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Notice of Memorial Service for Lore Lieb

Notice of Memorial
Service for Lore Lieb-Leal

Lore Lieb-Leal

Memorial services for Lore Lieb-Leal will be at 11:30 a.m., May 14, in Hartwick Cemetery at 3664 NYS 205, Hartwick.

Lore passed away at her home in Plantation, Florida, Sept. 8, 2020.

Born in Stuttgart, Germany she came to New York, NY when she was 19 years old.

She lived in Hartwick, NY for over forty years and was a language teacher at Morris Central High School.

She was predeceased by her daughters, Eva and Linda Lieb; first husband, Heinz Lieb; second husband, Jack Leal; and is survived by her daughter, Heidi Lieb of Miami Beach; brother, Seigfried Stahl; and many cousins, nieces and nephews in Germany.

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: Celebrate Our Earth 04-23-22

Celebrate Our Earth


CLEAN UP – 9 a.m. – Noon. Morris residents are invited to join the Butternut Valley Alliance, others, to show your love for our Earth and help clean up the local roadways and streams, donate to the food bank, more. Parking Lot, Morris Central School, 65 W. Main St., Morris. Visit

RECYCLING – Noon – 3 p.m. Celebrate Earth Day and recycle responsibly. Bring your hard to recycle items including rigid expanded polystyrene containers and packing material, natural wine corks, paper shredding for residents, a clothing and textile collection, and more. Participants will receive a coupon for 10% off at the Ommegang Tap House. Pre-registration required to avoid congestion. Brewery Ommegang, 656 Co. Hwy. 33, Cooperstown. 607-547-4488 or visit

RECRUITNY – Local fire stations open their doors to the public to recruit community members to the local volunteer fire department. Visit with the:
• West Oneonta Fire Department, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. featuring tours, demos, Q&A. 2865 Co. Hwy. 8, West Oneonta. 607-432-1310
• Wells Bridge Vol. Fire Department, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Open House. 114 Co. Hwy. 4, Wells Bridge. 607-988-2542.
• Richfield Springs Vol. Fire Department, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. open house. 3026 St. Hwy. 20, Richfield Springs. 315-858-0863.
• Unadilla Fire Department, Hours TBD. Open house, come meet the members, see the equipment, more. 77 Clifton St., Unadilla. 607-369-9150.
• Worcester Hose Company Inc., 1 – 3 p.m. Open house with equipment displays, demonstration, and refreshments. 36 Church St., Worcester. 607-397-8032.
• Morris Fire Department, Noon – 4 p.m. Open house. 117 Main St., Morris. 607-263-5500.

BLOOD DRIVE – 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Burlington Flats Baptist Church, 101 Arnold Rd., Burlington Flats. 1-800-733-2767 or visit

In Memoriam Alan B. Sheldon, 78 October 14, 1943 – January 17, 2022

In Memoriam

Alan B. Sheldon, 78

October 14, 1943 – January 17, 2022

Alan B. Sheldon

EDMESTON – Alan B Sheldon, 78, of Edmeston, passed away Monday January 17, 2022 in New Berlin.

Alan was born on October 14, 1943 in Oneonta the son of the late Howard and Evelene Field Sheldon. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife of 53 years Kathleen in June 2021.

He is survived by his daughters Caprice (Paul) Eckert of Edmeston, Monica (Brandon) Clark of Edmeston, sisters Connie Gallagher of Johnson City TN, Rebecca Flannery of Harpursville, NY, grandchildren Mallory, Rachel, Tatum, Braymon, great grandchild Lacie-Ann, and many nieces and nephews.

Student News: April 29, 2021

Student News

Applications Open For Annual
Art Scholarships From CAA

Graduating seniors from any Clark Scholarship-eligible high schools are encouraged to apply for the Cooperstown Art Association’s annual Art Scholarship, for students looking to study art at the college level.

CAA will providing up to $1,400 in awards through this scholarship.

The schools eligible are: Cherry Valley-Springfield, Cooperstown, Edmeston, Gilbertsville-Mt. Upton, Laurens, Milford, Milford BOCES, Morris, Mt. Markham, Owen D. Young, Richfield Springs, Schenevus and Worcester.

Home-schooled students living within those school districts are also eligible for the scholarship.

Applications will be submitted online this year. Students can access the form on the CAA’s website,

There is no application fee.

Each student will be asked to provide a portfolio of five pieces that best represent their work and artistic abilities. Images can be uploaded directly in the form. Students will also be asked to upload a document that includes the titles and mediums for each piece entered.

All submissions must be submitted prior to the deadline at 4 p.m. Saturday, June 12.

All portfolios will be juried by a local artist /art professional, to be determined by the CAA.

Funding for this scholarship is provided in part through CAA’s annual Adorn-a-Door Fundraiser and through donations from CAA members and patrons.

Student Awards

Melinda Tyler of Cooperstown was inducted to Kappa Delta Pi Education Honor Society at Cazenovia College in Cazenovia.
Membership requires maintaining a grade point average of 3.0 or above, leadership excellence, participation in service projects, and an annual membership fee. Tyler was one of the inaugural members of the induction class.

Heidi Edmonds of Cooperstown was recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest all-discipline collegiate honor society.
Edmonds was initiated at United States Air Force Academy.

Elmira College recently announced its Dean’s List for academic achievement for winter 2021.
The list recognizes full-time undergraduate students who were registered for at least 12 computable credit hours and who earned a term grade point average of 3.6 or higher. Local students recognized include: Hailey Erway of Cherry Valley; Willow Tompkins of Worcester; and Mason Weir of Oneonta.

Thomas Leahy of Otego was one of six students from SUNY Oneonta’s School of Economics and Business who were inducted into Omicron Delta Epsilon, the college’s honorary society in economics for the 2020-21 academic year.

Amethyst Gardner of Oneonta was one of 13 students inducted into SUNY Oneonta’s Edward K. Griesmer chapter of National Residence Hall Honorary.

Morris Sophomore Under Supervision

Morris Sophomore

Under Supervision

MORRIS – The Morris sophomore who allegedly made threats yesterday afternoon to shoot students at the school has been taken to a crisis center, according to Trooper Nathan Riegal, public information officer for the state police.

The 16-year-old student was transported to a crisis center under the Mental Health Law 9.41, which states that “… Any police officer…may take into custody any person who appears to be mentally ill and is conducting himself or herself in a manner which is likely to result in serious harm to the person or others. ”

Morris Superintendent: Sophomore Threatened To Shoot Classmates


Morris School

Reports Threat

By LIBBY CUDMORE • Special to

MORRIS – A 10th grade student at Morris Central School is being investigated for allegedly threatening to bring a gun to school and injure classmates.

According to Superintendent Matt Sheldon, the student, who has not been named, made the threats yesterday, and Sheldon investigated the incident when it was reported to him. That evening, parents were notified by email and the all-call automated calling system that it was safe to send their children to school this morning.

“Our number one priority is the safety of our students and staff,” said Sheldon.

‘Murder For Dummies’ Staged Tonight, Saturday In Morris

‘Murder For Dummies’ Staged

Tonight, Saturday In Morris

Beginning at 7 this evening in the high school auditorium, the Morris Central School Drama Club, Awkward Silence, will be presenting “Murder for Dummies,” by Pat Cook.  A second performance will be at 7 p.m. Saturday.  Admission is $8.  The show is appropriate for all ages.  The cast includes, from left, Montana Tyler, Jenn Colburn, Bryan French, Jeanne DiMaggio and Deirdre Brett.
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