Obituary: Donald H. Behr, 84

(Oneida, NY –May 2013) Donald H. Behr, 84, of 223 North Street, Oneida, died Tuesday, May 7, from complications from injuries from a fall at his home on Monday. He was surrounded by loving family at Oneida Healthcare at the time of his passing./

Don was born May 27, 1928, in Oneida, the son of […]

Bark for Life to Benefit Relay for Life

(Chittenango, NY – April 2013) The third annual Bark for Life of Madison County will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 4, at Sullivan Park off of Lake Street in Chittenango.

Registration is $10 per dog prior to event and $15 at the ‘door.’

The event features a dog walk, demonstrations, games, […]

Oneida Healthcare Auxiliary Brings Harlem Ambassadors for Benefit Game

(Oneida, NY – April 2013) The Oneida Healthcare Auxiliary is sponsoring a benefit basketball game with the Harlem Ambassadors professional basketball team. Their opponent with be an “Auxiliary All-Stars” team, comprised of well-known local residents.

The “fun and entertaining” contest will be played in Oneida High School’s Fariel Gym Tuesday, April 2 at 6:30 p.m.


Bonville Named Scholarship Recipient

(Canastota, Wampsville, NY- Dec. 2012) Matthew Bonville is this year’s scholarship recipient from the Madison County Retired Teachers’ Association.

The award was made during the group’s annual Christmas luncheon Dec. 17 at the Rusty Rail Restaurant in Canastota. The award was presented by Janice Hedglon, (pictured left) community service coordinator and Gwynne Bodle, (right) president.


Libraries Receive Literature on Grieving

Pictured from left are Liz Metzger, Canastota Public Library librarian, Jana Haldenwang and Jim Dean of Campbell Dean Funeral Home.

(Canastota, Oneida, NY- Dec. 2012) Public libraries in Oneida and Canastota and the high school libraries in those communities now have more informational resources available for those experiencing grief and dealing with the aftermath […]

Shlotzhauer Promoted at OSB

(Oneida, NY – Dec. 2012) Oneida Savings Bank announces the promotion of Dean M. Shlotzhauer, Jr., to Office Supervisor of the Griffiss Park Office.

Shlotzhauer began his career in banking in Central New York in 2007 at Oneida Savings Bank as a regional teller. Since that time, he has held a variety of positions in […]

Thank You Pop Warner

A Flame This High

By Margo Frink

(Oneida, NY – Nov. 2012) Until my dying day I promise I will do everything in my power to keep my brother’s memory alive. With lots of help from family and friends we plan to hold a golf tournament every year to raise money for scholarships in his […]

Elks Plan Memorial Sunday, Annual Hoop Shoot

From the Elks Tooth

(Oneida, NY – Dec. 2012) On Dec. 2, the first Sunday in December, a Memorial Ritual service will be held to honor all Brother and Sister Elks who have passed away, during the year 2012.

In addition, the Ladies of the Elks will participate by honoring their recently departed members as […]

Oneida Area Civic Chorale to hold Holiday Concert

(Oneida, NY – Dec. 2012) Oneida Area Civic Chorale Holiday Concert: Rutter’s “Magnificat” and Harlan’s “Christmas Canticles” with soprano soloist Janet Brown of Syracuse and 15-piece chamber orchestra will perform at the Oneida High School Dec. 2 at 4 p.m.

Tickets are $10, students under 12 admit free.

Tickets can be purchased from chorale members, […]

Beware of Callers Selling Sports Merchandise Advertising

Oneida Police Department

By Chief David R. Meeker Sr.

(Oneida, NY – Oct. 15, 2012) The Oneida Area Chamber of Commerce reported that calls are being received by residents or business owners from a company that specializes in sports merchandise advertising. The caller states that they were either referred by the Chamber or parent […]

Hundreds Came Out to Fight Cancer


Pictured is the survivor lap at opening ceremony for Oneida’s Relay for Life.

(Oneida, NY – June 2012) A child wearing an oversized t-shirt down to her ankles, couples arm-in-arm, a woman sporting a bandana where her hair used to be, all walk for a common cause. They walk because they personally, or […]

Relay Teams Ready to Celebrate

Remember and Fight Back at the Carnival of Hope June 2 and 3

(Oneida, NY) Cancer never sleeps. For those involved with Relay For Life, this phrase is not a new one. It is the premise that started Relay. That is why every year, for one night, teams walk the track at Oneida High School […]