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July 11, 2020
County’s Annual Youth Fishing Derby celebrates 22nd year

LYONS, NY – In its 22nd year, the Wayne County Youth Fishing Derby has registered over 100 youth anglers thus far with the tournament running through July 26th.  There have been approximately 60 fish brought into local weigh stations. This year the tournament has seen an increase in family registrations. Catching that “big one” builds […]

July 11, 2020
Celestin awarded Ecumenical Faith Award

The Inter Church Council of Lyons has awarded the Ecumenical Faith Gift of $500.00 to Mary M. Celestin of Lyons. Mary is active at Mt. Zion Baptist Church. The award is presented to a graduating senior who has demonstrated faith, compassion and service through their church and in the Lyons Community. The recipient has to […]

July 4, 2020
Group to hold Voter Registration Drives at County Farmer’s Markets

The Citizens’ Response Network is sponsoring voter registration drives at several Wayne County Farmer’s Markets during July. Both voter registration forms and assistance with filling the forms out will be available. If you have specific questions about your own voter registration status, please contact Wayne County Board of elections at (315) 946-7400. The drives will […]

July 4, 2020
FLCC, ESC sign cyber security transfer agreement

Finger Lakes Community College and SUNY Empire State College has announced a new agreement allowing guaranteed admission of FLCC graduates who have earned an associate degree in networking and cybersecurity into SUNY Empire’s new bachelor of science in security studies program. SUNY Empire’s bachelor of science in security studies will help prepare qualified professionals to […]

June 27, 2020
Marion S. Whelen School of Practical Nursing holds Drive-Thru Commencement

The Marion S. Whelan School of Practical Nursing (MSWSPN) celebrated the commencement of their 85th graduating class on June 18, 2020 during a WebEx virtual ceremony. A “Drive-Thru” celebration was held on June 19.  The class of eight students is now eligible to take their Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) exam. Graduates include Anna Bauer (Farmington), […]

June 27, 2020
County’s Dairy Princess visits baby at Newark Wayne during Dairy month

June is National Dairy Month, and to celebrate, Wayne County Dairy Princess Kailey Kuhn of Marion, NY, visited one of the first babies born in June at Newark-Wayne Community Hospital. On behalf of the local dairy industry, Kuhn surprised the baby and her family with a basket of dairy-themed gifts. “June is special because it […]

June 20, 2020
Class of 2020 Marion Grad honors local veterans with Banner Project

Town residents, students and parents joined a large convoy of cars and trucks in the Marion Town Park on Tuesday for a parade to celebrate Marion Class of 2020.  The Marion Events Committee helped to decorate and the school organized the eventual  3 miles parade then downtown area As a highlight of the event, Marion […]

June 20, 2020
Red Cross testing all blood donations for COVID-19 antibodies

For a limited time, the American Red Cross is testing all blood, platelet and plasma donations for COVID-19 antibodies, providing donors insight into whether they have been exposed to this coronavirus. At the same time, there continues to be an urgent need for blood donations as hospitals resume surgeries and treatments that require blood products. […]

June 20, 2020
Newark’s Free Lunch Program’s New Normal

The Newark Free Lunch Program in the basement of the Emmanuel United Methodist Church has a long history of providing home cooked meals to those in need.  The program started in 1993 with Art and Elsie Deys having a vision of providing a free Thanksgiving dinner. It soon developed into serving a warm lunch, Tuesday […]

June 13, 2020
Newark celebrates Community Pride Day

The Village of Newark streets, front yards and parks got cleaner and greener recently at the village’s 14th Annual Community Pride Day on May 23rd. This year’s event was a bit different due to COVID-19 and several guidelines were followed. Residents had to work as a household group and keep 6 ft. away from other […]

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Recent Obituaries

Allen, Kenneth “Butch”

ALEXANDRIA BAY: Born in Alex Bay on August 30, 1949. Died on August 4, 2020. Predeceased by his parents Kenneth and Florence Allen and brother Terry R. Allen. He is survived by his loving wife Laura A. Allen, Sons Donald “Dj” (Alecia) Thomas Jr. and Terry Allen, Bobby Campbell. Siblings BobbiJo (Arthur) Campbell, Alice “Faye” […]

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Furman, Joanne Tinella (Liseno)

CLYDE: Joanne Tinella (Liseno) Furman, 80, passed away August 08, 2020, at Newark Manor Nursing Home,where she was a resident for many years and had suffered with dementia. Joanne was raised in Clyde, NY, and lived there for over 70 years. She worked as the Newark DDSO for 10 years and retired. Joanne leaves behind […]

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