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Civil War vet receives final salute | Print |
Wednesday, 28 September 2016 15:00

Williams laid to rest in Hodgdon after nearly 100 years

By Jen Lynds
Staff Writer
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Brigadier General Douglas A. Farnham, Adjutant General of the Maine National Guard, right, presents an American flag to Eugene Jackins of Houlton during Saturday's ceremony to honor Jewett Williams. Jackins is a distant relative of the Civil War veteran who was laid to rest during a ceremony in Hodgdon.  

HODGDON — During a solemn, dignified ceremony on Saturday, the remains of a Civil War veteran received one final salute before burial in a local cemetery after being lost for nearly a century.

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Retired teacher keeps farming alive | Print |
Wednesday, 28 September 2016 14:55
By Jen Lynds
Staff Writer
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Nancy Wright, center, of Littleton was recently named the Maine's Ag Woman of the Year. With Wright are Pam Townsend, left, president of the Maine Agri-Women; and Judy Kenney, Maine Agri-Women member.

LITTLETON — Nancy Wright of Littleton still recalls the day that as part of a lesson for her students about where food comes from in her classroom at the former Wellington School in Monticello, she cooked chicken tenders for her students using fresh chicken from the meat department.

When the lesson was over, one of the parents who had observed the process came up to her and asked where in the supermarket she could buy chicken.

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Students welcome RCV group | Print |
Wednesday, 28 September 2016 09:42
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Hodgdon High School students in Brian Fitzpatrick's political science class recently had a visit from Rank Choice Voting officials. Taking part in a presentation were, from left, Griffin Johnson (RCV) Jace DeWitt, Danny Gillotti, Jamie Palmer, Megan Russell, Sarah McGillicuddy, Alex Nightingale, Dylan Oliver, Jesse Drew, Jill Gough, Janelle Goff, Bobby Ramsey and Finn Melanson (RCV). 

HODGDON — Brian Fitzpatrick’s political science students at Hodgdon High welcomed representatives from the Ranked Choice Voting (RCV) Committee to class on Sept 8. Finn Melanson and Griffin Johnson from the committee explained the benefits of the proposed change in elections that voters in Maine will have an opportunity to vote on in this November’s referendum ballot.

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Sherman Old Home Days | Print |
Wednesday, 28 September 2016 08:51
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Anita Mountain of Lakeland, Florida was in town for Sherman Old Home Days Sept. 2-5. 
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East Grand plans open house | Print |
Wednesday, 28 September 2016 07:29

DANFORTH — East Grand School will hold a fall Open House on Thursday, Oct. 6. This open house is for students (K-12) and their families. Dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m. with breakout sessions starting at 6 p.m.

Breakout sessions will be organized by grade level with topics such as Gear Up, laptops, PowerSchool, Think Central, IXL, and Priority School responsibilities.

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