October 10th, 2011
MORRISVILLEâ€“North Country had a successful outing on a beautiful Indian summer day at the Peopleâ€™s Academy Invitational on Sat Oct 8th bringing home team trophies in 3 out of the 4 races and every team member earning a medal (top 10 JV & top 20 Varsity) or ribbon (JV: 11-50th, V: 21-50th).
The day started off with 3 top 10 finishes in the JV girls race with Maggie Stuart setting the first of a number of Personal Records (PRs) in 27:17 (2nd) with Annie Arcoleo in 3rd with a time of 27:28. Shannon Smith was 7th in the JV race with a time of 29:22.
Lyon–– Eugene F. of Newport died peacefully on October 7, 2011 at the Bel-Aire Center in Newport. A brief memorial service will be held at the American Legion at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, October 12, 2011. Interment will follow at St. Mary's Cemetery in Newport, which will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Newport Ambulance Service, PO Box 911, Newport, VT 05855. Arrangements are entrusted to the care of Curtis-Britch-Converse-Rushford Funeral Homes locally family owned and operated.
NEWPORT CITY â€“ Two long time medical care providers from North Country Hospital are the first named legends in the hospitalâ€™s Legendâ€™s Scholarship.Â
On Thursday, North Country Hospital officials unveiled a display depicting Dr. David Alsobrook and Cecile (Cece) Gilineau, a registered nurse. The display is in the main lobby.
Hospital personnel hope to have more legends at some point.
â€śIt might be a couple years before we get another legend or it might be this year,â€ť said Wendy Franklin, Director of Development at North Country Hospital.Â
DERBY â€“ Derby Selectman Karen Jenne would like official public hearings held in Derby regarding the proposed 425-foot turbines for the rolling hills of Derby Line near Holland. Grand View Farm and the Smugglers Hill Farm want to host the industrial sized turbines and earn a payment in return. Derby turbines were an agenda item for Monday's select board meeting last week.
BRIGHTON - James "Deak" Worth of Island Pond recently received an award for 50 years of service as a volunteer firefighter for the town of Brighton.
Worth received a plaque and a $100 gift certificate for the Eastside Restaurant from Brighton Chief Richard Hannux.
In years past, Worth has served as chief, but at this time he is "just a firefighter."
Worth said he began serving the department as a 16-year-old and joined the fire department because he "could get out of school when the alarm blew."
BRIGHTON - Aaron Lumbra of Georgia, VT and his hunting partner Mark Bechard of Swanton took down a 530 pound cow moose estimated to be about three years old last Tuesday afternoon about 2:45 p.m.
"It was 9 p.m. before we got back to camp in Averill with it and cracked open our first celebration beer," said Aaron. The men had been hunting in E1 (Northern Essex County) area since Saturday and said hunting in the rain for three days was tough.
By Ken Wells
BELLOW FALLSâ€“Itâ€™s nice to be able to roll along unimpeded during your regular season. The North Country Falcons have for the most part enjoyed that. Most coaches will also tell you learn more from a loss or a stern test than you do winning.
That was the case Saturday as the Falcons got themselves out of a contest that they very well could have loss. NCU came up big with a late game defensive stand and a big play offense as they got by a good Bellows Falls Terrier team 20-18.
ORLEANS â€“ Lake Region jumped out early against the Danville Indians, but it took their 3rd overtime session of the year before the Blue and White could walk away with the 2-1 victory off the foot of the teamsâ€™ leading scorer, Tyrah Urie.
PLAINFIELD -- The Craftsbury Academy Chargers squared off against the Twinfield Trojans and walked away emptied handed, as they were blanked 3-0. Coach Mike Ruetz said that his team, â€śplayed really hard and physical.â€ť And that his team was, â€śdetermined to get the victory, but that luck, just isnâ€™t on their side.â€ť A penalty kick, on a questionable shoulder-to-shoulder contact call, 5 minutes into the contest gave the Trojans an early 1-0 lead and shifted the momentum in their favor.