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As You Like It in 1903

From the Saint Albans Museum: The St. Albans High School, which in 1903 was located in the current Museum building on Church Street, produced a version of Shakespeare’s ‘As You Like It’ that year. Fortunately we are able to identify all players who appeared in the cast that year. Do you recognize a relative? Front row, left to right Arthur Holmes, Lulu Bell, R Lampman, Frances Wood, Annie Thorpe, Karl Twitchell, Edith Miller and Charles Hatch. Middle Row, left to right: Forest Harvey, Roy Anderson, Arthur Tenny, Charles Soule, Charles McCarrell, Stanley Ellis, and May Little. Back Row: Roswell...

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Christopher M. Letourneau

GEORGIA — Christopher M. Letourneau, 51, died unexpectedly on Friday Oct. 13, 2017, due to a heart attack. Visiting hours will be held on Saturday Oct. 21, 2017 from 10 – 1 p.m. with a Funeral Service at 1 p.m. in the Minor Funeral Home in Milton. For a complete obituary and to leave online condolences, please go to...

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Kimberly J. LaFleur

SWANTON/GEORGIA — Kimberly J. LaFleur, a longtime resident of Swanton and more recently of Georgia, passed away unexpectedly, Friday, Oct. 13, 2017, at her home. Born in St. Albans on May 28, 1971, she was the daughter of the late Stephen and Mary (Pelkey) LaFleur. Kimberly was 46 years old. Kim was educated in Swanton and a 1989 graduate of Missisquoi Valley Union High School, a member of Swanton Abenaki Nation and was also associated with the Swanton Recreation Department. Kimberly is survived by her three daughters, Lacey, Samantha and Emily; a special aunt, Ginny Hakey, as well as...

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Summer Elizabeth Dashno

SWANTON — Summer Elizabeth Dashno a longtime resident of this community passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017. Born in St. Albans on March 16, 2002, she was the daughter of Shawn and Jennifer (Wells) Dashno. Summer was 15 years old. Summer was in her sophomore year at Missisquoi Valley Union High School, where she was a member of the cross-country team and the theater program. She was also active with The Crossroads after school program and Johnson State College Upward Bound. She is survived by her parents, Shawn and Jennifer, and brother, Nicodemus, all of Swanton; her grandparents,...

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Henry A. “Mr. Gee Bee” Haffke

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — Henry A. “Mr. Gee Bee” Haffke, 90, died peacefully on Oct. 12, 2017 at the Wesley Community in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Henry was born in Springfield, Mass., the son of Henry and Gladys (Jennison) Haffke. Henry graduated from Orange, Mass. high school and enlisted in the Navy during WWII where he was an instructor in naval aircraft ordnance equipment, and was a qualified aircraft crewman and aerial gunner. After the Navy, most of his career was spent as a professional roller skater, coaching many skaters (including his children and sister Sylvia) to the state, regional,...

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