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Olive Burnette Cox Funke

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Greenwood, S.C. — Olive Burnette Cox Funke of Wesley Commons, Greenwood died on Thursday, July 17, 2014, in the loving care of family and friends. Olive was born to Logan and Herbert Cox on June 23, 1919, in Lynn, Mass. She attended Lynn Classical High School and New England Baptist Hospital School of Nursing. She later worked for several years at Deaconess Hospital in Boston. She met her future husband, John Funke, Jr. when he began his 45-year career at General Electric in Lynn in 1941. They married in 1943 and shared 63 years together until John’s death in 2006. During their marriage, they lived in Pittsfield, Mass., Schenectady, N.Y., and Greenville, N.C. before retiring …

In Norwich, A Push for Route 5 Site

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Norwich — Town officials on Friday published an open letter recommending that the fire and police departments move to the ABC Dairy property on Route 5, despite the Selectboard’s decision earlier this month not to investigate the site further. “It appears to me that they have decided to ignore the vote taken by …

Growing Up a Hazard to Golf: Real World Claims Talent From NHGA

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Goffstown, n.h. — Michael Killam didn’t see the question coming. When he comprehended it, he needed a few moments to gain his composure. The blessing of the New Hampshire Golf Association’s state championship format — a weeklong grind that reflects how the USGA runs the United States Amateur — is also its curse. …

Wanting Water Everywhere: Runner Uses Yoga to Raise Money for Native Kenya

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Hanover — Elite distance runner Sam Chelanga has settled in the Upper Valley in part because the wooded hills remind him of his home village in Kenya. Now he’s hoping friends in his new surroundings can help him …

Forum, July 2: The Co-Op Debate Continues

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Co-op Board Must Answer To the Editor: When I came down to Sunday breakfast my husband said, “The news is going to make you very angry.” Given the news that we read daily, that was not much of a bulletin, however, when I read about the firing of …

Ex-Thetford Police Chief Blasts Selectboard on Interim Hiring

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Thetford — A strongly worded email from former police chief Jim Lanctot to the townwide email Listserv sheds light not just on his lingering resentment toward the Selectboard but on a debate about the way the police department …

Hanover Grad Makes Quick Recovery in CHaD Football Game

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Manchester — Shawn Cavallaro didn’t receive the most valuable player award after Saturday’s third annual New Hampshire East-West High School All-Star football game at St. Anselm College. However, a solid case could have been made that No. 4 …

Norwich Facilities Committee Forwards Recommendation to Selectboard

Friday, June 27, 2014

Editor's Note: Elements of this story, originally headlined "Norwich Panel: Church St. for Police, Fire," will be corrected in a new story to be published in the Saturday, June 28 Valley News. Norwich — The Capital Facilities & Planning Committee narrowed its search for a new police and …

Ex-World Cup Player Takes His Game to Norwich

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Norwich — The World Cup experience didn’t faze Chris Dawes much. Playing soccer in front of 40,000 Frenchmen isn’t intimidating, not after doing the same thing under the gaze of 100,000 Mexicans. Every four years, Dawes gets a …

Lebanon Introduces Elementary Principal

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Lebanon — The Lebanon School District continues to seek replacements for three vacant administrative positions this summer, but one leadership post has already been filled. Eloise Ginty, Mount Lebanon Elementary School’s new principal, visited the West Lebanon school …

Martha Bakes, for a Crowd

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Norwich — As she mixed, stirred and kneaded, media magnate Martha Stewart talked animatedly about her methods and techniques. While scraping whisked eggs into a bowl, Stewart said to the class at King Arthur Flour in Norwich, “My …

Back in the Game: After Cancer, Chaltain Turns Toward Training

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Lebanon — Former Hanover High two-sport standout Grady Chaltain was always a leader on the field. Now having overcome brain cancer, he’s hoping to lead clients in the training room. Chaltain, 24, recently graduated from the University of …

Norwich Chief To Help Out In Thetford

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Thetford — Norwich police chief Doug Robinson has agreed to fill in as Thetford’s interim chief while the town looks to replace Jim Lanctot, who stepped down as chief last month after 11 years with the department. When …