Roxbury

RCS grad earns honors scholarship

Jonathan Dykstra, a senior at Roxbury Central School, has been awarded an academic honor scholarship from Northwestern College, Orange City, Iowa, for the 2010-11 school year.


Doris Smith

Doris Smith
Doris E. Smith, 96, of Roxbury, passed away Monday, Dec. 28, 2009 at the residence of her daughter, Nancy Purchell, in Grand Gorge.
She was born August 29, 1913, in Blackbrook, the daughter of Edward and Lillian (Senecal) Disco.
She married H. Ivan Smith on October 30, 1933, in Bloomingdale.


Andes boys, Margaretville girls win tourney titles

By Julia Green
The Andes boys claimed the 2009 Margaretville Booster Club Tournament title on Saturday night after soundly defeating the Gilboa Wildcats to take home the trophy. Andes’ Cody Ruff, who was named the tournament MVP, led the Mountaineers with 18 points, eight rebounds and eight steals, and Sage Beemer had seven points and 15 rebounds en route to Andes’ 43-27 victory.


Dell and Brown bring upbeat classics to Roxbury with gala dinner show

Roxbury — Patricia Dell and Kent Brown will set the “Public” mood on New Year’s Eve with a cabaret-style program of upbeat classics by Gershwin, Cole Porter, Noel Coward and other musical masters of the 1930s. “Happy Days Are Here Again” begins at 6 p.m. at Roxbury’s Public Restaurant & Lounge on Bridge Street on Thursday, Dec. 31.


School officials fear aid 'delays' may become permanent cutbacks

By Julia Green
Area school officials are maintaining their skepticism that the “delays” in payment of 10 percent of school aid announced by Gov. David Paterson last week won’t ultimately become cuts.
Paterson announced on Dec. 14 that he was ordering that 10 percent of state aid payments to schools and local governments be delayed due to the state’s worsening financial woes.


Roxbury caroling Saturday; Holiday Cantata Sunday

Roxbury — A time-honored tradition that is forever new, the Holiday Cantata at the Gould Church on Sunday, Dec. 20 brings many sounds of the season, from traditional carols to ancient Celts, with spirituals and catchy Broadway songs to “tune” holiday spirit. You can create your own holiday cheer the evening before with community caroling in an old-fashioned horse drawn carriage along Roxbury’s Main Street on Dec. 19.


Flu shots will be available at Roxbury Central School clinic

Delhi — Delaware County Public Health will hold a free H1N1 Flu Shot and Nasal Mist Clinic for Delaware County residents only on Wednesday, Dec. 30 from 4 to 6 p.m. The clinic will be held at Roxbury Central School. The clinic is walk-in only; please do not call for an appointment.


Area girls' hoop teams fall in league play

By Julia Green
All three local girls’ basketball teams fell in Delaware League play last week.


Rockets fell DCS; Devils, Mountaineers beaten

By Julia Green
Roxbury was the only local boys’ hoop team to post a victory last week.


Couple "bowled" over by visit

Roxbury — Tim and Elaine Hurley of Galway won a hand-turned John Burroughs Woodchuck Lodge Witness Tree Bowl in a give-away Thank-You Friends drawing conducted by Woodchuck Lodge, Inc. The drawing was conducted Dec. 12.


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