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John Messier of Sharon puts a lid on a hot kettle after moving molten iron from the melting area to the molding line at the Vermont Castings foundry in Randolph, Vt. Tuesday, September 9, 2014.
(Valley News - James M. Patterson)

Iowa Firm Buys Vermont Castings

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Randolph — Only 14 months after the company was taken over in a management-led buyout, Vermont Castings has been sold again — this time to HNI Corp., an Iowa-based wood-burning stove, fireplace and office furniture manufacturer. Vermont Castings, which employs about 200 full- and part-time workers at a foundry in Randolph and assembly plant in Bethel, is part of Paris, …

Keith E. Hunt

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Amherst, n.h. — Keith E. Hunt, 84, longtime resident of Amherst, died on Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014, at the Lahey Clinic in Burlington, Mass. He was born in Stockbridge, Vt., on Aug. 23, 1930, a son of Lucian C. Hunt, Sr. and Lora Belle (Larmie) Hunt. Mr. Hunt was raised and educated in Stockbridge and graduated from Whitcomb High School, Bethel, Vt. He …

Sharon Academy Girls Soccer Back From the Brink

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Sharon — The Sharon Academy adopted the Phoenix for a nickname. It’s mythical, making reference to a rebirth from the ashes of death. Few TSA sports programs have had to endure such a fate in the school’s short history. But girls soccer came pretty close last month. When preseason started, the Phoenix had …

Helen D. Stratton

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Bethel, Vt. — Helen D. Stratton, 94, of Bethel, died Wednesday morning, Aug. 27, 2014, at Menig Extended Care Facility in Randolph. Arrangements are pending at the Day Funeral Home in Randolph. …

High School Notes: New Woodstock Athletic Director Settles In

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Woodstock — Jeff Thomas used to joke about it with Hartford High Athletic Director Joe James: It just didn’t seem to make sense that Justin Wardwell drove from Bridgewater to his job as Hartford Middle School AD, while Mike Jabour was going in the opposite direction for similar …

Nancy Ellen Harlan Mandigo

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Northfield, Vt. — There was a celebration in Heaven on Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014, when Nancy arrived. Nancy Ellen Rorabaugh was born on April 1, 1926, the only child of Merrill S. and Jessye (Frampton) Rorabaugh. Raised in New Kensington, Pa. she always obeyed her parents and maintained …

Births: July 27, 2014

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center BUJARSKI — A son, Lukas Alexander Bujarski, born on June 24, 2014, to Yolanda and Krzysztof Bujarski, of Lyme. ROWELL — A son, Parker Lee Rowell, born on July 4, 2014, to Keran and Christopher Rowell, of Newbury, Vt. PIKE — A son, Brock Tarleton …

Parcel Conserved On Third Branch

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Bethel — A half-mile stretch of the Third Branch of the White River and the landscape along it will be conserved for generations, thanks to a Bethel landowner. Chuck Davis was born to homesteaders in Alaska and grew …

Windsor Northwest Supervisory Union Waits to Learn Fate

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Burlington — The State Board of Education voted 8-0 Tuesday to delay a decision on whether to dissolve the Windsor Northwest Supervisory Union until January but directed the Bethel-area school districts to work with the Orange-Windsor Supervisory Union …

Supervisory Union Still in Limbo

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Bethel — State education officials today are expected to again consider whether to dissolve the Windsor Northwest Supervisory Union and move several of the Bethel-area towns into the Orange-Windsor Supervisory Union. But the State Board of Education, which is to meet this morning in Burlington, may also vote …

Elwin J. Walker

Friday, June 20, 2014

Williston, Vt. — Elwin J. Walker, 85, formerly of Bethel, Vt., died Tuesday, June 17, 2014, at Green Mountain Nursing Home in Colchester. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, June 24, at the Day Funeral Home, with Pastor Thomas Harty officiating. Private burial will follow …

Everett J. Adams

Friday, June 20, 2014

Bethel, Vt. — Everett J. Adams, 75, of Bethel, died Wednesday, June 18, 2014, at Hanover Terrace. Calling hours are from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, June 22 at the Day Funeral Home in Randolph. Private graveside services will be at Fairview Cemetery in Bethel at the …

‘Kindness’ Is Key at Whitcomb

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Click here for a photo gallery.  ∎ Bethel — Whitcomb Junior-Senior High School principal Kevin Dirth began Saturday’s graduation ceremony with a quote by Henry Ford. “Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success,” …