Category Archives: Hannibal News

Marc Mero tells students to work hard for goals

Dennis M. Kenney Middle School student Alivia Diefenbacher meets with motivational speaker Marc Mero after a Champion of Choices assembly held Friday in the school cafetorium.
Dennis M. Kenney Middle School student Alivia Diefenbacher meets with motivational speaker Marc Mero after a Champion of Choices assembly held Friday in the school cafetorium.

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Former professional wrestler-turned-motivational speaker Marc Mero used his wealth of life experience to inspire Dennis M. Kenney Middle School students during an assembly May 30.

Mero, who gained notoriety as a wrestler with the World Wrestling Federation in the early 1990s and later struggled with addiction and adversity, brought his message of hope to Hannibal students.  Continue reading

Ruth Elizabeth Pierce, foster mother, loved to garden

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Ruth Elizabeth Pierce, 94, of Pittsford,  formerly of Martville, died Monday, May 26 at the Highlands Living Center.

She was born in Fulton, a daughter to the late, Elbert and Emma Jane Pilling and lived in Martville for most of her life. Ruth worked at Schuler Potato Chip factory in Cato for five years before becoming a homemaker and creating a beautiful home for her family.

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Susquehanna String Band performs June 13

The Susquehanna String Band -- from left, Dan Duggan, John Kirk and Rick Bunting. They perform in Red Creek June 13.
The Susquehanna String Band — from left, Dan Duggan, John Kirk and Rick Bunting. They perform in Red Creek June 13.

 “In the Hayloft” concert series at Esperance Fruit Farm in Red Creek will present a concert with the Susquehanna String Band, featuring Rick Bunting, John Kirk, and Dan Duggan, at 8 p.m. Friday June 13.

Rick Bunting, past chair of music education at Crane School of Music at Potsdam State, has long been recognized for his wonderful vocal renditions of Scottish airs and ballads.

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Fairley first-graders showcase learning

Fairley Elementary School first-graders starred in a learning showcase at school. Sophrona MacDonald, left, Rachel Dix, middle, and Natalie Papa performed a readers theater, reenacting how the American flag came to be and explaining the significance of the 13 stars and stripes and the decision to use the colors red, white, and blue.
Fairley Elementary School first-graders starred in a learning showcase at school. Sophrona MacDonald, left, Rachel Dix, middle, and Natalie Papa performed a readers theater, reenacting how the American flag came to be and explaining the significance of the 13 stars and stripes and the decision to use the colors red, white, and blue.

Submitted by Oswego County BOCES

Hannibal’s Fairley Elementary School was the place to be in late May as first-grade teaching team Tammy Griffin, MaryJo Griffiths, Telia Tamayo, Lynn Bullard, Jennifer Bartlett and Rhonda Koskowski hosted a learning showcase starring all the hard-working first-graders. Continue reading

Hannibal senior band concert June 10

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Hannibal High School’s Senior Band Concert will be held Tuesday, June 10 at 7:30 p.m. in the High School Auditorium.

The senior send-off concert is a bid farewell to graduating seniors and foreign exchange students. The concert showcases student’s musical development that’s happened throughout the course of the year. Select students will also be awarded medals for solos and All-County. Continue reading