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Jane Higgins, 65, of Lebanon, sets up for a clean and jerk lift during her work out in the CCBA Witherell Center weight room Tuesday, April 8, 2014. Higgins recently set two records in her age group at the national masters weight lifting meet in Shreveport, La.
(Valley News - James M. Patterson)

Lebanon Woman, 65, Discovers Weight Lifting at the Right Time

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Lebanon — Science tells us that gravity causes small objects to be captured by larger ones, caught to orbit. But that only scratches the surface of how Lebanon’s Jane Higgins has benefited from a chance encounter with Carl Wallin. Higgins met Wallin three years ago on her first day as a Carter Community Building Association member. Wallin invited Higgins — …

Silent Treatment

Monday, April 14, 2014

Brad Hollis II of Enfield gives his son, Gage Hollis, 10, instructions as he shoots a Walther P22 with a silencer to make it easier for Hollis to instruct his son at the Enfield Outing Club in Enfield, last week. Valley News — Sarah Priestap …

Fly-Fishing in Utah: Big Bites, Big Fun

Saturday, April 12, 2014

The sage stood still as the cry echoed by the bend in the Provo River. “Fish on,” I screamed. Ken and Jen Mihal swiftly sprung into action as I quickly forgot nearly everything the husband and wife guides had taught me earlier in the day. My rod squirreled furiously from the hit at …

Researchers Use New Methods to Track Sharks

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Baltimore — When a shark tagged off the Eastern Shore as part of a marine-life tracking project took off on an unprecedented monthlong journey, researchers quite literally watched its every move. Thanks to cutting-edge satellite tags, scientists at the Guy Harvey Research Institute plotted and analyzed the Mid-Atlantic …

Casting a Line

Monday, April 14, 2014

Larry Hilliard watches his line, while Rodney Smith walks back to the car while fishing in North Hartland on Friday. The two men are both from Windsor and fish all season long. They were trying their luck on …

Grantham Swimmer Bound for National-Caliber Meet

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Grantham — Like so many youths, Grantham’s Shaun Kronenwetter is heading away for a spring break. He just isn’t going to spend it resting on a beach or racing around Walt Disney World. The Lebanon Middle School seventh-grader …

Swingin’ the Clubs in a Winter Wonderland

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Season’s greetings! No, not the holiday greeting kind, but the start of the golf season! We should be able to hit golf balls by now, if not for the several inches of snow that is hanging around too …

Some Lures That Really Catch Fish

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Boise, Idaho — Ron and Pam Murray’s living room in Meridian, Idaho, looks like a steelhead angler’s candy store. Spread across tables and kitchen counters are chartreuse, red and black bucktail jigs. Packages of neon pink, yellow and green steelhead bobbers are tucked in boxes ready for shipment. …

Snowshoes, Steelhead on the Brule

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Along the Brule River, Wis. — The thermometer fell to 14 degrees in the valley here Saturday morning, but Derek Leslie didn’t mind. Leslie got his spot near Co-op Hole around midnight to make sure he had a …

Angler Pleads Guilty, Loses Potential World-Record Fish

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Rob Scott, the Minnesota angler who caught a potential tip-up world-record lake trout in February, pleaded guilty on Friday in Canada’s Fort Frances Provincial Offences Court to keeping one lake trout over his limit. Scott, 65, won’t get to keep the fish. He paid a $400 fine plus …

Storm Ices Championship at Deep Freeze Tourney

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Waterville Valley, n.h. — Riding three wins and a tie through the weekend, the Upper Valley Storm Bantams defeated Ludlow (Mass.), 4-2, to win the championship of the Deep Freeze Tournament on March 23. The Storm rolled to …

Eye on the Ball

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Mark Coates, left, of Wilder and Paul Zaslaw of Hanover watch Lucas McKittrick of West Lebanon send the ball over the net during a game of Wallyball at the CCBA’s Witherell Center in Lebanon. The group gets together …

Greenway Gets Ready for Facelift

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

By Jared Pendak Valley News Staff Writer Mascoma River Greenway supporters have more than warmer temperatures to look forward to this spring. Work is scheduled to begin April 14 for the next stage of construction of the MRG, an envisioned four-mile, multi-use trail connecting Lebanon to West Lebanon …