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At her home in  Lyme, N.H. Carola Lea hands Innocent Mpoki some curry for a dinner he was making on Aug. 21, 2014. Mpoki stayed with Lea this summer while he worked at Loch Lyme Lodge to make money for college.
Valley News - Jennifer Hauck

New School, New Challenge: Zimbabwean Student’s Journey Continues at Middlebury 

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Innocent Mpoki begins classes today at Middlebury College, one of 660 students in the class of 2018, of which 73 are international students; Mpoki also falls into the 14 percent of students who are the first in their family to attend college. But the statistics don’t really tell the story of Mpoki’s odyssey, the first person in his remote rural …

Fastest For 48

Monday, September 1, 2014

Lebanon — Orford hiker Andrew Thompson normally has no problems falling asleep, but on July 6 he uncharacteristically tossed and turned through the night. Too bad for Thompson, because he wouldn’t be getting much sleep at all over the next 3½ days. The 38-year-old former Appalachian Trail through-hike speed record holder now has a new mark to crow about, having climbed all 48 …

Hugh Blanchard O’Donnell

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Lyme, N.H.— Hugh Blanchard O’Donnell, Jr. 87 died Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in White River Jct., Vt after a battle with cancer. He was born June 1, 1927 in Vershire, VT the son of Hugh Blanchard and Claudia F. (Button) O’Donnell. He attended school in Vershire and graduated from Chelsea High School in 1948. After high school, …

Hanover Soccer Opens With Last-Minute Win

Friday, August 29, 2014

Hanover — After losing more than three-fourths of its total scoring production from last year’s undefeated state championship squad, one of the biggest questions facing the Hanover High boys soccer team this season is where its goals are …

A Loyal Soldier’s Campaign Journal

Friday, August 29, 2014

November’s Gladiators , by Terry Baxter; Langdon Street Press, 274 pages, $27.95 The vast piles of books generated by political campaigns tend to be about the decisions of strategy and tactics that led to victory. All those books …

Hugh Blanchard O’Donnell, Jr.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Lyme, N.H. — Hugh Blanchard O’Donnell, Jr., 87, died Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, at the VA Medical Center in White River Jct., Vt. after a battle with cancer. Arrangements are pending at the Boardway & Cilley Funeral Home, Chelsea, Vt. …

N.H. Football Title Games Get New Home

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Concord — First-year NHIAA Executive Director Jeff Collins will have three big reasons to return to Cowell Stadium this fall. The former University of New Hampshire nose guard and defensive tackle will be back at his alma mater on Nov. 22, overseeing the state’s first “championship day” — …

Wedding: Parker — Carroll

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Lyme — Charlotte Ames Parker and Nathan Carroll were married on May 31, 2014, in Lyme. The bride is the daughter of Virginia Louise Beggs and Douglas Gest, of Meriden, and Henry Worth Parker and Mary-Margaret Andrews, of …

Frowns Upside Down: Marauders Brimming With Optimism

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Hanover — The photograph that accompanied a Sept. 19, 2013 story in the Valley News about Hanover High football pretty much encapsulated the Marauders’ 1-8 season. The image showed longtime coach Mike Ivanoski with hands on hips, staring …

Hanover-Norwich 2014-15 Bus Routes

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Going Green: Hanover’s Soccer Trip to Ireland Becomes an Education

Monday, August 18, 2014

On the first day, Rob Grabill nearly freaked out. In normal circumstances, the drive from Shannon Airport in Ireland’s County Clare to the west coast city of Galway takes a little over an hour. When Grabill, Hanover High’s …

Lebanon High Athletes Go on Roundball Road Trip

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Lebanon — K.J. Matte and Austin Whaley will head back to Lebanon High School in a few weeks. Perhaps a teacher will assign them a what-I-did-for-summer essay. And both could use four words to sum up their collective …

Letitia “Tish” Oden Smith

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Lyme, N.H. — Tish Smith, 75, passed away Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. Tish was born and raised in Birmingham, Ala., but Lyme has been her beloved home for over 30 years. A 1957 graduate of Woodlawn H.S., and 1961 graduate of Auburn University, Tish …