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Laura Berthold

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Hanover, N.H. — Laura was born in Minneapolis, Minn. to Marjorie and Blaine McKusick. Laura received her B.A. degree from the University of Minnesota, and then enrolled in the Chicago Theological Seminary. There, she earned her Bachelor of Theology degree and met a fellow classmate, Fred Berthold, who won her heart and gained her hand in marriage. Laura and Fred moved to New York, where Laura attended Union Theological Seminary, earning a Masters in Divinity. Both Laura and Fred were ordained as ministers in the United Church of Christ. Laura served as a minster to churches in Plainfield, N.H. and Chelsea, Vt. Laura passed away peacefully in her sleep on Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, at …

Promise Kept, for a Friend: Former Mascoma, UVM Star Young Tries Coaching at Late Mentor’s Request

Monday, January 26, 2015

Lebanon — Ed Kehoe played matchmaker, right up to the end. In his younger brother Tim, Kehoe had someone who taught basketball the same way he did. In the most successful player he ever coached, Tonya Young, Kehoe saw someone who could be helpful both on the court and in life. So as …

Local Roundup: Pogue Sixth at NHCS Nordic Race

Monday, January 26, 2015

Whitefield, n.h. — There are certain allowances that have to be made when gathering hundreds of cross country skiers in one location, such as what happened on Saturday at the first of two New Hampshire Coaches Series high school races of the winter. For one, Lebanon coach Les Lawrence noted, the competitors don’t line up in a mass start, as might happen in …

More Sweep Success: Raiders Continue Mastery Over Marauders

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Lebanon — The Lebanon High boys and girls basketball teams won’t receive any tangible awards for sweeping arch-rival Hanover on Thursday, yet it was a banner night for the Raiders anyway. Senior Vanessa Fluery sank a buzzer-beating jump …

Hartland Gun Range Solution Still In the Works as Plainfield Neighbors Air Issues

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Hartland — Vermont officials on Wednesday night tried to assure some Plainfield residents that they are working to find solutions to the problem of increased noise from a Hartland shooting range near their homes. However, following a site visit to the state-run range and a two-hour open meeting …

Hartland Gun Range May See Changes

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Hartland — Residents of a Plainfield neighborhood across the Connecticut River from the Hammond Cove Gun Range in Hartland may see further relief from noise as the state of Vermont continues its soundproofing efforts. After taking sound measurements …

South Pomfret’s Joyce May Jump to Field Hockey’s Next Level

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Kellie Joyce recently completed a sparkling field hockey career at the University of New Hampshire, but she’s not about to leave the game behind. Next weekend, the 22-year-old Joyce will be in Lancaster, Pa., trying out for the …

Local Roundup: Soph’s Career High Puts Bishop Brady Girls Basketball Past Hanover

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Hanover — Hanover High girls basketball coach Dan O’Rourke has known Riley Bennett since she was a fifth-grader. On Saturday, O’Rourke and the Marauders got to know her more than they’d like. Bennett, a sophomore, scored a career-best …

Ruth E. Wills

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Lebanon, N.H. — Ruth E. Wills, 98, passed away Friday, Jan. 2, 2015, at Lebanon Center-Genesis. She was born on Nov. 9, 1916, in Grafton, N.H. to the late Albert & Carrie (Fay) Dudley. Ruth moved to Lebanon as a child and attended Lebanon schools. She was married …

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 …

Local Roundup: Lebanon Girls Basketball Closes Strong at Tourney

Monday, December 29, 2014

Manchester — The inside-outside combination of Kendra MacDonald and Vanessa Fleury helped send the Lebanon High girls basketball team home from the three-day Manchester Central Holiday Tournament on Sunday with a 60-49 win over Manchester Memorial, the undefeated …

Engagement: Beliveau — Bagley

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Enfield — Shannon Beliveau and Jeffrey Bagley have announced their engagement. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Karen Daigle Vittum, of Lebanon, and Mark Beliveau, of Meriden. She graduated from Lebanon High School in 2010 and is employed …

Raiders on a Roll: Lebanon Takes Down Stevens in Shootout First-Rounder

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Hanover — When the next basketball classification cycle comes around, Lebanon High boys hoop coach Kieth Matte thinks — because of the enrollment situation — his Raiders could drop down from NHIAA Division II to Division III. That …