2019-07-12

Media Outlets Question Board’s Dismissal of Baseball Coach


Media outlets both locally and across the state have been talking about the Iroquois Central School Board and its decision to not bring back varsity baseball coach Marv Matteson for next season. The New York State Sportswriters Association, which had given Iroquois the No. 13 spot in its final Class-A New York State baseball rankings, in its initial reporting called […]

Blue Devils LAX Coach Wins Award


Fifth year boys varsity lacrosse coach Scott More guided his East Aurora High School team to a 17-4 record, a Section VI Class C championship and a final four appearance in the state tournament, finishing 2019 ranked eighth in New York. Several of his players received post-season honors. He was content with the year’s accomplishments. Little did he know there […]

Column: Fun Times for Anglers of All Ages


The July 4th weekend this year was a lot of things – it was typical, special, unusual, and surprising. The Tall Ships visited Buffalo, which was special. A pair of earthquakes in California surprised everyone. The huge Independence Day celebration held in Washington and ignored by most of the media, that was classic and typical for this day and age […]

Obituary: Jean Marie Schweizer Winkler, Dedicated Nurse, Faithful Servant of The Lord

Jean Marie Schweizer Winkler March 10, 1941 – July 3, 2019 Jean Marie Schweizer Winkler of East Aurora died on Wednesday, July 3. She was 78. On March 10, 1941 Jean Marie Schweizer was born to Walter and Marie Schweizer of Holland. She grew up on a dairy farm on Parker Road in Holland, a farm originally purchased by her […]

Obituary: Memorial Service for Robert C. Thur

Robert Clinton Thur, a former longtime resident of East Aurora, died on Monday, December 31, 2018 at home in Kissimmee, Fla. under the care of Hospice after a long illness. He was 84. Mr. Thur is survived by his wife of 54 years, Edna; children Robert Thur, Amy (Hal) Nielsen and Jeff (Jody) Thur; brothers Ken (Wina) Thur and Alan […]

Obituary: Robert Donnelly, Family Man and Friend

Robert Donnelly  1938-2019 Robert Anthony Donnelly of East Aurora died on Wednesday, July 3. He was 80. Mr. Donnelly was born in Syracuse, and moved to East Aurora in 1975. He worked as a district manager for Chrysler Corporation and was president of Niagara Electronic Accounting Systems (EAS), before retiring in 1992. Mr. Donnelly had a zest for life and […]

Obituary: Charles Robert Conley, Naval Veteran, Beloved Family Man

Charles Robert Conley July 30, 1927-March 24, 2019  Charles Robert Conley of East Aurora and Cape Coral, Fla. died peacefully on March 24 in Tega Cay, S.C. surrounded by family. He was 91. Born July 30, 1927, he was the son of the late Richard Conley and Helen (née Winkler) Conley. In addition to his parents, his brothers Richard and […]