April 15th, 2012
Kenneth D. Kempf, 85, a resident of The Lutheran Home at Kane, formerly of Park Avenue Ext. in Kane, died Friday evening, April 13, 2012 at UPMC Hamot in Erie.
Born May 4, 1926 in Kane, he was the son of Daniel and Twila Newhouse Kempf. On Dec. 26, 1948 in Kane, he married Carol E. Sandburg, who survives.
Quinten Carl Johnson passed away on Saturday, April 14 at the age of 94.Â
He was a lifelong resident of Hazel Hurst where he was born on Sept. 28, 1919, and spent the last several years at Sena Kean Manor in Smethport.
Quinten was the son of Henning and Blanch Johnson and brother of Paul, all of whom preceded him in death.Â On Dec. 14, 1940, he married Betty Timmerman to whom he was married for nearly 70 years until her death in December, 2010.Â
BRADFORD â€“ On Friday morning, the University of Pittsburgh's Bradford campus received a bomb threat similar to those that have been plaguing the university's main campus for the past two months.
According to UPB Director of Communications and Marketing Pat Cercone, at 10:30 a.m. Friday the main campus received an email stating there was a bomb in Hanley Library on the Bradford campus.
HAZEL HURST â€“ The annual Hamlin Township "spring clean-up" will be held May 21-25.
Residents must register and pre-pay at the township office in Hazel Hurst before May 17.
The cost for the clean-up is $25 for a "truck load" of junk. Brush, paint, batteries and glass are not accepted. There are additional fees to dispose of old tires.
Residents with junk refrigerators, washing machines, clothes dryers and other "white goods" should contact the township office for disposal information.
Sally L. Mandilas, 77, formerly of Bradford and 2 Greeves St., Kane,Â passed away Thursday, April 12, 2012, at the Lutheran Home at Kane.
Born June 24, 1934, in Kane, she was a daughter of the lateÂ Lascos and Florence Weidow Mandilas.
Sally was a graduate of Bradford High SchoolÂ and had worked at Producers Bank and National Fuel Gas in Bradford. After her retirement, she moved to Kane.
Surviving are a niece, Peggy Rolick of Kane; two nephews, Rodney Boschert of Kane and Brian Boschert of Russell. Several great nieces and great nephews and cousins also survive.
Robert E. Menteer, 83, of Green Bay passed away Wednesday, April 11, 2012 in Blackstone. He was born in Nebraska, Pa. on May 7, 1928 to the later Robert Elias and Marguerite Catlin Menteer. He was a retired U.S. Army veteran having served 21 years including deployment during WWII, Korea and Vietnam.
A mild winter has left Kane and many other area communities with piles of unneeded anti-skid material that is spread on slippery roads.
Kaneâ€™s â€śmountainâ€ť of unused anti-skid is located at the Streets Department storage site near the rear of the fire hall on Poplar Street.
With plenty of anti-skid still on hand, the Kane Borough Council voted 7-0 Monday to table bids received for 1,000 tons for the 2012-13 winter season.
George E. Matis, 57, of 785 Wetmore Road, passed away suddenly on Monday, April 9, 2012, at Kane Community Hospital.
Born Sept. 6, 1954, in Kane, he was a son of the late George and Leverna Larson Matis.
George was a dairy farmer for many years and soldÂ milk to several different producers in the area. He was also head sawyer for Kane Hardwood where he had been employed for 35 years.
JAMES CITY -- Heavy truck traffic to a Marcellus Shale natural gas well near Owl's Nest is spawning more complaints in Highland Township.
Joe Niklas of Sackett and Ken Painter of Pig's Ear Road both complained Wednesday about the dust stirred up by the truck traffic to the well site.
Speaking at a meeting of the Highland Township Board of Supervisors, Niklas said the road leading to his residence is "still dusty" due to the volume of trucks heading to the well site.
"I can't see out my windows," Niklas said.
There once was a time when the Kane Borough Council conducted its monthly business meetings in relative obscurity.
Few residents, if any, ever attended the public forums.
Thatâ€™s all changed this year.
Councilâ€™s approval of a tax increase earlier this year has spurred the formation of a citizensâ€™ group. This informal group has met several times and has undertaken a â€śfact-finderâ€ť mission to look inside the borough operation.
The group also has encouraged Kane residents to speak up at council meetings. And they have.