March 14th, 2012
Kane native Marty Niklas is one of the U.S. Marines chosen to carry the special National 9/11 American flag during a ceremony last week at the BNP Paribas Open professional tennis tournament at Indian Wells, Calif.
Private First Class (Pfc.) Niklas is a 2011 graduate of Kane Area High School. He is the leader of his platoon based at the Marine base at 29 Palms, Calif.
Ione E. Housler, 85, formerly of Lantz Corners, passed away Monday, March 12, 2012, at the Lutheran Home at Kane.
Born July 3, 1926, in Kane, she was a daughter of the late Oscar and Judith Carlson Olson. She was married to Charles M. Housler who preceded her in death.
Mrs. Housler had worked as a cashier at the former Market Basket and later was in charge of the Ben Franklin section of the store.
She was a member of the Mt. Jewett American Legion Post 574 auxiliary.Â Additionally, she was very active in the 4 H Club.
Alice R. Caldwell, 99, formerly of 19 Spring St., Kane, died Monday afternoon, March 12, 2012 at The Lutheran Home at Kane.
Born June 3, 1912 in Kane, she was the daughter of Edward J. and Beata Johnson Anderson. On Oct. 22, 1930 in Smethport, she married Smiley M. Caldwell, who died in 1984.
Mrs. Caldwell was a member of The Presbyterian Church and the Mountain Grange #1307, both in Kane, as well as the Kane Food Pantry, where she served as secretary.Â She was a member of the Queen Elizabeth Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star in Clarksburg, W.Va.,Â sinceÂ 1943.
The Lutheran Home at Kane is seeking permission to link with Biddle Street (Route 6) over an alleged right-of-way known as Lincoln Street Extension.
"Is there a right-of-way and are we permitted to construct a road to improve our land accessibility?" Lutheran Home Administrator Linda Carlson asked in a letter to the Kane Borough Council.
She said the Lutheran Home has the "understanding" that Lincoln Street Extension "comes off Route 6" and extends to the Lutheran Home property at 100 High Point Drive.
The fund is building for the purchase and installation of a new memorial stone for the "point" at Evergreen Park in Kane.
The stone is for "Operation Enduring Freedom" in Afghanistan.
The stone will carry the name of Sgt. Staff Ken VanGiesen, a Kane native killed in Afghanistan last July while serving with the Pennsylvania Army National Guard.
The Kane Eagles Club has purchased the stone. Plans call for the installation of the stone before Memorial Day in May.
HAZEL HURST â€“ A revised property tax-relief program for business and industry is coming in Hamlin Township.
The state-authorized Local Economic Revitalization Tax Assistance (LERTA) program is designed to encourage commercial development in the township.
Portville Truckingâ€”referred to as â€śBig Dogâ€ťâ€”at Lantz Corners is expected to qualify for participation in the new LERTA, according to Julie Graham, secretary-treasurer for the township.
Franklin â€śFrankâ€ť Potter Schreiber, age 81, of Erie passed away Sunday, March 11, 2012 at UPMC Hamot.
He was born in Kane on Nov. 16, 1930, son of the late Harry and Mary (Mayme) Potter Schreiber.
He graduated from Kane High School and served six years in the U.S. Navy during the Korean conflict. Frank worked for Kendall Refining in Bradford, Beckwith Machinery in Erie and United Refining in Warren. Following his retirement he worked for Family First Sports Park.
It appears that a group of Kane residents will continue to show up at borough council meetings to criticize the borough operation.
"We're here for the duration," spokesman Mick Petruney of 321 Kearney St. said Monday as he read a four-page statement to assail the borough government.
He is a vocal member of the group that he said has been meeting on a regular basis to discuss the borough operation-- and a property tax hike adopted earlier this year.
Betty Lundberg, 86, formerly of Kane, passed away Friday (March 9, 2012) at the Warren Manor where she resided.
Â Â Â Â Born March 4, 1926, in Ridgway, she was a daughter of Wayne and Bernice Walker Weirich.Â On July 6, 1946, in Kane, she married Paul Lundberg who preceded her in death.
Â Â Â Â Betty was a tax collector for Wetmore Township for sixteen years. She also was a member of the former Altar Rosary Society, the Kane Fire Department Auxiliary and a former Girl Scout leader.
Dorothy Jean Ann Johnson, 84, died Friday March 11, 2012 in Lakeland , FL, following recent surgery.
Born August 16, 1927 in Kane, Jean Ann was the daughter of Olga Augusta Sieger and James Raymond Lydie Dugan Sieger. She moved from Kane to Lakeland, FL in 2010.
Jean Ann graduated from Kane High School in 1945 and from Butler County Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in 1948. She worked at Montefiore Hospital in Pittsburgh, The Summit Hospital in Kane, and the Kane Community Hospital, before becoming a Pennsylvania Department of Health Nurse, for 18 years, prior to retirement in 1996.