Tag Archives: American Legion Post

Whitehall readies itself for Toys for Tots Train

By Lee Tugas This Friday Jim Lafayette will go to one of the Queensbury Walmart’s and shop until he drops. But it is all for a good cause, American Legion Post 83’s “Toys for Tots Program,” which will be held Sunday in cooperation with Amtrak and the United States Marine Corps. Throughout the fall, and […]

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Gold Star mother to be honored

The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 83 will honor Whitehall’s Gold Star Mother Catherine Aiken with a remembrance service on Sunday, Sept. 29. Catherine lost her son William in the Vietnam War. The service will begin at 2 p.m. and is open to the public. Whitehall’s American Legion Post is located at 148 Main Street in […]

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A Homecoming seven decades later

Honor Flight

When Henry Gurney returned home after serving in World War II, there was no crowd or parade trumpeting his return. His parents met him at the station and he went home. On Saturday, 68 years after the end of the war, he and six other veterans received the homecoming they missed. Gurney was among a […]

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Legion seeking names to add to monument

American Legion Post 83 is accepting submissions of names of local war time veterans to be added to the Veteran’s Monument in Riverside Veteran’s Memorial Park. Tony Huntington, post commander and Mike Rocque, monument chairman, has announced that all names must be submitted by Oct. 14 if they are to be dedicated on Veteran’s Day. […]

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Yard sale to benefit Rivette

Family and friends of Katie Rivette are holding a benefit yard sale this weekend at the Whitehall Stewart’s shop to help defray expenses of a second kidney transplant. Katie was in renal failure at eight months old and was on dialysis until she was 23 months old when she received a kidney transplant from her […]

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Benefit motorcycle ride later this month

A local organization will hold a motorcycle ride later this month to raise money for the Disabled American Veterans Transportation Network. The Lakes Region Independent Riders will host a benefit motorcycle ride on Sunday, Aug. 25. Interested riders can sign up to between 9 and 10 a.m. on the day of the event at Castleton […]

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WCS students receive awards, scholarships

Graduates Casey Garner -Whitehall Teacher’s Association Award – Helen Layden Gilligan Award    -James McHugh Attendance Award        -Keni Joan Purdy   Emily Rockwell  Judge William Redmond Memorial Award   Ian Rollins -William J. Daly Memorial Award   -Marie Ames Young Award             – Anthony “Tony” Scott Award -Doreen Jillson St.Clair Memorial Award   -Frank Martucci Memorial Award         […]

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Boy Scout Troop 83 completing service project

Boy Scouts

April is National Community Service month and Boy Scout Troop 83, sponsored by Whitehall American Legion Post 83 is taking it seriously. Three of the scouts are striving for the rank of Star Scout and each must complete a six hour service project. The options around Whitehall are many, however they decided to each take on a […]

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Robert E. Rathbun Sr., 86

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Robert E. Rathbun, Sr., 86, of Lake Shore Road, Chazy, passed away on Thursday, March 21, at his residence. He was born on March 11, 1927, in Whitehall, N.Y., the son of Marcus and Elizabeth (Greenwood) Rathbun. Robert was a U.S. Navy Veteran, serving his country from 1944 to 1946 as a Carpenters Mate on […]

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Events at Sr. meal center announced

A representative from the American Cancer Society will speak to Whitehall area seniors next week. Audrey Shaw of the American Cancer Society will speak about the Road to Recovery Program, which is a service that drives cancer patients to their treatments if they do not have transportation, The service is free and volunteer driven. She […]

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Lakes Region Freepress – 07/20/18

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North Country Freepress – 07/20/18

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Chief: Beware marijuana-impaired drivers

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By Krystle S. Morey Legalization of marijuana in neighboring Vermont has local police agencies on high alert. As of July […]

Dresden resident proposes seceding from Whitehall school

Dresden Memorial

By Matthew Saari One Dresden resident believes Dresden should divest itself from the Whitehall Central School district. “I’ve often thought […]

Free tasting event in Granville July 26

Taste of the slate valley
muddy trail beef jerky

By Krystle S. Morey Granville area businesses will line the perimeter of Veterans Memorial Park next Thursday, offering free samples […]

Bigfoot council to promote tourism

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By Darren Marcy With growing interest in Whitehall’s resident Bigfoot population, a group of local business owners and individuals have […]

Local family walks with the dead

Jen and Abby Dickinson

By Krystle S. Morey The devil went down to Georgia because he was looking for a soul to steal. The […]

Lakes Region Freepress – 07/13/18

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518 Wheels – 07/12/18

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County tax sale July 28

Whitehall tax auction, Washington County

By Matthew Saari One hundred twenty three Washington County properties will be going to auction on Saturday, July 28. Every […]

No firemen’s fair this year

hooks carnival

By Krystle S. Morey The Hook and Ladder Fire Company will not host a firemen’s fair this year. Village of […]

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