November 15th, 2012
It's that time of the year when Kane area residents are looking ahead to the festive holiday season.
It's also a special time when residents are asked to reach into their hearts and pocketbooks to donate money, toys and clothing to benefit needy children in the area at Christmastime.
Mayme Carmen Carlson died Sunday, Nov. 11 in Tucson, Ariz.
She was born Jan. 21, 1921 in Saybrook, Pa. to Angeline Frontera and James Servedio.
She was married to Kurt Carlson. Mayme was a longtime resident of Wilcox until moving to Arizona in 1965.Â She worked as a bookkeeper but enjoyed entertaining with her beautiful piano playing.Â
She is survived by her sisters, Ann Hallberg of Kane and Maxine Nelson of Ludlow; her children, Judy, Scott and Linda; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Ruth E. Buhl, 98, of 36 Pine St., Wellsville, N.Y., passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012 at the Hart Comfort House in Wellsville.
She was born Aug. 6, 1914 in Mt. Jewett, the daughter of arl and Emma (Malmstrom) Bengtson. She graduated from Kane Area High School and Clarion State Teachers College. She was a longtime resident of Kane when she taught school and later was the manager of the Sears store there. In 1999 she moved to Wellsville to be closer to her family.
Helen E. "Bonney" Vito, age 88, of Albuquerque, N.M. died peacefully Monday, Nov. 5, 2012, after a two-month struggle with injuries suffered in a fall at home.
She was born Feb. 11, 1924 in Battle Creek, Mich. to Albert Bonney and Eva I. Long. She attended school in Jackson, Mich. and graduated from high school in 1941.
She met Frank Vito, an Army veteran from WWII (from 229 Beech St., Kane) in Washington, D.C. in 1946 and they were married in Jackson, Mich. on Sept. 2, 1948.
Itâ€™s a long way from Kane, but Gary Meckleyâ€™s 1960 classmates were sure he would fly to the lunar surface one day. According to the whimsical Senior Class Prophecy, the talented thin-clad would make it there with the aid of only his trusty steel pole. In his Senior Yearbook, his cohorts wrote â€śThe class of 1960 held its 25th annual reunion at Crater Inn on the moon, United States Territory. The classmates flew there by way of Missile Space Lines, except for Gary Meckley, who came via pole vault.
Despite extensive repair work, the wooden skate/bike ramps at Glenwood Park in Kane remain closed indefinitely.
Many donations have been received for new surface materials at the youth facility. Volunteersâ€”both teens and adultsâ€”have been handling the repair work.
The main issue now is insurance.
Kane native Sean Perry will premiere his newest film this Saturday night at 8 p.m. at the Kane Elks Club on Chestnut Street. Sean Perry Productions will present the initial public viewing of â€śDiamonds Are A Conâ€™s Best Friend,â€ť along with showings of two of his earlier films.
SMETHPORT â€“ Ken Bush of Lantz Corners is retiring as the McKean County maintenance director.
His last day on the job is next Wednesday.
Bush has held the county position for the past five years.Â
Zach Holt (left) and Brandon Long (right), both members of the Kane Volunteer Fire Department, climb a steep bank at the Allegheny Reservoir while taking part Tuesday in an unsuccessful shoreline search for an apparent drowning victim. Police said Kane residents Mike Snyder and his wife, Terry Lee died when their canoe capsized Sunday at the reservoir. Police said the woman's body was recovered Sunday. The Ludlow Volunteer Fire Department asked the Kane firefighters to help Tuesday in a shoreline search for the man.
There's no property tax increase in the proposed 2013 Kane borough budget.
The Kane Borough Council voted 6-1 Tuesday to adopt a tentative general fund budget of $1,378,000.
Council President Howard Kane endorsed the proposal along with Councilwomen Janet Bard and Holly Harris and Councilmen Harold Hallberg, Bill Tunall and Dennis Drost.Â