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The Middleburgh Diner was given the opportunity to wait on the Old Men of the Mountain on Tuesday, Feb. 24.

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KNOX — Irma Margarita Fox Garlock carved a life of self-reliance.

An independent woman who valued honesty, she didn’t let hardship mar her good humor and she was able to find and create beauty from everyday objects.

Mrs. Garlock died peacefully on Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015. She was 98.

To the Editor:

Meals are now available in the Hilltowns for seniors, starting March 2. Every Monday, Tuesday, and Friday, a hot lunch will be available for seniors to enjoy.

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Tuesday, Feb. 17, the Old Men of the Mountain met at the Hilltown Café in Rensselaerville.

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To the Editor:

On Feb. 21, our Boy Scout troop had a pancake breakfast to earn money for our Gettysburg trip. All the Scouts had jobs like taking orders, busing tables, and bringing food and drink out.

Over 70 people came to eat!

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Marcia Pangburn's lawyer thinks she should have a jury in Berne, where she was arrested, but both town judges believe there may be an appearance of bias; a county judge will decide.

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A set of shared services and consolidation plans have not realized the savings that were projected, leaving Berne-Knox-Westerlo School Board members hoping for additional savings and revenue for next year's budget.

HUNTERSLAND — A homemaker who sewed brightly-colored quilts and kept her cookie jar full for her grandchildren, Daisy May Schanz was a caring and social woman.

Her pies, which she gave to people on happy or sad occasions, were made from scratch with lard, and she knitted mittens and quilts by hand.

KNOX — Thomas R. Filkins, a gentle and friendly man who was a tank mechanic during World War II and a postal carrier for most of his career, relished the role of public servant.

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