Wasting no time, carvers could be seen working on new wooden carvings Sunday afternoon at the 16th annual Ridgway Chainsaw Carvers Rendezvous. As part of the event, live carvings will be happening in Ridgway throughout the upcoming week.
Stephanie Swanson and her daughters, Sophia and Chelsea, announce the upcoming Soup & Pie Lunch at Friends' Memorial Public Library which will take place Tuesday, Feb. 24 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the library along Chase Street. Stephanie, Sophia, and Chelsea, regular attendees of the library's Block Parties for Pre-schoolers held Saturday mornings, are also supporters of the Soup & Pie event.
On Thursday evening, the 10th annual Big Buck Contest awards banquet, sponsored by The Daily Press, Ridgway Record and Kane Republican newspapers took place at the Johnsonburg Fire Hall. A crowd of nearly 300 gathered for the event which included the announcement of this year's winners in the adult, youth and mentor divisions along with prizes for the oldest and youngest hunter, smallest buck and random male and female. A special contest tabloid will be published Wednesday, Jan. 28.
The Kane Volunteer Fire Department has elected officers for 2015. The officers include, left to right: Bill Horton, vice president; Brian Nelson, president; Tom Eastman, secretary; and Randy Gullifer, treasurer. The annual fire department banquet is March 7 at the fire hall. State Rep. Martin Causer (R-Turtlepoint) is the guest speaker.
Sandra Olson of Kane is the winner of the "Kane Loves Our Fuzzy Friends" promotion. Sandra and many others donated items to the McKean County S.P.C.A. and she won the Midland wearable video camera from the Photo and Sound Shoppe. Congratulations and thank you to Sandra, and to all who donated to the S.P.C.A. and the local businesses who support the promotion every year.
Shell Appalachia is sponsoring a program at the Kane Middle School to motivate students to pursue careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). Parent orientation took place Thursday in the middle school gymnasium. Among those parents participating are, seated: Jim and Ingrid Cartwright and Randy Bernhard. Jay Israel (standing) is the middle school principal. The Cartwrights' son, Dominic is an eighth-grade student at the middle school. Bernhard's daughter, Emily also is an eighth-grader. Students will be participating in the STEM program today at the school.
State Rep. Martin Causer (R-Turtlepoint) hosted an "open house" Thursday in Kane to introduce himself to Kane area residents. As of Dec. 1, his state legislative district includes all of McKean County. The group includes, left to right: John and Louise Schmidt of Kane, Causer and Jill Thompson, manager of Causer's office at 55 Fraley St., Kane. State Rep. Kathy Rapp (R-Warren) previously represented the Kane area.
Santa and Mrs Claus made a pre-Christmas stop at the Kane Community Center on Saturday following the annual Santa Parade. Coulter, 19 months, keeps a wary eye on St. Nick as sisters Kalin, 5, and Karys, 7, wait their turn to tell Santa what they would like for Christmas. The three made the trip from Indiana with their mother, Katie Stewart, to visit their grandparents and sit on Santa's lap.
Members of the Kane Lions club are shown hanging Christmas wreaths early Sunday morning, Nov. 22 on the street light poles on Fraley Street. Shown isÂ Russ Counts with his crew making final adjustments to a wreath in front of the Lilly of the Valley. This year the Lions added new rope lights to the Fraley Street poles as well as five new decorations on Field Street.
Tim Holt (right), chief of the Kane Volunteer Fire Department, gives a presentation on the departmentâ€™s new rescue truck at a recent meeting of the Kane Rotary Club. The cost of the new rescue truck is about $450,000â€”not counting special equipment added to the rig.