Archive | January, 2012

Bascue seventh in Austria

Front -- Better Codie and Jake

Codie Bascue’s pursuit of a gold medal came up short as he and teammate Jake Peterson finished seventh in the two-man bobsled event of the inaugural Winter Youth Olympics, held in Igls, Austria. One of only two North American teams entered in the event, Bascue and Peterson gave it their best effort, finishing with a […]

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Principal swapping buildings, missions

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  by Matthew Rice   A major change is coming to the lower grades in the Granville School District in the fall. In a move related to being on the state’s Schools In Need of Improvement list, Granville Elementary School Principal Diane Dumas will take over for Kristie Gijanto, who announced her coming retirement as […]

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Community Calendar 1/26/12

  Thursday January 26   Book Group WELLS The new author-of-the-month Book Discussion Group will meet from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 26, at the Wells Village Library on the green. Read a new book each month, play book games, and learn trivia about each author. Bring a beverage and a treat will […]

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Snowmobilers not waiting patiently for snow

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by Matthew Rice     Clubs, riders chomping at the bit   Talk about “polar opposites.” Last year, the snow came early and often for local clubs and riders, but so far, this winter has many riding clubs scrambling to stay busy and in some cases keep club activities going despite an almost  total lack […]

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Pee Wee wrestling starts Monday

Introduce your child to wrestling - it's good exercise.

The Granville Town Recreation Pee Wee Wrestling program begins Jan. 23 at Granville High School. Granville head coach Steve Palmer and staff will run an 8-week introduction to wrestling program Mondays and Wednesdays with grades K-3 wrestling from 6 to 7 p.m. and grades 4-6 wrestling from 7 to 8 p.m. The program is open […]

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Flood gauges win temporary reprieve

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        A pair of flood gauges which served as early-warning systems during last year’s heavy flooding and was slated to be shut off later this year won a temporary reprieve last week. U.S. Senators Charles Schumer, D-NY and Patrick Leahy, D-Vt. announced last week that money has been secured to fund 18 […]

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Outdoors with Gene Terry: So far, winter season way too slow

For you snowbirds who went south, here it is the third week of January and we finally got a few cold days to give the ice fishermen a chance to use all those new tip-ups that they got for Christmas. Believe it or not the canal was still open until Sunday Jan. 15. That’s something! […]

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Poor fourth quarter keeps boys from posting season’s first victory

Whitehall had a chance to pick up their first victory of the season Friday night againstCorinth, but a poor all around performance in the fourth quarter prevented the Railroaders from entering the win column. Whitehallentered the quarter down only seven points, but the Tomahawks exploded for 20 points while holding the Railroaders to five points […]

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Team honors Diekel; Rozell wins first match

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        If your name was Zach, then last Thursday was a good day to be on the mats inside the Whitehall gymnasium.  The Whitehall wrestling team honored its lone senior, Zach Diekel before the match and freshman Zach Rozell recorded his first varsity win by pin during Whitehall’s 59-20 loss to Warrensburg. […]

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Girls lost to Fort Edward, Corinth

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        A turnover marred second half derailed Whitehall’s chances to upset second place Fort Edward last Tuesday. The Lady Forts used a 19-2 third quarter to send the Railroaders to a 53-26 loss, only their second in the last six games. Sam Godfrey scored ten points for Fort Edward and teammate Taylor […]

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Torres fired, other coaches resign

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By Krystle S. Morey An incident involving a cover-up of Granville football players smoking marijuana on school property has led […]

Sasquatch calling festival Saturday

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By Dan King You’ve heard of hog-calling contests at county fairs, but Whitehallers will be calling a much more exotic […]

Bessen to retire in January

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By Krystle S. Morey After more than 35 years as an educator, Mark Bessen has decided to put down his […]

Old church closes doors

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By Dan King A small congregation of Presbyterians is currently without a full-time home. The First Presbyterian Church of Whitehall […]

Zumba event to benefit local girl

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By Krystle S. Morey Like any other 9-year-old, Shaylah Shattuck loves reading books and listening to music, especially “Shoop” by […]

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