November 14th, 2011
Property taxes will rise in 2012 in Kane under a tentative budget adopted Monday by the Kane Borough Council.
The proposed budget calls for a rate increase of 1.5 mills that will boost the overall property tax in Kane to $9.375 per $1,000 of assessed valuation. The overall rate this year is 7.875 mills.
The increase means that the owner of property assessed at $50,000 would see their borough tax bill climb by about $75 from $394 to $469.
HAZEL HURST â€“ A proposed residual waste tank holding facility in Hamlin Township is facing opposition from residents who are concerned with pollution and traffic issues.
Dr. Jan Hendryx and his wife, Christine, expressed their concerns Monday at a meeting of the Hamlin Township Board of Supervisors in Hazel Hurst.
"We're concerned about our health," Dr. Hendryx told the supervisors. "Air pollution is huge."
Dr. Hendryx is associated with the Erie Medical Associates and is a faculty member at the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine.
Richard L. Riggs Jr., age 52, of Marienville, died at his home in Marienville.
He was born Sept. 22, 1959 in Brookville, son of the late Richard L. Riggs Sr., and Anna Jean (Albaugh) Riggs.
Rick was previously employed by Sheffield Container. He loved to hunt, fish and enjoyed the outdoors. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy from 1977 to 1981.
Surviving are three sisters, Delores â€śDeeâ€ť Carley and her husband David of Kane, Micky Stevenson and her husband Danny of Marienville, and Sally Cox and her partner Aaron Pertz. There are several nieces and nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.
The Kane VFW Post 1132 held its annual Veterans Day Dinner Saturday, Nov. 12.
After social hour members and guests sat down to a fine dinner put on by the VFW Ladies Auxiliary. Commander Don Chittester opened the service with a prayer. He was followed by Adjutant Bert Geibel who gave an overview of the services that our local VFW does offer to the community.
The annual Veterans' Day Program was held Sunday morning at Kane's First United Methodist Church.
Organizer Colleen Lundeen, along with Associate Pastor Jay Tennies and Eagle Scout Candidate Jon Luke Gelsick helped the event become one of the biggest yet. This year's program honored all U.S. Veterans, but especially focused on those who served during World War II.
Joseph Paul Cecchetti, 80, of Ideal Farm Road, died Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011, at Kane Community Hospital.
Born June 9, 1931, in James City, he was a son of Umberto and Amilea Sier Cecchetti. On May 16, 1951, in Wichita Falls, Texas, he married Shirley A. Anderson who preceded him in death.â€¨Mr. Cecchetti served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War.
He retired as a foreman from Stackpole and then became custodian of the Kane Area School District. He was a member of St. Callistus Catholic Church.
Edward W. Dore, 61, of Bentleyville, died Friday, November 11, 2011 in The Donnell House, Washington.â€¨He was born Nov. 13, 1949 in Kane, a son of the late Francis Howard Dore and Gladys Patricia Mitchell Dore. â€¨He worked as a cook for various restaurants. â€¨A veteran, he served with the U.S. Navy. â€¨Surviving are a two brothers, Daniel Bower of Washington and Francis (Skip) Dore of Sanford, Maine; two sisters, Elizabeth Van Gilder of Warren and Deborah Moskal of Houston; three step-sisters, Sharon DorĂ© of Toronto, Canada, Mrs. Kathleen Landi of Lake Ridge, Va., and Mrs.
The Kane School Board acted Thursday to approve a new contract for wood chips for the wood-burning unit that heats Kane High School.
New Growth Resources, Inc. of Wetmore Township submitted the lone bid of $55 per ton for the chips.
Board President Ken Kane joined with board members Dick Coleman, Mark Paup, Larry Lamping, Harry Steele, Stephanie Eckstrom, Dave Westerburg and Gary Ziegler in approving the bid. Board member Ed Kocjancic abstained from voting to avoid a conflict of interest. His brother, Mike, owns New Growth Resources.
As a project to coincide with Veterans Day on Friday, the National Honor Society at Kane Area High School is collecting items for local soldiers deployed overseas.
The students are accepting items during homeroom period. Students who donate an items will have a chance to win a "mystery prize."
Community members also are encouraged to donate. Collection boxes have been placed in the lobby at the elementary, middle and high schools. Parents are asked to bring items with them to the schools when they attend conferences with teachers today and Friday.
Wearing T-shirts, Kane teens have taken advantage of recent spring-like weather to ride skateboards and bicycles on the series of ramps at Glenwood Park along Hacker Street.
The season is over-- indefinitely.
The Kane Borough Streets Department has closed the skate/bike facility. Yellow police tape has been strung around the perimeter to remind riders that the facility is closed. No trespassing signs have been posted..