Category Archives: Fulton News

Fulton Gauchos reunite Aug. 8-9

Pictured above are members of the 2014 Gaucho Alumni Reunion Committee, which is planning the reunion scheduled for Friday and Saturday Aug. 8 and 9. It has been 24 years since the last reunion was held in 1990. Gauchos alumni ask all past members of the Senior, Junior and Cadet corps to register yourself on the website at www.fultongauchos.com. For more information on the Fulton Gauchos, see page 2. Pictured from left; sitting, are Patrick Acquaviva, Donna (Looker) Gadek, Charlene (McCellan) Scaringi, Terry Reynolds, Connie (Costello) Stinson and Karen (Morton) Stuber. Standing are Bill Rhines, Bob Coant, Wes Dean, Joyce (VanDeLinder) Bogdeziewcz, Dennis Moryl, Gay Scaringi and Randy Palmer. Valley News photo by Kelly LeVea
Pictured above are members of the 2014 Fulton Gauchos Alumni Reunion Committee, which is planning the reunion scheduled for Friday and Saturday Aug. 8 and 9. It has been 24 years since the last reunion was held in 1990. Gauchos alumni ask all past members of the Senior, Junior and Cadet corps to register yourself on the website at www.fultongauchos.com. For more information on the Fulton Gauchos, see page 2. Pictured from left; sitting, are Patrick Acquaviva, Donna (Looker) Gadek, Charlene (McCellan) Scaringi, Terry Reynolds, Connie (Costello) Stinson and Karen (Morton) Stuber. Standing are Bill Rhines, Bob Coant, Wes Dean, Joyce (VanDeLinder) Bogdeziewcz, Dennis Moryl, Gay Scaringi and Randy Palmer.
Valley News photo by Kelly LeVea

Jesse “Rex” Yardley, active in Lions Club, veteran, longtime member of State Street UMC

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Jesse “Rex” Yardley, 80, of Fulton died June 28 at home surrounded by family.

He was born in Fulton, to the late Jesse and Mildred (Tooley) Yardley.  Jesse has remained a life resident of Fulton.

He was a United States veteran having served in the Navy from 1954 to 1959. He was a Fulton police officer for six years, past employed with Morrill Press, Fulton for 30 years and worked with Menter’Hearse and Ambulance Services for 53 years.

Jesse was an avid volunteer, having been a member of the Fulton Lions Club for 36 years and was the program coordinator for the Eyes and Hearing Program for 25 years.

He was also a past board member with the Fulton Lions Club and the Finger Lakes Eyes and Ears program.

Jesse was a current member of the Fraternal Order of Police, a lifelong member of the State Street Methodist Church, Fulton and he enjoyed hunting, golfing woodworking, gardening and attending all of his grandsons sporting and musical events.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Sheila Yardley of Fulton; two daughters,  Ann-Marie (Dennis) Wise of Fulton, Lynn (Bradley) Shirk of Baldwinsville; grandsons, Zacharie, Jacob and Ryan Shirk; brothers-in-law Donald (Mary Ann) Riley of FL, Leonard Fleming of Fulton; sister-in-law June (Gary) Dusharm of Hastings, NY; and several nieces and nephews.

He was pre-deceased by his sister, Ann Fleming.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday July 4 at the State Street Methodist Church, Fulton with the Rev. Marion Moore-Colgan officiating.

Burial will be held in St. Mary’s Cemetery where the Fulton VFW Post #569 will bestow military honors.

Calling hours will be conducted from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday July 2 at the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. Second St. S., Fulton.

The family has requested that in lieu of flowers donations be made to the State Street Methodist Church, 357 State St., Fulton, NY 13069 or the Fulton Lions Club 212 S. Fifth St., Fulton, NY 13069.

LaVersa M. Scott, active in Granby Center United Methodist Church

LaVersa M. Scott, 96, of Granby Center, passed away Sunday, June 29 surrounded by her loving family.

A native of Sandy Creek, she lived in Granby Center most of her life.

LaVersa was an active member of the Granby Center United Methodist Church for many years.

She was predeceased by her husband, John Scott, a son, Ellison Scott and by her brothers, Mason and Robert McNeilly.

Surviving are her children, Ann (Robert) Kastler of Fulton, Jean Scott of Sterling, Mildred Flett of Baldwinsville, Linda (Thomas) Leonard of Hannibal and John (Karen) Scott of Redmond, OR; a sister, Freeda Benham of Auburn; nine grandchildren, Laurie Thompson, Rosanne Cornell, Shelly Murphy, Kelly Jett, Aaron Flett, Holly Scott, John Scott, Jr., Scott Leonard and Penny Leonard; 11 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 4 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 1 (today) at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay St., Fulton. Services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 2 at the funeral home with burial at Fairdale Rural Cemetery in Hannibal.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Granby Center United Methodist Church.

Volney Elementary students honored for positive behavior

The Volney classroom role models for June for displaying citizenship are: in front, from left, are Kyler DiRenzo, Saige Conger, Aidan Greeney and Wyatt Pastorell. In the second row, from left, are Danielle Boyce, Emma Kerfien, Sawyer Clark, Addison Pickard, Evan Zimmerman and Kendall Williamson. In the third row, from left, are Huntter Clark, Noah Cordone, Summer-Rae Kennedy, Anthony Bennett and Nicholas Miceli. In the back row, from left, are Principal Lisa Garofolo, Rachel Rowlee, James Salisbury, Noah Smith, Mary Jerred and Nicholas Vant.
The Volney classroom role models for June for displaying citizenship are: in front, from left, are Kyler DiRenzo, Saige Conger, Aidan Greeney and Wyatt Pastorell. In the second row, from left, are Danielle Boyce, Emma Kerfien, Sawyer Clark, Addison Pickard, Evan Zimmerman and Kendall Williamson. In the third row, from left, are Huntter Clark, Noah Cordone, Summer-Rae Kennedy, Anthony Bennett and Nicholas Miceli. In the back row, from left, are Principal Lisa Garofolo, Rachel Rowlee, James Salisbury, Noah Smith, Mary Jerred and Nicholas Vant.

Volney Elementary School students earned recognition during a recent assembly for their positive behavior throughout the year and for being role models to their peers. Continue reading

Local students achieve honors, degrees at colleges, universities

Union College – Evan States, of Phoenix, graduated with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering.

Clarkson University – Will attend this fall, Nicholas Robert Baxter of Central Square, a mechanical engineering major, who previously attended SUNY Canton; Dana L. Rowe of Mexico, a civil engineering major, who previously attended SUNY Potsdam.

Buena Vista University – Alyssa Stout, of Pulaski, graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in athletic training and exercise science.  Continue reading

Longley Brothers honored by Chrysler

Members of the Longley family at Longley Bros. Inc. in Fulton, N.Y., pictured above, received a 50-year award for Dodge from Chrysler Group’s Northeast Business Center. Pictured seated, from left, are founders Harold Longley and Earl Longley. Pictured standing, from left, are John Longley; Gene Longley, general manager; Dennis Longley, dealer principal; and Doug Longley, sales manager.
Members of the Longley family at Longley Bros. Inc. in Fulton, N.Y., pictured above, received a 50-year award for Dodge from Chrysler Group’s Northeast Business Center. Pictured seated, from left, are founders Harold Longley and Earl Longley. Pictured standing, from left, are John Longley; Gene Longley, general manager; Dennis Longley, dealer principal; and Doug Longley, sales manager.