Author: Independent Staff

‘Jackets tie MVU; searching for win

By DONNA FLANDERS St. Albans Messenger Sports MILTON — Jordan Deep’s crucial saves and a couple of Missisquoi shots off the frame helped keep the visiting Thunderbirds and Milton Yellowjackets even on the scoreboard at Phil Hughes Memorial Field on Thursday night. “Diving saves, goal posts, crossbars,” MVU coach Jim Hubbard said. “What a game. I am pleased.” Ryan Raleigh, Gavin Hubbard, and Mitchell Bourdeau — who hit the right post, for the second time in a week, midway through the first half, then banged one off the bar with 1:52 left in regulation — scored the T-Bird (2-1-2)...

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Obituary: Ruth V. Peters

MILTON – Ruth V. Peters, 92, died peacefully on Sept. 18, 2018 at the University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington with her loving son Wayne; daughter-in- law, Darcey; and grandson Aaron by her side. Ruth was born Feb. 27, 1926 in Burlington, the daughter of Joseph and Delia LaBounty. She was married to Langdon Peters, who predeceased her on Feb. 11, 2003. Ruth was a member of St. Ann Catholic Church in Milton and very active with their thrift store. She also loved to play Bingo and spend time with her family. She is survived by her sons...

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Obituary: Allen P. Francis

MILTON/WINOOSKI – Allen Paul Francis, 82, died peacefully on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018 at the Starr Farm Nursing Center in Burlington. Allen was born Aug. 4, 1936 in Burlington, the son of Howard and Bertha (Jarrett) Francis. Allen served in the U.S. Air Force and worked at IBM for over 25 years before retiring. He was very social and enjoyed dancing and listening to music at the senior center. He was an avid Nascar and Red Sox fan and liked to tinker on things. He also loved spending time with his fiancé, Nancy Turner, and his family and also...

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All about that bass!

SOUTH HERO — Fifteen high schools hit Lake Champlain on Saturday in Vermont’s inaugural bass fishing competition, won by an Essex H.S. team. Making its debut in Vermont high schools as an exhibition sport this year and next, fishing could then become a Vermont Principals’ Association-sanctioned varsity sport. On Saturday, from the Guilmette Access Area, more than 75 students took part in the first tournament. With all the help and support of numerous organizations including the VPA, VSADA, Apple Island Marina, Champlain Bass Series, Vermont Sports Images, and Vermont Fish and Wildlife that the first ever VPA Bass Fishing...

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PotW: Cinna Bun and Snuggle Bunz

Sex: Spayed Females Breed: Domestic rabbits Age: ~1 year old Reason Here: Left on someone’s front porch Arrival Date: 01/18/2018 These super cute bunz have been in our care since January and have just turned one year old! We cannot believe they have literally grown up in our care. They (and we!) are getting serious about their future and want to find a bigger and better life outside of HSCC! This duo can usually be found binkying around their pen, lounging together on the cool floor, and nibbling on some hay (with the occasional carrot, of course!). They are highly social buns who love to romp around...

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