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Kimball Union Academy's Crew Ainge passes the ball away from the MacDuffie defense in Meriden, N.H., on Jan. 14, 2015. MacDuffie won 76-66. (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>

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 time machine to see the Boston Celtics …

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. …

Lebanon Loses Hockey Game, Earns Moral Victory

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

West Lebanon — By the sounds of the whooping and hollering escaping the locker room door afterward, the Lebanon High girls hockey team accomplished much of what it sought out of Tuesday night’s rematch with neighboring Hanover. Hold down the state’s top forward? Check. Play disciplined defense and get a big game from the goaltender? Check and check. Leave Campion Rink with an …

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 …

Local Roundup: Hanover Hockey Wins With Defense

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Manchester — Two players who didn’t show up on the scoresheet played big roles as the Hanover High boys hockey team gained its first win of the season in a 2-0 shutout of Goffstown to open the Bauer …

‘Oh, the Wonder’: In Meriden Church, a Christmas Tree Reaches to the Heavens

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Meriden — About five years ago, as an appreciative new member of the Meriden Congregational Church, Shawn Rogers wanted to pitch in somehow. It wasn’t long before the Chelsea native and tree farmers’ son found the perfect opportunity. …

Jim Kenyon: Plainfield Library Board Chairwoman Says Shhhhhh!

Sunday, December 21, 2014

What in the name of Ed Brown is going on in Plainfield? A recent meeting of the trustees for the town’s two public libraries had been under way for only 10 minutes before Chairwoman Suzanne Spencer was on the phone to the cops. Spencer wanted a town resident …

KUA Appoints Marketing Director

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Meriden — Kimball Union Academy has appointed Sarah Evans Moore, a KUA official, as director of marketing communications. Before being named to her new post, Moore was associate director of admissions at KUA. She previously held the positions of director of admissions and director of development at an …

Lebanon Cruises to Doubleheader Sweep of Hanover

Friday, December 19, 2014

Hanover — Given the various options for a ballhandling guard during a three-on-one break, Lebanon High sophomore K.J. Matte chose the one on Friday night that might come to define what this year’s Raiders are all about. He …