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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

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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Exchange student goes from ‘futbol’ to ‘football’ at Hannibal

Lander Ezama poses at his host family’s home in Hannibal with the Mattesons’ dogs, Bessie and Maggie. Photo courtesy of Lander Ezama
Lander Ezama poses at his host family’s home in Hannibal with the Mattesons’ dogs, Bessie and Maggie.
Photo courtesy of Lander Ezama

By Ashley M. Casey

When 15-year-old Lander Ezama first arrived in Hannibal, the only “football” he’d ever encountered was soccer.

He’d never had a pet, and he’d always lived in a city. Continue reading

Hannibal Boy Scouts dedicate welcome sign

Hannibal Boy Scout Troop 780 dedicated the new Welcome Sign in Hannibal on Memorial Day. Life Scout Nate LaRock, pictured with the sign, constructed the sign as his Eagle project. The sign is located on land owned by Dick Patane in front of Freedom Real Estate. Nate worked with Hannibal town supervisor Ron Greenleaf, Jack and Faye Beckwith and Patane for location of the sign. Planning and construction of the sign took about 14 months. Michael LaRock, Nate’s dad, and Ted Pittsley of Oswego Valley Millwork helped with the sign layout and fabrication. Dan Carroll of Fulton assisted with landscape design. Sherwin-Williams paints in Oswego donated the paint and wood sealer. Nate applied for and was granted a Lowes Eagle Project program $100 gift card, which he used to purchase the bricks. D-K Manufacturing in Fulton helped with transporting materials to the site.Travis Floral shop in Hannibal assisted with selection of perennials.
Hannibal Boy Scout Troop 780 dedicated the new Welcome Sign in Hannibal on Memorial Day. Life Scout Nate LaRock, pictured with the sign, constructed the sign as his Eagle project. The sign is located on land owned by Dick Patane in front of Freedom Real Estate. Nate worked with Hannibal town supervisor Ron Greenleaf, Jack and Faye Beckwith and Patane for location of the sign. Planning and construction of the sign took about 14 months. Michael LaRock, Nate’s dad, and Ted Pittsley of Oswego Valley Millwork helped with the sign layout and fabrication. Dan Carroll of Fulton assisted with landscape design. Sherwin-Williams paints in Oswego donated the paint and wood sealer. Nate applied for and was granted a Lowes Eagle Project program $100 gift card, which he used to purchase the bricks. D-K Manufacturing in Fulton helped with transporting materials to the site.Travis Floral shop in Hannibal assisted with selection of perennials.