November 27th, 2011
A part-time police officer for three Pittsburgh area communities was one of three men killed in a crash early Saturday morning on the James City hill on Route 66 south of Kane.
State police said the men were headed north in a pickup truck on Route 66 at approximately 1:30 a.m. when the vehicle traveled off of the east side of the roadway and struck a tree on James City hill in Wetmore Township near the border of McKean and Elk counties.
The vehicle hit two more trees before rolling over several times and landing on its roof, police said.
Anna R. Johnson, 88, a long-time resident of James City, died early Sunday morning, Nov. 27, 2011 at The Lutheran Home at Kane.
Born Dec. 6, 1922 in James City, she was the daughter of Garland and Barbara Maze Haight.Â She was married to Robert Reigel, who died in 1945; then to Edward Bergstrom, who died in 1986;Â and finallyÂ to Melvin Johnson, who died in 1996.
A homemaker, she was a member of the former Assembly of God in James City, where she was the pianist and taught Sunday School.
Kim S. Brown, 54, of Kane,, formerly of Jamestown, N.Y., passed away peacefully Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2011 at UPMC Presbyterian Medical Center, Pittsburgh.
Kim was born Sept. 25, 1957 in Jamestown, N.Y., and was the daughter of Richard S. Keyes of Jamestown, N.Y. and the late Beverly J. Keyes; mother of Kevin Brown of Kane; sister ofÂ Pamela (Jeffrey) Curtis of Panama, N.Y. and Wendy (Burnett, Jr.) Bartley ofÂ Pittsburgh; aunt of Lucas and Joshua Curtis, and Timothy Vogler.
Julia M. Montgomery, 100, died Monday, Nov. 21, 2011, at the Lutheran Home at Kane.
Born Dec. 24, 1910, in Kane, she was a daughter of the late John and Rose Scuro Montour.
Mrs. Montgomery had been employed at various times at Holgates, Houston Electronics, and the former Market Basket. She was a graduate of the Kane High School Class of 1930.
As a Volunteer, she worked at many places, including the American Red Cross Blood Bank, the Lutheran Home at Kane, the Community Hospital Gift Shop and the Meals on Wheels program.
Dr. Ken Langille was quite happy practicing medicine as a physician in a small town in his native Nova Scotia, Canada.
This feeling of euphoria came to an unexpected end when the local hospital closed its doors.
Langille had to explore other options to continue to practice medicine.
â€śI decided to look around and see whatâ€™s available,â€ť Langille said.
His search brought him to Kane and the Kane Community Hospital in 1994. He looked at other opportunities in the U.S. before finally deciding on Kane as his new home. He opened his practice in Kane on Oct. 10, 1995.
More than 75 came out on a cold rainy night to participate in the annual Thanksgiving Service sponsored by the Kane Area Ministerial Association.
The event, which included hymns, prayers and a sermon, was held at the newly-renovated St. Callistus Catholic Church along Chase Street.
Kane area residents who have no place to go for Thanksgiving dinner are again invited to dine for free at the Eagles Club at Chase and Bayard streets in Kane.
Elderly and other persons confined to their homes also can contact the Eagles for "home delivery" of the dinners. Call 837-9422.
"We like helping people," Barb Gadley-Cheeks said in commenting on the annual Eagles' Thanksgiving dinner. "It's a very warm feeling when the people show up."
Persons who are alone or are in need can dine at the Eagles Club between 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday.
The Kane Borough Council last week endorsed a tentative 2012 budget that carries a property tax increase of 1.5 mills.
At least three council members now are supporting a tax increase of at least 4 mills.
Speaking at a budget workshop Monday, Councilwoman Janet Bard said she would "recommend" a tax increase of 5 mills-- nearly a 40 percent increase in borough taxes.
Councilmen Jim Salvamoser and Dennis Drost both supported a 4-mill tax increase-- and the elimination of one full-time officer in the Kane Police Department.
Keith William Newton, II, 66, of Midland, previously of Titusville and Kane, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2011 at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh.Â
He was born on July 1, 1945 in Titusville to the late Dorothy (Bauer) Reynolds. He graduated from Titusville High School in 1963.
Julia M. Montgomery, 100, formerly of 130 Greeves St., died Monday, Nov. 21, 2011, at the Lutheran Home at Kane.
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Cummings Funeral Home, Inc.