2018-12-12

Residents in Wales Question Work Completed by Highway Department


Earlier this fall, the Wales Highway Department attempted to correct a drainage problem on Big Tree Road. Neighbors are now challenging this action and say that not only has it made the problem worse, but public money should not be used to correct drainage problems on private property. “As a taxpayer, I would think that everyone should be concerned about […]

Elma Board Looks to Increase Shared Services in New Role


With the retirement of the Town of Elma’s longtime water superintendent, the town is looking for a replacement who could someday take on leadership roles across several departments, including at the highway garage. Supervisor Dennis Powers said the town is looking to create a director of public works position. To start, the person would oversee work at the water department, […]

Ice Association Looks to Expand Mission with Community Help


The Aurora Ice Association is looking at ways to get more people involved in youth hockey.

Obituary: Eleanor M. Weibert, World Traveler

Eleanor M. Weibert May 22, 1925 – Dec 3, 2018. Eleanor M. Weibert of East Aurora, formerly of Cheektowaga and North Buffalo, died peacefully at home Monday, December 3 after a brief illness. She was 93. Ms. Weibert was born in Buffalo to Joseph and Mary (née Tronser) Weibert, and grew up in the Fruit Belt neighborhood of the city. […]

Obituary: Bonnie Misenhelter, Toy-Town Parade Organizer

Bonnie Misenhelter Feb. 13, 1937 – Nov. 24, 2018 Bonnie Misenhelter, a long time resident of East Aurora, died on Saturday, November 24, after an unexpected and brief illness. Mrs. Misenhelter was originally from Pennsylvania, growing up in Johnsonburg and in and around McKeesport and Clairton, Pa. She and her sister Nancy were raised by their mother Juanita (Davies) Berger […]

Obituary: George William Lohr, Jr., Veteran, Beloved Father

George William Lohr, Jr. Feb. 23, 1935 – Nov. 22, 2018 George William Lohr, Jr. of Landrum, S.C., formerly of Darien, Conn and a former longtime resident of East Aurora, died peacefully at home on Thanksgiving morning, Thursday, November 22. He was 83. Mr. Lohr was born on Feb. 23, 1935 in Buffalo, the son of the late George William […]

Iroquois Senior Gets Lone Football All-WNY Nod


For the second time in as many years, Iroquois senior Cory Day was named to the All-Western New York Football Team. While Day was not perhaps the best in WNY at any single position, he became somewhat of a Renaissance player for Iroquois in showcasing outstanding skills at almost every position the Chiefs threw him into. The selection committee chose […]

Lady Chiefs Split Non-League Games with Sweet Home and Olean


The Iroquois Lady Chiefs raised their record to 3-1 in the young season with a win over Sweet Home at Iroquois on Dec. 4 and a tough road loss against the Olean Huskies in the decidedly unfriendly confines of the Cattaraugus County’s largest city, always a tough venue for visitors. League play begins this week with games against ECIC Division […]

Basketball Chiefs Open League Play with Two Losses


The Iroquois Chiefs varsity boys basketball team opened league play with a 55-47 road loss against the Lake Shore Eagles on Dec. 7. The Eagles took advantage of getting out of the gate quickly with a 7-0 run that Iroquois was never able to recover from. The Chiefs got within four points twice in the third quarter after outscoring Lake […]

Column: Local Outdoor Clubs Sponsor Kids for Summer Camp


In New York, we are blessed with opportunity for our youngsters to learn more about the outdoors through the State Department of Environmental Conservation summer camps. As my grandkids reached their 11th birthday, each of them visited and attended the one-week long camp and each learned so much about conservation education, ecology, nature and all of our local outdoor friends. […]