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Rte. 205 At Hartwick Renamed For Marine Who Died In Vietnam

Rte. 205 At Hartwick

Renamed For Marine

Who Died In Vietnam

Sergeant Winslow

HARTWICK – Route 205 through Hartwick hamlet will be named in honor of Marine Corps Sgt. John Kempe Winslow under legislation signed into law today.

The bill (S.3658/A.6670) sponsored by state Sen. Jim Seward, R-Milford, and Assemblyman John Salka, R-West Edmeston, pays tribute to the decorated patriot who was killed in action during the Vietnam War in 1969.

The local soldier, a machine gunner, was assigned to Vietnam on Sept. 15, 1968, and died in an accident in Quang Tri Province the following July 30.

Joan E. Fluke, 80; In Later Years, Coloradan Traveled 

IN MEMORIAM: Joan E. Fluke, 80;

In Later Years, Coloradan Traveled 

Joan E. Fluke

HARTWICK – Joan (Joanie) Elizabeth (Thompson) Fluke, 80, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 23, 2019, in her home in Hartwick, where she lived with her daughter Karen and family.

She was born on Feb. 18, 1939, in Leesville, La., to Cecil Eugene and Edith May Thompson. She moved to Lamar, Colo., in her early years.  She attended and graduated from Lamar High School in 1957, then attended Lamar Community College.

Take Care Of Yourself – Now; If You Get Sick, It’s Too Late
Letter from R. SCOTT DUNCAN

Take Care Of Yourself – Now;

If You Get Sick, It’s Too Late

To the Editor:

Who in their right mind would want a one-payer healthcare system? That is not the root problem of the healthcare system.

money is not the problem. Americans deserve a free healthcare system.

Where does our ill health come from? Answer that and you know who should pay!

Thanks to Kaiser and Nixon, healthcare was removed from non-profit status to a for-profit system. That means the sicker you are the more money is made. Where is the motivation and incentive for wellness?

Thanks to Carnegie and Rockefeller; due to their desire to create a monopoly with the drug industry we are stuck with allopathic medicine. They figured if they drove out the use of herbs and homeopath (which they could not patent and control) and pushed drugs, they could make huge profits.

Then they went to educational institutions and gained control of the type of medicine that doctors were taught. A monopoly … based on financial gain … not on wellness and quality of life.

It is not about science. Half the world uses other forms of medicine. Some forms of medicine have been used for thousands of years, successfully.

People say how free we are….we are being maimed and killed by what is called “medicine” in this country. It is time that we are treated better. We should not just be income makers for a few who control the healthcare system.

The first step is to take control of your own heath and question your healthcare providers. Demand proof that their treatment plans work.

The best course of action is to take care of yourself now. When you are sick it is hard to sort out and find a solution to your problem while you are in pain and fear.

R. SCOTT DUNCAN
Hartwick Forrest

Volunteers, Friends Turn Out For Hartwick Fire Co. 1 Reunion

HARTWICK COMMEMORATION

3 Founders Return

For 50th Anniversary

Of Firehouse, Squad

James Renwick, left, Donald C. Phillips and David Burch say the Pledge  at the 50th Anniversary celebration of the opening of the Hartwick Fire Department Company #1’s new building and formation of the Emergency Squad in 1969 during a celebration this afternoon. They were three of five people who volunteered their labor and time to make the new building happen and were at the original dedication on July 5, 1969. At that time, Mr. Renwick was Hartwick’s town supervisor and a volunteer firefighter; Mr. Phillips was one of the first members of the Emergency Squad; and Mr. Burch, who had just graduated from high school, volunteered his labor to help paint the building. (Jennifer Hill/AllOTSEGO.com)
Frederick S. Veseley, 92; Former Farmer Tended Cooperstown Museums

IN MEMORIAM

Frederick S. Veseley, 92;

Former Farmer Tended

Cooperstown Museums

Frederick S. Vesely Sr.

HARTWICK – Frederick S. Vesely, Sr., 92, former buildings and grounds superintendent at The Fenimore House and The Farmers’ Museum, passed away early this morning, June 28, 2019, at Fox Nursing Home.  He lived in the Town of Burlington.

He was born Feb. 24, 1927, in New Windsor, one of 10 children of Andrew and Matilda (Gaydos) Vesely.  In his youth, Fred attended a one-room schoolhouse in Little Britain. At the age of 16, he left school and went to work for Crowley’s Dairy Company.

Leon ‘Lee’ Preston, 77; Delhi Native Found Home In Hartwick

IN MEMORIAM: Leon ‘Lee’ Preston, 77;

Delhi Native Found Home In Hartwick

HARTWICK – Leon “Lee” A. Preston, 77, of Hartwick, who attended a one-room school in Westville and went on to a career as head of maintenance at The Lake Front Hotel,  passed away peacefully Monday evening, June 24, 2019, with his children at his side, at Fox Hospital.

He was born Feb. 28, 1942, in Delhi, a son of Clara Tompkins.  Clara married Charles Preston who adopted Lee and along with Clara raised him.

Seward Legislation Seeks To Name Route 205 In Honor Of Fallen Marine

Seward Legislation Seeks

To Name Route 205

In Honor Of Fallen Marine

Sergeant Winslow

Today the state Senate passed legislation, proposed by State Sen. Jim Seward, R-Milford, to rename the Hamlet of Hartwick portion of Route 205 in honor of United States Marine Corps Sergeant John Kempe Winslow.

Every man and woman who dons a United States military uniform sacrifices for our nation and our way of life,” said Seward.  “Sergeant Winslow made the ultimate sacrifice and we owe it to him and his family to keep his memory alive.”

Sergeant John Kempe Winslow was a life-long resident of Hartwick and a decorated Marine who served two tours of duty in Vietnam, earning a Purple Heart during his first tour.  Tragically, Sergeant Winslow was killed in action on July 30, 1969.

James J. Carter, 80; Retired Salesman, Boy Scout Executive

IN MEMORIAM:  James J. Carter, 80;

Retired Salesman, Boy Scout Executive

James Carter

ONEONTA – James J. Carter, 80, passed away May 17, 2019, at Bassett Hospital.

He was born March 19, 1939, in Manhattan, the son of James and Mary (Keaveney) Carter, and grew up in The Bronx, graduating from Mount St. Michael’s High School, and receiving an associate’s degree from the Fashion Institute of Technology.

James married Verna Dingman in Yorktown Heights.

At Routes 205, 11 PAY ATTENTION!

DOT SURPRISES DRIVERS

At Routes 205, 11

PAY ATTENTION!

Long-time 2 Stop-Sign Junction

Is Now A FOUR-WAY STOP!!!

Holly Clancy, Joe Wikoff and Tom Brown, a crew from the state DOT garage in Oneonta, finished installation this morning of a four-way stop at the junction of Routes 205 and 11 in downtown Hartwick hamlet. (Larissa Ryan/AllOTSEGO.com)

HARTWICK –  Caution:  Slow down – AND STOP! – on Route 205 through Hartwick hamlet.

That means YOU!

For decades, at the intersection of Route 205 and County Route 11 only east-west Route 11 traffic had stop signs.

As of today, with no fanfare, the state DOT installed stop signs for drivers on north-south Route 205.

TO MAKE THIS CLEAR:  As of now, all drivers MUST STOP at Routes 205 and 11 in downtown Hartwick hamlet.

Cooperstown Youth Baseball Parades Into 2019 Season

Cooperstown Youth B-Ball

Parades Into 2019 Season

The Cooperstown Youth Baseball parade, delayed from Saturday (as was Oneonta’s Little League parade) by snow flurries,  marched from Cooper Park down Main Street Monday afternoon into the 2019 season, which is played at the CYB field in Hartwick.  Carrying the banner is a girls softball team, coached by Bud Lippitt and George Crippen,  From left are Jensen Merwin, Mia Kaltenbach, Charlotte Campbell, Emmy Lippitt, Alexis Wolfe, Isabella Reich, Hailey Michaely and Brenna Seamon. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)
Elizabeth Anne Broten, 30

IN MEMORIAM: Elizabeth Anne Broten, 30

Ellizabeth Anne Broten

HARTWICK – Elizabeth Anne Broten, beloved daughter, sister, granddaughter and niece, succumbed to her drug addiction that she struggled with for many years Wednesday morning, March 6, 2019, at her home in Hartwick. A bright, funny and intelligent woman, she was 30.

Born Sept. 16, 1988, at Bassett Hospital in Cooperstown, Liz was a daughter of James Michael Broten and Kathy Marie Mesko Broten. After graduating from Cooperstown Central School, Class of 2006, Liz attended Elizabethtown College in Pennsylvania where she studied History and English. In 2010 she received a bachelor’s degree in English, and then in 2017 she earned a paralegal degree from Herkimer College.

Bernard ‘Buddy’ Bunt, 69; Vietnam Veteran Had Moved To Tennessee

IN MEMORIAM: Bernard ‘Buddy’ Bunt, 69;

Vietnam Veteran Had Moved To Tennessee

“Buddy” Bunt

HARTWICK – Bernard “Buddy” C. Bunt, Jr., 69, a lifelong Hartwick resident and Vietnam veteran who lived in Paris, Tenn., for the past 1½ years, died Nov. 23, 2018, at his home there.

He was born on June 23, 1949, in Cooperstown, son of Bernard C. Bunt, Sr. and Elizabeth A. Schweitzer Bunt.  He attended Cooperstown Central School, then joined the Marine Corps, serving in Vietnam.

Millie Merrifield, 86; Active In Local Jehovah’s Witnesses

IN MEMORIAM: Millie Merrifield, 86;

Active In Local Jehovah’s Witnesses

Millie Merrifield

HARTWICK – Millie A. Merrifield, a long-time resident of Hartwick and active Jehovah’s Witness, died Saturday morning, Nov. 3, 2018, at her daughter’s home in Bridgehampton. She was 86.

Born at the family farm on Kelsey Hill in Edmeston on Dec. 27, 1931, she was a daughter of John and Elizabeth (Hutira) Sterusky. She was a 1950 graduate of Edmeston Central School.

Pamela Stewart, 62; Residential Aide At Local Institutions

IN MEMORIAM: Pamela Stewart, 62;

Residential Aide At Local Institutions

HARTWICK – Pamela J. Stewart, 62, a residential aide at The Meadows, Arc and Springbook, passed away peacefully Tuesday night, Aug. 14, 2018, with family by her side at her home on Buchanan Drive in Hartwick following a courageous battle with cancer.

She was born July 2, 1956, in New Berlin, a daughter of Franklin Jay and Wanda L. (McLean) Stewart.  After graduating from Cooperstown Central School with the Class of 1974, she attended college.

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