Tuesday, January 16

Richard Michael Wagner

September 5, 1946 ~ January 11, 2024
Richard Michael Wagner, 77, passed away on January 11, 2024. Dick was born September 5, 1946, to George and Patricia Wagner, attended Whitesboro High School, and was a proud member of the Class of ‘64. Enlisting in the US Marine Corps after graduating he proudly served his country in Vietnam from 1965-66. Dick was awarded several medals for bravery as well as a Purple Heart. A true hero, he survived 2 bouts with malaria; stepping in a bear trap and being hit with shrapnel. Upon returning home, Dick married (former) Jacquelyn Ann Caswell on June 29, 1968. Together they had two sons: Brett and Scott, and they enjoyed 54 years of marriage before Jacques passing in January 2022. A true testament to their faith in God and commitment to love each other for better or worse. Throughout his life Dick worked at several places to include; Keller Furniture of Oneida, Agripole in Clayville, Spring Run Campground in Arkport, Associates Finance, Kelsey Hayes, St. Lukes Memorial Hospital and Utica Property Restoration. He also was self-employed for many years as a building contractor. Dick was a Life Member of the Clarks Mills American Legion Post 26 as well as a Life Member of the Malsan Jones VFW Post 7393 in New York Mills. Notable about Dick was his servant’s heart and generosity; he would give you the shirt off his back, and he volunteered with numerous organizations. Such as serving in multiple roles with the American Legion and was recently honored along with Jacque for his role in supporting her as she served with CareNet. They were members of Plymouth Alliance Church in Oneida and loved being part of the Body of Christ there. https://owenspavlotrogers.com/tribute/details/3247/Richard-Wagner/obituary.html#tribute-start

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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: https://bit.ly/48oDuHS Contact assistant principal Lindsay Owens with any questions at LOwens@watervillecsd.org.

WCS Sports Booster Club:

Waterville American Legion:

Route 20 Catholic:

Day of Judgment takes place on January 17 every year. Even though it sounds serious, it is a fun holiday that reminds us that we are often our own best judges. All you have to do on Judgment Day is simply take a glance in the mirror and be your own judge. The day is often summed up in a single quote: “Just look in the mirror, wait for the answer, and go out and give it another shot.” Judgment Day reminds us to be kind and do good even when no one is watching. Route 20 Catholic youth night will take place this Wednesday (tomorrow night!) at St. Mary’s at 6pm. Join us for fun, fellowship and food! Sign up here: https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLScCaAh8lt0…/viewform…

Waterville AYSO Region 492:

Spring 2024 Registration is Open! Please register by April 1st. We are in need of coaches and referees!

Visit www.ayso492.org to register!

Sangerfield Democratic Committee:

To register click this link: https://sangerfielddemocrats.betterworld.org/events/finding-money-film

Brothertown Optimist Club:

Biddy Ball kicked off today for grades K-4. Thank you to all of the volunteers who make this Brothertown Optimist Club program a success and for bringing out the best in youth. Photo reposted from Joanna McNamara Facebook. #Optimist #BringOutTheBest

Mohawk Valley Astronomical Society:

Cornell Cooperative Extension:

Prohibition is ratified by the states

“The 18th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, prohibiting the “manufacture, sale, or transportation of intoxicating liquors for beverage purposes,” is ratified by the requisite number of states on January 16, 1919. The movement for the prohibition of alcohol began in the early 19th century, when Americans concerned about the adverse effects of drinking began forming temperance societies. By the late 19th century, these groups had become a powerful political force, campaigning on the state level and calling for total national abstinence. In December 1917, the 18th Amendment, also known as the Prohibition Amendment, was passed by Congress and sent to the states for ratification.”

To read the full article, click here: https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/prohibition-ratified

Looking back… January 15, 1982, the Candee Block Fire, 6 responding fire departments over 200 firefighters, fought the fire in sub zero temperatures, located where the New York Pizzeria is now.


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The price of gas Today.

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