Late veteran honored by highway dedication in Pike

A portion of Route 19, from the top of Pike Hill to Maple Avenue, in Pike was dedicated to the late Thomas Madison on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2023. Family and friends were present at the dedication and unveiling of the signs marking that section of the roadway as MSgt. Thomas P. Madison Memorial Highway. For friends and family, this marker […]

1 day can change everything

Benefit planned to support Neamon family on Oct. 14, at Arcade VFW

Everything changed on June 1, 2023, for Joe and Kathy Neamon.  Joe, well known in the Delevan community as a Village constable, dog control officer, EMT, volunteer fireman, school bus driver, and friend, was in a devastating accident. On June 1, as the day was winding down, Joe was enjoying time outdoors with a family member.  His wife Kathy recalls […]

Mayers celebrate 74th wedding anniversary

                    Peter and Patricia Mayer recently celebrated their 74th wedding anniversary on Monday, Sept. 18, 2023, at Connect55+ Warsaw. The Mayers – or as Pete affectionately calls them the “city slicker and farmer’s daughter” – met in 1945 after Pete’s dad bought a home in Pike next door to Pat and […]

K&K Guns hits a milestone

Twenty years means a lot of change and growth, and that is what Keith Kraft, owner of K&K Guns LLC, saw in his own business. From a home business to opening a full-scale retail hunting and reloading supply store in 2003, Kraft has done it all with his dream. The name K&K Guns gives a nod to Kraft’s own initials. […]

Centerville Scouts provides community service

Scouts from Troop 848 in Centerville stay very busy. It’s well known that they are always on the go, helping in different areas.  The group includes kids from many different levels, but when they work on a project, they do it together. Together, they’ve been involved in many recent projects including mowing and cleaning up the cemetery on Rogers Road, […]

Carris receives Woman of Distinction recognition

The Beta Gamma Chapter of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International has recognized Mary Carris as the 2022-2023  “Woman of Distinction.”  Carris, a retired teacher from Pioneer Central, has been a very active member of the group, serving in many leadership roles, including treasurer for many years. “Congratulations to Mary for this well-deserved honor!” reads a press release from the […]

TBA student gives opening address

As faculty and staff members made their way back to school for another year, Ten Broeck Academy, like many other districts, held an opening day program on Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2023, in the auditorium.  This year, though, the speaker for that first day was different from the usual administrators. Sierra Lovell, a junior at TBA, was asked by Superintendent Donald […]

Trench Trophy

Pioneer's Matheis gets week 1 nomination

For his play in Pioneer’s 45-7 win over host Kenmore East on Sept. 1, 2023, in a Section VI Class B-1 football game, Luke Matheis received a week one nomination for the Trench Trophy. The Trench Trophy is awarded to the best high school lineman in Western New York at the end of the season. Multiple nominations can help a […]

September’s Goldfinches and wildflowers

What a beautiful month September is!  The beauty of this month just keeps coming as it covers a wide range of spectacular colors from beginning to end. Here in early September, we have so many beautiful wildflowers blooming along roadsides and hedgerows.  Slow down or pull over on almost any country road and check out the collection of blues, yellows, […]

4 decades of crossing students back-to-school

It’s back-to-school for students, teachers, principals, bus drivers, and crossing guards. And, this year, Kathy Landahl returns as a crossing guard at Arcade Elementary School for her 40th year. As Landahl recalls, John Rix, former Chief of Police with the Village of Arcade Police Department, called her up one day in 1983 and asked her if she would become a […]

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