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 […]

Tuscarora Lake – Camping out on Derby Day

Submitted by Denise Earl

(Erieville, NY – March 2013) The 22nd annual, some say 27th, as a less organized gathering took place during the early years, Tuscarora Lake Fishing Derby, was held as planned on Feb. 9.

This winters’ weather has been a bit iffy for such an event, but on Feb. 8 a Nor’easter, […]

Outpouring of Support Heartwarming


By Denise Earl

(Brookfield, Morrisville, NY – March 2012) A Benefit was held on March 3 to assist the family of Emily Salka of Brookfield, who was diagnosed with a brain tumor in January. Emily, 18, had surgery at Upstate-Golisano Children’s Hospital in Syracuse and was followed up at the M D Anderson […]

Supports Laubscher for Nelson Town Board

(Nelson, NY – Oct. 2011) I am a retiring council person (Town Board) in the town of Nelson. It has been a pleasure, a tremendous learning experience and a privilege to have been in this position for the past four years. I would encourage anyone who has an interest in their town to become involved […]

Solicitation Ordinance Tabled

Board split on the need for more laws in the town

By Margo Frink

(Town of Nelson, NY – June 9, 2011) After a lengthy discussion, the Nelson Town Board agreed to table a resolution regarding a solicitation ordinance. Most of the board agreed with the ordinance but had issues with the application proposed for […]

Community Luncheon Well Attended


Pictured is Celia Markowski, with the cake that she made and decorated for the luncheon. (Photo by Miriam Barrows)

Held monthly at the Erieville Fire Department

By Denise Earl

Erieville, NY – April 20, 2011Forty-one people attended the 5th Anniversary community luncheon at the Erieville Fire House on April 20.

We had some misgivings […]

Committee Saves Derby

Nate Dickerson, Tony Bello and Mark Nourse with four walleye caught during the annual Ice Fishing Derby held in Erieville Feb. 12.

Representing Lebanon was this group of guys and one young fisherman. The fish were biting as was the wind.

Erieville Fire Department hosts 20th annual event

By Denise Earl

(Erieville, NY – […]

Nelson: Zoning, EWD and Eatonbrook Reservoir Updates Discussed

By Margo Frink

(Nelson, NY – Jan. 13, 2011) Nelson Highway Superintendent John “Jack” Sevier Jr. reported the town has made 45 plow runs since last month and a total of 67 since first snowfall. Minor repairs have been made on equipment.

“It’s been a good year so far,” Sevier said, during the board’s monthly […]

Water Run-Off Creates Problem

By Margo Frink

(Town of Nelson, NY – Oct. 14) When highway Superintendent Jack Sevier reported to the Nelson Town Board that Chaphee Hill Road had water run-off in spots, Opal Meade, who happened to be in attendance spoke up on the issues she’s been experiencing on her property.

Meade, who lives on Tuscarora Road, […]

Good Ol’ Country Auction

Brookfield senior class includes, front row, Angela Wratten, Alexia Reed, Mary Wratten, Amber DiFlippo, Emily Salka and Mary Beehm. Middle row are, Charity Dreier (music teacher and Class of 2011 advisor), Sara Mikuszewski, Andrea Rogers, Jenna Hughes, Kelly Howe, Sarah Stillman, Maranda Owens, Stephanie Schreck, Jack Henke (social studies teacher and senior class advisor) and […]

Nelson Residents Air it Out

Pick Apart Proposed Land Use Regulations

By Margo Frink

(Nelson, NY – Aug. 12) Town of Nelson residents had a few issues with the proposed land use regulations and they spoke out about them at a public hearing held during the regular board meeting.

Town historian M. Fay Lyon had an issue with the three […]

My Open Farm Day Visits

Pictured is Mosher’s Farm stand, Route 26 in Eaton and cows belonging to Redgate Farm, south of Hamilton.

By Denise Earl

(Erieville, NY) It is so interesting that this idea of local, some call it “soft” agriculture has grown like a wildfire in Madison County over the last few years. The annual planned day where […]