NEWPORT, VT - â€śNow heaven has a new leader of the band,â€ť is what the family of Richard â€śDickâ€ť Croudis said in an e-mail sent to the Newport Rotary Club Monday.
Croudis, the former band director at the Newport City High School and North Country Union High School, passed away Saturday morning. He was 94.
Croudis, a veteran of World War II, was highly involved in the Northeastern Rotary Music Festival for 30 years. That festival is held every March at North Country Union High School.Â
Moulton–– Mary L. “Midget,” 60, of East Ryegate, VT, died on Wednesday, October 26, 2011 at her home surrounded by her family. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 5, 2011 at 11 a.m. in the First Congregational Church of Island Pond, VT. There are no calling hours. In lieu of flowers donations in her memory may be made to the VFW, c/o Loraine Racine, 3160 Duck Pond Road, Waterford, VT 05819 or the Elks, 118 Western Ave, St. Johnsbury, VT 05819.
For the full obituary see Monday's Express.
May 8, 1972-October 22, 2011
Mellissa M. Tinker, 39, died suddenly Saturday, October 22, 2011, in Newport. She was born in Worcester, MA on May 8, 1972, the daughter of Harry Burnham and Phyllis "Penny"(Joyner) Horner.
She and her family moved to Albany in her early years where she was raised. She attended Lake Region Union High School and had taken several college courses.
MILTON-The North Country Falcons jumped all over the Milton Yellow Jackets 22-0 in the first stanza before settling in to a tight 30-25 victory. The triumph clinches the number one seed in Division Two football and produced the first undefeated regular season in the 46 years of North Country football.
SWANTONâ€“The Falcons put it all on the line on Friday afternoon against the Missisquoi Thunderbirds, but MVU was just too good, topping North Country 3-0.
"They had the game of their life," said Coach Bouchard, "They knew it could potentially be their last game, so they gave it their all."
Despite losing by a larger margin than in their previous bout with MVU, North Country played a much better game. They were significantly more aggressive, and had several forays into T-Bird territory, compared to their limited time spent in the blue and white's end the first time out.
EAST MONTPELIER â€“ The 7 seed Lake Region Rangers traveled to face off against the 2 seed U-32 Raiders in the Quarterfinals of the Division 2 playoffs Saturday afternoon. After a physical, well fought game, the Raiders eventually prevailed with a goal in the 73rd minute.
After being bounced in the first round of the playoffs last year, the Rangers were out to prove that they belong at a higher division of competition.
The game started off with a bang as U32â€™s Zach Elmore and Cole Cacico sliced through the Rangersâ€™ D, with Elmore missing the target on the shot attempt.
HARTFORD â€“ The Lady Rangers traveled to Hartford Friday afternoon to face off against the #2 seed Hurricanes, they battled hard, but in the end it wasnâ€™t enough as they fell 1-0.
The game started off rough as a communication breakdown inside the Rangerâ€™s 18 was cleaned up by Mariah Palmer, putting her team on top 1-0, just 90 seconds into the contest.
On the ensuing kick-off however, the Rangers went up the field with Tyrah Urie feeding Caitlyn Bernier, for what was thought to be the tying goal. But, the goal was waived off because of an offside call.
ORLEANS - If many people care about the Vermont House Seat reapportionment in the state, it wasnâ€™t evident at a hearing conducted by the House Committee on Government Operations. The hearing, held at Lake Region Union High School Wednesday evening, only drew about 15 local residents, most of whom were politicians or connected to politics.