Headlines from the Past

Staff Writer

Kane Republican Headlines from the Past – Week of February 18, 1971

Certified Census Boosts County Population 1,020; Kane Ward Lines May Change
McKean County has picked up 1,020 persons over the preliminary census count for a total of 51,915 in the number certified by the Governor’s office and received by the McKean County Commissioners, it was confirmed today. McKean County will remain in the “Sixth Class” category.

Wolves Score Big Win Over Dutch
Dominating rebounding and playing without a single substitution, the veteran Kane Area Senior High basketball team took a giant step toward the second half league championship here Friday night with a clutch 66 to 56 victory over the Flying Dutchmen of St Marys Public.
Kane Coach Dick Buckley didn’t make a single substitution, sticking with the combination of 6-6 Gary Bush, 6-4 ½ Bill (Moose) Johnson, 6-0 Tom Cecchetti, 5-10 Scott Thompson and 6-1 Jim Jones. All five played an outstanding game.

Ho Chi Minh Trail Truck Traffic Doubled Despite Laos Campaign
Ranger Unit Is Driven Off Hilltop Base
More heavy North Vietnamese attacks stalled the South Vietnamese drive into Laos today for the fifth consecutive day. Lead elements of Saigon’s 16,000 man force were still only 17 ½ miles from the border they crossed two weeks ago.

Cubs Fergy Jenkins $100,000 Bid Rejected
Ferguson Jenkins has been a 20-game winner for four straight years, but it appears the Chicago Cubs’ pitching ace will have to do his thing all over again to crack baseball’s exclusive $100,000 clique.

Ex-PA High School Hero is Trying to Break Costly Heroin Addiction Habit
Brent Hawkins had everything going for him, football star, president of the student council, recipient of numerous college football scholarships. Last April, after increasing addiction to drugs, he quit college and disappeared into the drug world.