Obituary: Ruth O. Ackley, 87

Ruth Olive (Howard) Conway Ackley, 87

(Onondaga) Ruth Olive Ackley, 87, died at Loretto Nursing Home Feb. 13, 2014, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease.

Ruth was born at home in Clark’s Hollow, New York, June 24, 1926, to Orliss Bacon and Elsie (Berean) Howard. She received her primary education at Fabius-Pompey Central School […]

County Archives Come Out into the Light

(Wampsville, NY) Madison County celebrated its annual Archives Day Oct. 10; the focus this year celebrated Madison County Railroads.

Items on display included railroad bonds, maps, corporations and court cases involving railroads.

Featured speakers included Dick Palmer of Syracuse, who spoke about Frank Cargill (the last station master of the Lehigh Valley Railroad at Cazenovia […]

Scenes from Chittenango’s Sept. 11 Remembrance

(Chittenango, NY – Sept. 11, 2012) These pictures are scenes of Chittenango’s Sept. 11 Remembrance Ceremony. (Photos by Stefanie Conway)


Chittenango Unveils Historical Mural

Staff Photos/Stefanie Conway

Chittenango, NY – July 28, 2012) Chittenango unveiled its newly dedicated historic mural Saturday as part of its bicentennial celebrations this year.

‘The Chittenango Home Companion’ performances were part of the weekend’s events.

Assemblyman Bill Magee (D – Nelson) and Sen. David J. Valesky (D – Oneida) presented a resolution to […]

Conway, Rothrock Exchange Vows

(Chittenango, NY – May 2012) Alison Nicole Conway and Brian Francis Rothrock were married May 19 in an intimate ceremony with immediate family at the gazebo in Stickles Park, Chittenango.

Chittenango Mayor Ronny L. Goeler officiated.

The bride is the daughter of Henry J. and Martha E. Conway of Chittenango and granddaughter of Ruth […]

Demo Derby Starts with Paint Job Judging

Cars line up for judging of their paint jobs on the track at the Madison County Fairgrounds in Brookfield. The Fair runs through tomorrow. (Stefanie Conway)

Fairgrounds Barns and Stalls are Full

The barns and stalls have plenty of occupants this weekend at the Madison County Fair in Brookfield. The agricultural nature of the fair, complete with newly refurbished horse arena, has regained its status as the central focal point of the annual event.

Photos by Stefanie Conway […]

Quilters Submit their Wares for Judging

Quilts were among the home crafts judged this weekend at the Madison County Fair in Brookfield. (Stefanie Conway)

Bands Entertain at Madison County Fair

The Jason Wicks Band performs at the Madison County Fair Friday night in Brookfield. (Stefanie Conway)


Truck Event Pulls in the Crowds

The truck pull at the Madison County Fair grandstand in Brookfield Friday evening boasted a bevy of competitors and pulled in a massive crowd. Tailgaters and track staff support the pullers’ efforts.

Photos by Stefanie Conway



Two by Two Zoo Delights Kids at Fair

Patrick Hoch, 8, of Canastota, is pictured “cuddling” with 4-year-old Gabby the Alligator, courtesy of the Two by Two Zoo exhibit at the Madison County Fair in Brookfield Friday afternoon. Quentin Moon, 7, of Brookfield, visits with Sapphire, 8, a tortoise. Sapphire was visiting the Madison County Fair with Two by Two Zoo of […]

Brookfield Speedway Drivers Take to Track in Reunion Gig

(Brookfield – July 8, 2011) At 1 p.m., the second annual Brookfield Speedway Driver’s Reunion got underway at the Madison County Fair on the Fairgrounds in Brookfield. More than 70 drivers and 30 vintage cars were in attendance.

Notable attendees included:

Lew Boyd – Founder and president of Costal 181, a leading publisher of […]