COLUMN: A Confederate Yankee

Bill Mayers

Lela Marie (Tarbox) Blanford, Feb 20, 1920 – April 4, 2017. Mother of four, mother-in-law, grandmother of nine, great-grandmother of two and great-great-grandmother of two. She passed peacefully right round 11:30 that morning, with a number of family at her bedside. Ma was mentally sharp almost to the end. She knew what […]

OBITUARY: Daniel Francis Gates

November 9, 2016

Daniel Francis Gates, 92, of Chittenango, died at home on November 9, 2016. Dan was born at home in Chittenango on April 27, 1924. He was the son of the late Francis and Naomi Gates and grandson of Senator John and Nellie Gates of Chittenango and William O. and Ida May Wilcox […]

Tenney Statement on the Death of Assemblyman Bill Nojay

Claudia Tenney

“It is truly heartbreaking to learn of the death of my dear friend and colleague, Assemblyman Bill Nojay,” said Assemblywoman Claudia Tenney. “He was a principled legislator and a strong voice for the people of New York. Assemblyman Nojay was passionate about our country, the Constitution, and had a tremendous commitment to […]

Musings: It’s Enough to Make a Grown Man Cry

By Hobie Morris

This simple country man is arguably a grown man, but his tears are real. Many times over the past 35 years my beautiful wife and I have wept many tears of gratitude and love for others.

Daily, Americans are bombarded by seemingly a crisis0fueled media. A news frenzy that in my humble […]

Sullivan loses two legends

Pictured from left are the late Bill Cole and Sonny Centner, pictured here at an awards ceremony last year with Sullivan Supervisor John M. Becker.

Memorial for Bill Cole Thursday, March 31

By Martha E. Conway

(Sullivan) The town of Sullivan recently lost two principles – two legends – just two weeks apart. Former […]

Obituary: Salka

Emily D. Salka, 22

EMILY D. SALKA BROOKFIELD: Emily D. “Emmy” Salka, 22, of Keith Rd., passed away Tuesday, October 27, 2015 at her home surrounded by her loving family.

Emmy was born on May 2

0, 1993 in Hamilton, NY, a daughter of John and Erin Earl Salka. She was a graduate of […]

Obituaries: Robert John Kling

Former Sherburne, Madison Resident

(May 2015) Robert John Kling, aged 82, passed away on May 1, 2015 in Culpeper, Va. Born in Staten Island, he lived most of his years in NJ where he was a dedicated member of the National Guard, retiring as CWO 4, and led the Public Works departments of Westfield […]

Obituaries: Alice Marie (Graszler) Becker

(Canastota, NY – April 7, 2015) Alice Marie (Graszler) Becker passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Tuesday, April 7th, after a lengthy, courageous battle with lung cancer.

She was born in Oneida on April 26, 1943 to Justin and Katherine Graszler and raised in the Catholic faith. Alice was the youngest […]

Condolences Offered to Fredenburg Family

Pictured is Donald R. Fredenburg.

(March 14, 2015) New York State Police Superintendent Joseph A. D’Amico is saddened to announce the death of Trooper Donald R. Fredenburg. Trooper Fredenburg was assigned to the New York State Police Academy for Basic School Training.

On March 13 Trooper Fredenburg collapsed while participating in a daily physical […]

Colgate Grad, Author of Work on Amelia Earhart Dies

(Lancaster, Pa. – Feb. 2015) Noted author Richard G. Strippel has died. Strippel earned national recognition as a leading authority about Amelia Earhart and his highly-researched book, Amelia Earhart — The Myth and the Reality. He was 85.

Strippel’s 1972 landmark book methodically refuted the many theories that claimed Earhart worked for the government as […]

Obituary: Diane Linda Allen

Diane Linda Allen, who passed away suddenly on December 29th, 2014 in Cape Coral, Florida, would like everyone she ever touched in life, to know that her work here is done. At the young age of 62, having just retired as a Professor at Idaho State University, Diane recently received a call, a sort […]

Obituaries – J. Paul Konowich

(Canastota, NY – Oct. 2014) J. Paul Konowich, 57, of 7955 N. Court Street, Canastota, died on Friday, October 17, 2014, following injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident in Oneida.

He was born on August 21, 1957 in New Hartford, the son of John Konowich, Sr., and Gloria Gray.

Paul spent his early years in […]