August 28th, 2014
Joann Meckley, 87, formerly of 121 Oak Street, Kane, died Thursday morning, Aug. 28, 2014 at The Lutheran Home at Kane.
Born Aug. 31, 1926 in Wetmore, near Kane, she was the daughter of Stephen H. and Ruby F. Winkler Jerman.Â On Aug. 26, 1950 in Kane, she married D. Neal Meckley, who survives.
A homemaker and mother, Joann was a member of the First United Methodist Church.
Surviving, in addition to her husband, are a daughter, Lynn (Tony) Avenali of Kane and a son, Richard Meckley of Kane; a granddaughter, Jennifer Meckley and her beloved cat, Lady.
Robert A. Chapman, 47, of 120 Fraley Street, Kane, died unexpectedly Thursday morning, Aug. 28, 2014 at the Kane Community Hospital after being stricken at home.
Born Sept. 13, 1966 in Kane, he was the son of Robert L. and Carol A. Transue Chapman.Â On July 9, 2005 in Kane, he married Traci L. Haight, who survives.
Bob was a self-employed electrician, and enjoyed riding motorcycles, hunting and fishing.
Members of KASD School Board Curriculum Committee met Wednesday evening in the Kane Middle School Library to hear a summary of the first two days of the 2014-2015 school year.
KASD Superintendent Dr. Maryann Anderson gave the six board members in attendance a report on the districtâ€™s summer school program, the orientations held recently at each school and a brief recap on the start of the school year in the Kane Elementary School, Kane Middle School and the Kane High School.
Applications are being sought from Kane Area School District residents who wish to serve on the volunteer nine-member school board.
There is a vacancy on the board due to the resignation of Gary Ziegler earlier this month.
Persons interested in serving on the board are asked to submit a resume to the district office no later than Friday, Sept. 5. Applicants also are asked to submit a statement listing reasons for wishing to serve on the board.
MT. JEWETT-- Hamlin Township is planning to take out a short-term loan to pay its one-time fee of $104,000 for connecting the Lantz Corners Sewer District to the Mt. Jewett system.
Under an agreement adopted more than a decade ago, the township agreed to pay the fee to the Mt. Jewett Regional Sewer Authority before connections are made.
But, in a letter to the authority, sewer project engineer Dan Slagle of Pittsburgh said the "upfront outlay of funds would create a financial hardship to Hamlin Township."
The Kane Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary held its regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, August 6, 2014. Nine auxiliary members attended the meeting, during which they welcomed two new members to the organization, Angie Pease and Jessica Szymanski. Another prospective memberâ€™s application was read and will be voted on during the September meeting.
SMETHPORT â€“ The McKean County Board of Commissioners has approved a payment for the Kane borough paving project.
Acting at their meeting Tuesday, Commissioners Joe DeMott, Al Pingie and Cliff Lane authorized a payment of $7,562 for the Kane project. The payment represents the boroughâ€™s share of county liquid fuel tax revenue.
The borough also allocated $35,000 in state liquid fuel tax revenue for the project that cost nearly $140,000. The borough budgeted about $97,000 for the project.
Larry Keyser, 65. of 387 Division Street, Mt. Jewett, died Sunday (Aug. 24, 2014) at Kane Community Hospital.
Born Jan. 30, 1949, in Kane, he was a son ofÂ Clayton and Dolores Anderson Edinger.Â On February 12, 1971, in Mt. Jewett, he married Julie Swanson who survives.
Mr. Keyser had been employed at Stackpole.Â He was a member of the Sons of the American Legion.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his father;Â two aunts, Ginger Stidd of Erie and Bette Lou Macnamara of Annapolis, MD; and several cousins, nephews and nieces.
N. Douglas Erickson, 83, of 607 Johnson Mill Rd., Lewisburg, died Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014 at RiverWoods, Lewisburg.
He was born June 23, 1931 in Ludlow, a son of the late Harry G. and Lois (Atkins) Erickson. On Sept. 17, 1955 he married the former, Janice Bower, who preceded him in death on July 2, 1988. Together they celebrated 32 years of marriage.
Angeline Gabriel, 90, of 158 Old Smethport Road, died Sunday (Aug. 24, 2014) at the Lutheran Home at Kane.
Born Dec. 11, 1923, in Kane, she was a daughter ofÂ the late Anthony and Mary Gerarge Migliazzo. On May 13, 1944, in Kane, she married Edward Gabriel who preceded her in death on Nov. 25, 1997.