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Lebanon's Nicholas Haidari fights to keep the puck away from Somersworth's Ryan Bailey during the game at Campion Rink in West Lebanon, N.H., on Sunday, March 1, 2015. Lebanon won 5-2. (Valley News - Sarah Shaw) <p><i>Copyright © Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.</i></p>

Local Roundup: Raiders Roll Into Playoffs on 8-0-1 Run

Monday, March 2, 2015

West Lebanon — Take your pick of which is the most impressive: ∎ Going unbeaten in the last nine games of the season? ∎ Having to play five games in eight days — and winning all of them? ∎ Not losing a single contest away from home all winter? ∎ Having all six seniors play key roles in the last …

Wrecking Crew: KUA Star Evokes Memories of Famous Dad

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Meriden — You swore that was Danny Ainge flying around the court at Kimball Union Academy the other day. The blond kid? Directing traffic, spinning, dishing, scoring? Going full-throttle through that forest of bigger guys with a full tank of enthusiasm and an absence of fear? That wasn’t Danny? Nope. You’d need a …

John R. De Palma

Friday, February 27, 2015

East Plainfield, N.H. — John R. De Palma, 88, died Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. Arrangements are pending with the Ricker Funeral Home & Crematory of Lebanon. An obituary will be published in a later edition of the Valley News. …

Michael W. White

Monday, February 2, 2015

Rutland, Vt. — Michael W. White, 64, passed away Friday, Jan. 30, 2015. He was born in Hardwick, Vt. on June 16, 1950, to George & Mary (Judd) White. He grew up in Plainfield, N.H. and graduated from Lebanon High School. Mike enlisted in the Marines and served …

Robert H. Strobel

Monday, February 2, 2015

Bethlehem, N.H. — Robert H. Strobel, 74, died peacefully on Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015, at the Hanover Terrace nursing home in Hanover, N.H. following a period of declining health. Robert was born on Methodist Hill in East Plainfield, N.H. on Aug. 17, 1940, one of 11 children of …

Rotary Club Names Contest Winner, New Members

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Lebanon — Zhengqi “Jack” Zhang, a ninth-grader at Kimball Union Academy, recently won the first round of a regional speech contest. Zhengqi, who won the Rotary Club of Lebanon’s speech contest , was awarded $100 at the club’s …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Fat of the Land: Wide-Tire Biking Makes an Inroad in the Winter

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Lebanon — Spending long winters away from trails is quickly becoming less mandatory for mountain bike enthusiasts. Snow-covered ground is turning much more accessible thanks to “fat bikes,” mountain bikes with giant tires made especially for traversing wintry …

Margo J. Krasnoff

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Meriden, N.H. — Margo J. Krasnoff of Meriden, passed away at her home on Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015. She was born in Newark, N.J. on Nov. 3, 1957, the daughter of Lawrence and Lynn Krasnoff. Margo decided on a career in medicine in her first year of college …

Wasps Beat Sin Bin, Bulldogs

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Woodstock — There isn’t a whole lot stopping the Woodstock High boys hockey team lately. Even when the Wasps try to stop themselves, someone steps up to save the day. The honor belonged to sophomore goaltender Connor Black …

Wedding: Magnan — Ladd

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Meriden — Benjamin Ladd and Renee Magnan were married on Sept. 27, 2014, in an outdoor ceremony at the home of the bridegroom’s parents. The bride’s father escorted her down the aisle. Annie Cooper, a longtime friend of …