Fly Creek


In Memoriam: Armella Agnes Phillips

FLY CREEK—Armella Agnes Phillips (Aimee), age 100, passed away peacefully with family by her side on Monday, April 15, 2024. 
Born into a loving Midwest family on September 19, 1923, she was the 8th child of Henry and Mathilda Mescher and grew up in Dyersville, Iowa with her 13 siblings.  She made front page news when she was the first young lady from her area to join the U.S. Women’s Army Corp in 1944. While serving, she met Hubert “Bud” Phillips,…

Happenin’ Otsego: 12-17-23

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, DECEMBER 17 Fly Creek Holiday Tree Lighting OPEN HOUSE—3-4 p.m. “Holiday Caroling and Tree Lighting.” All welcome for an open house followed at 4 p.m. by caroling and the lighting of the Fly Creek Fire Company tree at the intersection of State Route 28 and County Highway 26. Followed at 6 p.m. by a visit with Santa on the district fire truck. Fly Creek residents are invited to register so Santa can stop at their addresses to…


People & Businesses in the News: 03-09-23

PEOPLE & BUSINESSES IN THE NEWS March 9, 2023 COMMUNITY VOICESFive immigrants now living in the area—Al Amendolare (Frankfort), Natalia McPherson (Index), Paula Rudloff (Cooperstown), Emelia Williams (Index), and Cristina Hansen Ruiz (Cooperstown)—shared their personal experiences of adjusting to life in the United States during a panel discussion held on Sunday, January 22 at the Village Library of Cooperstown. The panelists, hailing from various countries, spoke about the cultural differences they faced, as well as the struggles with racism and…


Fly Creek Fire District Elects New Commissioners

Fly Creek Fire District Elects New Commissioners By CASPAR EWIG Keith Dickinson, Sam Hoskins and Edward Kuken-berger emerged as winners in a hotly contested election on Tuesday, December 13 for three seats on the Board of Fire Commissioners of the Fly Creek Fire District. Dickinson defeated Joan Kegelman, the sitting appointed chairman, for a full five-year term. Hoskins, who ran unopposed, will fill a vacant seat for a three-year term, and Kukenberger will rejoin the board for a one-year term,…


Structure Fire

Structure Fire in Fly Creek A raging fire broke out in Fly Creek off of county highway 26 at the intersection with Stone House Road on the morning of Friday, November 25. Though local emergency responders arrived early to the scene, it had already consumed much of the structure. We’ve been told the entire family was evacuated successfully.…


STRAUB: Last Week’s Letter Clarified

Letter from Sue Straub Last Week’s Letter Clarified Hello again. I am so sorry that my original comment implied that people over 70 cannot do as much. What I meant is that our local American Legion/VFW needs more retired veterans of all ages to get involved, take on leadership roles and plan projects. Please forgive any negativity that may have resulted from previous comments. Sue StraubFly Creek…


In Memoriam Terry W. Onyan, 65 July 5, 1957 – October 15, 2022

In Memoriam Terry W. Onyan, 65 July 5, 1957 – October 15, 2022 COOPERSTOWN – Terry W. Onyan, a long-time Cooperstown and Fly Creek resident, passed away due to recent health issues late Saturday afternoon, October 15, 2022, at his home in Fly Creek with his loving wife, Wendy at his side.Born July 5, 1957, in Norwich, Terry was the son of Hobart and Norma (Rothwell) Onyan. As a young boy, Terry and his family moved to Cooperstown where he…


In Memoriam Bruce D. Andrews, 65 December 1, 1956 – October 1, 2022

In Memoriam Bruce D. Andrews, 65 December 1, 1956 – October 1, 2022 SCHUYLER LAKE – Bruce D. Andrews, born in Cooperstown on December 1,1956, died unexpectedly on October 1, 2022. He was the son of Margaret (Marge) and Arthur Andrews, of Fly Creek. In his youth and throughout his high school years, Bruce was a proud member of the Boy Scouts of America in the Cooperstown and Fly Creek areas and earned all 21 of the Merit Badges required…


This Week: 09-29-22

THIS WEEK’S NEWSPAPERS The Freeman’s Journal • Hometown Oneonta September 29, 2022 PHOTO OF THE WEEK FRONT PAGE Cornell Cooperative Extension Embarking on Huge Project Weekly Medical Briefs: 09-29-22 Inside The Paper Fly Creek General Store Vandalized Bassett Healthcare Network Is Among State’s 2022 Best Employers Springbrook Closes Purchase of Historic Ford Block on Oneonta’s Main Street Sign Celebrates Historic Role of Route 20 Perspectives Editorial The Great Turkey Hunt Columns STERNBERG: M*AS*H News from the Noteworthy: Battle Plans Life…

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