May 16th, 2012
The Kane Borough Council is looking ahead to another mild winter.
Instead of buying 1,000 tons of anti-skid material to spread on icy borough streets in the winter, council voted 5-1 Monday to seek new bids for just 500 tons of the tiny pebbles.
Council is gambling that the 500 tonsâ€”plus the stone left over from this yearâ€”will be sufficient for road maintenance next winter.
Dale Alan Ostrander, 52, of 129 Lincoln St., Kane, died unexpectedly Tuesday, May 15, 2012 at UPMC Hamot Medical Center in Erie as the result of an accident outside the Kane Community Hospital.
He was born on July 15, 1959 in Bradford, son of the late Clendon and Evelyn Spegnardo Ostrander.
He married Kristine E. Bowley on Oct. 7, 1994, she survives.
SMETHPORT â€“ The North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission is involved with several activities affecting McKean County.
This is the message delivered Tuesday by Eric Bridges, executive director of the six-county commission based in Ridgway.
Bridges outlined the commissionâ€™s work in a three-page report presented Tuesday at a meeting of the McKean County Board of Commissioners.
Margaret C. Severance, 91, of 101 N. Mill St., Ridgway died Sunday, May 13, 2012, at Pinecrest Manor.
She was born Nov. 28, 1920, in Sargent, the daughter of Philip and Christina Amicone Scutella.
She married Guy J. Severance, who predeceased her on July 13, 1992.
Mrs. Severance was a member of St. Leoâ€™s Catholic Church. She had been employed at Elk County General Hospital, retiring in 1985, after 35 years of service.
In a game that was like night and day, the Smethport Lady Hubbers proved why they are one of the top teams in the area as they pounded their way to a 19-5 win over the Kane Lady Wolves.
The first three innings belonged to pitcher Kyla Hoag as she struck out five batters and held the powerful Lady Hubbers to only one run.Â
Kane got off to a good start as they responded to Smethport's run in the top of the first with a run of their own as Hoag worked a walk then proceeded to steal second and third and came home as Kaila Jamerson hit a grounder to second.Â
The Kane Borough Council plans to revise its rules for handicapped parking spaces in residential areas.
Council last month voted to eliminate reserved parking for handicapped on residential streets.
But council voted 6-0 Monday to initiate action to revise its ordinance covering residential handicap parking spaces.
Council President Howard Kane joined with Councilwomen Janet Bard and Holly Harris and Councilmen Dennis Drost, Harold Hallberg and John Gentilman to approve the "first reading" of the ordinance. Councilman Bill Tunall did not attend the meeting.
HAZEL HURST â€“ The Hamlin Township Board of Supervisors agreed Monday to work on Marvindale Road.
At this point, however, the supervisors aren't sure exactly how much work will be done. The cost will determine the scope of the project.
One plan calls for work on a 7,310-foot section. Another option calls for work on the total length of the road at the eastern end of the township.
Both options call for "milling" the existing roadway, grading and rolling the "millings" for a new surface.
See full article by purchasing the May 15 edition of The Kane Republican.
Lawrence R. "Larry" Chapman, 70, a resident of Sena Kean Manor in Smethport, formerly of Kane and Bradford, died early Monday morning, May 14, 2012 at Bradford Regional Medical Center.
Born Sept. 10, 1941 in Kane, he was the son of Luzerne L. and Ruth Lucinda Rymer Chapman.
Larry had worked at Futures Rehabilitation in Bradford for several years.
He is survived by a brother, James C. Chapman of Warren.
Friends may attend a graveside service at 11 a.m. on Wednesday at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Kane with the rev. Leonard Eastman, pastor of the Kane Revival Center, officiating.
James Stephen Sennett, 89, of Seven Lakes, N.C. passed away Saturday, February 4, 2012 at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital.
Jim was born in St. Marys, son of Clifford J. and Catherine F. Sennett. Following graduation from Penn State University, he was employed as Sales Manager for Stackpole Inc. He was an avid golfer, friend to all, a man of integrity and always a gentleman. He was a devoted husband as well as a loving father.
During World War II he served in the Army Aircorp with the 319th Bombardier Squadron and was involved in combat duty in the Mediterranean Theatre.
Rosella F. "Rosie" Marconi, 83, formerly of Hemlock Avenue, Kane, died early Saturday evening, May 12, 2012 at The Lutheran Home at Kane.
Born Jan. 28, 1929 in Kane, she was the daughter of Leonard and Mary Loretta "Laura" Dalton Fiscus.Â On May 27, 1950 in Kane, she married James J. Marconi, who survives.
After graduating from Kane Area High School in 1946, Rosie owned and operated the Mary Rose Beauty Shop in Kane.Â Later, she worked at Houston Electronics, then for Stackpole, both in Kane, where she was a packer and a union steward.