Enfield

Counties Ranked on Wellness

Saturday, March 28, 2015

West Lebanon — Upper Valley public health officials say an annual ranking of the health status of each county in the United States will help guide them as they create action plans to address the challenges area communities face. The 2015 County Health Rankings released Wednesday by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is one of several reports utilized by public health officials to evaluate existing health systems and plot steps for the future. “I think these are good because they tell us where we need to work,” said Dr. Robert Greene, chief population health management officer at …

Stephen Bruce LaJoie

Friday, March 27, 2015

Dallas, Texas — Stephen Bruce LaJoie, 64, passed away on Friday, March 13, 2015. He leaves to grieve his daughter, Staci LaJoie of Hurst, Texas and son, Zak LaJoie of Mesquite, Texas. He also leaves behind two precious granddaughters, Psacha LaJoie and Kennedy LaJoie. Also surviving is Steve’s brother, Wayne LaJoie of Enfield, N.H. and sister, Wendy LaJoie of Lebanon, N.H. His father, …

N.H. House Passes Bill Prompted by Enfield 4-Year-Old’s Death

Friday, March 27, 2015

Enfield — Legislation named for the 4-year-old Enfield girl who died at an unlicensed day care one year ago is on its way to the New Hampshire Senate following unanimous approval in the House this week. The bill that passed the House, named “Willa’s Law” for Willa Shine Clark, would make negligence by licensed and license-exempt providers the leads to a child’s “permanent …

Mascoma Getting a Grip on Wrestling

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

West Canaan — Rick Simula wasn’t always the most upright of citizens as a youth, even by his reckoning. Wrestling changed that, and he hopes it will do the same thing for his Mascoma Valley Regional High School …

Marguerite (Evans) Wheeler

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Enfield, N.H. — Marguerite (Evans) Wheeler, 97, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015, in Lebanon, N.H. She was born in Keene, N.H. on Nov. 14, 1917, the daughter of Amelia (Pankratz) and Peter Evans. Peg grew up in Keene and Enfield. As she grew older she was …

Lucille Ann “Lucy” St. Jean Spaulding

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

White River Jct., Vt. — Lucille Ann “Lucy” St. Jean Spaulding, 80, died unexpectedly Wednesday morning, Jan. 7, 2015, at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. She was born Aug. 26, 1934, in Lebanon, N.H. the daughter of Edward and Yvonne (Jette) St. Jean. She grew up …

Police Get Military Gear: Upper Valley Agencies Use Defense Program

Sunday, January 11, 2015

West Lebanon — At least 12 Upper Valley law enforcement agencies are beneficiaries of the Pentagon military-surplus program that provided Ferguson, Mo., police with some of the tactical gear deployed during protests there in August. The Department of …

Fuel Assistance Program Available For Eligible Granite State Residents

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Lebanon — A local fuel assistance program is accepting applications from income-eligible residents of several area New Hampshire towns. Residents of Canaan, Dorchester, Enfield, Grafton, Hanover, Lebanon, Lyme, Orange and Orford, including those who have electric heat or heat included in their rent, are eligible for the program. …

Birth Announcements: Jan. 11, 2015

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital WIGHT — A son, Oliver Adam Wight, born on Dec. 16, 2014, to Angel and Ryan Wight, of Tunbridge. Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center MARTIN — A son, Maxwell Chauncey Martin, born on Dec. 15, 2014, to Katherine and Christopher Martin, of Enfield. SPOONER — …

Marguerite D. Wheeler

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Enfield, N.H. — Marguerite D. Wheeler, 97, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015. An obituary will be published in a later edition of the Valley News Arrangements are pending with the Ricker Funeral Home & Crematory of Lebanon. …

A Scare on Mascoma Lake

Monday, January 5, 2015

An Enfield volunteer firefighter, who declined to identify himself, searches for snowmobile tracks on the shore of Mascoma Lake in Enfield after a report that the light of a vehicle was seen crossing the lake and then disappeared …

Edwin S. Rich

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Enfield, N.H. — Edwin Stanton Rich, 96, died peacefully Friday, Dec. 26, 2014, at home in Enfield. He was born March 15, 1918, in Charleston, Maine, to Alpheus W. and Cora Wilson Rich. His was the seventh generation of the family in this country and the last to …

A Fighting Chance: Lebanon Gym Gives Ancient Martial Art a New Life

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Lebanon — The owner of Lebanon’s newest martial arts gym hopes the national sport of Thailand will have more than a fighting chance in the Upper Valley. Mark Klemm, a 31-year-old U.S. Navy veteran, opened Baan Muay Thai …