Category Archives: Fulton News

Possible human remains found in car removed from river in Fulton

On Friday June 13, police officials found and removed the car that had been reported seen in the Oswego River in Fulton.

Also found in the car is which police believe are human remains. The car was an early 1990s model red, four-door Toyota Corolla LE. The vehicle did not have registration plates affixed to it nor has it been positively identified at this time as to its registered owner.

The vehicle and possible human remains have been transported to the Onondaga County Medical Examiner’s Office in Syracuse for further investigation.

Helping with the investigation and removal of the car from the river were the Oswego City Police Department, Fulton City Police Department, Oswego County Sheriff’s Office, New York State Police as well as members of the Oswego County District Attorney’s Office.

Operation Oswego County touts successes, presents awards

Operation Oswego County held its 62nd annual meeting at the SUNY Oswego Campus Center, Tuesday, June 10.  

Kevin LaMontagne, president of the Operation Oswego County board of directors, welcomed more than 160 representatives of businesses, government, education, labor and other ally organizations to the meeting.  Continue reading

Joseph J. Fauler, Air National Guard veteran, VFW life member

6-14_OBITfaulerJoseph J. Fauler, 67, of Fulton, went Home Tuesday after a brief illness.  

Joe had lived in the Fulton area since 1953 and had graduated from Oswego Catholic High.  

He retired from the NY Air National Guard at Hancock Field in 2007 after more than 28 years of military service. He had also worked at Fuccillo Kia, Oswego Industries and Birdseye Foods.  

Joe loved the time he could spend on his family’s land and the serenity it provided.  

His faith led him to Believer’s Chapel of Fulton where he was heavily involved with the food pantry and allowed him to serve his community in many ways.  

Joe was a life member of V.F.W. Post 569, Fulton and participated in its patriotic holiday ceremonies.  

He was predeceased by his sister, Mary Rose Bradley.

Joe is survived by his wife of 27 years, the former Bonnie Blaedon; two step-sons, Kenneth E. and Eric N. (Jenny Miller) Gustafson; foster-daughter, Saleta (Lackey) Morgan; his parents, Raymond and Mary Schmelzer Fauler; brothers, Raymond, Francis (Mary Jo Lamb), Paul Fauler; six grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.  

Calling hours were Friday with a service to immediately follow at Believer’s Chapel of Fulton, 614 S. Fourth St., Fulton (across from McDonald’s). 

Contributions may be made to Pregnancy Care Center of Oswego County, P.O. Box 5444, Oswego, 13126 or Oswego County Humane Society, 265 W. First St., Oswego, 13126.  

Arrangements are in the care of Foster Funeral Home, Fulton.

Glenn W. Clark, veteran, teacher, former Fulton superintendent

Glenn W. Clark, 93, passed away June 9, 2014 in New Bern, North Carolina, after a short illness.  

A native of Potsdam, NY, Mr. Clark received a B.A. from SUNY Albany in 1941, and an M.A. in Educational Administration from St. Lawrence University in 1948.  

He served in the U.S. Army in Europe during World War II and in the Korean conflict, and was awarded five Battle Stars and the Bronze Star during World War II, and the Army Commendation Medal for his service in Korea.  

In 1986, he received the Conspicuous Service Cross, New York State’s highest military award. Mr. Clark was named a Chevalier of the Legion of Honor by the President of France in 2009. 

Mr. Clark had a long professional career as a teacher and school administrator in Upstate New York.  

He taught in Conifer and Chateaugay, NY, and served as high school principal in Conifer, Waddington and Fulton, NY.  

He was superintendent of schools in Fulton, NY from 1959 until his retirement in 1976. 

During his tenure as superintendent in Fulton, Mr. Clark’s accomplishments included creating the consolidated school district, and the construction of G. Ray Bodley High School and Volney School, and an addition to Lanigan Elementary School.  

After retirement from the Fulton School District in 1976, he served as interim superintendent of schools at North Syracuse, NY Central School, Fayetteville-Manlius Central School and Fabius-Pompey Central School.  

Mr. Clark was also superintendent representative to the Executive Committee of New York State Public High School Athletic Association and its central committee, and president of the Pupil Benefits Plan, Inc. 

After his retirement, Mr. Clark served the retired teacher community at all levels:  he was president of the New York State Retired Teachers Association and served as State Vice President for Federal Legislation of NYSRTA for three years.  

In 1995 he was awarded the association’s Certificate of Recognition for his contributions. 

Active in the Fulton community, Mr. Clark was an emeritus trustee of the Fulton Savings Bank, and board member of the Fulton Public Library, the Greater Fulton United Way, the Oswego Country Historical Society and Fulton Friends of History. 

In 2008, Mr. Clark moved to Bishop’s Commons, Oswego, NY, where he was active in that retirement community and served as president of the Resident Council.  

In 2012, he moved to Croatan Village in New Bern, NC, where he continued to enjoy life with his community and family. 

He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 67 years, Eleanor.  

He is survived by a son, Bruce N. Clark and daughter-in-law Barbara of New Bern, NC and a daughter, Susan Miller, of Morristown, NJ.

He is also survived by two grandchildren, Tyler Clark (Gillian) of Midlothian, VA and Amanda Champey (Daniel) of New Bern, NC and four great-grandchildren, Declan, Brycen, Carter and Anna Champey. 

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Friends of History, 177 S. First St., Fulton, NY 13069.  

Calling hours will be held July 8, 2014 at the Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay Street, Fulton, NY, from 2 to 4 p.m. followed by a memorial service.

Residents celebrate obtaining GEDs

A celebration was held Wednesday at the Fulton Education Center for people who were obtaining their high school equivalency GEDs (General Education Development) diplomas from the Fulton Adult Literacy Program. From left are Geri Geitner, director of student support programs for the Fulton school district; Renae Vehrs, GED program instructor; graduate Steve Terpening, Hannibal; graduate Rebecca Fink, Oswego; Marilyn Boucher, instructor; graduate Tina Fink, Oswego and Fulton School District Superintendent William Lynch.
A celebration was held Wednesday at the Fulton Education Center for people who were obtaining their high school equivalency GEDs (General Education Development) diplomas from the Fulton Adult Literacy Program. From left are Geri Geitner, director of student support programs for the Fulton school district; Renae Vehrs, GED program instructor; graduate Steve Terpening, Hannibal; graduate Rebecca Fink, Oswego; Marilyn Boucher, instructor; graduate Tina Fink, Oswego and Fulton School District Superintendent William Lynch.
Steve Terpening of Hannibal received the Ann Acquaviva-Nasca Award for Accomplishment during the GED ceremony for the Fulton Adult Literacy Program held Wednesday in the Education Center in Fulton. With Terpening are Geri Geitner, left, director of student support programs for the Fulton school district; instructor Renae Vehrs and instructor Marilyn Boucher.
Steve Terpening of Hannibal received the Ann Acquaviva-Nasca Award for Accomplishment during the GED ceremony for the Fulton Adult Literacy Program held Wednesday in the Education Center in Fulton. With Terpening are Geri Geitner, left, director of student support programs for the Fulton school district; instructor Renae Vehrs and instructor Marilyn Boucher.

Both Valley News photos by Debra J. Groom

It’s farmers market time!

Shayla Harris, right, of Halstead’s Harvest in Wolcott, waits on a customer at the Fulton Farmers’ Market last Saturday. As more and more fresh fruits and vegetables start popping out of the ground, these delectable delights will be popping up at area farmers’ markets. There are a number of them in Oswego County with numerous vendors selling all types of foods and plants. Oswego County markets are: Fulton, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, Canalview Plaza; Volney, 3 to 6 p.m., Tuesdays, Route 3 near the town hall; Pulaski, 4 to 8 p.m., Fridays, South Park off Main Street; Oswego, 4:30 to 8 p.m. Thursdays, West First Street between Bridge and Oneida streets; New Haven, 3 to 6 p.m. Mondays, town hall Route 104; Phoenix, 4 to 7 p.m. Mondays, Three Rivers Plaza; Lacona, 4 to 7 p.m. Thursdays, corner of Maple and Harwood drives, Lacona; Hillside, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, State Route 3, west of Pulaski. Valley News photo by Debra J. Groom
Shayla Harris, right, of Halstead’s Harvest in Wolcott, waits on a customer at the Fulton Farmers Market last Saturday. As more and more fresh fruits and vegetables start popping out of the ground, these delectable delights will be popping up at area farmers markets. There are a number of them in Oswego County with numerous vendors selling all types of foods and plants. Oswego County markets are: Fulton, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, Canalview Plaza; Volney, 3 to 6 p.m., Tuesdays, Route 3 near the town hall; Pulaski, 4 to 8 p.m., Fridays, South Park off Main Street; Oswego, 4:30 to 8 p.m. Thursdays, West First Street between Bridge and Oneida streets; New Haven, 3 to 6 p.m. Mondays, town hall Route 104; Phoenix, 4 to 7 p.m. Mondays, Three Rivers Plaza; Lacona, 4 to 7 p.m. Thursdays, corner of Maple and Harwood drives, Lacona; Hillside, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, State Route 3, west of Pulaski.
Valley News photo by Debra J. Groom

Committee mulls how to keep transfer stations open

By Debra J. Groom

The proposal to close four of five transfer stations in Oswego County has become quite the heated topic.

A new committee has been formed to come up with ways to possibly keep the transfer stations open. A petition against the closure is making the rounds on Facebook. Letters to the editor are coming into newspaper offices. Residents are discussing the issue on social media.

“Everything’s open — everything’s on the table,” county legislature Chairman Kevin Gardner, R-New Haven, said at the start of the first meeting Tuesday of the Transfer Station Advisory Committee. Continue reading

Tire Amnesty Day Saturday, June 14

Don’t forget.

If you’ve got old junk tires to get rid of then Saturday is your day. It’s the second of two Tire Amnesty Days in Oswego County.

Normal tire disposal fees will be waived for people bringing tires to the county transfer stations from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday June 14.

The event is sponsored by state Sen. Patty Ritchie and the Oswego County Legislature to allow residents to safely dispose of unwanted tires and reduce mosquito-breeding habitats.

Oswego County transfer stations and recycling drop-off centers are located at Bristol Hill, 3125 NYS Route 3, Volney; 1167 County Route 7, Hannibal; 1391 U.S. Route 11, Hastings; 700 E. Seneca St., Oswego; and 100 County Route 2A, Pulaski.

“I’m pleased to once again partner with Oswego County to host these free tire disposal events and help residents take the necessary precautions to reduce the risks associated with exposure to mosquitoes,” Ritchie said.

Frank Visser, Oswego County Solid Waste Director, said the county will accept up to eight tires per household at no charge to Oswego County residents. Additional tires will be accepted but they must be weighed in on the transfer station scales. There will be a $10 minimum fee for additional tires. Tractor tires must be cut into quarters.

For more information, call the Department of Solid Waste at 591-9200, or visit http://www.oswegocounty.com/dsw/index.html.

For more information on preventing the spread of EEE, West Nile, and other diseases carried by mosquitoes, visit http://www.health.ny.gov/diseases/west_nile_virus/.