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Getting stopped for DWI no joke

Last week I listened to a man complain that his friend had gotten arrested for DWI. This man was mad at the cops. His friend was surely innocent. I guess he didn’t know he was speaking with someone who had taught a responsible alcohol course and who knows it’s tough to get arrested for ...

The Greater Johnstown varsity winter guard members, from left in back row, are Lindsay Blackwell, Tyler Kretser, Makayla Byrum, Sheyenne Cook, Hannah Richardson, Mike Simone, Rhiannon Smith, Mallory DeFrancis, Mackenzie McSpirit, Hannah Putman, Tatyana Rosario. Kneeling, from left, are Elizabeth Festa, Michele Hamm, Breanna Beekman, Alyssa Bevington, Casey VanValkenburgh, and Eve Woods. (Photo submitted)

Johnstown’s winter guard advances

JOHNSTOWN The Greater Johnstown School District’s Amethyst Gold varsity winter guard team is — by anyone’s standards — having a terrific season. The 17-member unit — long the pride of the Johnstown High School, the district and the community — has been ranked second and third ...

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Teachers honored at celebration

ALBANY — Seven area educators were among 100 honored by CASDA at the first-ever Capital Region Friends of Education Awards Dinner Thursday night at the Albany Renaissance Hotel. The dinner included an awards ceremony. 2016-2017 Friends of Education Award Recipients from this area were: ...

Howard Goebel (Photo submitted)

On the move

Special to The Leader-Herald Growing up in Gloversville as a descendant of leather-processing merchants, Howard Goebel thought he had his future pretty well mapped out working in the leather trade. Goebel’s great-grandfather, also named Howard (Teetz), purchased Glove City Abrading ...

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50 Plus Seniors report on meeting MAYFIELD — The Bannertown 50 Plus Seniors started out their meeting day on Feb. 15, with a social hour. Before the Office for the Aging luncheon Chaplain Carl Edwards read the devotion, “I pray that today you will word your mysterious ways in my ...

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Bridge Club announces winners JOHNSTOWN — The Adirondack Bridge Club played the Mitchell Movement Monday (Feb. 6) at the Shirley J. Luck Senior Center, 109 E. Main St. The north-south winners were first place, John Chrisman and Jim Clauson; second place, Carol Brookins and Arlene ...

Senior news in brief

Bridge Club announces winners JOHNSTOWN — The Adirondack Bridge Club played the Mitchell Movement Monday (Jan. 30) at the Shirley J. Luck Senior Citizens Center, 109 E. Main St. The north-south winners were first place, Eleanor Clark and Debbie Brown; second place, Arlene Comstock ...

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Bridge Club announces winners JOHNSTOWN — The Adirondack Bridge Club played the Mitchell Movement Monday (Jan. 23) at the Shirley J. Luck Senior Citizens Center, 109 E. Main St. The north-south winners were first place, John Quinn and John Chrisman; tied for second place, Debbie ...

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Jack and DiAnne Sanford

Mr. and Mrs. Sanford

Jack and DiAnne Sanford of Gloversville, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary at home on Nov. 5 2016, with their children, Jack Sanford Jr., Jeff Sanford, Marc Sanford and Mandy Giampaolo. The couple married Oct. 27, 1956, in a small ceremony by a justice of the peace in Montgomery County.

Julius and Florence Hansen

Couple married 70 years — Florence and Julius Hansen

Julius and Florence Hansen, 91 and 90, formerly of Johnstown, recently celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary with family in Reddington Beach Shores, Florida. The couple married on November 9, 1946 and they have three daughters, six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Judy and Doug Smith

Celebrates golden anniversary — Judy and Doug Smith

Doug and Judy Smith were recently honored at their 50th wedding anniversary celebration which was given by their children, Christianne Smith (Bill Potts) and Jeffrey Smith (Patty), at the Holiday Inn, Johnstown. There were 70 people present, including family and friends. The couple married on ...

Robert and Lorraine Bleyl

70th Wedding Anniversary

Robert and Lorraine Bleyl Robert and Lorraine (Brooks) Bleyl of Bleecker recently celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary with family and friends at the Bleecker Fish and Game Club. The couple married Dec. 7, 1946. They have four daughters — Norma, Katherine, Junie and Janet.

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Calvin ‘Cal’ Jacoby Sheeler

Calvin ‘Cal’ Jacoby Sheeler

Calvin “Cal” Jacoby Sheeler is the son of Greg Sheeler, formerly of Gloversville, and Lauren (Liesman) Sheeler of Clifton Park, Saratoga County. He was born at 12:31 a.m. Nov. 1, 2016, at the Burdett Birth Center, Troy, Rensselaer County, weighing 8 pounds, 12 ounces and was 21 inches long. ...

Brady Barnett

Brady Michael Barnett

Brady Michael Barnett is the son of Brian and Olivia Barnett of Johnstown. He was born Sept. 9, 2016, weighing 7 pounds, 9 ounces and measuring 21 inches long. The maternal grandparents are Robert and Gail Mosconi of Tribes Hill. The maternal great-grandparents are Bob and Louise Mosconi of ...

Carley Margaret Jean Curtis

Carley Margaret Jean Curtis

Carley Margaret Jean Curtis, born June 22 in Pensacola, Florida to Sgt. William and Brittany Curtis. Carley weighed 7 lbs and was 21 inches long. Paternal grandparents are Gretchen and Roland O’Brien Bills of Gloversville. Maternal grandparents are Gary and Jeanne Moore of Pensacola, Florida.

Hunter James Davison

Hunter James Davison

Hunter James Davison is the son of Christopher Davison and Jessica Redhead of Gloversville. He was born July 19, weighing 8 pounds, 9 ounces and measuring 21 inches long. The maternal grandparents are Susan and Michael Petroni of East Greenbush, Rensselaer County, Debra A. Clarke of Camillus, ...

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Melissa Carpenter and Christopher Henry

August wedding set

Kenneth and Laurie Carpenter of Ephratah, announce the engagement of their daughter, Melissa Carpenter, to Christopher Henry, the son of Eileen Henry of Johnstown and Paul (Debbie) Henry of Salisbury Center, Herkimer County. Carpenter attended Johnstown High School and received an associate ...

Bosworth - Fazzio

September nuptials

Roberta Thomas and John Fazzio and David Bosworth and Leslie Buggeln-Bosworth, all of Johnstown, announce the engagement of their children, Tara Marie Fazzio and Matthew D. Bosworth. Fazzio is a 2012 graduate of the State University of New York Empire State College, Saratoga Springs and ...

Leo — Peck

September wedding

Ron and Barbara Leo of Gloversville, announce the engagement of their daughter, Colleen Leo, to Geoffrey Peck, the son of Susan Peck and the late C. Wellington Peck of Peck’s Lake. Leo is a partner at the family business, R&D Sales, Gloversville. Peck, is a vice president at Nathan ...

Christopher Kordyjak and Brooke Frasier

May nuptuals planned

Kelly Jo and Timothy Frasier of Gloversville announce the engagement of their daughter, Brooke Frasier, to Christopher Kordyjak, the son of Lisa and Michael Kordyjak of Perth. Frasier is a 2011 graduate of Mayfield High School and received a degree in business administration from ...

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Mr. and Mrs. Owen

August nuptials

Lisa Stoutner, the daughter of Patricia Denman and stepfather, William Denman of Johnstown, and Keith Stoutner and stepmother, Kathy Stoutner of Mayfield, was united in marriage to Matthew Owen, the son of Laura and Christopher Owen of Amsterdam, at 1 p.m. Aug. 6, 2016. The outside wedding ...

Mr. and Mrs. Arrunategui

Fall wedding

Gretchen Derwin, the daughter of Timothy and Melissa Derwin of Johnstown, was united in marriage to Jake Arrunategui, the son of Jeanine Arrunategui and David Ayers, both of Johnstown and Rolando Arrunategui of Miami, Fla. at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21, 2016. The ceremony and reception took place ...

Mr. and Mrs. Naber

Couple marries

Megan Elizabeth Smith, the daughter of Mary and Edward Smith of Liverpool, Onondaga County, and granddaughter of Margaret Rozwod of Liverpool and Doris Smith of Johnstown, was united in marriage to Thomas William Naber, the son of Amy and Tom Naber of Hamburg, Erie County, on Oct. 8, ...

Mr. and Mrs. Smith

Couple marry

Alysha A. Mraz, the daughter of Aaron and Evamarie Mraz of Johnstown, was united in marriage to Jason R. Smith, the son of Bonnie Krugar of Gloversville, and the late Robert C. Smith, on Sept. 30, 2016. The ceremony took place at the Glen Sanders Mansion. Ron Holly officiated. The matron ...