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Leon M. Winchester

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Northfield, Vt. — Leon M. Winchester, 85, passed away peacefully Saturday afternoon Aug. 22, 2015, at Mayo Healthcare in Northfield. He was born in Richmond, Minn. on Oct. 21, 1929, the eldest son of Harry E. and Margaret (Kapsch) Winchester. Leon grew up in South Ryegate, Vt., attended grade school there and graduated from Wells River High School. He also attended Lyndon State College. On June 26, 1955, Leon married Joyce Sargent of East Cabot, and they began their married life together in Danville, Vt. They recently celebrated their 60th anniversary. In 1960, Leon and Joyce built a new home in Barre Town where they raised their family and resided until 2014. Leon spent his …

‘She Doesn’t Back Off’: Sullivan County Manager Battles ALS Diagnosis

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Newport — For 4½ months between the late-summer night that friends noticed her slurring her words and the midwinter day that neurologists identified the source of the problem, Sullivan County Manager Jessie Levine wondered which enemy she’d be fighting. After ruling out a stroke, a brain tumor and Lyme disease as causes early …

A Life: Joseph W. Bergin, 1924-2015; ‘He Was Always Wanting to Do for Others’

Sunday, August 9, 2015

New London — Negotiating a real estate contract at age 90 sounds impressive. Pair that with driving golf balls on Sunday afternoons at Eastman Golf Links and volunteering for six hours a week at New London Hospital, and it highlights some of the activities of Joe Bergin, a World War II veteran who …

Engagement: Dorr — Peterson

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Grantham — Terry and Paula Dorr, of Grantham, have announced the engagement of their daughter, Gabrielle Marjorie Dorr, to Eric Peterson. The bride-to-be graduated from Saint Lawrence University and is enrolled in the nursing program at The University …

Birth Announcements: July 12, 2015

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital JENKYN — A son, Edward Alexander Jenkyn, born on March 9, 2015, to Aaron and Marcus Jenkyn, of Grantham. Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center GOINSALVOS — Twin daughters, Maeve Addilyn Goinsalvos and Ayvah Hazel Goinsalvos, born on April 29, 2015, to Kacey Gassett and Dylan …

Teens From Claremont, Grantham Headed for State 4-H Horse Show

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Newport — Three teenagers will represent Sullivan County at the State 4-H Horse Show next weekend. Anna Avery, 15, of Claremont, Hannah Hastings, 15, of Grantham, and Jessica Hastings, 13, of Grantham, will exhibit their horses at the Deerfield Fairgrounds on July 17 and 18. In order to …

Birth Announcements: June 28, 2015

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center DARLING — A son, Jacob Eli-Roy Darling, born on April 19, 2015, to Crystal and Thomas Darling, of Grantham. FIELDS — A son, Cian Willis Fields, born on May 23, 2015, to Brittany Lynn Grant-Paul and Nathan Zane Fields, of Windsor. …

Sullivan County Agency Has New Executive Director

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Newport — The Sullivan County group working to connect Claremont and Lebanon with a bus route along Route 120 is hoping that its new executive director will drive efforts to expand its transportation offerings. The Community Alliance of …

Birth Announcements: June 14, 2015

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center OSTERLOH — A daughter, Piper Lux Osterloh, born on May 22, 2015, to Theresa and Martin Osterloh, of Grantham. MORRILL — A son, Wyatt Michael Morrill, born on May 23, 2015, to Kristi Bonnell and Timothy Morrill, of Hartland. SMITH — A son, Joseph James …

YMCA to Operate After-Care Program in Lebanon

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Lebanon — After one year with the Children’s Center of the Upper Valley providing care at Mount Lebanon Elementary School and Hanover Street School, the Lebanon School District has opted to return to YMCA Camp Coniston as its after-school care provider for students in grades K-5 beginning in …

Wheels on and Ready to Run

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Grantham — Andrea Conger has always been a fan of the underdog. So it was no surprise when the Grantham resident adopted three special needs Chihuahuas from the Upper Valley Humane Society this year and added them to …

Anna Lynn Schotanus

Friday, May 29, 2015

Grantham, N.H. — Anna Lynn Schotanus, 61, died unexpectedly on Friday, April 24, 2015, at her apartment in Falls Church, Va. Anna was born on June 9, 1954, at Fort Campbell, Ky. to Merle W. and Helen D. Schotanus. She was brought home from the Fort Campbell Army …

Sullivan County to Hold Budget Hearing

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Newport — The county commissioners’ proposed $30.4 million Sullivan County budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1 will be presented at a public hearing on June 2 at the town hall in Charlestown. The proposed spending plan represents an increase of 2.2 percent, or nearly $650,000, from …