Monday, May 20

Minnie M. Neidhart

February 29, 1928 – May 11, 2024 

Minnie was born on February 29, 1928, in Clinton, NY to the late Henry and Agnes (Hoffmiester) Seidsma. She grew up in Clinton and attended Clinton schools. On February 22, 1947 she married the love of her life Adolf Neidhart and shared a loving union with him until his passing in 1975. Minnie was a hard-working woman, working at the Knitting Mill in her younger years and then raising six children.Once her children were grown, she went on to work at Utica National Insurance in food services. Minnie was passionate about her job and truly loved serving and conversing with the staff. She was a family woman who loved having her children and grandchildren around. Minnie was very involved in the Catholic Church and was a favorite religion teacher to many over the years.



Waterville Central School District

Village of Waterville

Waterville First
Waterville Public Library


Food Bank of CNY May Food Sense Menu:

Village of Waterville:

Waterville Garden Club:

4-Corners Food Coop:

It’s official! Your local grocery store has extended our hours! As of Wednesday, May 15th, we are open from 10 am – 6 pm Wed – Friday, and 10 – 2 on Saturdays.

Also, we are doing a soft opening of our café!

Come in, shop, grab some late breakfast or lunch, and check out all that is new!

WCS Sports Booster Club:

Good luck to the Waterville Boys Baseball, and the Waterville Girls Softball!

Brothertown Scholarship Fund:

Mohawk Valley Astronomical Society:

CNY Fiber Arts Festival:

CNY Fiber Artists & Producers will hold its 13th annual and best-ever festival on June 8th and 9th in 2024.  We expect a full complement of 120 booths filled with fleeces, yarns, fiber equipment, fiber animals, and all manner of finished fiber products.   We will have a full schedule of exciting presentations and workshops, our weaving competition, fleece sale, shearing demonstration, weaving booth, and children’s activities.
Please no dogs, they terrify our animals!

Madison County Public Health:

The second clinic will be on May 21st at Gorman Community Center in Oneida from 4 PM to 7 PM. Interested Madison County residents need to follow the directions on the flyer to make an appointment on our website or call us at 315-366-2526.  A QR code for appointments and another one for downloading our app are provided on the flyer. Anyone who downloads the app will also get regular push notifications about upcoming rabies clinic locations and other events.

Tomorrow, Tuesday, May 21st all voters in the Waterville Central School District are welcome to the polls at the Waterville Jr/Sr High School, between 10 am – 8 pm! You can easily park and enter at the Main entrance. Community members have also offered their time if you need a ride and/or voting buddy.

As a School District Library, the ballot will also include a proposition for the WCSD to levy and collect taxes for the Waterville Public Library (CW Clark Memorial in Oriskany Falls as well). While WPL’s Annual Budget Hearing took place on Tuesday, March 19th. You can find our full proposed budget, a simplified summary of the proposed budget, and additional information in the library’s Main Room, or on our website at

As our next WPL Board meeting also takes place on Tues. May 21st at 6 pm, we encourage you to reach out in advance with any questions. Please feel free to email Executive Director Jillian Kervin at or call 315-841-4651.

Levi Strauss and Jacob Davis receive patent for blue jeans

“On May 20, 1873, San Francisco businessman Levi Strauss and Reno, Nevada, tailor Jacob Davis are given a patent to create work pants reinforced with metal rivets, marking the birth of one of the world’s most famous garments: blue jeans. In San Francisco, Strauss established a wholesale dry goods business under his own name and worked as the West Coast representative of his family’s firm. His new business imported clothing, fabric and other dry goods to sell in the small stores opening all over California and other Western states to supply the rapidly expanding communities of gold miners and other settlers. By 1866, Strauss had moved his company to expanded headquarters and was a well-known businessman and supporter of the Jewish community in San Francisco. ”

To read the full article, click here:

In the Village, 2014



Thank you to everyone who helped celebrate during Thursday’s 150th Anniversary Ceremony! We all came together as students, teachers, staff, speakers, and community members. Here is to another 150 years and beyond!

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