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Falcon XC Opens Season at Home on Tuesday

September 12, 2011

NEWPORT–After a fantastic season last year that saw boys senior captain Josef Bourgeois pick up a second place finish at the state meet, the North Country Cross-Country team will be looking to fill his, as well as some other key positions on the 2011 roster.
"On the girls side we lost Genna Primeau and Martha Petzoltd to graduation and Steph Fontaine decided not to return, and on the boys side we lost Josef and Andy Decelles to graduation, and Brian DeLaBruere is now playing soccer," says 2nd year Head Coach Chris Schaffer.

Harry M. Higley

September 12, 2011

January 8, 1925-September 8, 2011

Harry M. Higley, age 86, of Lowell, VT died on Thursday, September 8, 2011.  He was born January 8, 1925 in Guilford, VT to William and Bessie (Davis) Higley.  
He was predeceased by one half brother, George, and two half-sisters, Lucy Higley and Evelyn Clark, all of Guilford.  
He is survived by one brother, Herbert of San Diego, CA and one sister, Wilma Higgins of Guilford.  

Alvira B. Arel

September 12, 2011

August 14, 1914-September 11, 2011

MONTGOMERY CENTER / GLOVER – Alvira B. Arel, age 97, passed away Sunday afternoon September 11, 2011 at the Union House Nursing Home in Glover.
She was born August 14, 1914 in Montgomery Center the daughter of the late Clyde and Louise (Lumbra) Tevyaw.

Dumpster Fire Clouds Eastside in Smoke

September 12, 2011

Firefighters extinguish a fire in a dumpster at the Eastside Restaurant Saturday evening.
Firefighters were called to the restaurant around 8 p.m. The cause of the fire that spread to the fence around the dumpster is unknown. The smoke was extensive but the damage was localized.

Passing on the Memory

September 12, 2011

NEWPORT CITY – Americans nationwide attended ceremonies to remember the men and women who died in the terrorists attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. 
Newport area Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts held a brief ceremony, which included raising the Flag of Heroes in Railroad Square. The flag is similar to the American Flag in shape and design but has the name of every person who was killed during the 9/11 terrorist attacks. 

Still digging for clues in O’Hagan murder

September 12, 2011

SHEFFIELD – Saturday marked the one-year anniversary of when 78-year-old Pat O’Hagan disappeared. On Oct. 3, hunters discovered O’Hagan’s body in Wheelock, about 10 miles from her home. Police called her death a homicide.
Major Ed Ledo, of the Vermont State Police, held a press conference at the Sheffield Town Hall Friday. He said law enforcement officers believe more than one person was involved with the crime. Based on information that came in during the investigation, police searched two nearby bodies of water, Ledo said, but he did not say what evidence was being sought.

Falcons Win 2-1 on Puckett's Last Minute Goal

September 12, 2011

NEWPORT– Coming off back to back shut-out losses in the first two games of the season, the North Country boys soccer team finally ended their scoreless streak on Saturday as they won a thrilling contest 2-1 off the foot of Josh Puckett.
"We played a solid 80 minutes of soccer," said Coach James McKenny, "We talked about it before the game, if we do that we are going to be in every game."

Falcons Decimate Raiders 73-6

September 12, 2011

NEWPORT-You have to wonder how much more productive this offensive machine for the North Country Falcons can be. The 2-0 Falcons ran for 365 yards on the ground and pounded visiting U-32 on both sides of the ball, ransacking their East Montpelier opponents 73-6.
Jason Hatin was the big man in the offense scoring four touchdowns on the ground from 2, 3, 5 and 37 yards out. He added an 84 yard kickoff return for good measure as NCU dominated. Quarterback Tre Sanville scored twice and threw a touchdown pass as well.

NCUHS Cheer Program Hopes to Make a Return

September 12, 2011

NEWPORT–Girls from NCUHS held a car wash on Sunday to help raise funds for the reinstatement of the Falcon Cheer leading program.
Headed by Danielle Gage from Awesome Dance Studio, the team hopes to be up and running as soon as possible.
They will be meeting with NCU AD Mike Kiser today to go over the logistics of the start up process.
Uniforms run about $130.00 per person for everything, and the girls were able to raise $225.00 on Sunday.
With the current number of athletes interested the total cost would be roughly $1,300.00 to dress a squad for the 2011-2012 school year.

MMU Tops NCU Girls 2-0

September 12, 2011

JERICHO– A physical but clean contest went in favor of the Cougars of Mount Mansfield on Friday, as they were able to avoid an early onslaught and defeat the Falcons in girls soccer action on Friday.
“We had about four real quality chances early,” said Coach Alexander, “We hit the cross bar, and were not able to score on the others.”
The senior laden Cougars bounced back from the striking Falcons, and with two and a half minutes to go in the half they were able to to beat Lindsay Geoffrey off of a scramble in front of the NCU net.

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