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6 new members elected to LHS Athletic Hall of Fame; first additions since 1989

LACONIA — For the first time in 25 years, new members will be inducted this fall into the Laconia High School Athletic Hall of Fame. The Class of 2014 will consist of Mickey Donovan ('99) football/baseball, Jim Fitzgerald ('70-'01) football coach/athletic director, Nick Ford ('05) track/football, Chris Phelps ('87), basketball/football/track, Jim Swormstedt ('87) basketball/football, and Alan Wool ('68) winter track/baseball/football. Formal induction will occur during homecoming weekend, on Saturday, Sept. 20. There will be a cocktail hour from 5 to 6 p.m. in the Meredith Village Savings Band Culinary Arts Dining Room of the Huot Technical Center and a ceremony will... Read more

Letters

Sen. Shaheen has always supported women's health initiatives

To The Daily Sun, To suggest that Senator Shaheen supported the stimulus package in 2009 for personal financial gain is an egregious accusation that has no merit. She has always supported women's health because she knows it is the right thing to do. As our governor, she signed into law a bill that would guarantee women could receive healthcare coverage from their employer. Now as a U.S. senator, Jeanne Shaheen continues to stand up for women's health issues. She co-sponsored legislation that... Read more

Columns

Susan Estrich - What went wrong in Ferguson

The short answer is: everything. I'm not talking about the killing of Michael Brown. A tragedy, whatever the facts. But what the facts are is something we don't yet know. There are two conflicting stories: one of an unarmed teenager shot six times while his hands were in the air; the other of an aggressive man who, unbeknownst to police had just robbed a local store (of a box of cigars) and was shot after he... Read more

Sports

Waukewan Ladies burn up the golf course

August 5 was a hazy, hot and humid day for golf; however the weather did not affect the ladies. Fifteen ladies shot 50 or under. Kathy Boselli, Denise Doyle, Gerry McGillicuddy, Mary Dickerson, Nancy Magdziasz shot 50; Faith Bartlett, Barbara Saimond and Lynn Allen posted 49s while Laurie Fox and Brenda Trudeau turned in 48s. Mary Cross stood alone with a 47. Barb Barbuto, Kathy Sweeney, and Val Langbehn turned in a 46. Showing that... Read more

Weddings

Engagement-McCoy-Zejnati

William McCoy III and Ina Zejnati Mr. and Mrs. William John McCoy, II of Belmont, NH are pleased to announce the engagement of their son, William John McCoy, III to Ina Zejnati. William is a 2003 graduate of Plymouth State University. William currently is VP, eCommerce and Development at Colonial Medical in Nashua, NH. Ina Zejnati is a 2006 graduate of Massachusetts College of Art and works as Director of Experience Strategy & Design for Makibie in Nashua, NH. Their wedding will... Read more

Calendar of Events

8-18-14 Calendar

  4th Annual Carl Johnson Memorial Golf Tournament hosted by the Loon Preservation Committee, Ridgewood Country Club, Moultonborough. To pre-register or for more information call 476-5666 or visit www.loon.org.  Ceramics program, starting 11:30 a.m., Wesley Woods Community Room, Wesley Way (off Route 11A), Gilford.  Gilmanton Youth Soccer organization sign-up for boys and girls in Kindergarden through 6th grade, 6-7 p.m. at Gilmanton School. Cost is $40 per child. For more information call 267-7912 or email pjewoodworking@metrocast.net. Historical program about a... Read more

Announcements

Local author Peter Miller to hold book-signing at Annie’s Bo…

LACONIA — Meredith author Peter Miller will be at Annie's Book Shop in Laconia on Saturday, Aug. 23, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. to personally inscribe copies of his three books.  The three books that will be available for signing are: "Jane Varney Durgin - Trick Rider, Quaker Preacher, Opponent of Slavery - Her Life and Times," published in June, is a biography of the Lakes Region's legendary free spirited Quaker, whose originality and courage... Read more

Births

Birth- Preston Lou Ashton

Preston Lou Ashton Born on August 1, 2014 at 4:17pm at Lakes Region General Hospital in Laconia, NH to Laura Dunn and Ryan Ashton. Preston weighed 6lbs 14oz and was 19 inches long. His maternal grandparents are Cal and Tammy Dunn, Jr. of Laconia, NH. His maternal great grandparents are Harry and Thelma Bean of Gilford, NH. Paternal grandparents are Jim and Cheryl Barnes of Gilmanton Iron Works, NH. Preston has many aunts and uncles; Cal, Sue,... Read more

People

Brittany Sulham Crowned Miss Littleton Area 2014

Brittany Sulham, Miss Littleton Area 2014 Brittany Sulham, was crowned Miss Littleton Area on Saturday, June 21st. She is a 2014 graduate of Profile High School. Her platform was the importance of not texting while driving and her talent is modern dance. Her proud grandparents are Jackie and John Nikolais of Gilford, NH. Brittany resides in Bethlehem, NH. Read more

Obituaries

Samuel Brooks, 95

Samuel Brooks, 95 LACONIA — Samuel Harry Brooks, 95, of 146 Eastman Road, died at his home on Monday, Aug. 18, 2014. Mr. Brooks was born Aug. 1, 1919, in Boston, the son of the late Samuel and Sarah (Matt) Brooks. Mr. Brooks had been a resident of Laconia for 49 years. He served in the Air Force for 26 years. After his retirement from the military, Mr. Brooks worked for the Laconia Fire Department for nine years, retiring in 1976. Mr. Brooks is survived... Read more

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