July 22nd, 2012
When the economy took a turn for the worst after the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, bilingual reporter Kimberly Garcia knew she needed to begin again.
Because of a nationwide shortage of nurses and her own personal experience with midwives, Garcia, 45, enrolled at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland as a nursing and nurse-midwifery student.
Immediately, Garcia realized she had found her calling in one of the oldest professions in the world.
Carl I. Stenberg, 58, of 687 Six Mile Rd., Tiona, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, July 21, 2012, at Kane Community Hospital.
Born Jan. 30, 1954, in Warren, he was a son of Irvin and Violet Manross Stenberg.
Mr. Stenberg served aboard the USS Oklahoma City and was an electrician in the Navy.Â He was employed by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.
A big, once in a lifetime dream came true on Saturday, June 23 for 22 dance students from Studio K in Kane.
These dancers had the opportunity to dance at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida. They started their dancing day with a workshop in the â€śCast Members Onlyâ€ť rehearsal facility. The workshop was taught by Dena Goff, lead staging director and choreographer for the Magic Kingdom Castle Shows. Ms. Goff has been a dancer and choreographer with Disney World for over 30 years.
Several criminal cases have been filed in Kane District Court.
Information on the following cases is from official documents filed with the court:
*Scott Tyler Fiero, 22, of 120 N. Fraley St., Kane, is charged with possession of marijuana for personal use, drug paraphernalia (glass smoking device), driving under the influence (DUI) of drugs, careless driving, unsafe movement when entering traffic, operating a vehicle with a cracked windshield, failure to wear a seat belt and various other vehicle code infractions.
State Police Trooper Matthew Petrof placed the charges.
The new Family Dollar store on North Fraley Street in Kane is now open for business.
The store, which carries a wide variety of merchandise and groceries, is open Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
The store is open Sundays from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
The official grand-opening ceremony will take place at 8 a.m. Saturday.
Family Dollar is planning several special events Saturday in conjunction with the grand opening of the store.
Each of the first 50 customers Saturday will receive a $5 Family Dollar gift card. Shoppers who spend at least $25 will receive a $5 discount.
Teresa G. Zampogna, 86, of Erie and formerly of Kane, died Wednesday morning July 18, 2012 at Presque Isle Rehabilitation and NursingÂ Center following a lengthy illness.
A resident of Erie most of her life she was born in Westline on Nov. 3, 1925 a daughter of the late Guiseppie and Theresa Costerolla Zampogna.
Nancy L. Farr, 74, of 160 East Ave., Johnsonburg, died Wednesday, July 18, 2012 at the Lutheran Home in Kane following a lengthy illness.
She was born March 14, 1938 in Ludlow, daughter of the late Anthony (Tony) and Fannie Visco Raymondo. She married George J. Farr on March 2, 1957; he survives.
She resided in the community for 55 years. She graduated from Kane High School in 1956. She was a member of Holy Rosary Church, Johnsonburg, and loved homemaking and family life.
A doctor who until recently had a Kane office is under investigation for several allegations, including trading prescription drugs for sex.
Dr. Thomas Radecki, a psychiatrist who earlier this year opened an office at 55 Fraley St. in Uptown Kane, is the target of an investigation by the state Attorney General's office.
The Kane office now is closed. Investigators obtained a search warrant and explored the ground-level office late last month.
Recently a group of local Boy Scouts and their advisors embarked on a life changing summer trek through the Sangre de Cristo Mountains at Philmont Scout Ranch in Cimarron, New Mexico. Philmont covers 214 square miles of vast wilderness with trails that climb from 6,500 ft to 12,441 ft. During their trek the Scouts and their advisors hiked 100 miles over 12 days. The group endured 100 degree temperatures and steep climbs during their trek. On day 6 they climbed to the top of Baldy Mountain which stands 12, 441 feet above sea level.
HAZEL HURST â€“ The weight limit on the Kasson Road bridge in Hamlin Township will be lowered from 26 tons to 22 tons.
Township Supervisors Don Compton, Guy Raught and Joni Britton discussed the lower weight limit at their board meeting last week.Â
In a letter to the supervisors, Derek Miller said the bridge â€śis not posted according to the most recent load rating analysis.â€ť