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Winners in the junior breed championships at the Central and Southeast Region 4-H Dairy Show, July 14 in Tunbridge, were (left to right): Keenan Thygesen, Tunbridge (Brown Swiss);  Dylan Slack, Bethel (Holstein);  Grace Collins, South Royalton (Ayrshire); Zachary Johnson, Tunbridge (Guernsey); and Regan Johnson, Woodstock (Jersey)  (photo credit: Allison Smith/UVM Extension)

Local Youths Win Awards at Dairy Show

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Tunbridge — Several local youths took home awards from the Central and Southeast Region 4-H Dairy Show, held July 14 at the Tunbridge Fairgrounds. Keenan Thygesen, of Tunbridge, received the Dick Dodge Memorial Award for being named the overall fitting and showmanship champion. The award is given in memory of the former University of Vermont Extension dairy specialist who inspired …

Lake Fairlee Dam Project on Hold

Friday, July 24, 2015

Thetford — The long-planned project to replace the ailing Lake Fairlee Dam this summer abruptly halted this week after the contractor and the three towns involved — Thetford, Fairlee and West Fairlee — parted ways over a dispute about the unsigned construction contract. Speaking for the towns, Fairlee Selectboard Chairman Frank J. Barrett Jr. said the $850,000 project, which voters in the three …

Robert J. “Frog” Fournier

Friday, July 24, 2015

East Thetford, Vt. — Robert J. “Frog” Fournier, 78, died Friday, July 24, 2015 at home in East Thetford. He was born Sept. 22, 1936, a son of Albert and Elizabeth (Roy) Fournier in St. Johnsbury, Vt. Robert graduated from St. Johnsbury Academy before enlisting in the U.S. Air Force where he served in Thule, Greenland. He was married to Joan Berwick in …

Thetford Academy Considers Reducing Staff to Cut Costs

Monday, May 11, 2015

Thetford — Thetford Academy is considering a workforce reduction to meet the financial challenges posed by an education-reform bill working its way through the state Legislature, a shrinking student population and a change in state education regulations that could force it to reduce its tuition rate. Thetford Academy …

Susan Southworth Ilsley

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Post Mills, Vt. — Susan Southworth Ilsley, 63, of Post Mills passed away suddenly at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. on May 2, 2015 Susan was the daughter of the late Roger Southworth and Rose McFarlane Southworth. Susan grew up in West Fairlee, Vt. and attended schools …

Hartford Baseball Improves to 7-0

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

White River Junction — Playing on a freshly remade infield, the Hartford High baseball team laid out visiting U-32 on Monday, 8-2. The victory pushed the Hurricanes’ record to 7-0, with upcoming road games at Windsor today, at …

Green and Growing: Vermont H.S. Golf Rosters Dotted With Youth

Monday, May 4, 2015

This spring may turn out to be a season of transition for the Upper Valley’s Vermont-based high school golf programs. Rivendell has been the story the past two springs. The Raptors enter as back-to-back Vermont Division III champions …

Elizabeth Mary Severance

Saturday, May 2, 2015

East Thetford, Vt. — Elizabeth Mary Severance passed away at age 75 at Hanover Terrace Healthcare in Hanover, N.H. on Wednesday evening, April 29, 2015 after a brief struggle with cancer. Elizabeth was born to Clifford and Mary (Gingras) Jarvis on Dec. 28, 1939, in Montpelier, Vt. She …

Alice Bartholomew Pierson

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Vershire, Vt. — Alice Bartholomew Pierson died peacefully at the age of 96, surrounded by the love and music of family members on Friday, April 24, 2015, at Mountain View of Vershire. She is loved and survived by two sons and their spouses, Mike Hebb and Kathy Thompson …

Dale A. Cummings

Friday, May 1, 2015

Post Mills, Vt. — Dale A. Cummings of Post Mills died Thursday, March 26, 2015, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center after a four year long battle fighting lung cancer. Dale was born in Hanover, N.H. to Lawrence Cummings and Rose Robinson Cummings on July 20, 1951. He attended Thetford …

Local & Regional Briefs for Friday, May 1, 2015

Friday, May 1, 2015

Lebanon Lifts Weight Limits on Roads Lebanon — Lebanon officials have lifted seasonal weight limits on posted roads throughout the city, effective today. Many roads in late winter were restricted to 6-ton weight limits, except for fuel and milk deliveries, because of mud season. For more information, call …

A Young Man’s Game: Underclassmen Look to Keep South Royalton in Contention

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

South Royalton — With five sophomores and a freshman in its starting lineup, the perennially strong South Royalton School baseball team is in a period of transition. As Tuesday’s 3-0 win over Thetford Academy showed, that doesn’t necessarily …

Ada Kurz

Thursday, April 23, 2015

East Thetford, Vt. — Ada (nee Freeman) Kurz, 99, of East Thetford, passed away on Tuesday, April 14, 2015. Beloved wife of the late Deputy Chief of the Fort Lee Police Department Charles John Kurz, Jr. Loving mother of David Kurz & his late wife Judy, and Donna …