February 19th, 2014
Donald Morris Smith, 77, Brockway, Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014 at Punxsutawney Area Hospital after a lengthy illness.
He was born Jan. 14, 1937 in Leeper, son of the late Floyd and Ruth Elizabeth Penfield Smith. He married Donna Fox Smith, she preceded him in death in 2003.
He was a graduate of North Clarion High School, was in the U.S. Army, and was a manager for Bentz Furniture store in St. Marys for many years. He was a member of VFW in Kane and Crenshaw. He lived in Leeper than Kane before moving to Brockway seven years ago.
Controversy still lingers over an extended day that went into effect with the current school year in Kane.
Speaking at a school board Curriculum Committee meeting Tuesday at the middle school auditorium, several administrators cited advantages of having more time to instruct students.
There are mixed results in an after-school bus survey taken by the Kane School District for students in grades six through 12.
Jay Israel, co-principal at the elementary school and principal in charge of athletics, released survey information Tuesday at a meeting of the school board's Curriculum Meeting.
Donald Kaltenbach, 89, of 10 Division St., Mt. Jewett, died Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014 at UPMC Hamot in Erie.
Born July 13, 1924, in Mt. Jewett, he was a son of the late Harry and Irene Scott Kaltenbach.Â He was raised by his grandmother, Blanche Goodman. On April 29, 1950, in Hazel Hurst, he married Jeanette Rosenswie who preceded him in death in 2008.
Mr. Kaltenbach was a logger who worked as a logging contractor for various companies in the area.
He served with the U.S. MarinesÂ atÂ the battle of Iwo Jima andÂ is one of the few surviving veterans of that battle in this area.
Over the past 30 years, John "Orson" Carlson has coached hundreds of young bowlers as the volunteer director of the youth bowling program at the Kane Elks Lodge.
"I get a lot of enjoyment," Carlson said in explaining why he continues to spend every Saturday at the Elks bowling alley over the 17-week youth bowling program.
The Pa. State Police Kane Station troopers are seeking help from the public regarding a yearlong investigation into a group of individuals involved in the alleged theft of property in and around McKean County.
"We dodged a bullet," Kane Fire Chief Tim Holt said Monday afternoon while on the scene of a reported fire at 387 Forest Ave., Wetmore Township.
Holt said the fire, blamed on an electrical problem, burned the insulation off a plugged-in power cord to a gas-fired clothes dryer.
I have written many times about my search for the elusive and rare visitor from the far north, the snowy owl. As far as birds of prey are concerned, the snowy owl is at the top of my â€śwant to seeâ€™ list. In late December of 2012 and early January of 2013, reports of snowy owl sightings started to show up. Not in big numbers, but they were seen here and there. In my case it was mostly â€śthere.â€ť I ventured to the shores of Lake Erie, on Presque Isle, with no luck. I probably had waited too long, and the owl or owls, was gone.
ERIE â€“ Educators and student-teachers at Carpe Diem Academy in Erie will introduce a contemporary teaching method called Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS) into their lesson plans in the spring.
Funded in part by a $5,000 ArtsErie grant, the progressive after-school program will integrate critical response in visual art, partnering with language and literacy.
KERSEY â€“ An early morning fire on Sunday significantly damaged a house at 204 Dagus Mines Rd. in Kersey.
Elk Company 3 (Fox Township) and Fox Township Ambulance were dispatched at 5:03 a.m. and Elk Company 1 (Crystal Fire Department) followed at 5:20 a.m.