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March 12th, 2012

Kane residents again criticize borough operation

March 12, 2012

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.

March 11th

Betty Lundberg

March 11, 2012

Betty Lundberg, 86, formerly of Kane, passed away Friday (March 9, 2012) at the Warren Manor where she resided.
     Born March 4, 1926, in Ridgway, she was a daughter of Wayne and Bernice Walker Weirich.  On July 6, 1946, in Kane, she married Paul Lundberg who preceded her in death.
     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

March 11, 2012

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.

Key state tests set to begin in Kane schools

March 11, 2012

Anxiety is building in the Kane Area School District as student testing begins this week under the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA).
Naturally, students are nervous about taking PSSA tests in math, reading, science and writing.
But teachers and school administrators also are feeling the tension. That’s because the annual tests determine whether the school district and its three schools are making “annual yearly progress (AYP)” under the federal No Child Left Behind (NCLB) program.

March 9th

VanGiesen memorial is planned for Evergreen Park

March 9, 2012

It's a community project that everyone wishes never had to be undertaken.
Plans are under way to add a memorial stone in Evergreen Park to honor Staff Sgt. Ken VanGiesen, a Kane native who was killed in Afghanistan last July while serving with the Pennsylvania Army National Guard.
The Eagles Club in Kane has purchased the stone, which is similar to those already located in the memorial area at the "point" at Evergreen Park. The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) and other Kane organizations are contributing to cover the cost of the community project to honor VanGiesen.

March 8th

Kane has 'big' need for 'Big Brothers and Sisters'

March 8, 2012

Ever thought about becoming a mentor for a child?
Here's your chance.
"Big Brothers Big Sisters" of McKean and Elk Counties has a "big" need for volunteers in the Kane area.
There are 38 children on a McKean County list "waiting" to be matched with a "Big Brother" or a "Big Sister." The list includes at least six boys and two girls from the Kane area.
"We need mentors," Erin Vassallo said during a recent trip to Kane to "recruit" men and women for the one-on-one program with children. "We have a big need for volunteers."

March 7th

Joseph J. “Arky” Caramboni

March 7, 2012

Joseph J. “Arky” Caramboni, 90, of 132 Lincoln St., Kane, died unexpectedly Tuesday, March 6, 2012, at his residence.
Born Oct. 11, 1921, in James City, he was a son of Nazzareno and Anna Fontanelli Caramboni. On June 29, 1946, at St. Callistus Catholic Church, he married Marion Dooher who preceded him in death.
A graduate of James City High School class of 1940, Arky was a member of St. Callistus Catholic Church and also belonged to the Elks Lodge #329.
He was a lead man and foreman at Kane Screens, retiring in 1987.

Summer School program has been restored in Kane

March 7, 2012

Without local funds in place, it appeared earlier this year that the annual Kane Summer School program could be shelved.
The district, however, now is expecting federal funds to cover the Summer School cost, estimated at $42,000.
Acting at its meeting Wednesday at the Kane Middle School auditorium, the school board voted 8-0 to approve a five-week Summer School program-- pending receipt of the federal funds.

Mobile dentist brings smiles to Kane schools

March 7, 2012

More than 70 Kane school children have reasons to smile today after undergoing dental checkups earlier this week.
The exams for children in kindergarten through eighth grade were given during the school day as part of the Mobile Dentist program.
Dr. Janice McVay, a Pittsburgh dentist, performed the dental exams in the nurse’s office for the Kane Elementary School and Kane Middle School. Assisting were dental hygienists Kelly Bidwell of Union City and Brenda Bosworth of Port Allegany.

March 6th

Nora Lynn Johnson Sovik

March 6, 2012

Nora Lynn Johnson Sovik, 61, of Baltimore, Md., died Feb. 29, 2012, at Catonsville Commons under the care of Gilchrist Hospice Care after a courageous battle with cancer.
Born Aug. 27, 1950, she was the daughter of the late Ruth L. and Donald H. Johnson of Kane.
She was married to Karl Sovik of Baltimore for 20 years. Nora was employed as a bank teller, at The House of Siam Restaurant, and most recently at Shoppers Food Market in Catonsville.

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