Archive - Apr 11, 2012
George E. Matis, 57, of 785 Wetmore Road, passed away suddenly on Monday, April 9, 2012, at Kane Community Hospital.
Born Sept. 6, 1954, in Kane, he was a son of the late George and Leverna Larson Matis.
George was a dairy farmer for many years and soldÂ milk to several different producers in the area. He was also head sawyer for Kane Hardwood where he had been employed for 35 years.
JAMES CITY -- Heavy truck traffic to a Marcellus Shale natural gas well near Owl's Nest is spawning more complaints in Highland Township.
Joe Niklas of Sackett and Ken Painter of Pig's Ear Road both complained Wednesday about the dust stirred up by the truck traffic to the well site.
Speaking at a meeting of the Highland Township Board of Supervisors, Niklas said the road leading to his residence is "still dusty" due to the volume of trucks heading to the well site.
"I can't see out my windows," Niklas said.
There once was a time when the Kane Borough Council conducted its monthly business meetings in relative obscurity.
Few residents, if any, ever attended the public forums.
Thatâ€™s all changed this year.
Councilâ€™s approval of a tax increase earlier this year has spurred the formation of a citizensâ€™ group. This informal group has met several times and has undertaken a â€śfact-finderâ€ť mission to look inside the borough operation.
The group also has encouraged Kane residents to speak up at council meetings. And they have.