Committee Sets Record Straight on Iroquois Sports Complex

Letter to the Editor

<p dir=”ltr”>Dear Editor,</p><p dir=”ltr”><span>During the last week, some citizens have shared a significant number of misconceptions in print and social media relative to the proposed Iroquois Sports Complex. I too would have held many of the same beliefs if I had not attended one of the workshop sessions back in the summer.</span></p><p dir=”ltr”><span>As someone who never had children and pays […]

Healthy half-time snacking tips from a pro

(BPT) – Healthy snacking and making good food choices can be difficult any time of the year, but it can be especially tough during the big game. Business Insider reports that only 80 percent of people who start a New Year’s resolution keep that resolution through February. This happens to correspond with the biggest football game of the year and […]

Board Begins New Year With New Councilman

<p dir=”ltr”>The Wales Town Board made its annual 2018 board appointments and reappointments at its reorganizational on Jan. 9. <p dir=”ltr”><span>Taking a seat on the town board is newly-elected councilman Daniel Driver, who replaced Councilwoman Jude Hartrich. She did not run for re-election this year and there were no other challengers for the town this year.</span> <p dir=”ltr”><span>With Driver sworn […]

Outdoor Expo in Niagara Falls This Weekend


<p dir=”ltr”>Every now and then, all of us are blessed with the opportunity to realize that we live in a very special place. The Greater Niagara Region is home to what many describe as the most diverse and exciting freshwater sport fishery in the country. <p dir=”ltr”><span>As locals, we are all within a cast or two away from salmon, trout, […]

Ice Dancer Continues to Improve in Competitions

<p dir=”ltr”>Earlier this month, East Aurora resident Kaitlin Hawayek and her ice dance partner, Jean-Luc Baker, qualified to be the alternate team for the Olympic games in February. They placed fourth overall and earned the pewter medal while competing at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships in San Jose, CA. This is the highest placement they have every qualified for in […]

Thanks for Supporting Mission of FISH

Letter to the Editor

<p dir=”ltr”>Dear Editor, <p dir=”ltr”><span>Because of the generosity of the people in the East Aurora, Elma, Holland, Marilla and Wales communities, FISH was able to provide much needed food to our families for the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays.</span> <p dir=”ltr”><span>We want to give special thanks to those who collected food to restock our pantry. We also want to thank the […]

Betty H. Draper, Holland Legion Auxiliary Member


<p dir=”ltr”>Betty H. Draper <p dir=”ltr”><span>Jan. 13, 1924-Jan. 15, 2018</span> <p dir=”ltr”><span>Betty H. (</span><span>née</span><span>Piedmont) Draper of Holland died peacefully, surrounded by family, on Monday, January 15. She had just celebrated her 94</span><span>th</span> <span>birthday.</span> <p dir=”ltr”><span>Mrs. Draper was a longtime member of the Frank Brink Holland Legion Auxiliary Post 607.</span> <p dir=”ltr”><span>She was well known for her cooking Friday night fish […]

Part of the Opioid Problem?


<p dir=”ltr”> </p><p dir=”ltr”><span>There were two, probably related, attempts at burglarizing local convenience stores recently.  Convenience stores and gas stations are typical targets of after-hours burglary attempts. Because little cash is available after hours for a “smash and grab” style break-in, tobacco products and beer are often what is taken. With the retail cost of a carton of cigarettes around $120, […]

Ice Dancer

Kaitlin Hawayek

Lady Chiefs Remain Unbeaten at 11-0

<p dir=”ltr”>It seems that the only opponent that can keep the Iroquois Lady Chiefs varsity basketball team from winning is the team from Mother Nature. <p dir=”ltr”><span>Coach Steve Sokolski’s girls have had a couple of games snowed out in the last two weeks, including the much-anticipated matchup with East Aurora. When the weather did relent, the Lady Chiefs were equal […]