July 27th, 2012
The Kane Area School District is saving $372,502 by refinancing loans linked with the renovation of the middle school and the construction of a new elementary school.
Nearly $339,000 of the savings will be seen in the current fiscal year that began July 1.
The savings wonât affect the school taxes due in August. Instead, the savings of $338,922 will be seen in the form of a budget transfer from debt service to the capital reserve fund. This is the fund tapped to pay for major school repairs such as the new roof at the high school.
A fast-moving storm with booming thunder, spectacular lightning and high winds roared through the Kane area Thursday afternoon and left many downed trees in its wake.
"You've had a busy afternoon up there," Meteorologist Richard Grumm said Thursday from his office at the National Weather Service complex in State College.
Grumm said the storm packed winds of between 50 and 55 mph. He said these damaging winds toppled trees.
Falling trees knocked out electrical service to many residents in the area.
John Street, 98, formerly of 157 Grandview Rd., Kane, died Thursday afternoon, July 26, 2012 at The Lutheran Home at Kane, where he resided.
Born Dec. 4, 1913 in Corry, he was the son of Fitch Roy and Fern Ida Munger Street.Â On May 26, 1939 in Corry, he married Ruth C. Keppel, who died June 28, 1998.
Mr. Street was a plant engineer at Houston Electronics in Kane for many years.
Carl E. âJimâ Pearson, 75, of Dahoga Rd, Wilcox, died Tuesday, July 25, 2012 at Kane Community Hospital.
Carl was born Oct. 19, 1936 in New Brighton, the son of the late Harry and Margaret (Doyle) Pearson, and came to Wilcox at an early age, where he was raised by his family members, the late Victor and Florence Pearson.Â
Gannon University of Erie this fall will be offering college classes in Kane.
The classes will lead to a two-year Associateâs Degree in either business administration or humanities and social sciences (liberal arts).
Gannon is offering the classes through a âcooperative agreementâ with the Education Consortium of the Upper Allegheny (ECUA).
The college classes will be held at the Kane Middle School on West Hemlock Avenue. The âcomputer labâ in the school will be one of classrooms used for the program.
Stella S. Bailey, 86, died July 23, 2012 in Boston, Mass. She was the daughter of the late Joseph and the late Mary (Troha) Skerl of James City. She was married for 36 years to the late Robert Bailey; they resided in Washington, N.J. She was a bookkeeper and office manager for Burd Chevrolet & Oldsmobile in Washington, N.J. for 25 years and later served as a volunteer for Family Guidance Center in Washington, N.J. She moved to Phoebe Terrace in Allentown in 1999 and volunteered at Lehigh Valley Hospital for two years.Â
Janice K. Aiello, 69, of 306 West Pine Avenue, Kane, died Wednesday afternoon, July 25, 2012 at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh.
Â Â Born April 19, 1943 in Ridgway, she was the daughter of Ray and Jeanette Berg Bouse.Â On June 17, 1967 in Johnsonburg, she married Thomas M. Aiello, who survives.
Â Â Mrs. Aiello worked as a registered nurse for forty-three yearsÂ at the hospitals in St. Marys, Bradford and Kane, then was the Director of Nursing at Snyder Memorial in Marienville.
When I last wrote I was out to sea, at the end of Resurrection Bay, south of Seward, Alaska. We had a wildlife filled, beautiful scenic boat ride from Fox Island southward towards the Kenai Fjords. Seeing Killer Whales, Sea Lions, Harbor Seals and a vast variety of birdlife was, to this photographer, incredible. It was becoming quite clear to me that this was really the photographic adventure of a lifetime. Not only was I seeing a vast amount of wildlife and scenery, but we were definitely off the beaten path, so to speak.
SMETHPORT â A high rate of poverty and substantial unemployment have led to an ongoing âhomelessâ problem in McKean County.
To address this dilemma, the Young Womenâs Christian Association (YWCA) in Bradford is seeking a grant of $68,374 from the state Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED).
Using funding from the United Way and other sources, the YWCA will match the grant âdollar-for-dollar,â according to Amy Pierce. She is the executive director of the YWCA, which operates the only âhomeless shelterâ in McKean County.
SMETHPORT â Within a month, Jim Herzog of Smethport again will be appealing the assessment on his timber land in McKean County.
A notice he received earlier this month from the county assessment office shows that the value for âClean and Greenâ forest reserve properties is $255 per acre.
Herzog, however, claims that all forest properties under the âClean and Green (C&G)â program should be valued at only $94 per acre.