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If, as has been said, newspapers offer the first draft of history, this week’s look back will probably look familiar to many readers. An entire generation of local kids grew up enjoying “pennies from heaven” referenced here as part of the Rotary Club’s annual Halloween celebration. It occurred in the Margaretville Central School gym when a Rotarian (Dr. William Kavanaugh […]

News from our Yellowed Pages


We are now halfway through the month of October, and as the weather grows colder, news stories take on a seasonal bent. Historically, from penny socials, to bar fights, to coal shortages, neither the cold, nor war, nor illness could stop the world from turning. and often the news was a colorful the leaves on the trees. 1918 “The Margaretville […]

News from our Yellowed Pages


A look at the “yellowed pages” from the News this week brings back a memory all but forgotten. Those growing up here before the middle of the 1960s will remember a time when leaves were raked up and burned. The smell of burning leaves, though now a cause for concern, was a wonderful aroma that really identified the fall seasons […]

News from our Yellowed Pages


September is through, and October is here, and with it the peak of the fall season. Winter is on its way, and the mornings will soon be covered in fall frost. Harvest season is here, and the leaves are changing into their splendid full spectrum of color before they fade to brown, and fall; leaving us with bare trees to […]

News from our Yellowed Pages


This week in history, we see problems and trials faced by Americans at home and abroad- from barns burning to drug arrests, to locating missing soldiers, this week in the past years spin tales of misfortune. But, there are also happy stories of fishing and hunting, a week full of new arrivals into local families, and all around fun. Let’s […]

News from our Yellowed Pages


A century ago this week, locals were watching movies in the Opera House, decorating store windows and participating (and winning) in the New York State Fair. Some things never change. Sadly, there were also injuries to report, and devastating fires along with college openings, real estate transfers and hunting tales,. Whether the news is 25, 50 or 100 years old, […]

News from our Yellowed Pages


When September comes, summer begins to fade away. Talks of school start up again, and hunting season arrives. We have less stories of summer fun this week in our yellow pages, but we still have tales of injury, picnicking, farming life and mishap. We read stories of hunting and driver classes, a Trooper with his job on the line, and […]

News from our Yellowed Pages

In This Place

This week In This Place shows us stories from the farms, and hardships and positive experiences of the local farming community. Like always, there was notice of arrests in the local area, and warnings of potential hardships ad how to overcome them. There were events that relied on the goodwill of others, from blood donation to large sums of money […]

News from our Yellowed Pages


Fun, wholesome and the occasional not so wholesome, can be found scattered throughout the yellow pages this week, with Girl Scout Camps, and Rotary clubs meeting, and nude swimming and underage driving giving police a headache. Water supplies withered, causing problems for the village of Ellensville, and Union versus Employer politics lead to the Sidney Chamber of Commerce taking sides. […]

News from our Yellowed Pages


This week, we have a collection of stories about heroes and rouges, crime and goodwill. In each year revisited, we have the tale of young rescuers, an article looking back on the legacies of a beloved local, and the words of an inspiring young woman with a wonderful story to tell. At the same time, we also have stories of […]


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