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July 2011

FREDERICK H. ALLEN III

Mr. Allen, 82, late of Orland Park, IL and Shohola, PA died January 20, 2011 following a brief illness. He was 82.

He shared 39 years of marriage with Karen J. Layland.

He served as a veteran of the Korean Conflict and professionally was a TV and radio broadcaster, international broadcast consultant and an accomplished freelance writer.

Other surviving family members include sister Nancy Jean Rupke and husband John of Wisconsin, sister-in-law Nancy Allen of Maine and many loving nieces and nephews.  Read more

ANNA SHIELDS GREGORSKI

Anna Shields Gregorski of Hamlin, PA went to be with God on Wednesday June 29, 2011 at Regional Hospital in Scranton, PA after a courageous battle with cancer. She was 57.

Her husband is Albert P. Gregorski, Jr. The couple would have been married 39 years in September.

Born January 7, 1954 in Beach Lake, PA, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Joyce Rosencranse Shields. She graduated from Honesdale High School in 1971. She loved to paint and sold many of her painted objects at local craft shows, and also held painting classes.  Read more

LAURA KEESLER

Laura Hawley Keesler, formerly of Callicoon, NY, and Ponta Gorda, FL, passed away Thursday, June 23, 2011. She was 98.

Born November 22, 1912 in Lookout, PA, she was the daughter of the late Roy Hawley and Lena Rodenberg Hawley. She was married to the late Everett Keesler.

Mrs. Keesler was a member of the United Methodist Church, Tammany Chapter of the Eastern Star, and a former member of the Ladies Auxiliary of Grover Hermann Hospital, all in Callicoon.  Read more

RALPH F. SYKES

Ralph F. Sykes of North Branch, NY, a dairy farmer and lifetime area resident, died Wednesday, June 29, 2011 in North Branch, in the family home in which he was born. He was 84.

The son of the late John and Mildred Hust Sykes, he was born August 8, 1926 in North Branch.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving in World War II. He was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in North Branch, the North Branch Fire Department, Cornell Cooperative Extension and the Farm Bureau.  Read more

WALTER R. WISTERMAYER

Walter R. Wistermayer of the Lake Owassa section of Frankford Township, NJ, died Tuesday, June 28, 2011, in Newton, NJ. He was 78.

The son of the late Carl and Emilie Wistermayer and born in Clifton, NJ, Mr. Wistermayer was raised in Carlstadt, NJ and lived in Denville, NJ for 28 years. He was a summer resident of Lake Owassa before moving there six years ago.  Read more

Tusten vote ‘no’ on July 12

I urge the Town of Tusten registered voters to go to the polls on Tuesday, July 12 to vote “no” to the resolution that would put the hiring of the town bookkeeper into the hands of the town board. The bookkeeper and the supervisor work together, and ultimately the finances of the town are the responsibility of the supervisor.
This important appointment should be the supervisors choice. As a former town clerk for 25 years, I know how vital this vote is to the Town of Tusten and to its future.
Judith L. Dise
Narrowsburg, NY

Concerning next Tuesday’s referendum

The assertion that three town board members are “usurping powers from the supervisor” is fundamentally flawed, since our town is governed by a council (including the supervisor). That board was duly elected just as the supervisor was. Their vote totals are many times a multiple of the supervisor’s, who was placed in office by a mere five-vote win. That is hardly a sweeping mandate to overhaul the structure of town government, yet that is what we have seen time and again.  Read more

Growing ‘Water’ to raise awareness of its worth

An artfully grown, one-word statement on the world’s most vital liquid is now abloom at Sky Dog Farm, 1724 County Route 23 in Tusten. The flowering buckwheat that spells out the word “Water” undulates softly when stirred by a passing breeze, reminding one of a chief characteristic of water—its flow.  Read more

Sullivan to hold first Sportsman’s & Outdoor expo

COCHECTON, NY — A Sportsman’s & Outdoor expo is scheduled for Friday, September 23 and Saturday, September 24 at the Villa Roma Resort & Conference Center from 2 to 8 p.m. on Friday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Booth prices have just been reduced. Email chamber@catskills.com or call 845/791-4200.

Sportsman’s raffle

LOCH SHELDRAKE, NY — The Loch Sheldrake Fire Department will hold its first annual Sportsman’s Raffle on Saturday, July 9 from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Firemen’s Park on Route 52. The door prize will be a Browning X Bolt 300 Win Mag Stainless. Other prizes will include a Maverick Bolt 270 Blue Composite (package), Ruger 10/22 Birch Stock Blue Steel, Ruger 77 22 Hornet Walnut Blue and more. Chances cost $15. Call 845/434-3131.