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Donald C. Berwick

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Brandon, Fla. — Donald C. Berwick, 82, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015, at the James Haley Veterans Hospital in Tampa, Fla. Donald was born July 31, 1932, in Lawrence, Mass. In 1937 along with his family, he moved to Plainfield, N.H., where he attended grammar school. In 1945 Donald enrolled at the Kimball Union Academy in Meriden, N.H.,from which he graduated in 1949, as well as post graduate in 1950. Following graduation Mr. Berwick continued his education at Dartmouth College, graduating with the class of 1954 with an AB degree. After spending one year at the Tuck School of Business Administration, he entered the United States Army and served two years in Germany, being …

Local Roundup: Woodstock Skiers Grab Four State Crowns in a Day

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Mendon, Vt. — Say this about this year’s Woodstock Union High School skiing program: When the Wasps go out, they apparently go all out. In what may be one of the most complete performances in Vermont Principals Association history, Woodstock sent its Alpine and Nordic programs to different state championships on Tuesday and …

Joseph Hurshell Sears Jr.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Enfield, N.H. — Joseph Hurshell Sears Jr., 70, passed away peacefully Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, at DHMC in Lebanon, N.H., surrounded by his family. He was born at home in Canaan, N.H. on July 28, 1944 to Joseph H. and Frances (Grace) Sears. When Joe was 8 his family moved to Methodist Hill in Enfield, where he grew up and lived most of …

Raiders Earn Revenge on Goffstown

Friday, February 6, 2015

Lebanon — Lebanon High boys basketball coach Kieth Matte isn’t given to handing out game balls. So how about a best actor in a supporting role statuette instead? The same guys got the points, and the Raiders’ big …

A Spark of Education: Lebanon Community Center Teaches Health, Fitness

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Lebanon — Occupying a corner of the former Lebanon Junior High building, the Spark Community Center is a new place of learning. Among the facility’s educational programs is a health and fitness class, led by Executive Director Brett …

Local Roundup: Mascoma Boys Basketball Catches Winning Fever

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

West Canaan — If winning can be contagious, it’s safe to say the Mascoma High boys basketball team has caught the bug. The Royals used a collective hot-shooting touch to beat visiting Stevens 71-47 on Tuesday night. Mason …

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 …