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Free Fishing Weekend in Oswego County

Oswego County offers plenty of places for fishing, like the state State Boat Launch at Mexico Point, for New York’s free fishing weekend. You might even see some other wildlife go by.  Photo by Oswego County Tourism
Oswego County offers plenty of places for fishing, like the state State Boat Launch at Mexico Point, for New York’s free fishing weekend. You might even see some other wildlife go by.
Photo by Oswego County Tourism

By Spider Rybaak

Have you ever found yourself looking out over a lake or stream and suddenly feeling the urge to go fishing? 

Perhaps you’ve been held back by the thought of dishing out your hard-earned money on something you’re not sure of? 

Well, the authorities understand and the state Department of Environmental Conservation offers an annual Free Fishing Weekend to help you get started.  Continue reading

Fulton woman, others work for national First Responders Day

Fulton Police Officers Brian Dumas, left, and Michael Blasczienski at the Police and Fire Awards ceremony this year. They received the Medal of Honor for saving Belton from her burning apartment building.
Fulton Police Officers Brian Dumas, left, and Michael Blasczienski at the Police and Fire Awards ceremony this year. They received the Medal of Honor for saving Belton from her burning apartment building.

By Debra J. Groom

A year ago Beverly Belton lost everything.

Well, everything but her life, thanks to two Fulton police officers.

“I never moved. I sat and watched as these first responders worked, going into the house, I watched everything that they did,” Belton said, remembering June 1, 2013. when her Fulton apartment building went up in flames. Continue reading

FUMC Vacation Bible School

Vacation Bible School at the First United Methodist Church in Fulton is scheduled for Monday July 14 through Friday July 18 at the church on Route 176. Children ages 3 through those in sixth grade will gather for a weeklong “Beach Party,” with a bounce house, water slide, games, crafts and learning activities. Bible stories will relate to water. Children should come prepared to “get wet.” The Vacation Bible School is free. Registration is going on now by calling the church office at 592-7347. Teens can come to help out. Shown getting ready for the school are, in front left to right. Michael Gilbert, Bryce Noel, Hayden Masuch, Ashley Rupert, and Addison Holden. Standing: Debbie Munger, Al Mosier, Michelle Gilbert, Carolyn Mosier, Lisa and Henry Clark, Hank and Parker Clark, Brett Noel, Mike Weeden, Beth Holden, Andy Holden, Ellen Marshall, Mattie Burdick, Glenda Abbate, John Foster Valley News photo by Kelly LeVea
Vacation Bible School at the First United Methodist Church in Fulton is scheduled for Monday July 14 through Friday July 18 at the church on Route 176. Children ages 3 through those in sixth grade will gather for a weeklong “Beach Party,” with a bounce house, water slide, games, crafts and learning activities. Bible stories will relate to water. Children should come prepared to “get wet.” The Vacation Bible School is free. Registration is going on now by calling the church office at 592-7347. Teens can come to help out. Shown getting ready for the school are, in front left to right. Michael Gilbert, Bryce Noel, Hayden Masuch, Ashley Rupert, and Addison Holden. Standing: Debbie Munger, Al Mosier, Michelle Gilbert, Carolyn Mosier, Lisa and Henry Clark, Hank and Parker Clark, Brett Noel, Mike Weeden, Beth Holden, Andy Holden, Ellen Marshall, Mattie Burdick, Glenda Abbate, John Foster
Valley News photo by Kelly LeVea

Kenneth W. Richards, World War II Army Air Corps veteran, Sealright retiree

Kenneth W. Richards, 91, of Fulton died Saturday June 21 at Crouse Hospital, Syracuse.

He was born in Fulton to the late George and Iva (Dolbear) Richards.

Mr. Richards was a United States WWII veteran having served in the Army Air Force from 1942 to 1945.

He retired from Sealright Co., Fulton where he worked as a machinist for several years.

Mr. Richards is survived by his wife of 67 years, Marion Richards of Fulton; two daughters, Kathy (Al Kieswetter) Richards of Massena, NY and Kim (Martin) Roarke of Fulton; three siblings, Karl Richards of Fulton, Austa Koes of Oswego and Keller Richards of Fulton; five grandchildren; and several great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Mr. Richards was pre-deceased by four siblings: Thelma, Nila, Norma and Kyle.

Memorial services are at 10 a.m. Thursday June 26 at the First United Methodist Church, County Route 176, Fulton with the Rev. Vivian Summerville officiating.

Burial will be held in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Volney. Calling hours are 9 to 10 a.m. Thursday June 26 at the First United Methodist Church.

The Sugar Funeral Home, Inc. 224 W. Second St. S., Fulton has care of the arrangements. The family has requested donations be made to a charity of your choice in Mr. Richards honor.   

 

‘Fulton Family’ driver injured in Route 481 crash

The front of the tour bus is ripped to shreds after being hit by a tractor-trailer truck Saturday night. The bus driver had just dropped off the Pawlewicz family at the Cayuga Community College parking lot and was exiting the lot when the bus was hit.  Photo by Dan Pawlewicz
The front of the tour bus is ripped to shreds after being hit by a tractor-trailer truck Saturday night. The bus driver had just dropped off the Pawlewicz family at the Cayuga Community College parking lot and was exiting the lot when the bus was hit.
Photo by Dan Pawlewicz

By Ashley M. Casey

The tour bus that collided with a tractor-trailer on Route 481 Saturday night had just dropped off the Pawlewicz family (featured in October in the Valley News’ “Fulton Familes”) from its fourth annual trip to see a New York Yankees game, Dan Pawlewicz confirmed to The Valley News.

The tour bus was turning left onto Route 481 from the Cayuga Community College driveway when the tractor-trailer, heading north, hit it about 11 p.m. Continue reading

Benefit July 10 for Dylan Blair family

Dylan Blair
Dylan Blair

A benefit to help the family of Dylan Blair pay for funeral expenses is scheduled for 5 to 7:30 p.m. July 10 at the Hannibal American Legion.

Dennis James, a friend of the Blair family, said the benefit will be donation only — attendees pay whatever they want. There will be a spaghetti dinner served and other items available.

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