Author: Leif Mitchinson

Turner lifts MHS in final minute

After suffering a loss to Milton the previous week, Missisquoi looked to redeem itself in Friday’s rematch but came up just short as Milton won 2-1 on Erin Turner’s goal in the final seconds. MVU had taken a 1-0 first-half lead on Hannah Coburn’s penalty kick before the Yellowjackets came back to tie it up midway through the second half when Dallas Brodhead scored. With time winding down, Milton recovered the ball after Missisquoi’s Michaela Martin had kicked a long pass up the field to Mikayla Merrill. With the Yellowjackets threatening and the clock under 30 seconds, Brooke Phillips...

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Richard J. Archambault

Milton / Richford – Richard J. Archambault, 86, died peacefully with his family by his side on Wednesday morning, Sept. 26, 2012 at the Northwestern Medical Center in St. Albans. Richard was born on Nov. 19, 1925 in Richford, the son of Eli and Lucille (Lamell) Archambault.  He graduated from Richford High School and enlisted in the Merchant Marines, serving during WWII. Upon his return, he married Elaine Lumbra on Sept. 27, 1947 at All Saints Catholic Church in Richford.  He began work at Atlas Plywood then worked for the Sheldon Paper Mill, later called Boise Cascade, retiring in...

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Joyce P. Whitney

Joyce P. Whitney, 68, of Fort Myers, Fla., passed away Sept. 28, 2012. She was born April 9, 1944 in Burlington, the daughter of Bernard and Bernice (White) Pidgeon. She leaves to cherish her loving memory her loving husband of 49 years, Edward A. Whitney, Sr.; two children, Kelly (Raymond) Hanley, and Tanya (Richard) Whitney Swenson; a brother, James Pidgeon; a sister, Nancy Tracy; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild. She was predeceased by two sons, Edward Jr. and Todd Jason, as well as by her sister, Judy Whitney. A celebration of life will be held Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012...

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5 veteran teachers take buyout

New school years bring new faces and often bid farewell to familiar ones. Five longtime faculty retired this June from Milton School District after taking a career change incentive offered to those who had taught for at least 18 years as of June 30. Six positions were offered. Often referred to as a buyout, the incentive offers faculty a financial stipend after their retirement. A similar offer was given in April 2011, and nine teachers took the option. Faculty accepting this year’s offer included: •            John Eckerson, high school social studies; •            George Lareau, high school guidance counselor; •           ...

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Two county effort takes its first step with public forum

One hundred people turned out last Wednesday night to learn more about Healthy People, Strong Communities, a project to promote healthy lifestyles and a more vibrant economy for Franklin and Grand Isle counties. The Northwest Regional Planning Commission kicked off the project at the Missisquoi Valley Union High School cafeteria, building enthusiasm for the wide-ranging and yet to be completely defined initiative. NRPC Executive Director Catherine Dimitruk thanked members of a steering committee, which set up the vision for the effort, part of which will include some $200,000 in mini-grants for projects within the two counties. NRPC also has...

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