Ross Yasurek, 18, of Ludlow, was operating a 2001 Ford Ranger XLT on Gibbs Hill Rd. and transporting two passengers, Tristan Scott Sauers, 17, of Ludlow, and a known 15-year-old female of Endeavor.
The Kane Volunteer Fire Department responded to a fire early Friday morning in a garage on Highland Road, Wetmore Township.
Fire Chief Tim Holt said the fire erupted in a 1997 Ford Explorer parked inside a three-stall garage at the John and Sara Halquist residence at 6834 Highland Road, not far from Old Mill Road.
The chief said the firemen "saved" the garage, which measures 48x36 feet. He said the fire destroyed the vehicle. The cause has not been determined, the chief said. The fire was confined to the vehicle, the chief said.