Arline Stuart, longtime Hannibal resident, member of fire department auxiliary


Arline Stuart, 90, of Hannibal, passed away Thursday June 5 at St. Luke Health Services.

She was born in Providence, R.I., a daughter to the late Thomas and L. Mildred McLinden and lived most of her life in Hannibal.

Arline was a homemaker and a member of the Hannibal Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary.

She was a charter communicant of Our Lady of the Rosary Church and the bookkeeper for the Hannibal Resource Center at Our Lady of the Rosary Church for over 20 years.

She was predeceased by her husband, Robert F. Stuart, who died Jan. 30, 1996.

Arline is survived by her children, Robert F. Stuart, Jr. of Oswego, William T. Stuart of Austin, TX , Lee P. Stuart of North Victory and Diane M. Miano of Hannibal; five grandchildren, Laura, Matthew, George, Michael and Amanda; two great grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Monday, June 9 at Our Lady of the Rosary Church in Hannibal. Burial was in Hannibal Village Cemetery.

Calling hours were June 8 at Foster Funeral Home, 837 Cayuga St., Hannibal.

Lucy Signorile, loving mother and grandmother

Lucy Signorile, 87, of Oswego, died Sunday June 15 in the Oswego Hospital.

Mrs. Signorile was a loving mother and grandmother, assisting in raising her grandchildren Kally, Kassidy, Aubrianna, Aaliyah, Bella and Lexi. She loved spending time with them and taking them shopping.

Mrs. Signorile was a member of the Oswego Alliance Church.

She was predeceased by her husband Frank Signorile in 1998 and her great grandson Dominick Carr.

Mrs. Signorile is survived by her children, Mary Signorile of Oswego, James (Mary) Signorile of Fla., Frank (Pat) Signorile of NC; seven grandchildren; several great grandchildren.

Calling hours were 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday June 19 at the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home 147 W. Fourth St. Oswego.


Auditions begin this week for Romeo and Juliet at CNY Arts Center

Auditions for CNY Arts Center production of “Romeo and Juliet” are set for this Thursday and Friday, June 19 and 20 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., and Sunday, June 22, from 4 to 6 p.m. at its theatre located at 357 State St. in the Methodist Church.

Enter through the Park Street entrance.

Rehearsals will begin immediately Tuesday, June 24.  Actors are asked to prepare four lines of Shakespeare for auditions. The show will run mid-August. Exact dates will be announced soon.

“Doing Shakespeare is a departure from what we’ve done so far,” said Nancy Fox, producer, “and few other local theatre companies in Oswego County have done it. It’s a response to interest among local actors who want something they can really challenge themselves with and we’re open to exploring the idea.”

“It’s also a familiar title and who doesn’t know the story? It will be a classic retelling of the tragic love story and a new theater experience for many.”

Information is available on the website at or email your questions to

Investigation continues into car pulled from Oswego River in Fulton

Law enforcement officials search for the car that was in the Oswego River on Friday.   Photo by Duane St. Onge
Law enforcement officials search for the car that was in the Oswego River on Friday.
Photo by Duane St. Onge

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 what police believe are human remains. Media reports from over the weekend state the car could be that of Carol Wood, who was last seen leaving an Oswego business in 1996 in her 1993 red Toyota Corolla. Continue reading

Clyde Bettis, Lysander highway worker

 Clyde J. Bettis, 81, of Phoenix, NY, passed away Thursday June 12, 2014, at home.

He was born in the town of Hannibal Oct. 26, 1932 to his late parents, Lela (Weldon) and Ashley J. Bettis.

 Clyde was a dairy farmer for 16 years, eventually working for the town of Lysander Highway Department for 30 years.

 A member of the River of Life Assembly of God, Fulton, he also belonged to a horse riding club, the Dairyman’s League; and the Lysander Volundeer Fire Department.

Surviving are his loving wife of 49 years, Mary Lou (Richardson) Bettis; his foster children, David and his wife Pam Ragonese of Phoenix, AZ, and Lisa (Ragonese) Aulds of Scottsdale, AZ; a brother Robert W. and his wife,  Orlene Bettis of Phoenix, NY; a sister, Margaret A. and her husband Frank Santulli of Phoenix, NY; several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

 Burial will be at the convenience of the family, with Pastor Elden K. Lathrop officiating.

 Contributions in Clyde’s memory may be made to: River of Life Assembly of God Church, 815 Oneida St., Fulton, NY  13069

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