Headlines from the Past

Staff Writer

Kane Republican Headlines for the Week of August 27, 1991
Field Day Dedicated to Cochran

The 12th Annual Northwest Pennsylvania Loggers and Sawmillers Safety Day at the McKean County Fairgrounds in East Smethport Saturday was dedicated to a man who served as a major asset to the area’s timber industry: Roe S (Sandy) Cochran. Cochran, whose sudden death last month left a void in the industry, served as area forest resource agent for the Penn State University Cooperative Extension Service in Ridgway.

Affiliated Firm Liquidates
A US Federal Bankruptcy Court judge in Buffalo, New York, has ruled in favor of converting a filing on Chapter 11 of the federal bankruptcy laws by the parent company of Affiliated Industries, Inc of Kane, to Chapter 7 liquidation, placing the jobs of some 160 employees at the local firm in jeopardy. The company stopped production earlier in the month. (Thirty-five workers returned later in the week.)

Outstanding Fest May Have Lost Money
Members of the KARCC Board of Directors last night heard a 90 minute report on the outstanding recent three-day Kane Fest celebration that included a big parade, outstanding entertainment and the crowning of Holly Rezzelle as festival queen. Organizers told commission members that Kane Fest will probably end up with a deficit of about $1,000.

Proposal Made to Restore Viaduct
An appeal was made Tuesday to the Seneca Highlands Tourist Association (SHTA) Board of Directors by the association’s President Franklin R Swanson to solicit state and federal support to restore Kinzua Bridge near Mt Jewett, one of the area’s vital historic landmarks.

Kane Runners Should Be Strong
Seth Bloomquist, Kane High Cross Country coach, looks for continued success this season from the Wolves harriers after a good fall in 1990.
The KAHS girls’ squad won its third straight D9 championship last year after earning a 12-0 record in dual meets. The boys’ team placed second at districts after going 10-3 in duals. Leaders of this year’s girls’ team are seniors Elaine Brinkley and Mary Gausman junior Pam Gagnon and sophomores Sandy Stanko and Michele Bundy. Leading the boys’ team will be juniors Mike Johnston, Jim Pennington, Mike Bard and Jim Weaver.