Tag Archives: Jim Peterson

Helping people ‘feel loved’

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By Jamie Norton It’s the most wonderful time of the year. And for most of us, including Rev. Jim Peterson, it’s also the busiest. But while most of us are running around shopping for the best deals on pricey and superfluous toys and gadgets for our families, Rev. Peterson is running around shopping for the […]

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Man bikes through Granville

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The young man walking across America was not alone. Since last Tuesday, Rev. Jim Peterson has been hosting Chris Wood, a 20-year-old, who has been riding his bicycle from Minnesota to Maine. When Wood tried pitching his tent on what turned out to be private property in Middle Granville, he was directed to Peterson, who […]

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Churches combining services for summer

Four churches are planning to worship together July 21 through Sept. 1.  Granville Baptist Church and the United Church of Granville, which is a merger of Peniel and Middle Granville Presbyterian Churches and the Granville United Methodist Church, will be combining their services to give their pastors, Rev. Jim Peterson and Rev. Jerry McKinney, some […]

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Easter activities and services for the weekend

Here are a few good places to enjoy the Easter holiday:   Granville An Easter egg hunt will be held on Saturday, March 30, at 2 p.m. on the Nelson Farm in Granville, N.Y. This event, hosted by Mettowee Valley Church, is free and offers games, candy, hot dogs, lemonade, popcorn, and a bouncy maze […]

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Churches looking for support

Churches in Granville have several charities going on during the holiday season. For the month of November, St. Mary’s food pantry is in need of desserts like cake mixes, brownie mixes and pudding. The MVEC is also requesting six apple or pumpkin pies for its Thanksgiving dinner on Nov. 17. There is a sign-up sheet […]

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Bell ringing campaign to help those in need

The local arm of a charitable effort that raised several thousand dollars for people in need is poised to help even more people this year. Bell ringers for the annual Salvation Army red kettle campaign will soon be out again in Whitehall and Granville, “Doing the Most Good.” Last year’s bell-ringing campaign, which was the […]

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Loretta C. Johnson, 93

Wells, Vt. – Loretta C. Johnson, age 93, passed away at Rutland Healthcare and Rehabilitation on Friday, June 22, 2012. Loretta was born in Granville, NY on Oct. 2, 1918, the daughter of the late John and Myrtle (Hatch) Courter. Loretta was a graduate of Syracuse University with a BA degree and University Library School […]

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Service unit looks to expand into Whitehall, Hampton

  The organizers of a very successful charitable endeavor held last year in Granville are hoping to branch out into the surrounding communities. Reverend Jim Peterson, the pastor at the Granville Baptist Church and the First Baptist Church of Whitehall, said the Granville Service Unit of the Salvation Army is hoping to extend its reach […]

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Palm Sunday hymn sing this weekend

The First Baptist Church at 41 Williams St. will host a public Palm Sunday hymn sing at 6 p.m. on Sunday, April 1. Everyone is invited to attend and enjoy an evening of song and fellowship. Gospel country music singer Jay Witham will perform hymns requested by the audience. Choirs and soloists are welcome to […]

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Help the Baptist Church help Granville

During tough times the number of people in need of a little help getting by grows, so it is with those members of the community in mind the Granville Baptist Church plans for its annual rummage giveaway. Although the annual giveaway has taken place for many years, Rev. Jim Peterson said with the state of […]

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Hartford schools on alert after ‘not specific’ threats

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By Krystle S. Morey Hartford Central School District officials are on high alert following the discovery of two threats against […]

Flat Iron falls

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By Matthew Saari As the Whitehall Village Board was proceeding with steps to demolish the decrepit building at 160 Main […]

Granville school wrestles with new logo

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By Krystle S. Morey After gracing sports uniforms and yearbooks of the Granville Golden Horde for decades, the infamous Mongolian […]

Police proponents, opponents survey

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By Matthew Saari If there’s a strong push to disband the Whitehall Police Department to reduce village taxes, there’s an […]

Parades, ceremonies to mark Memorial Day

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Communities large and small throughout the region will host parades and ceremonies to honor the men and women who fought […]

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Should Whitehall retain its police department?

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By Matthew Saari Should the village of Whitehall continue having its own police department? It’s a controversial question that has […]

DWI-charged teacher will return to her job

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By Krystle S. Morey The kindergarten teacher who was arrested after she allegedly drove to Mary J. Tanner School drunk […]

Village seeks ‘input on future of police department’

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By Matthew Saari Village trustees are “seeking input on the future of the police department,” and to that end have […]

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