September 4th, 2012
Oct. 25, 1921 ~ Aug. 24, 2012
Ruth M. Skinner, 90, a former resident of Irasburg, VT, passed away Friday, August 24, 2012, at the Maple Lane Nursing Home in Barton.
Ruth was born in Barton, October 25, 1921, the daughter of Joseph and Fleda (Vinton) Racine. She was raised and attended grade school in West Charleston. On July 25, 1953, she married Myron Skinner in Lyndonville.Â They made their home in Irasburg where Ruth was active in and received her 50 year pin with the Indevale Chapter #61, Order of Eastern Star.Â
Carrier– Hedy L., 40, of Glover, VT, passed away suddenly on August 31, 2012, in Newport, VT. Friends may call at the Curtis-Britch-Converse-Rushford Funeral Home, 12 Elm Street, Barton, VT, on Friday, September 7, 2012 from 4-6 p.m., where funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, September 8, 2012, with Brother Scott officiating. Interment will follow in Westlook Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to the care of Curtis-Britch-Converse-Rushford Funeral Home, locally family owned and operated.
NORTHEAST KINGDOM â€“ Native Wayne Warner is no stranger to entertaining folks of all walks of life.
He is currently launching his newest CD/DVD combination package, "What Lines?" The DVD has 10 cuts and two bonus tunes, "Turbo Twang" and "God Bless the Children." "What Lines?" is Warnerâ€™s first album in four years.
This album is different from Warnerâ€™s previous works because it contains the look and sound he wants, not what a committee wants, he said
OLREANS COUNTY â€“ The North East Kingdom has a new leashed dog tracker for hunting. Ashley Buffum received her license August 25 after passing a test and training her dog, Daisy Duke, a two-year-old Treeing Walker (Coon Hound).
NEWPORTâ€“From the second that Colton White's opening kick-off was flagged down by the officials, you had the feeling that North Country's season opener was going to be a long affair.
Despite a low scoring first half, it took almost three hours for the Spaulding Crimson Tide to defeat the Falcons 28-16 in new head coach Tim Simoneau's first game.
"It did not go as well as I wanted it too, but there were some good things," said Simoneau. "Our offensive and defensive schemes were working, and I see a lot of potential. Now it is just a matter of execution."
ORLEANSâ€“The Lake Region Rangers kicked off their on Saturday.
The boys defeated the Oxbow Olympians 1-0 to get their season started on the right foot, starting with some good play by their backfield.
"They played strong defensively," said head coach Tom Evans. "They weren't tested much, but when they were they came through nicely."
The Rangers, on their game from the get-go, were rewarded for their efforts when Anthony Wright knocked home his first goal of the season to get the Rangers on the board.
NEWPORTâ€“Trailing 1-0 after one half of play, the North Country field hockey team fell victim to Rice's offensive outburst in the second half and came up a little short, losing their season opener 4-0 on Saturday morning.
"They did pretty well considering Rice is probably the second best team in the state," said head coach Chantelle Bouchard.
Rice was all over the Falcons early on and goaltender Danielle Gabucci was put to the test time, and time again.
The Green Knights finally found the back of the net on an unbelievable penalty shot by Erika Gonyaw.
NEWPORT CITY, VT â€“ Roger Pion, the man accused of smashing seven Orleans County Sheriffâ€™s Department vehicles, walked out of the Northern State Correctional Facility Thursday morning with a smile on his face.
Earlier this month, Pion used his fatherâ€™s duel wheeled farm tractor to line up and crush the parked vehicles behind the Orleans County Sheriff's office in Derby. After destroying the vehicles, Pion drove the tractor toward downtown Newport. Police caught up with Pion on the Causeway before he made it to Main Street.