Category Archives: Hannibal News

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.

Eleanor M. Reilly, newspaper typesetter

Eleanor M. Reilly, 76, of Hannibal, died Monday June 30, 2014 at Oswego Hospital.

Mrs. Reilly was born in Manhattan, NY, the daughter of the late William and Bedelia Crowley.

Mrs. Reilly was a typesetter for various local newspapers in New Jersey.

She is survived by her children Robert (Julia) Reilly of NJ, Dorian (Gary) Cole of Sterling, her brother Bill (Terry) Crowley of Long Island, and three grandchildren.

Mrs. Reilly was predeceased by her brother, Kevin Crowley.

Funeral services are at 9 a.m. Thursday July 3, 2014 in St. Mary of the  Assumption Church, Oswego. Entombment will be in All Saints Mausoleum.

The arrangements are in the care of the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home 147 W. Fourth St., Oswego.

 

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

Country Cruizers Car Club donate to scholarships

The Country Cruizers Car Club presented a donation of $500 to the Hannibal Chapter of Dollars for Scholars, a subsidiary of Scholarship America. The Hannibal chapter raises money through various fundraising activities, most notably the annual Ducks over the Dam race to be held July 20.  Donations and bequests are also welcome and are tax deductible. The money raised is used provide scholarships to graduating seniors from Hannibal High School. This year, 15 $500 scholarships wee awarded, including three funded by the Country Cruizers.  The members of the Country Cruizers Car Club enjoy their antique and street rod vehicles, but also strongly value community service. The club has supported Dollars for Scholars for a number of years and also supports the local food pantries with donations each year.  Shown are Mike Abare, president of the Country Cruizers, and Louis Gilbert, president of Dollars for Scholars.
The Country Cruizers Car Club presented a donation of $500 to the Hannibal Chapter of Dollars for Scholars, a subsidiary of Scholarship America. The Hannibal chapter raises money through various fundraising activities, most notably the annual Ducks over the Dam race to be held July 20.
Donations and bequests are also welcome and are tax deductible. The money raised is used provide scholarships to graduating seniors from Hannibal High School. This year, 15 $500 scholarships wee awarded, including three funded by the Country Cruizers.
The members of the Country Cruizers Car Club enjoy their antique and street rod vehicles, but also strongly value community service. The club has supported Dollars for Scholars for a number of years and also supports the local food pantries with donations each year.
Shown are Mike Abare, president of the Country Cruizers, and Louis Gilbert, president of Dollars for Scholars.

In and Around Hannibal: Hannibal Methodist Church, Part 3

Part III Hannibal Methodist Church

In July of 1984, 200 years of Methodism in America is celebrated.

Both the Methodist and Community Churches joined together for worship in a special service titled “Prayer in the Square.”

We all gathered bringing our own lawn chairs, forming a large congregation for this special occasion. A good number of the attendees came dressed in the period.   Continue reading