January 3rd, 2012
A new Kane budget plan for this year rolls back a property tax increase from 3 mills to 1.5 mills.
Acting before a standing-room-only crowd of more than 30, the Kane Borough Council voted 5-1 Tuesday to unveil the new proposed budget that trims the tax hike in half.
Council President Howard Kane joined with Councilwomen Janet Bard and Holly Harris and Councilmen Dennis Drost and Carl "Bill" Tunall to endorse the proposal. It was the first meeting for Tunall, who was elected in November. He replaces Mike Merry, who did not seek re-election.
HAZEL HURST â Don Compton of Hazel Hurst has been re-elected as the chairman of the Hamlin Township Board of Supervisors.
He was chosen Tuesday at the board's annual reorganizational meeting at the township building in Hazel Hurst.
Joni Britton of Bloomster Hollow has been re-elected as the vice chairman of the board. Guy Raught of Hazel Hurst is the third member of the Board of Supervisors.
In other business at the 47-minute reorganizational meeting, the supervisors:
James F. Perry, 74, formerly a longtime Kane resident, passed away peacefully in his Doraville, Ga. home on Dec. 28, 2011 after a long and courageous battle with cancer.
Mr. Perry was an Air Force veteran and retired as the Plant Manager of Southern Tea in Atlanta, Ga. He is survived by his second wife, Judy Camp Perry of Doraville, sons James P. Perry of Kane, Jon R. Perry (Joni) of Pittsburgh and daughter Jodi E. Perry of Manassas, Va., three stepchildren, one brother, three sisters and 16 grandchildren.
Dorothy J. Hurlburt, 82, of 7 Bridge St., Mt. Jewett, died Monday, Jan. 2, 2012, at Kane Community Hospital.
Born April 9, 1929, in Tioga County, she was a daughter of Peter F. and Cora Ann Slocum Jones. On Dec. 18, 1944, in Whitesville, N.Y., she married Andrew J. Hurlburt who preceded her in death.
Mrs. Hurlburt, a homemaker, is survived by three daughters, Juanita (Frankie) Cornelius of Mt. Jewett, Norma (William) Way of Irvine and Pat Camatti in California; a son, Duane Hurlburt of Andover, N.Y.; 20 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; and a brother, Paul Jones of Hornell, N.Y.
DUKE CENTER â The Kane Lady Wolves closed out the season with the junior varsity and varsity winning their respective tournament championships.
The Lady Wolves secured their fourth straight Christmas Tournament with a dominating 69-31 win over home-standing Otto-Eldred.
âIt was a good team win,â said Kane head coach Dave Kiehl.
All 11 girls played in the game while nine where able to get in the scoring column.
We are now into a new year. 2011 turned out to be a very good year for me photography wise. At the beginning of the year, I had no idea what to photograph, and with the long winter we were having, I was afraid I would miss some great winter shots. There were great opportunities out there, but most of my favorite places were snowed in, or I just didnât feel like hiking into the woods with snow up to my waist. I know what youâre thinking! A true die hard photographer wouldnât give it a second thought, trudging through the deep snow to get that perfect shot.
Violet âVeeâ M. Lamberson, 98, of New Haven Court, 100 Freedom Way, Greensburg, and formerly of 100 Hemlock Ave., Kane, died Jan. 2, 2012, at her residence.
Born Sept. 6, 1913, in Ellicottville, N.Y., she was a daughter of Frank H. and Kittie Lovelace Kifer. She was married at St. Callistus Catholic Church to George J. Lamberson who preceded her in death in 1997.
December 30th, 2011
Cora O. Steele, 79, of 50 Johnson Rd., in Wetmore, near Kane, died Thursday afternoon, Dec. 29, 2011 at the Kane Community Hospital.
Born Dec. 10, 1932 in Manorville, she was the daughter of Ray and Helen Cook Transue.Â On July 11, 1953 in Kane, she married Richard H. Steele, who died in 2005.
Cora was the head cook at the Kane Area Middle School for 27 years.Â
William W. Perry, Jr., 70, of 30 Birch St., Kane, died Wednesday morning, Dec. 28, 2011 at the Golden Living Center in Oil City.
Born July 16, 1941 in Kane, he was the son of William W. and Betty Powell Perry. On Feb. 14, 1970 in Kane, he married Christine A. Nevel, who died April 15, 1999.
Bill graduated from Kane Area High School in 1959 and later served in the National GuardÂ until 1975.Â He was a sales representative for Stackpole Corp. in Kane and St. Marys for over 35 years.Â
James H. Gross, 84, of 5 Bridge St., formerly a lifelong resident of Bradford, died Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2011, at the Sena Kean Manor.
Born Aug. 18, 1927, in Bradford, he was a son of the late William Clayton and Frances Long Gross.
During World War II, he served in the U.S. Army as an infantry cook.
He was a member of the Bradford Baptist Church and more recently attended the Kushequa Union Church and the Mt. Jewett Assembly of God Church. He had worked in the oil fields before he started his sales career at B&B Electric. Later, he was employed as a chef at the Seneca Casino.