March 15th, 2012
Itâ€™s no surprise that Kane native Jim Sirianni became a high school history teacher.
The late Robert â€śChiefâ€ť Carson, a Kane teacher, heavily influenced Sirianni. And he listened to his tutor and has had a 36-year career as a history teacher at Kane Area High School.
â€śIâ€™ve always been interested in history,â€ť Sirianni said.
Sirianni not only teaches history. He has dug deep into the subjectâ€”especially on the local level.
Damage is estimated at $75,000 in a late Wednesday night fire at a residence in Kane.
Tim Holt, chief of the Kane Volunteer Fire Department, said firefighters were called at 11:43 p.m. Wednesday for a fire at a residence at 118 Ash St.
Charles Johnson, the lone occupant of the residence, escaped without injury, Holt said. No injuries to firefighters were reported, Holt said.
Holt said the fire broke out in the basement of the one-story residence, which has an attached garage. There is extensive smoke and water damage to the home, Holt said.
Frederick "Fritz" A. Zampogna, 96, ofÂ 314 Kearney St., Kane, passed away Wednesday, March 14, 2012, at his residence.Â Â Â Â
Born Sept. 25, 1915, in Westline, he was a son of the late Joseph and Theresa Costerella Zampogna.Â On April 14, 1945, in Kane, he married Marjorie M. Bressler who survives.Â Â
Fritz was a loving husband and father who enjoyed being around his family. He loved to cook, especially spaghetti and meat balls on Sundays.Â Additionally,Â he was an avid fisherman and enjoyed gardening and canning and eating hot peppers.Â Â Â
Beloved husband, father, grandfather and son David Pysnik, 65, passed away unexpectedly on Monday March 12.
James C. Nelson, 81, died Saturday, March 10, 2012, at his residence. He was the husband of Iris K. (Leas) Nelson, and the late Margery Nelson. He was born Oct. 21, 1930 in Kane, the son of the late Emil S. and Mabelle (Thomas) Nelson.
JAMES CITY â€“ Seneca Resources is conducting a test to determine the feasibility of disposing of drilling brine fluids in an old gas well in Highland Township.
"The purpose of this test is to evaluate the potential of depleted sands as a means of disposing of produced brine from other Seneca wells," Doug Kepler of Seneca Resources said in a letter to Highland Township Supervisor Charlie Vaughn.
According to Kepler, the "injectivity test" is "strictly monitored" by the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Kane native Marty Niklas is one of the U.S. Marines chosen to carry the special National 9/11 American flag during a ceremony last week at the BNP Paribas Open professional tennis tournament at Indian Wells, Calif.
Private First Class (Pfc.) Niklas is a 2011 graduate of Kane Area High School. He is the leader of his platoon based at the Marine base at 29 Palms, Calif.
Ione E. Housler, 85, formerly of Lantz Corners, passed away Monday, March 12, 2012, at the Lutheran Home at Kane.
Born July 3, 1926, in Kane, she was a daughter of the late Oscar and Judith Carlson Olson. She was married to Charles M. Housler who preceded her in death.
Mrs. Housler had worked as a cashier at the former Market Basket and later was in charge of the Ben Franklin section of the store.
She was a member of the Mt. Jewett American Legion Post 574 auxiliary.Â Additionally, she was very active in the 4 H Club.
Alice R. Caldwell, 99, formerly of 19 Spring St., Kane, died Monday afternoon, March 12, 2012 at The Lutheran Home at Kane.
Born June 3, 1912 in Kane, she was the daughter of Edward J. and Beata Johnson Anderson. On Oct. 22, 1930 in Smethport, she married Smiley M. Caldwell, who died in 1984.
Mrs. Caldwell was a member of The Presbyterian Church and the Mountain Grange #1307, both in Kane, as well as the Kane Food Pantry, where she served as secretary.Â She was a member of the Queen Elizabeth Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star in Clarksburg, W.Va.,Â sinceÂ 1943.
The Lutheran Home at Kane is seeking permission to link with Biddle Street (Route 6) over an alleged right-of-way known as Lincoln Street Extension.
"Is there a right-of-way and are we permitted to construct a road to improve our land accessibility?" Lutheran Home Administrator Linda Carlson asked in a letter to the Kane Borough Council.
She said the Lutheran Home has the "understanding" that Lincoln Street Extension "comes off Route 6" and extends to the Lutheran Home property at 100 High Point Drive.