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Colin Baker

Rena and David Baker of Highmount are the parents of a son, Colin William, born Thursday, Sept. 24, 2009 at Northern Dutchess Hospital in Rhinebeck. Colin weighed eight pounds, two ounces and was 21 inches long at birth.

Autumn Larsen-Wright

Mindy Larsen-Wright and Jerry Wright Jr. of Hobart are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Autumn Rose Larsen-Wright.

Captain and Mrs. Casey Russell

Captain and Mrs. Casey Russell

U.S. Army Captain Casey Russell, son of Bill and Trudy Russell of New Kingston, and Jadelyn Baniqued, were married at the Paris Hilton in Las Vegas, Nevada on July 18, 2009.

New Kingston News: July 22, 2009

By Wanda Lanzi
Margaretville-New Kingston Presbyterian Church is having a rummage sale Saturday at the Margaretville Church on Orchard Street from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
New Kingston Valley Grange is having a game night Wednesday at six p.m. Anyone interested in playing, please come, you don’t have to be a member.

Roxbury News: July 22, 2009

By Barbara Scudder
The desperados were at it again! Periodically they hold up the Delaware and Ulster Railroad train. Two shots rang out at the Roxbury Depot on Saturday, disrupting a tranquil afternoon. The good news is that no one was injured and no one died as a result of the attack of these unsavory characters.

Sanford, Owen reunion held June 6

By Peggy Sanford
The Sanford-Owen reunion was held Saturday, June 6 at the Arena Firehall.

Anna Potts and Bill Blish

Margaretville residents Anna Potts and Bill Blish were married on September 6, 2008 at the Hidden Inn in South Kortright. The Rev. Ralph Darmstadt officiated at the ceremony.
The bride was given in marriage by her father, Howard VanLoan Sr. of Highmount.

Kathryn Lawrence and John VanBenschoten

Kathryn Elizabeth Gillen Lawrence and John William VanBenschoten were united in marriage in a double ring ceremony on Saturday, Oct. 4, 2008 at Our Lady of Good Counsel in Roxbury. The bride, daughter of Joan Lawrence-Bauer of Oliverea and JR Lawrence of Margaretville, wore a floor-length, ivory beaded gown by Oleg Cassini, an antique headpiece from the VanBenschoten family, and antique cameos from the Lawrence family as she was given in marriage by her parents.

Couple celebrates 49th anniversary

Halcottsville residents Francis and Loretta Daniels celebrated their 49th wedding anniversary on Saturday. They were married on June 28, 1959 in the Calvary Baptist Church in Norwich. They are the parents of two sons, Kip, 42, and Mark, 44, both of Halcottsville.

Francis and Loretta DanielsFrancis and Loretta Daniels

Arena natives celebrate 60th

Jean and Frederick Ketchum were married in Pittsfield, Mass., on June 26, 1948.
Fred is the son of Roland and Gertrude Ketchum of Arena and Margaretville.
After their honeymoon, Jean and Fred returned to the Arena home. Their first night back they were treated to an old country custom — a Skimmelton!

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