Elementary Student ‘Jumps’ in Honor of Aunt

Pictured are Edward Andrews Elementary Student Riley Dutcher and her aunt, Brooke Terrier of Brookfield.

(Morrisville, Brookfield, NY – March 2013) Riley Dutcher may only be in kindergarten, but she is already learning some valuable lessons. Riley raised more than $1,000 by herself as part of the American Heart Association’s Jump Rope For Heart event […]

Brookfield Central School Announces Honor Rolls

(Brookfield, NY – Feb. 2013) Brookfield Central School announces honor roll and high honor roll ending Jan. 25.

High Honor roll

Grade 7

Colin Bugbee, Justin Farber, Ryan Ferris, Molly Head, Emmalyn Smith and Chalee Wratten.

Grade 8

Jack Giedraitis, Samantha Plows and Tyler King.

Grade 9

Jordan Ferris, Rebecca Gorton and Connor Lewis.

Grade […]

Fracking: Looking at the Big Picture

The Musings of a Simple Country Man

By Hobie Morris

(Brookfield, NY – Feb. 2013) This simple country man respectfully disagrees with family friend poet Robert Frost’s observation that “the land was ours before we were the land’s.”

In A. B. Guthrie Jr. epic award winning series of books on the opening and development of […]

Heads Recognized as Holstein Retired Master Breeders

DeWitt and Diane Head of Brookfield were honored as New York State Holstein Retired Master Breeders for 2013. They are sitting in front of their five children Randy, Tim, Mike, Michele and Shannon.

(Brookfield, NY – Feb. 2013) DeWitt and Diane Head of Headline Farm in Brookfield were recently recognized as New York Holstein’s Retired […]

Madison County Fair Announces National Musical Entertainment Coming for 2013 Event

(Brookfield, NY – Feb. 2013) The Madison County Fair Board in conjunction with The Entertainment Trading Company is excited to announce the national musical entertainers who will perform at the 2013 Madison County Fair.

The 174th annual Madison County Fair will rock opening night, Thursday, July 11, with the legendary rock band Survivor, along with […]

Jockey Club Approves Participation

By Karen Nowak

(Brookfield, NY – Jan. 2013) We were approved by The Jockey Club again this year for participation in the National Thoroughbred Incentive Program for the show and classes listed below.

Madison County Fair Open Horse Show, July 14:

1. High Point English Pleasure Thoroughbred: $25 prize money

2. Thoroughbred English Pleasure […]

Brookfield Central School District Announces First Marking Period Honors

(Brookfield, NY – Dec. 2012) The Brookfield Central School District recently announced the names of students included on the first marking period honor and high honor rolls. Students recognized include:

12th Grade

High Honor Roll

Lindsay Bellair, Kati-Jo Blackman, Timothy Darrow, Andrew Harrison, Amber Kupris, Ariel Land, Sayde Owens, Logan Reed, Preston Reilly, Breanna Rogers […]

Penny Power

The Musings of A Simple Country Man

By Hobie Morris

One is not born into the World to do everything but to do something. -Henry David Thoreau

(Nov. 2012) It is my lucky day. I find two pennies! I spot the first one in the Hannaford parking lot in Clinton; the other that evening on […]

Madison County Fair Board Notice of Annual Meeting

(Brookfield, NY – Dec. 2012) The 2012 annual meeting of the Madison County Fair Board will be held at the Beaver Den Diner in Brookfield Sunday, Dec. 2, at 6 p.m., beginning with a covered-dish meal, followed by the annual general meeting.

Anyone interested in becoming involved with the Madison County Fair is welcome to […]

Home Rule: The People’s Last Stand Against Natural Gas Drilling

The Musings of A Simple Country Man

By Hobie Morris

(Brookfield, NY) Recently we heard over WCNY in Syracuse an Onondaga Indian elder speaking on a wide variety of topics. I was especially deeply moved, and frightened, when he talked about water.

The elder said that water is life’s most sacred necessity. Water must be […]

Wheel Days Rolled On; Results Announced

Madison County Fair Board News

(Brookfield, NY – Oct. 2012) After a soggy start that postponed the Diesel Truck Pull Friday, Sept. 28, Wheel Days rolled on Saturday morning with both the diesel and gas truck pulls. Saturday evening, the King’s Smash’em Crash’em Demolition Derby once again sold out the grandstand fielding an impressive lot […]

Madison County Fair Board Announces 2012 Just Cruise-In Winners

Submitted by Annette Tanney

(Brookfield, NY – Oct. 1, 2012) Fortunately, “Just Cruise-In 2012” evaded the scattered rain showers Sunday, Sept. 30; however, several of the 54 participants drove through rain showers making their way to the Madison County Fairgrounds for “Just Cruise-In,” which is held in conjunction with Wheel Days.

These hardy car enthusiasts […]