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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 …

A Life: Clarence Jacob (C.J.) Smith, 1942 — 2015; ‘He Was Quiet, Calm, Gentle... Except When We Scored’

Monday, May 25, 2015

West Lebanon — The NCAA Frozen Four college hockey championship stretches over a three-day period: semifinals, day off, finals. Fans of the event, or of the teams involved, routinely face a conundrum: What to do in a strange …

Students Graduate RVCC

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Claremont — More than 220 students and their families celebrated their educational achievements Friday evening at the 47th commencement at River Valley Community College. “The veterans, single moms, first in family to go to college, and everyone who …

City Reviews After-School Program

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Lebanon — Administrators in the Lebanon School District are reviewing qualifications for after-school program providers for next school year. The decision comes less than a year after the district switched providers to Children’s Center of the Upper Valley, …

Thomas R. Willis, Jr.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Grantham, N.H. — Thomas R. Willis, Jr., 80, of Rt. 10, passed away March 1, 2015, at home following a long battle with cancer. Graveside services will take place at 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 9, 2015, at Memorial Cemetery, on Learning Drive in Grantham with Fred Davis …

Donald “Don” Burt Batchelder

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Brattleboro, Vt. — Donald “Don” B. Batchelder, 85, of 46 Tyler Street, died Monday morning at Brattleboro Memorial Hospital. He was born in Barre, Vt. on May 1, 1929, the son of Harold and Audrey Batchelder. He attended schools there and was an outstanding athlete at Spaulding Academy. …

Robert Lewis McCredie

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Grantham, N.H — A memorial service for Robert Lewis McCredie who died March 18, 2015, will be held on Friday, May 22 at 2 p.m., at the Episcopal Church of the Epiphany, Cheney Street in Newport, N.H. …

Birth Announcements: April 26, 2015

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital ACKERMAN — A daughter, Amelia Louise Ackerman, born on April 21, 2015, to Hillary and Kyle Ackerman, of Lebanon. Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center MASON — A son, Coby James Mason, born on March 21, 2015, to Nicole and Brandon Mason, of Grantham. WEATHERELL — …

Grandparents Brag: April 26, 2015

Sunday, April 26, 2015

POLJACIK — A grandson, Evan Jacob Poljacik, born on March 15, 2015, to paternal grandparents, Jodie and Brian Poljacik, of Grantham. …

Mary (Wallace) Moulton-Pillsbury

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Grantham, N.H. — Mary (Wallace) Moulton-Pillsbury, 77, Pillsbury Road, died Tuesday, April 14, 2015, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. surrounded by her family. She was born in Newport, N.H. on Jan. 26, 1938, the daughter of Clifton Wallace and Marie (Partridge) Van de Bogart. She attended …

Robert Schones

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Grantham, N.H. — Robert (Bob) “Peanut” Schones, age 90, of Grantham, a long-time former resident of Columbia Heights, Minn. and a Wabasha native, died Monday, April 13, 2015, at the Veterans Administration Hospital in White River Junction, Vt. He was born Sept. 12, 1924, in Wabasha, the son …