Monday, September 11

Ronald J. “Skip” Foppes

March 1, 1938 ~ September 9, 2023
Ronald “Skip” J. Foppes, 85, of Waterville, passed away Saturday, September 9, 2023 at St. Luke’s Hospital, with his family by his side. Skip was born on March 1, 1938 in Sangerfield, son of the late Luke and Pauline Foppes. He was a graduate of Waterville Central School. He served in the United States Navy aboard the U.S.S. Randolph during the Korean Conflict. Over the years, Skip owned his own excavating business, served as the Town of Marshall Highway Superintendent and retired from the NYS Department of Transportation. Skip was predeceased by his beloved wife, Ann, of 48 years. He is survived by his two daughters and sons-in-law, Beth and Larry Ostwald of Cohoes, Julie and Tom Ingalls of Waterville, and a son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Patty Pound of Parrish Florida, six grandchildren Hannah, Maggie, Jessica, Gregory, Jay and Becky, four great grandchildren Aria, Ryan, Zackary and Kristopher. He also leaves behind his loving companion of several years, Elaine Cowen, who was “his sweetie”. The family is forever grateful for the compassionate and loving care provided by his caregivers over the last several years. In honor of Skip’s wishes, there will be no public calling hours. Graveside services will be held later at the convenience of the family. Donations in Skip’s memory can be made to the Woodlawn Cemetery Association online at or at P.O. Box 216, Hamilton, NY 13346. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Burgess & Tedesco Funeral Home, 210 E. Main St., Waterville, NY 13480. To send a condolence online, please go to



Village of Waterville
Waterville Central School District
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Waterville Public Library


Food Bank of CNY September Food Sense Menu:

Waterville AYSO:

All AYSO players are invited to walk in the Cruise-In Parade on Saturday, 9/16. The Parade starts at Noon with the line at 11:45 am. We ask our players to arrive by 11:40 am so that we can ensure that we are lined up on time! Our lineup location is at the top of Putnam Street. We hope to see you there! Please reach out with any questions.

WCS Sports Booster Club:

Just a friendly reminder Volunteers are needed if we don’t have enough volunteers to run the concession stand during games this includes football and our Brother-Town Soccer Tournament we will NOT BE OPEN TO SELL REFRESHMENTS.

It’s getting closer to Fall Season!!!! We are in need of volunteers in our concession stand below is the calendar for the month of September!
8/30,8/31 & 9/1 are scrimmages no concessions will be open with it being a holiday weekend if your not watching the game your probably away!
*Pleas Note the Brother-town Soccer Tournament has the green light again this year!!
Sep 6th Girls play at 5pm and 7pm volunteers are needed at both games.
Sep 7th Boys play at 5pm and 7pm volunteers are needed at both games.
Sat Sep 10th Girls play at 1pm and 3pm
Sat Sep 10th Boys play at 5pm and 7pm
Pleas message us with dates you can volunteer at
This will periodically update
Thank you


The first meeting of the year is tonight, Monday, September 11, at 6:30 p.m. in the MPS Cafeteria!

Come see what it’s all about, we have a lot in store this year!

Waterville Area Food Pantry:

Save the date: Mohawk Valley Gives is September 20th! You can be part of the celebration by giving to your favorite nonprofit (which we know is us!). Visit to find out more.

Waterville First:

Cruisin’ Into Waterville Fireworks are HAPPENING for 2023, but help is needed!

GoFundMe link:

Waterville Volunteer Fire Department:

There will be a CPR class open to the Public September 20th 2023 5:30PM at the Waterville Volunteer Fire Department. The cost of the class is $70. Money will be due the night of class. There will be a cap of 15 students per class. If you are interested in becoming CPR certified please reach out to Chief Jarrod Waufle. We will be scheduling more classes in the future as well. Please email Jarrod: to register for this class.

Oriskany Falls Fire Department:

Mohawk Valley Astronomical Society:

Attack on America

“At approximately 8:46 a.m. on a clear Tuesday morning, an American Airlines Boeing 767 loaded with 20,000 gallons of jet fuel crashes into the north tower of the World Trade Center in New York City. The impact left a gaping, burning hole near the 80th floor of the 110-story skyscraper, instantly killing hundreds of people and trapping hundreds more in higher floors. As the evacuation of the tower and its twin got underway, television cameras broadcasted live images of what initially appeared to be a freak accident. Then, 17 minutes after the first plane hit, a second Boeing 767—United Airlines Flight 175—appeared out of the sky, turned sharply toward the World Trade Center, and sliced into the south tower at about the 60th floor. The collision caused a massive explosion that showered burning debris over surrounding buildings and the streets below. America was under attack.”

To read the full article, click here:

“Also at the Library ….

“Lions and Tigers and Zebras, Oh My!”

A collection of wild beasts from Tanzania all tamed by artists Sherry Wright and Toloa Perry whose drawings, paintings and photographs taken on a 2011 safari are on display in the Hallway Gallery.”

To read the full Blog Post, Click here:


Olivia Ford and Kassidy Steinmann competed in the NYS FFA Dairy Handlers CDE (contest) on August 31st at the NYS Fair. Olivia ranked 6th Individual and Kassidy placed 10th. Handlers earn recognition for their ability to set up their assigned dairy animal to its best advantage, maintain the animal in its most advantageous post, exhibit effective restraint and move the animal as requested by the event ringmaster. Poise, calmness and a positive attitude play a significant role in gaining success in the Dairy Cattle Handlers Activity.

Two junior high FFA members, Tucker Florenz and Dillan Treen competed in the Wildlife ID and Tree ID contests at the NYS Fair on September 1st.  As a team, they placed 2nd in Tree ID and 3rd in Wildlife ID. In Tree ID, Dillan was 4th high individual and Tucker was 6th. Tucker also was 3rd individual in Wildlife ID.(L-R  Dillan Treen & Tucker Florenz receiving their award)

 The Waterville senior high team consisted of Austin Florenz, Quinn Mayne, Jacob Hafelin and Cooper Patterson. They competed in 3 different contests: Environmental, Tree and Wildlife.  Quinn was 6th high individual in both the Environmental and Tree ID contests while Austin placed 8th in Wildlife ID. 

The flowers next to the benches are blooming.

The new pickleball courts are ready for use!

The price of gas today.

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