Monday, March 6

John Bikowsky Sr.

May 5, 1937 ~ February 17, 2023
Madison-John Bikowsky Sr., 85, passed away peacefully at his home on February 17, 2023. John was born on the family farm in Knoxboro on May 5, 1937, the son of the late Pavel and Anna Caplap Bikowsky. Raised on the family farm, John attended the one room school house in Knoxboro and later graduated from Stockbridge High School. He was a hard working farmer all his life.  He enjoyed restoring antique farm equipment. John was a life long Honory Member of the Mohawk Valley Power of the Past.  He had also worked for the Town of Madison as a Snow Plow Operator. John is survived by his children and their spouses: Paul “Butch” Bikowsky and Crystal Strain of Madison, Steven and Mary Bikowsky of  of Hillsboro, OH, John  Jr. and Patricia Bikowsky of Madison, and Sandra and Joseph Mazor of Deansboro; 16 beloved grandchildren and 16 beloved great grandchildren.



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Food Bank of CNY March Food Sense Menu:

Barton Hose Company:

Our annual February Fish Fry Friday’s were a success! Mark your calendar for our annual Palm Sunday Ham Dinner April 2, 2023.

Cornell Cooperative Extension:

Waterville Central School District:

📣The Waterville Central School District wants to bring back The Community Talent Show!
👏The show is open to all members of the community and prizes will be awarded!
🚨There must be a minimum of 10 acts signed up by March 24 for the show to proceed.
📅The show is scheduled for April 28 at the Waterville Jr./Sr. High School Auditorium.
📧If you are interested in participating or if you want more information, email
Recommended Advance Sale Tickets:

Limited tickets are also available at the door.

Little League Softball:

Route 20 Catholic:

St. Patrick’s/St. Joseph’s Celebration!!! Save the date for this all PCA dinner event on Sunday, March 19, 4-7 PM at St. Mary’s Church Hall. Enjoy a home cooked corned beef and cabbage dinner, an Italian baked ziti dish, a full array of yummy desserts, beer, wine, and non- alcoholic beverages. Food, music, 50/50 raffle, and fellowship for all. Just $10.00 per person or $25.00 for the family. You can make reservations starting next weekend (February 18/19). Envelopes for reservations and full payment will be available at each church. Just fill out the information, enclose cash or check made out to St. Mary’s church, and drop in any collection basket or at St. Mary’s church rectory. Limited seating for this event, so make your reservations early! It’s always a sellout! Reservation and payment deadline is March 11/12.

Mohawk Valley Astronomical Society:

Oriskany Falls Public Library:

Bayer patents aspirin

“The German company Bayer patents aspirin on March 6, 1899. Now the most common drug in household medicine cabinets, acetylsalicylic acid was originally made from a chemical found in the bark of willow trees. In its primitive form, the active ingredient, salicin, was used for centuries in folk medicine, beginning in ancient Greece when Hippocrates used it to relieve pain and fever. Known to doctors since the mid-19th century, it was used sparingly due to its unpleasant taste and tendency to damage the stomach. In 1897, Bayer employee Felix Hoffmann found a way to create a stable form of the drug that was easier and more pleasant to take. (Some evidence shows that Hoffmann’s work was really done by a Jewish chemist, Arthur Eichengrun, whose contributions were covered up during the Nazi era.)”

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Waterville in the Winter. Taken in 2014.

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The price of gas today.

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