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February 24, 2011
Clyde relives Historic Abraham Lincoln Visit

Abraham Lincoln’s stop in Clyde on his way to presidential inauguration in Washington, D.C. in 1861 was commemorated 150 years later Feb. 18 as about 200 people turned out to watch a reenactment.

Although the original event lasted only about five minutes, while the train paused to take on wood and water and Lincoln stuck his head out to bid the crowd a simple “good day and farewell,” it has lived on as a well-documented piece of community history.

It is also part of the intrigue surrounding Lincoln’s harrowing trip from Illinois, in which an assassination attempt was thwarted by scouts traveling ahead of the train who discovered debris on the track.

February 12, 2011
Families sent out in the cold from fires in Wayne County

The West Walworth Fire Department was dispatched at 4:37 p.m. on Thursday for the house fire at the three bedroom home at 3418 Woodlands Circle (just off the Gananda Parkway) in Walworth. Firefighters fought the flames for 2 hours in single digit temperatures. No injuries occurred.

The homeowner, David Colbert and his family were alerted by their smoke alarm and their family dog of the smoke, according to West Walworth Fire Chief Bob Lemay.

They battled the fire in the basement, mud room, and attached garage, which was lost. Although there is a great deal of fire and water damage, West Walworth Chief Lemay did not think the house was a total loss.

February 10, 2011
Buerkle Town Hall held In Newark

Congresswoman Ann Marie Buerkle – (Republican - NY 25th Congressional District) held a town hall meeting at the Newark Municipal Building on Thursday, Feb 3. which lasted about an hour and 45 minutes. In attendance were in excess of 100 citizens residing in the district and several local officials. Ms. Buerkle was introduced by Assemblyman […]

February 3, 2011
Port Gibson's Dick Yost achieves 50 years of service

It’s hard to imagine that a teen-age summer job could be a direct path to a fulfilling career of nearly 50 years. But that’s what happened for Erdman An­thony employee Dick Yost of Port Gib­son, who celebrates the milestone this month. Yost, a land surveyor, has traveled many miles over the years for Rochester­based Erdman […]

January 29, 2011
In Tune with Time, at 100

visitor at Esther Rexer’s 100th birthday party in Lyons Jan. 27 arrived just a little too late to catch the former music teacher “tickling the ivories” at her electric piano.

“She plays by memory,” said Esther’s sister, Genevieve Smart, who helped host the celebration that brought dozens of friends and relatives to Esther’s home. “And, she plays nearly every day. Her eyesight is failing, but she memorizes the songs. She likes to play ‘Stardust.’”

Esther, besides teaching music, is also a retired choir director and church organist at North Rose United Methodist Church. She lived in Florida for several years after retirement from

January 27, 2011
Snowmobiling Approved for Canalway Trail

In an example of grassroots government, new state regulations clear the way for snowmobilers to use the Canalway Trail. The activity previously had been prohibited along the 280-mile trail that parallels most of the New York State Canal System in Upstate New York. With the consent of local communities, snowmobile organizations now can receive permits […]

January 22, 2011
County approves Resolution to give Village of Lyons Hotchkiss Building

Will the Village accept? At last Tuesday’s (1/18) Wayne County Board of Supervisor’s Meeting, the decision became final, at least as far as the County is concerned. The Board authorized the return of Save America’s treasures (“SAT”) grant award for the Hotchkiss Building Restoration Project. The resolution returned the $197,221, citing the construction time line […]

January 20, 2011
WXXI recognizes Gananda Teacher as “Mission US” Educator of the Year

WXXI has named Bob Caulkins the Mission US Educator of the Year for the Greater Rochester region. Caulkins is being recognized for his outstanding efforts in usingMission US, an innovative multimedia resource, to enrich the teaching of American history with his students at Gananda Middle School in Walworth, New York. Mission US is a series […]

January 13, 2011
Nature detectives solve “Murder” Mystery at Audubon Center CSI event

Montezuma Audubon Center hosted their first program in the Hot Cocoa and Snow Series entitled CSI: Montezuma on January 8, 2011. A bright and beautiful day welcomed 23 people to the Montezuma Audubon Center (MAC) for the first program in the 2011 Hot Cocoa and Snow series. The enthusiastic participants assisted MAC Education Manager Chris […]

January 8, 2011
Macedon Police add full-time officer

It became official last week. Macedon Police added their fifth full-time police officer. Officer Charles Michels began his law enforcement career in the United States Army as a Military Police officer and currently holds the rank of Staff Sergeant in the Army Reserve. He followed his active military service with law enforcement positions with the Department of Defense, New York State University Police - Alfred State College and most recently with the Village of Lyons Police Department.

Officer Michels has been working as a part-time Macedon Police Officer since March of 2009. The Department currently...

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