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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 his life. He attended school in Canaan, East Plainfield, N.H. (in a one room school house until it closed), then in Meriden, N.H. Joe leaves behind one daughter, Patricia Vincent and her husband William, of Addison, Vt.; his sisters, Frances Lassen and husband Joseph, Lottie Shippen and husband William of Enfield; grandchildren …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …