August 4th, 2014
SMETHPORT â€“ The borough of Kane is expected to receive $14,520 in federal aid to replace the doors on six garage bays at the fire hall on Poplar Street.
The borough is seeking the aid from the county's "pot" of federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds.
The borough also is seeking $14,190 in CDBG funds for a new energy-efficient gas-fired boiler at the fire hall.
MT. JEWETT â€“ The paving of Poplar Street in Mt. Jewett apparently won't take place this year.
Acting Monday, the Mt. Jewett Borough Council voted 6-0 to reject paving bids, which came in at more than twice the estimate provided by the state.
Shawn Agosti, who handles estimates for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), pegged the Poplar Street paving job at $32,058.
The low bid from Glenn Hawbaker of State College was $71,875. IA Construction of Franklin submitted a bid of $93,343.
The Kane Area School Board of Directors met in the schoolâ€™s middle school auditorium on Monday evening for a special meeting. On the agenda were discussions regarding the hiring of a board secretary, school psychologist, technology support position and the districtâ€™s next superintendent.
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BRADFORD â€“ The Pennsylvania All-Stars dug themselves a big hole on Saturday night when they allowed the New York All-Stars to jump out to an early 16-0 lead in the Don Raabe Big 30 Classic at Bradfordâ€™s Parkway Field.
The game was postponed with less than five minutes to play in the first quarter when game officials spotted lightning. After waiting for nearly two hours in the hopes of continuing play, the Big 30 Committee decided to resume the game Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m. The Pa. squad came back and made a game of it, but still ended up on the short end of the score, 37-24.
The closing ceremony Sunday for the Kane Sesquicentennial celebration featured the dedication of a vault for the Time Capsule at the Kane Depot.
Scott Morgan, the chairman of the Time Capsule project, said families and organizations have until December to take part in the project or add to their existing envelopes.
The 8x12-inch envelopes-- each up to one inch thick with pieces of memorabilia-- will be sealed inside a concrete vault added along the courtyard at the Depot.Â
Phyllis A. Sloan, 74, of 127 Vine St., Marienville, and Osteen, Fla., died Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at Elk Haven Nursing Home in St. Marys.
Born Jan. 2, 1940, in Kane, she was a daughter of the late Ralph and Alta Parsons Ross. On May 25, 2002, in Tionesta, she married Gilbert "Gib" Sloan who survives.
Phyllis was a nurse and assistant director of nursing at Erie County Medical Center in Buffalo, N.Y.
Surviving, in addition to her husband, are a son, Steve (Lynn) Ingraham of Buffalo; a daughter, Cathy Fragale of Amherst, N.Y.; and two granddaughters, Casey Ingraham and Christina Ingraham.
Katherine M. "Kay" Hanson, 88, formerly of Wetmore Road, died Friday, Aug. 1, 2014 at the Lutheran Home at Kane.
Born June 4, 1926, in Wetmore Township, she was a daughter of Martin and Eva Kralick Merlock. On Jan. 24, 1953, in Mt. Jewett, she married Paul R. Hanson who preceded her in death in 1998.
Kay was a homemaker and also owned and operated the Colonial Inn after the death of her sister, Anne Pearson. She also helped in the rectory at St. Callistus Church and previously at St. Patrick's rectory in Wellington, Ohio.
Surviving are a daughter and several nieces and nephews.
Josephine Brothers, 81, of 125 Yarnell St., Kane, and Sarasota, Fla., died Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at UPMC Hamot.
Born Sept. 10, 1932, in Kane, she was a daughter of the late Carl and Rose Bifano Nicolazzo. On April 25, 1952, in Kane, she married James Brothers who preceded her in death.
Before retirement, Josephine had worked for Syroco Industries of Syracuse, N.Y. and had also been a bus driver for theÂ school district of Baldwinsville, N.Y.