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The Potsdam Lions Club recently honored Lion William (Bill) Lewis with the Robert J. Uplinger Distinguished Service Award. The award honors outstanding Lions and non-Lions or organizations who perform exemplary service to a Club, district, or community. In the photo, Lion Bill Lewis (left) receives his award from outgoing Lion President Norm Jones.

 

 

Canton Central class of 1962 seeking addresses of classmates for 50th reunion
Monday, June 27, 2011 - 6:32 am

CANTON – The Canton Central School Class of '62 is seeking help in obtaining addresses of classmates for organizing 50th reunion Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012.

If you have any information, contact: Cheryl O'Brien Schoen, 196 Wintergreen Way, Rochester, NY 14618, 1-585-749-1793, [email protected] or Karen Lytle Evans, 992 Morley-Potsdam Road, Potsdam, NY 13617, 1-315-386-2309, [email protected].

 

 

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Holy Name of Jesus Academy in Massena recognizes 7 students for excellence
Monday, June 27, 2011 - 6:31 am

MASSENA -- The Holy Name of Jesus Academy has recognized seven students for excellence at the school’s 2010-2011 end-of-the-year ceremony.

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County undersheriff attends training session in Saratoga Springs
Monday, June 27, 2011 - 6:29 am

St. Lawrence County Undersheriff Scott Bonno recently attended an annual training conference in Saratoga Springs sponsored by the New York State Sheriffs' Association.

The conferences provide officers training and a chance to meet with their colleagues from around the state and discuss common issues.

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Due to lack of male actors, Potsdam's Community Performance Series cancels summer production
Monday, June 27, 2011 - 6:27 am

POTSDAM -- Community Performance Series has been forced to cancel this summer's production of the musical "I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change," due to a lack of male auditions.

Three auditions for local actors were held in May and early June.

Despite the interest of several very talented local ladies, there were not enough men who auditioned to properly cast the show.

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Francis J. Burkum, 82, Potsdam
Sunday, June 26, 2011 - 6:04 pm

Mr. Francis J. Burkum, age 82, of Potsdam, passed away suddenly on Sunday, June 26, 2011 in the Emergency Room at the Canton-Potsdam Hospital. Arrangements are with the Garner Funeral Service.

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John “Jack” P. Steinbacher, 76, Waddington
Sunday, June 26, 2011 - 6:03 pm

John “Jack” P. Steinbacher, 76 of Waddington, passed away Saturday, June 25, 2011 at Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center surrounded by his family.

John is survived by his wife, Rita; two daughters; Eileen M. Kast and husband Don, and Anna T. Steinbacher; both of Waddington; also one sister, Josephine Turzanski of Bethlehem PA and many nieces and nephews.

There will be no public calling hours. Services will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are under the care of the Phillips Memorial Home, Waddington.

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Douglas L. Johnston, 84, Harrisville
Sunday, June 26, 2011 - 6:02 pm

Douglas L. Johnston, age 84, of Harrisville, passed away on June 25, 2011 at the E.J. Noble Hospital.

Calling hours will be at French Funeral Home, Gouverneur on Tuesday evening from 6 - 8 p.m. His graveside service will be on Wednesday, June 29, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. in the Fairview Cemetery, Edwards. A reception will follow at his daughter Susan’s home.

Douglas was born on June 12, 1927 in Lisbon to the late Theodore L. and Gladys C. (Perry) Johnston. He graduated the eighth grade from the Edwards school.

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Dennis Sharlow, Pierrepont, and Randy Charleson, Potsdam, part of the Fiacco Riley Construction crew, work on the exterior of the Norwood Municipal Building. The money for the work comes from a loan and grant package of nearly $350,000 through the federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. North Country Now photo by Debbie Morgan. To read an earlier story about the renovations, click here.

More than 30 St. Lawrence County farms, maple syrup producers listed in ‘Organic Food Guide’
Sunday, June 26, 2011 - 5:05 pm

More than 30 St. Lawrence County farms, maple syrup producers and dairies are included in the “2011 Organic Food Guide,” published by the Northeast Organic Farming Association of New York.

Founded in 1983, NOFANY is the oldest and largest organization in the state devoted to organic farming and gardening.

Those listed in the guide from St. Lawrence County include:

• Cook Farms, 956 Trout Lake Rd., Hermon, field crops.

• Bawden Farms, Hammond, livestock and crops

• Beaver Creek Farm, Gouverneur, livestock and crops

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