July 26th, 2012
Carl E. âJimâ Pearson, 75, of Dahoga Rd, Wilcox, died Tuesday, July 25, 2012 at Kane Community Hospital.
Carl was born Oct. 19, 1936 in New Brighton, the son of the late Harry and Margaret (Doyle) Pearson, and came to Wilcox at an early age, where he was raised by his family members, the late Victor and Florence Pearson.Â
Gannon University of Erie this fall will be offering college classes in Kane.
The classes will lead to a two-year Associateâs Degree in either business administration or humanities and social sciences (liberal arts).
Gannon is offering the classes through a âcooperative agreementâ with the Education Consortium of the Upper Allegheny (ECUA).
The college classes will be held at the Kane Middle School on West Hemlock Avenue. The âcomputer labâ in the school will be one of classrooms used for the program.
Stella S. Bailey, 86, died July 23, 2012 in Boston, Mass. She was the daughter of the late Joseph and the late Mary (Troha) Skerl of James City. She was married for 36 years to the late Robert Bailey; they resided in Washington, N.J. She was a bookkeeper and office manager for Burd Chevrolet & Oldsmobile in Washington, N.J. for 25 years and later served as a volunteer for Family Guidance Center in Washington, N.J. She moved to Phoebe Terrace in Allentown in 1999 and volunteered at Lehigh Valley Hospital for two years.Â
Janice K. Aiello, 69, of 306 West Pine Avenue, Kane, died Wednesday afternoon, July 25, 2012 at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh.
Â Â Born April 19, 1943 in Ridgway, she was the daughter of Ray and Jeanette Berg Bouse.Â On June 17, 1967 in Johnsonburg, she married Thomas M. Aiello, who survives.
Â Â Mrs. Aiello worked as a registered nurse for forty-three yearsÂ at the hospitals in St. Marys, Bradford and Kane, then was the Director of Nursing at Snyder Memorial in Marienville.
When I last wrote I was out to sea, at the end of Resurrection Bay, south of Seward, Alaska. We had a wildlife filled, beautiful scenic boat ride from Fox Island southward towards the Kenai Fjords. Seeing Killer Whales, Sea Lions, Harbor Seals and a vast variety of birdlife was, to this photographer, incredible. It was becoming quite clear to me that this was really the photographic adventure of a lifetime. Not only was I seeing a vast amount of wildlife and scenery, but we were definitely off the beaten path, so to speak.
SMETHPORT â A high rate of poverty and substantial unemployment have led to an ongoing âhomelessâ problem in McKean County.
To address this dilemma, the Young Womenâs Christian Association (YWCA) in Bradford is seeking a grant of $68,374 from the state Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED).
Using funding from the United Way and other sources, the YWCA will match the grant âdollar-for-dollar,â according to Amy Pierce. She is the executive director of the YWCA, which operates the only âhomeless shelterâ in McKean County.
SMETHPORT â Within a month, Jim Herzog of Smethport again will be appealing the assessment on his timber land in McKean County.
A notice he received earlier this month from the county assessment office shows that the value for âClean and Greenâ forest reserve properties is $255 per acre.
Herzog, however, claims that all forest properties under the âClean and Green (C&G)â program should be valued at only $94 per acre.
RIDGWAY â A joint investigation between the Pennsylvania State Police at the Ridgway barracks and the Ridgway Borough Police Department has resulted in the arrest of Francis "Tony" Milliard, 54, and Anthony Milliard, 28, both of Ridgway.
Francis Milliard was apprehended on felony arrest warrants for multiple counts of arson, criminal mischief, and recklessly endangering another person, charges related to a May 30 fire at the residence of Pauline Smith, 521 West Main St. in Ridgway Township.
Anthony Milliard was also charged as a co-defendant in the matter.
The Kane area always has been a major supporter of the annual Relay For Life to benefit the American Cancer Society.
This year, however, interest in the major fundraiser appears to have waned.
Only four teams so far have registered to participate in the Relay For Life to be held Saturday, Aug. 4 at the Kane High School track.
"Kane was once very, very big among our Relays," Katie Dupree said Monday. "But this year we only have four teams. That's very low for Kane. Some of our former teams didn't have new people to take over."
A line of people gathered on Saturday July 21 at the doors of the Family Dollar Store for their 8 a.m. official grand opening ceremony of the 519 North Fraley Street location.Â The Kane Family Dollar store gave away two youth bicycles to one lucky boy and girl and $5 gift cards to the first 50 patrons.Â Patrons were also invited to enjoy refreshments and sales throughout the day.Â Acting Manager Cindy Oyler is unsure of exactly how many patrons the Family Dollar of Kane saw over their grand opening weekend but she and her staff were âvery busy serving a lot of people.â