October 29, 2014 Front Page Headlines
League Champions (photo)
Members of the Brookfield squad were Raelyn Ireland, Samantha Plows,
Ashley Owen, Chalee Wratten, McKenzi Tilbe, Kyleigh Warner, back,
Brianna Schermerhorn, Kiara Strough, Kristen DePasquale, Coach Sarah
Abrams, seniors Abby Reilly, Brooke Terrier and Julie King, Cassie
Head, Courtney Maine, Emma Smith, Paige Jaquay and assistant coach
Seasons Wrap Up
Brookfield’s girls varsity soccer team’s 14-3 season included
winning the Central Counties League title by winning every league
game. The season ended for the Beavers in the second round of the
Class D playoffs with a 6-4 overtime loss to Remsen. The Beavers
made it into the second round by beating DeRuyter in the first game.
Also last week, the Brookfield boys lost in the first round to
McGraw. The Waterville girls varsity soccer team’s season also ended
in the second round. The Indians lost Sunday 4-0 in the Class C
playoffs to No. 1 seed and top ranked team in the state, Bishop
Grimes. Waterville beat Little Falls in the first round to advance.
Although not in the playoffs, the Waterville football team closed
out its year in a crossover game, falling to Beaver River.
Village Awards Bid For New Sign
Waterville’s new sign in the Village Park will be done by Toth
Sports. The Victor company was the only bidder to put up the
electronic sign. Village board members approved the bid of $46,245
at last week’s meeting. The cost - which will be paid for from a
grant by the Barton Fund - includes brickwork around the sign and
lighting to make it visible at night. The marquee will feature color
and symbols as well. No longer will organizations have to pick up
the letters and post their messages themselves. Village clerk Brenda
Knoeller will be able to program the sign from Village Hall;
multiple messages will be able to run in sequence on the screen.
Whether the sign is up this year or in the spring will depend on the
weather. The village’s DPW will prepare the foundation for the sign,
which takes six weeks to make. In other business at the meeting,
which lasted about 45 minutes, the village agreed to a Shared
Services project with Waterville Central School District. The two
entities, plus the Town of Sangerfield, will share a fuel depot at
the school. The Waterville Fire Department said the new air packs
purchased by a Barton Fund grant have arrived.
Who Is Missing A Postcard From Vatican?
Mary Ann Ford of Deansboro is positive that neither of her children
visited the Vatican last month. Still, the Fords received a postcard
from there, addressed to Dear Mom and Dad. The address is for
Deansboro, New York and is for State Route 12B, where the Fords
live. But the stamp - a picture of Pope Francesco Anno II - covers
up the name on the address. Ford has tried asking people in the
community and working with the post office to find the rightful
owners. No one seems to know who in Deansboro had children visiting
the Vatican in Rome, which is where the postcard was cancelled by
the post office. The front of the post card has a picture of the
Vaticano. The message reads: Mom & Dad, Having a great time. We love
you and will see you soon! The post mark is 16 Sept 14. The card
went to the Fords, Mary Ann said, because she sends and receives
letters from cousins in Italy, where she and Gary visited with other
family members last year. “We were the only ones they could think of
with so little info on the card,’’ Ford said. She said she does not
want to return the card to the post office. If she does, it will
become dead mail and never find its rightful owners. Plus, she said
the senders went through a lot of trouble to mail the card. “I know
for a fact standing in line at the Vatican is busier than
Disneyland,’’ she said. Anyone who thinks this might be their post
card can contact the Fords.
The Town of Madison Historical Society will have its annual Election
Day Chicken ‘N Biscuit Dinner at the Historical Society building
Tuesday, Nov. 4 from 3 to 7 p.m. The dinner includes chicken and
biscuits, butternut squash, mashed potatoes with homemade gravy,
gingerbread with whipped cream and beverage. Advance tickets are $9
by calling Gary Anderson at 893-7226. Tickets at the door are $10.
This is a fund raiser for the Town of Madison Historical Society to
help pay for the winter’s heating expenses.
Waterville Cub Scouts Pack 23 will be participating in Scouting for
Food by going door-to-door Saturday, Nov. 1 looking for donations
for the Waterville Food Pantry. In years past Scouts put out bags
first then went back the next week to pick them up. This year they
will be doing it all the same day. There will also be a group from
the Pack in Madison to benefit the Madison Food Pantry.
Election Day is
Across New York state voters will decide whether Gov. Andrew Cuomo
gets another term in office. Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 4.
Locally, some races are uncontested, including Congressman Richard
Hanna for a third term. Assemblyman Bill Magee is being challenged
by Brookfield Town Supervisor John Salka. In Brookfield, Marylou
Rhodes is running unchallenged for the open town justice seat. Also
in Brookfield, residents can take a straw poll regarding
hydrofracking. Voting takes place from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.
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