Bethel

Winners in the junior breed championships at the Central and Southeast Region 4-H Dairy Show, July 14 in Tunbridge, were (left to right): Keenan Thygesen, Tunbridge (Brown Swiss);  Dylan Slack, Bethel (Holstein);  Grace Collins, South Royalton (Ayrshire); Zachary Johnson, Tunbridge (Guernsey); and Regan Johnson, Woodstock (Jersey)  (photo credit: Allison Smith/UVM Extension)

Local Youths Win Awards at Dairy Show

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Tunbridge — Several local youths took home awards from the Central and Southeast Region 4-H Dairy Show, held July 14 at the Tunbridge Fairgrounds. Keenan Thygesen, of Tunbridge, received the Dick Dodge Memorial Award for being named the overall fitting and showmanship champion. The award is given in memory of the former University of Vermont Extension dairy specialist who inspired …

Fire in the Hole: Bethel Potters Crank Up Their Kiln

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Bethel — Nathan and Becca Webb’s pottery business revolves around the enormous wood-fired kiln they built on their Bethel property. Shaped something like an igloo, the structure is sheathed in homemade adobe and made of various types of “fire bricks,” designed to withstand the kiln’s corrosive environment, reflect the heat or insulate. It …

Birth Announcements: July 19, 2015

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Gifford Medical Center WEBB — A daughter, June Marie Webb, born on June 26, 2015, to Leah and T.C. Webb, of Randolph. JAMELE — A son, Giuseppe Julian Jamele, born on June 27, 2015, to Ashley and Jeff Jamele, of Bethel. …

Whitcomb Grads Are ‘Family’

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Bethel — Whitcomb Junior-Senior High School Principal Owen Bradley wanted to tell it straight to the Class of 2015 during Saturday’s graduation ceremony. “I’m going to give the graduates very simple advice that they won’t have to remember …

No Translation Needed: South Royalton’s Belgian Visitor Learns Softball on the Fly

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

South Royalton — It’s hard to say which is more memorable, Elsa Huart’s first or second time at bat in a varsity softball game. First time, in an 11-3 victory at home against Rochester on April 21, she …

No Kidding Around: South Royalton Outlasts Whitcomb to Reach Final

Monday, June 8, 2015

Bethel — Youth will be served? When South Royalton and Whitcomb meet on the softball field, it’s been inevitable. The Royals put a batting order together for Monday’s Vermont Division IV softball semifinal that featured three sophomores, two …

Teaming Up: Bethel Man Trains Rescued Draft Horses

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Bethel — A drizzly morning last week found Carl Russell at Stitchdown Farm, ready to trim his new draft horses’ hooves. He whistled, and Tom and Mike jogged up to him. But the animals, recently rescued from a …

Birth Announcements: June 7, 2015

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Gifford Medical Center SLACK — A son, Connor Jeffrey Slack, born on May 18, 2015, to Kristin Slack, of Bethel. HOYT — A daughter, Hattie Ellen Hoyt, born on May 25, 2015, to Ashley Rogers and Rawlin Hoyt, of Tunbridge. …

State: Royalton Man a Danger

Friday, June 5, 2015

White River Junction — Authorities are holding an area business owner without bail on allegations that he threatened two of his employees with a gun on Thursday. Didace G. Lacroix Jr. pleaded not guilty on Friday to five …

Plenty of Records Fall at Vermont Division IV Track Meet

Friday, June 5, 2015

Chester, Vt. — Cheslsea’s Abigail Mattoon needed a better game plan. After qualifying first in the 100-meter hurdles she did something perhaps she shouldn’t have done between qualifying day and the day of the Vermont Division IV state …

Entertainment Highlights: Randolph Theater Operators Face Uphill Climb at Bethel Drive-In

Thursday, June 4, 2015

For the sequel to their opening weekend as new managers of the drive-in movie theater between Bethel and Randolph, David and Tammy Tomaszewski will screen, well, sequels on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights: Fast and Furious 7 and …

Judge: No Letter at Perkins Trial

Thursday, June 4, 2015

White River Junction — A Superior Court judge this week said she will not allow into evidence a letter that has been characterized as the linchpin of the defense for Emily Perkins, the South Royalton woman accused in a 2011 shooting that left a Bethel man dead and …

A Life: James D. Blakeman, 1939-2015: ‘He Didn’t Want Someone Telling Him That He Couldn’t Do Something’

Monday, June 1, 2015

South Royalton — Jim Blakeman knew how to tell stories. In fact, he told a lot of them, and most were about some mishap he had gotten into or some misstep he’d taken during a life marked by …