2021-07-07

Obituary: Marsha Anne Schubert, Beloved Wife, Artist, World Traveler

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Marsha Anne Schubert Sept. 14, 1952-June 30, 2021 Marsha Anne Schubert, a resident of Marilla, died at Mercy Hospital with her husband at her side on Wednesday, June 30. She was 69. Born Marsha Anne Starch on Sept. 14, 1952 she graduated from East Aurora High School in 1970. She attended Eisenhower College, graduating in 1974.  She worked in the […]

Obituary: Diane Nellist, Treasured Mother, Wife and Sister

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Diane Nellist Sept. 23, 1947-July 6, 2021 Diane Nellist, a lifelong resident of East Aurora, died peacefully at home on Tuesday, July 6. She was 73. Born Diane Eck on Sept. 23, 1947, she was the daughter of the late Kenneth and Rosetta Eck. She is survived by her husband David Nellist; son Eric Williams; daughter Jennifer (Jim) Tronolone; grandchildren […]

Column: Just Us

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Last Saturday, the 3rd of July, the old hometown threw a parade down Oakwood Avenue and then hosted Discovery Day music events, five, hour-long musical acts over five hours in five yards within a few blocks of each other in the village. They made for just the kind of post-pandemic hometown day I had been looking for. And I’ll tell […]

Letter to the Editor: Republicans Put Party Over Country in Voting Changes

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Dear Editor, One political commentator recently made it perfectly clear: the Republican Party has gone from being the Grand Old Party (GOP) to the Post-Policy Party (PPP). That’s because they have no policies and, boldly, make no bones about it. In fact, they have veritably nothing to offer constituents other than simply stymying everything Democrats want to do on as […]

Letter to the Editor: Why Do Republicans Continue to Ignore Insurrection?

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Dear Editor, Two House Republicans voted in favor of a commission to examine the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. Why are Republicans so opposed? They certainly weren’t complicit in any way, were they? And where when this vote was happening was our own Chris Jacobs? It seems he felt it was important to spend taxpayer dollars to fly […]

Editorial: Blowers a Good Choice for Board

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The appointment of Paul Blowers to the East Aurora Board of Education was a good choice, however, it doesn’t make the secrecy in the appointment process any less troublesome.  Blowers, a former district business official, will fill a board vacancy for one year. He’s obviously well-versed in school operations and is part of the community-at-large, having served as Rotary Club […]

Village Approves Latest Police Hire

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The East Aurora Village Board approved the hiring of Andrew Kurtzhalts as a new police officer for the East Aurora Police Department. Kurtzhalts comes to the department with experience in both policing and in the community.

Iroquois Boys Baseball Wins Championship Title

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The Iroquois boys varsity baseball team has taken home the Section VI A-2 championship, upon beating Star Point 7-5.

Column: Get Ready for the Best Outdoor Fun – it’s Summer!

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Guess what?! All the major holidays are over. Summer is now upon us and the time is all yours! Yahoo! Deep breath. Ah, yes! Camping, fishing (Lake Erie is hot), hiking, road tripping with a picnic basket, visiting a park or trap shooting – there are lots of local clubs with open weekly invitations to the public, invitations for local […]

Runners Lead the Way in Relay Events

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The East Aurora varsity boys and girls track teams finished the season with success at the Section VI Championships held at Falconer High School on Wednesday, June 23.