Archive | 2012

Students told to be sweethearts or heroes

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More than 100 students sat in the Whitehall High School auditorium last Friday transfixed at what they saw on the screen in front of them. For three minutes, they watched a video of Tom Murphy, a 6’1”, 230 pound bundle of kinetic energy and fast twitch muscles batter opponents with fists, knees and feet. When […]

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Student organizes blood drive

Student blood drive

  Kassi Van Guilder may not be able to give blood, but she’s hoping you can. The senior at Whitehall High School has organized a blood drive, which will be held from noon to 5 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 7, inside the Large Group Instructional Room inside the high school. The drive will be the […]

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Kids organize caroling

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A group of local children spread a little holiday joy this month as they sang holiday melodies to village residents. Over 30 carolers boarded a trailer and were paraded through town to sing holiday favorites to local residents, including tenants at Skenesborough Harbor Apartments. “The songs were lovely and we really appreciated the children singing […]

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Bowling team struggling to win

  Whitehall’s bowling team fell to 0-36 on the season after being swept by its last four opponents. Lake George defeated Whitehall last Thursday in a match played at the Elks Lodge. Matt Austin led Whitehall with a 386 series Last Tuesday, the team fell to Hoosick Falls 4-0. Eleni Tyrell rolled a team high […]

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Lady Railroaders beat Hartford

Whitehall’s girls basketball team scored a big win over Hartford last Wednesday. The Railroaders scored 26 points total in the second and third quarters and played tenacious defense in route to a 34-23 win over the Tanagers. Brittney Putorti scored a game high 10 points for Whitehall and Rebecca Lavin added eight points. Morgan Wicks’ […]

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Boys basketball losses pair on road

The Whitehall boys basketball team was on the wrong end of a pair of lopsided games prior to Christmas break. The Railroaders were outscored by a total of 71 points in losses to Hartford and North Warren last week. On Dec. 18, the Railroaders were done in by a lackluster second quarter on the road […]

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Wrestling teams beats SGF, falls to Corinth

The Whitehall wrestling team’s lone seniors led it to a victory over South Glens Fall last Tuesday. Trailing 28-27 heading into the final three bouts of the night, Al Aubin and John Diekel won the final two matches to lead the Railroaders to a 42-28 non-league win. Al Aubin recorded a 7-1 decision at 132 […]

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Millett fares well for track team

Whitehall’s Ashley Millett and David Greenough had strong performances for the indoor track team at league meet held at Hudson Valley Community College on Dec. 15. Millett finished sixth in the women’s shot put with a throw of 24-3 to earn the Railroaders their only point. She also cleared three-and-a-half feet in the women’s high […]

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Classifieds 12/20/12

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Northshire Freepress 12/21/12

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Search for Sasquatch resumes, forty years later

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By Dan King It’s been 40 years since the first reported Sasquatch sighting in Whitehall and now the quest to […]

Apathy leaves trustee seat vacant

Candidate pic Ken Bartholomew

By Dan King Whitehall’s mayor-elect, Ken Bartholomew was hoping someone would emerge to take his old trustee position, but that […]

Jane O’Shea resigns, cites issues with board

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By Derek Liebig A Granville principal is resigning at the end of the school year because of a disagreement over […]

Whitehall Elks honor three for service

New Elks officers are sworn into office

By Dan King Ken McKee, an old Whitehall Elk, used to tell his kids that the acronym BPOE stood for […]

Reelected, incumbents face challenges

By Derek Liebig Members of the Granville Village Board will be together for at least two more years. Incumbents Dean […]

Keough to plant community garden

Jensen Keough

By Dan King A Whitehall High School student has come up with a creative way to support local charity and […]

Whitehall school officials want bobsled club back

By Dan King Until this year, Whitehall High School was the only school in the country with a bobsled club, […]

District, school administrators reach pact

By Derek Liebig The Granville Central School District and the Granville Administrators’ Association, with five members, reached agreement last week […]

Karas not concerned about budget

By Dan King Despite fiscal concerns voiced Board of Education member Frank Barber, Whitehall Central School Business Administrator Joe Karas […]

Whitehall/Fort Ann wrestlers raise $600 for cancer research

Julian Barber

Senior wrestler Julian Barber’s charity wrestling idea caught on with his teammates during the season, to the tune of $600. […]

Sasquatch sightings on the rise

By Dan King Officials say the snowy weather has driven local Sasquatches out of the woods and caused them to […]