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June 29th, 2011

Casey Morgan Fortin

June 29, 2011

Casey, 18, of Morgan, VT, saw her sun set on June 24, 2011.
The service will be held at Morgan United Church on Saturday, July 2, at 10 a.m.

For her full obituary see Wednesday's Express.

Mary E. Politano

June 29, 2011

Politano–– Mary E., 55, of Orleans, VT, passed away suddenly June 26, 2011, at her home in Orleans.  Services will be private. Should friends desire, contributions in her memory may be made to the charity of one’s choice.  On-line condolences may be sent to the family through the funeral home website at www.curtis-britch-converse-rushford.com. Arrangements are entrusted to the care of Curtis-Britch-Converse-Rushford Funeral Home, locally family owned and operated.

June 28th

Brownington Woman Accused of Murdering Husband in Car Crash

June 28, 2011

CHARLESTON, VT – Christine Billis, 42 of Brownington, has been arrested for first degree homicide in the death of her husband, Charles Billis, 57 of Brownington, following a Vermont State Police investigation into the September 22, 2009 vehicle accident on Line Farm Road and VT RT 5A in Charleston.
Christine Billis sustained injuries and was taken to North Country Hospital for treatment. Charles Billis, the passenger, was trapped in the vehicle and had to be extricated. Charles Billis was then taken to North Country Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Lake Region U16 Walks Off With the Win

June 28, 2011

ORLEANS- Bottom of the last inning. Two outs. Bases loaded. Tie game. And the batter comes through with a game winning hit, much to the delight of the hometown crowd and teammates on the bench.
Virtually every kid has dreamed of this scenario playing whiffle ball in their backyard at some point or another, and on Monday night at Lake Region the Ranger’s Haley Kennedy was livin’ the dream. Kennedy’s high chop infield hit scored Chelsea Poginy from third base, giving the Rangers a thrilling 7-6 come from behind victory over the Lyndon A’s.

June 27th

U16 Rangers Sweep St. Johnsbury

June 27, 2011

ST. JOHNSBURY- Down by five runs entering the final inning, and weary from over four hours of play, the Lake Region Rangers Babe Ruth softball team rallied for seven runs to take a 17-15 decision over the St. Johnsbury Dodgers at Leonard’s Field in St. J. Saturday afternoon.
The Rangers-Dodgers match-up was the second of a two-team doubleheader for the Rangers, who squeaked by the St. Johnsbury Red Sox 9-8 earlier in the day.

New Dugouts for NCHUS Soccer

June 27, 2011

If you have driven by the NCUHS Varsity soccer field recently, you may have seen the new soccer dug-outs! The previous shelters had served their purpose well, and after almost 20 years the time had come to replace them. Rather than spend money on dug-outs of the same collapsible design, the decision was made to put the same money into permanent sheds. Gone are the days are setting up and breaking down the old structures, while the safety component of not having to move the solid but very heavy roof, will be well appreciated.

June 26th

U16 Rangers Dominate Opposition

June 26, 2011

BARRE–The Lake Region Rangers girls Babe Ruth softball squad improved their summer record to 3-0 Wednesday, with a drizzly 12-6 victory over Barre.
Played in a constant mild rain, the Rangers jumped out to an early 8-3 lead. They would maintain that lead before the game was eventually called due to field conditions after five innings of play.
Hannah Leroux, Michelle Thibeault, and Whitney Poginy had two hits apiece for LR, while Alyssa Royer swiped a pair of bases and scored three times.
Thibeault picked up the win on the bump, allowing just three hits while striking out five.

Six Rangers Grab Mountain League Honors

June 26, 2011

The Lake Region Softball team was honored with three selections to the Mountain League’s first team, two selections to the second team, and one for the honorable mention team.
Junior Callie-Rae Cashin and seniors Paige Wells, and Danika Gallup were selected to the first team. Cashin in the outfield, Wells as a 2nd baseman, and Gallup at the designated hitter position.
Freshman catcher Corrina Cota and sophomore outfielder Whitney Poginy made it on the second team, while junior short-stop Emily Comins received an honorable mention.

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