Monday, January 8

Rosemary S. Jones

July 30, 1933 ~ December 30, 2023
Oriskany Falls-Rosemary S. Jones, 90, passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 30, 2023, at home with her loving family by her side. She was born on in Syracuse on July 30, 1933, daughter of the late Frances (Red) and Agnes Quigg Senecal.  As a young child, Rosemary’s family moved to Oriskany Falls, where she attended and graduated from Oriskany Falls Union Free High School, Class of 1950.  She furthered her education by attending business school and Mohawk Valley Community College. Rosemary had begun her working career for the Bendex Corporation of Utica. On August 23, 1958, at St. Joseph’s Church in Oriskany Falls, Rosemary was united in marriage to Donald W. Jones.  Their loving union lasted for 49 years until Donald’s sudden passing on April 12,2007. Rosemary and Don operated a small dairy farm in Augusta prior her return to the workforce in 1971 after all 4 of her children attended elementary school. Prior to her marriage, Rosemary had worked for the Bendex Corporation of Utica; she was the head baker at Colgate University for more than 20 years. Rosemary worked until her retirement from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York in Oriskany where she had formed some lifelong friendships.  She was a farmer’s wife, balancing her employment, raising her children, caring for the family home, and even helping with farm chores. Rosemary especially enjoyed Christmas and the Fourth of July, as these holidays always produced special memories of her family. She had a great sense of humor and a zest for life. She was an inspiration to all; her love and wisdom will be cherished by all for eternity.



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Food Bank of CNY January Food Sense Menu:

Waterville Central School District:

The Waterville Central School District is hosting a community event, Airing the Facts: A Community Presentation about Vaping & Other Tobacco Products, on Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2024. Our goal is to bring the entire Waterville community together to learn what we can do to ensure our students and children are knowledgeable about the risks of vaping and tobacco use. Please see the flyer below for specific information and sign up for child care using the QR code included or visit this link: Contact assistant principal Lindsay Owens with any questions at

Waterville American Legion:

Brothertown Optimist Club:

Decembers’s Brotherown Optimist Club featured guest Bert White who represented the Waterville Children’s Christmas program. Bert told club members the program provides essential needs and wants to children in the Waterville District, providing joy to 81 youngsters. Our club also made a donation to the program. MPS student Austin A was recognized for her overall character in 4th grade and senior Sam Jones was named Youth of the Month for December. We are always open to new members, please contact Lee @

November’s meeting brought another local highlight, the 4 Corners Co-op, located in the former Fleet Bank building. The intent of the co-op is to fill the void left with no local grocery store. Suzanne Sheppard spoke to our group about the type of goods sold in the shop, how membership works, and hours of operation. Senior Logan Baker was also named November Youth of the Month. Eleanor Petrie and Suzanne Sheppard were inducted as new members. If you are interested in supporting local youth, consider becoming a part of our group. Contact Lee at

At the Brothertown Optimist Club’s October meeting, members heard the ins and outs of publishing a local newspaper from Waterville Times owner and publisher, and Brothertown Optimist Club member, Patti Louise. Patti reminded us to focus on the little things. Courtney Spatto and David Petrie were inducted as new members. Hanley Poyer was named the Youth of the Month for October. If you are interested in learning more about our club and how we support local youth. please contact Lee at

Mohawk Valley Astronomical Society:

Cornell Cooperative Extension:

Crazy Horse fights last battle

“On January 8, 1877, Oglala Lakota warrior Crazy Horse and his men—outnumbered, low on ammunition and forced to use outdated weapons to defend themselves—fight their final losing battle against the U.S. Cavalry in Montana. Six months earlier, in the Battle of the Little Bighorn, Crazy Horse and his ally, Sitting Bull, led their combined forces of Sioux and Cheyenne to a stunning victory over Lieutenant Colonel George Custer (1839-76) and his men. The Native Americans were resisting the U.S. government’s efforts to force them back to their reservations. After Custer and over 200 of his soldiers were killed in the conflict, later dubbed “Custer’s Last Stand,” the white American public wanted revenge. As a result, the U.S. Army launched a winter campaign in 1876-77, led by General Nelson Miles (1839-1925), against the remaining tribes on the Northern Plains.”

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Looking back…

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What better way to ring in the New Year than some beautiful Snowy Weather?!

The price of gas today.
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