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April 3rd, 2012

Charles R. “Bob” Morrison

April 3, 2012

Charles R. “Bob” Morrison, age 82, a resident of Berkeley Square Retirement Village, Hamilton, Ohio, since 1997, passed away on Tuesday, April 3, 2012.
He was born in Butler on Dec. 15, 1929, the son of Charles Richey Morrison (pharmacist) and Mildred McFadden Morrison (school teacher). Bob graduated in 1947 from Butler High School and continued his education at Grove City College, Grove City, where he received his BS Degree in Chemical Engineering in 1951. On May 7, 1954, in Kane, Bob married Alice A. Anderson.

Wetmore Township plans for road, roof work

April 3, 2012

Several projects are planned for Wetmore Township in the coming months.
The township Board of Supervisors agreed Tuesday to seek bids for a paving project and for a new roof for the municipal building on Spring Street in East Kane.
The supervisors also discussed plans for "oil and chip" treatments on about four miles of township roads.
After a lengthy discussion, the supervisors agreed to seek bids for the paving of Grandview Road, Flickerwood Road and Old State Road.

Mt. Jewett seeks input on recycling cost

April 3, 2012

MT. JEWETT – Do Mt. Jewett residents want the borough government to spend about $2,000 a year to have recycling bins returned to the borough?
This is the question posed Monday by the Mt. Jewett Borough Council at its meeting at the borough building.
According to a report from Borough Secretary-Treasurer Barb Harp, Casella—the current operator of the former county landfill near Hutchins—is willing to place recycling bins in Mt. Jewett at a fee.
Casella would empty the bins weekly at a cost of $145 per month—plus a fuel surcharge.

April 2nd

Mt. Jewett OKs additional police services

April 2, 2012

MT. JEWETT -- More police services are coming to Mt. Jewett.
Acting at its meeting Monday, the Mt. Jewett Borough Council voted 4-0 to authorize Police Officer Matt Guthrie to work up to 16 hours for the borough every two weeks.
Guthrie, who is a police officer in Bradford, will assist Mt. Jewett Police Officer Steve Hale.
Council previously agreed to give Hale full-time status as the borough police officer. Hale now is authorized to work up to 40 hours a week. Hale also works on a part-time basis in Kane.

April 1st

Theresa Lindsay

April 1, 2012

Theresa Lindsay, 49, of 505 Little Neck Rd., Savannah, Ga., and formerly of Kane, passed away Thursday, March 29, 2012, at her residence.
Born Oct. 29, 1962, in St. Marys, she was a daughter of the late Thomas and Derma Murray Pennington. She was married to Christopher Lindsay who survives.
Theresa had been employed as a cook for the former Ranch Restaurant and also had worked at Snyder Nursing Home in Marienville.
Her grandchildren were the highlights of her life.

Ann E. Abraham

April 1, 2012

Ann E. Abraham, 81, formerly of Ridgway, died Friday evening at the Kane Community Hospital following a brief illness.

March 30th

Kane Chamber speaker lauds virtues of websites

March 30, 2012

Websites on the internet play a major role in the marketing of businesses in today's "high tech" world.
Just ask Jeff Andrulonis, who spoke Friday at a Kane Chamber of Commerce breakfast forum at the Kane Manor on Clay Street.
"Every business with a website has the potential to be found," Andrulonis said. "People are now researching on-line before making a buying decision. More than half of all consumers say their internet searches are important in their decision-making process."

March 29th

Stunning new signs mark gateways to Kane

March 29, 2012

Stunning new hand-crafted wooden signs are planned at the five major gateways to the borough of Kane.
Two signs already have been erected.
One is located on Route 6 to greet motorists traveling east into Kane from Ludlow. This sign is near the blinker light for Kane Community Hospital.
The second sign is located along Route 321 to welcome motorists traveling north into Kane from Wilcox. This sign is along the northbound lane of Route 321, just north of Hemlock Avenue.

March 28th

Volunteers continue to aid readers at middle school

March 28, 2012

Another page has turned on the reading assistance program at the Kane Middle School.
For 14 years, community residents have made weekly visits to the school to help sixth-grade students with their reading assignments.
"They're dedicated, patient and understanding," reading teacher Julie Jubon said in praising the volunteers. "They've really made a difference."
Many of the volunteers are retired persons or "stay-at-home moms," Jubon said. She said the volunteers faithfully show up every Tuesday morning from September to May to help students with their reading.

Fallen electrical lines ignite wildfire near Kane

March 28, 2012

Fallen electrical power lines ignited a wildfire late Wednesday afternoon on the west side of James City Hill on Route 66 south of Kane.
The Kane Volunteer Fire Department and the Highland Township Volunteer Fire Department responded to the blaze about 4:20 p.m. Wednesday.
Kane Fire Chief Tim Holt said it is believed that gusty high winds toppled a dead tree that took down the power lines. The arcing live wires started the wildfire in the woods, Holt said.
According to Holt, the winds continually whipped the flames in the brush and created heavy smoke.

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