Archive - Oct 2011
HAZEL HURST â€“ The Hamlin Township Board of Supervisors is considering the addition of a tax on persons who work at jobs in the township.
The Local Services Tax (LST)â€”formerly known as the Emergency Municipal Services (EMS) taxâ€”is allowed under state law and is assessed by several area municipalities.
The maximum tax permitted by law is $52 a year-- $1 per week.
Those earning $12,000 or less a year can apply for a full tax refund.
The proposed tax would not affect retired persons living in the township.
In the opening match of the round robin, the Kane Lady Wolves swept Smethport 25-18 and 25-13.
â€śSmethport kept the ball moving a lot and they dug up a lot of what we hit," Kane head girls varsity volleyball coach Judy Kessler. "They are pretty steady, but we served aggressively and hit smartly so we got a lot of points that way.â€ť
AmeriCorpsâ€”called â€śa domestic Peace Corpsâ€ťâ€”has assigned three local women to tutor and mentor students in the Kane Area School District.
The three include:
*Kathleen Prosperi of Kane, who is based at the high school.
*Ashley Mix of Mt. Jewett, who is assigned to the elementary school.
*Kathy Long of Kane, who works with students at the middle school and elementary schools.
â€śAll three are full-time AmeriCorps volunteers,â€ť Dr. Maryann Anderson, Kane school superintendent, said. â€śItâ€™s a wonderful program.â€ť
Nellie J. Himes, 87, of 207 Irishtown Road, Kersey, died Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011 at her residence.
She was born April 4, 1924, in Kane, daughter of the late Charles W. and Mary Merle Brown Hepler.
On May 27, 1942, in Kane, she married Harry A. Himes Sr., who survives.
She had lived in the area for the past 69 years and attended Kane schools. She attended the Faith Baptist Church and enjoyed camping, canning and baking, reading her Bible and spending time with her family.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ The visiting Kane Wolves (4-3) rode the momentum of four touchdowns Friday night from junior running back Jonah Smith to drop winless Johnsonburg (0-7), 42-7.
After a tight 7-7 game in the first quarter which saw Smith score his first touchdown of the night, Kane mounted a furious offensive attack to score four times in just under six minutes in the second quarter.
Shirlee M. Salberg, 84, of 1939 Montmorenci Rd., Ridgway, died unexpectedly at her residence on Friday.
She was born Dec. 13, 1926 in Ridgway, daughter of the late Henry and Emma (Mader) Markert. She married Ray H. Salberg on June 18, 1949, and he preceded her in death on June 23, 2002.
The Kane boys soccer team fell to a more aggressive Brookville team 5-1. Both teams started out just trying to get a feel for the field as the footing was poor. Once the Brookville squad got their feet under them they started controlling the game and were able to put three goals on the board before the half. It seemed like every time Kane was on offense the Raiders were there and with a few more people on defense than the Wolves had on offense.Â
The final home meet of the year would prove to be a good one for the Kane cross country teams as they defeated ECC, DCC and Brockway at home on Tuesday.
The Mountain Laurel Federal Credit Union has completed its move to its new office at 211 S. Fraley St. at West Hemlock Avenue in Kane.
The new site formerly housed Kane Monuments, which closed its local operations in 2008.
The Credit Union has operated in Kane since 2005 in space it rented at 22 Greeves St. near Summit Drive.
Patty Shaffer, the manager of the Kane office of the Mountain Laurel Credit Union, said earlier this year that the local office needed more space.
Santilli Field in Kane soon will resemble a Major League Baseball park.
The Kane Borough Council agreed Monday to allow the schoolâ€™s All-Sports Booster Club to sell advertising banners for display on the outfield fence at Santilli Field on Hacker Street.
Larry Smith of Kane, the vice president of the Booster Club, and Steve Peterson of Mt. Jewett, a board member, told council the advertising banners would raise money for improvements at the baseball field.
â€śThis will really help a lot,â€ť Peterson said in his presentation to council.