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Richfield Springs Graduates 25 In Class Of 2018

Richfield Springs Graduates 25

Richfield Springs Central School Board of Education member Tony Bailey speaks during the schools 2018 graduation ceremony on Saturday morning. RSCS saw 25 students receive their diplomas, with Valedictorian Dhara Patel and Salutatorian Gabriella Hudziack addressing their classmates during the ceremony in the RSCS gymnasium. (Parker Fish/AllOTSEGO.com)
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Dustin N. Groat, 19; RSCS Graduate Died When Kayak Capsized In Lake
IN MEMORIAM

Dustin N. Groat, 19; RSCS Graduate

Died When Kayak Capsized In Lake

Dustin N. Groat

RICHFIELD SPRINGS – Dustin Norman Groat, 19, of Richfield Springs, who passed away Tuesday, June 19, 2018, when his kayak capsized on Canadarago Lake during a storm.

He was born on Feb. 2, 1999, in Cooperstown, the son of Eric Groat and Evelyn Seward, and graduated from Richfield Springs Central School, Class of 2017.

Dustin and his dad had a special connection and he loved spending time on the farm with him. His favorite place to be, and where he was happiest, was outside. Whether he was working on the farm, mowing lawns, or just hanging out with family. He enjoyed operating heavy farm equipment in the fields.

 

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Teen Drowns In Canadarago Lake

Teen Drowns In

Canadarago Lake

Kayak Sinks During Sudden Storm

RICHFIELD SPRINGS – A Jordanville teen drowned in Canadarago Lake after his kayak capsized during last night’s storm.

According to State Police, Dustin Groat, 19, Jordanville, was with another teenager when they got into their kayaks at the Canadarago Lake Boat Launch at approximately 7:30 p.m. and paddled to Deowongo Island.

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Alex, Barbara Shields Renew Vows On 40th Year Of Marriage

Alex, Barbara Shields Renew

Vows On 40th Year Of Marriage

Renewing their vows after 40 years of marriage, Alex and Barbara Shields receive the blessing this morning from Father Dane Boston, rector, Christ Episcopal Church, Cooperstown, during Sunday mass.  The husband is a retired county representative from Richfield Springs, representing the towns of Richfield and Springfield. His wife, a retired teacher, was a longtime member of the Republican County Committee. After today’s mass, the Shieldses hosted a reception in the parish hall that included a performance by Irish stepdancers, plus a traditional corn beef and cabbage lunch. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)
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Business Booms, As TREPs Marks 10th Anniversary Here

Business Booms, As TREPs

Marks 10th Anniversary Here

Business is booming, and will continue to be until 4:30 this afternoon in Cooperstown Central’s Bursey Gym, as the TREPS Marketplace, a training ground for young entrepreneurs, is marking its 10th anniversary. Here, Sophia Hotaling, left, and Jillian Lifgren, proprietors of Paw Protectors, explains their specialty dog-care products to prospective buyers, and there’s much more.  This year, a record 15 entrepreneurs from Richfield Springs Central participated, and that village’s mayor, Ron Frohne, was among honorees at the ribbon-cutting that opened the event.   (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)
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Giocomo Giardi, 95; WWII Navy Veteran, Retired Farmer

IN MEMORIAM: Giocomo Giardi, 95;

WWII Navy Veteran, Retired Farmer

Giocomo “Jack” Guardi

RICHFIELD SPRINGS – Giocomo L. “Jack” Guardi, 95, a World War II Navy veteran and retired dairy farmer, passed away peacefully Monday evening Dec. 4, 2017, at his home, with his family by his side.

He was born on Nov. 15, 1922, in Deerfield, Oneida County, a son of the late Giocomo and Joseppina Genovese Guardi. He was raised and educated in Saquoit. He served during World War II as a seaman, first class.

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Jone Robinson, 92; Homemaker With An Artist’s Spirit

IN MEMORIAM: Jone Robinson, 92;

Homemaker With An Artist’s Spirit

Jone M. Robinson

RICHFIELD SPRINGS – Jone M. Robinson, 92, a homemaker with an artist’s spirit, died Nov. 28, 2017, in Johnson City with her family by her said.

Her favorite mantras were “ever onward” and “God is good.”

She was born on March 26, 1925, in Buffalo, daughter of the late William and Maybelle (Printup) Green.  She was educated at the Thomas Indian School on the Cattaraugus Indian Reservation in Erie County, and later attended and graduated from Richfield Springs Central School. She furthered her education at SUNY Albany.

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William S. Reed, 50, Richfield Springs; Baystate Native Was Boy Scout Leader

IN MEMORIAM: William S. Reed, 50;

Baystate Native Was Boy Scout Leader

COOPERSTOWN – William Stanley Reed, 50, an assistant leader of Troop 14, Richfield Springs, passed away peacefully at home on Nov. 18, 2017, with his family by his side.

William was born July 25, 1967, in Southbridge, Mass., son of the late Stanley William Reed and Lela Mae Buell Reed. He was raised and educated in Holland, Mass.

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Patti Jarvis, 51; Dies After Struggle With Illness

IN MEMORIAM: Patti Jarvis, 51;

Dies After Struggle With Illness

Patti Jarvis

NEW BERLIN – Patricia A. “Patti” Jarvis, 51, of New Berlin, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017, in Cooperstown, following a long battle with illness.

Patti was born on Feb. 15, 1966, in Herkimer, to Margaretta and Herbert Jarvis.

She grew up in Richfield Springs with her two older siblings and was the baby of the family!

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