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Oscar and Marilyn Ferris, of Randolph, Vt., celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in 2013. (The Herald of Randolph - Tim Calabro)

A Life: Oscar Ferris, 1927-2014; ‘Farming Wasn’t a Job, It Was Something He Liked to Do’

Monday, March 2, 2015

Randolph — It was New Year’s Day, 1927. Tiny newborn Oscar Ferris opened his eyes for the first time, wracked with fever and wailing, delivered in the old style, in his parents’ bedroom by a doctor paying a house call to the Ferris family farm. Outside, the horses pulling the doctor’s carriage stamped their feet in the cold January air; …

Births: March 1, 2015

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center HOLMES — A daughter, Ava Rose Holmes, born on Feb. 3, 2015, to Melissa and Mike Holmes, of Windsor. BREWER — A son, Timothy Edward Brewer, born on Feb. 7, 2015, to Kayt Vernon and Christopher Brewer, of Sharon. SAFFORD — A son, Christian Richard Safford, born on Feb. 10, 2015, to Jessica McNally and Christopher Safford, of Newport. Gifford …

SEC Filings: HNI Corp. Paid $62.2 Million for Vermont Castings Group

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Randolph — The management group that acquired Vermont Castings Group in 2013 and ran the troubled company for 14 months did pretty well when it sold the company to an Iowa-based furniture and hearth products giant in October. HNI Corp. paid $62.2 million in cash for the Randolph maker of wood burning stoves and grills in October, according to financial filings with the …

Lo W. “Chuck” Hatch, Jr.

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Randolph, Vt. — Lo W. “Chuck” Hatch, Jr., 92, of Randolph, died Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015 at Menig Extended Care Facility in Randolph. Arrangements are pending at the Day Funeral Home. …

Shirley M. Harrness

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Sheldon, Vt. — Shirley M. Harrness, age 66, died Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015, after a courageous battle with cancer, surrounded by her loving family at her home in Sheldon. Shirley was born in North Hampton, Mass. on Oct. 9, 1948, the daughter of the late Audrey (Finn) Daniels. …

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 …

Local Roundup: Stevens Grabs Unified Hoop Victory

Monday, January 26, 2015

Claremont — Tyler Erickson had 24 points to lead the Stevens High unified basketball team over Hanover on Monday night, 38-32, at Carr Gymnasium. Walter Mosenthal had 16 points for Hanover (0-4), which also received eight from Brandon …

State OKs School Merger; Bethel Among Towns Affected

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

South Royalton — The Vermont State Board of Education voted unanimously Tuesday to dissolve the Windsor Northwest Supervisory Union and fold its five member districts into the Orange-Windsor Supervisory Union, but not before hearing an eleventh-hour plea for …

Birth Announcements: Jan. 18, 2015

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Gifford Medical Center CLARK — A son, Bentlee Joseph Gene Clark, born on Jan. 4, 2015, to Summer Flint and Jeremy Clark, of East Bethel. SILLOWAY — A daughter, Ava Louise Silloway, born on Jan. 5, 2015, to Bethany and John Silloway, of Randolph Center. …

Local Roundup: Wasps Rain Threes in Boys Hoop Win Over Hartford

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

White River Junction — The Woodstock High boys played two halves of basketball in recording their second win over Hartford in 48 hours on Monday. They scored half of their baskets from beyond the 3-point arc, mirroring leading …

Wedding: Rogers — Robert

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Canaan — Christa Marie Rogers and Cory Scott Robert were married on Sept. 13, 2014, in Sanbornton, N.H. The ceremony took place on the lawn of the Barn at Longlook Farm. Steven M. Dembow, a justice of the …

Out of the Woods: Lost Skier Found

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Randolph — Susan Mann knew something was amiss when her husband, Lindy , wasn’t home for dinner on Monday evening. “He’s always home for supper,” she said from their home in Randolph on Tuesday. After she realized he was uncharacteristically late, Susan Mann tried his cellphone to no …

Virginia Jessie “Ginger” Lawson

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Randolph, Vt., — Virginia Jessie “Ginger” Lawson, 69, died Friday, Dec. 12, 2014, at Gifford Medical Center’s Garden Room. She was born Oct. 29, 1945, in Newport the daughter of Donald and Anne (Norway) Lawson. “Ginger” lived with her family in Coventry until early adolescence when she moved …