Archive - May 2012
The Kane Borough Council plans to revise its rules for handicapped parking spaces in residential areas.
Council last month voted to eliminate reserved parking for handicapped on residential streets.
But council voted 6-0 Monday to initiate action to revise its ordinance covering residential handicap parking spaces.
Council President Howard Kane joined with Councilwomen Janet Bard and Holly Harris and Councilmen Dennis Drost, Harold Hallberg and John Gentilman to approve the "first reading" of the ordinance. Councilman Bill Tunall did not attend the meeting.
HAZEL HURST â€“ The Hamlin Township Board of Supervisors agreed Monday to work on Marvindale Road.
At this point, however, the supervisors aren't sure exactly how much work will be done. The cost will determine the scope of the project.
One plan calls for work on a 7,310-foot section. Another option calls for work on the total length of the road at the eastern end of the township.
Both options call for "milling" the existing roadway, grading and rolling the "millings" for a new surface.
See full article by purchasing the May 15 edition of The Kane Republican.
Lawrence R. "Larry" Chapman, 70, a resident of Sena Kean Manor in Smethport, formerly of Kane and Bradford, died early Monday morning, May 14, 2012 at Bradford Regional Medical Center.
Born Sept. 10, 1941 in Kane, he was the son of Luzerne L. and Ruth Lucinda Rymer Chapman.
Larry had worked at Futures Rehabilitation in Bradford for several years.
He is survived by a brother, James C. Chapman of Warren.
Friends may attend a graveside service at 11 a.m. on Wednesday at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Kane with the rev. Leonard Eastman, pastor of the Kane Revival Center, officiating.
James Stephen Sennett, 89, of Seven Lakes, N.C. passed away Saturday, February 4, 2012 at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital.
Jim was born in St. Marys, son of Clifford J. and Catherine F. Sennett. Following graduation from Penn State University, he was employed as Sales Manager for Stackpole Inc. He was an avid golfer, friend to all, a man of integrity and always a gentleman. He was a devoted husband as well as a loving father.
During World War II he served in the Army Aircorp with the 319th Bombardier Squadron and was involved in combat duty in the Mediterranean Theatre.
Rosella F. "Rosie" Marconi, 83, formerly of Hemlock Avenue, Kane, died early Saturday evening, May 12, 2012 at The Lutheran Home at Kane.
Born Jan. 28, 1929 in Kane, she was the daughter of Leonard and Mary Loretta "Laura" Dalton Fiscus.Â On May 27, 1950 in Kane, she married James J. Marconi, who survives.
After graduating from Kane Area High School in 1946, Rosie owned and operated the Mary Rose Beauty Shop in Kane.Â Later, she worked at Houston Electronics, then for Stackpole, both in Kane, where she was a packer and a union steward.
Active in church music for more than half a century, Jane Pflieger rang in a new chapter in her career 15 years ago as the first director of the handbell choir at Tabor Lutheran Church in Kane.
She now is retiring from the post.
â€śIt is with mixed emotions that I retire as handbell director at the church,â€ť Pflieger said. â€śThroughout my music ministry, I have endeavored to serve God.â€ť
Thus ends a 52-year career in church music for the wife of the Rev. David Pflieger of Kane.
Sunny skies and mild temperatures prevailed Friday for the second annual KARE For Kane Day.
An estimated 450 volunteers took part in the one-day project to beautify the community. The total is a huge increase over the first event in 2011.
â€śItâ€™s going really well,â€ť Melanie Clabaugh said Friday as she greeted volunteers at the Kane Area Community Center on Fraley Street.
â€śEveryone seems to be excited and the projects are getting done,â€ť she said.
Phillip J. Imbrogno, 60, of 120 Dawson St., passed away Thursday, May 10, 2012, at the Lutheran Home at Kane.
Born May 18, 1951, in Kane, he was the son of Joseph and Frances "Dolly" Cappello Imbrogno. On May 23, 1976, at St. Callistus Catholic Church, he married Shawna Danielson who survives.
Kane native Julia Anderson has been hired as the new director of special education for the Kane Area School District.
The Kane School Board approved the appointment Thursday at its meeting at the Kane Middle School auditorium. She will begin at the "entry-level" salary of $62,500 for the position.
Anderson, a 1996 graduate of Kane High School, is the daughter of Dave and Judy Carlson of Kane. She is one of six children in the family.
MT. JEWETT â€“ Dr. Linda Rettger has practiced family medicine in Mt. Jewett for 31 years.
She now will be seeing patients in a new state-of-the-art medical office complex.
"I'm very happy with our new building," Rettger said Thursday after cutting the ribbon to officially open the UPMC Hamot Medical Park at 18 W. Main St. near the Mt. Jewett Post Office. "This is a wonderful asset for our community."
The Mt. Jewett medical park is a service of Kane Community Hospital, which is an affiliate of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and the Hamot Medical Center in Erie.