Changing of the guard

by Phil Stuart

After a decade of baseball in the fifties featuring premier teams like the Dixie Eagles, Jonesboro Jets and Eastport Lobsters, it was time for other teams to share the spotlight.

Dixie, Jonesboro and Eastport either disbanded or were unable to keep a roster full of quality players.

After Dixie’s Eagles won for the last time in 1959, a Dennysville squad coached by Alton Bell had a two-year run.

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Streak ended at Jonesport

by Phil Stuart

A running streak, which is believed to be a Washington County record, is officially over as of July 1.

For the past 35 years Dave Alley of Kelley’s Point has held a five kilometer road race on Fourth of July weekend.

For the first 34 years, Dana Urquhart of Jonesboro, known as the “Station Road Streaker” has been a part of the annual Jonesport race.

This year, Urquhart’s streak ended when he failed to enter race number 35.

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Dericksons still on top

by Phil Stuart

The Machias husband and wife combination of Gary and Sue Derickson have maintained their first place grip on the earnings leader board at Barren View Golf Course Wednesday morning senior scrambles.

Last year the couple took a cross country trip with their Barren View earnings and this year they should be able to reach Alaska.

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Washington County running course records pretty secure

by Phil Stuart

Washington County has seven road races that have been going continuously for 25 years or more and runners can count on them being the same weekend each year.

Running has changed over the years. The times are not as fast and there is not a deep field of runners. There might be a fast runner or two at the head of the pack, but it usually drops off fast after that.

In the 1970s and 1980s, the elite runners were all running 100-mile weeks. today very few runners hit the 50 mile limit.

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Golf - Allingham and Kay win 2-person scramble

In the 4th Annual Roosevelt Cup, Brendan Allingham and Gordon Kay of St. Stephen were the 2017 champions in the 2-person scramble held at Herring Cove on Saturday, Aug. 4.

 1st Men’s Division

 1st place = James Macdonald & Toby Cole (68)

2nd place = Brett Hooper & Michael Hooper (70)

3rd place = Kevin Farmer & Tom Hendershot (72)

4th place = Galen Alley & Rocky Alley (75)

 2nd Men’s Division

 1st place = Cody Morton & Justin Searles (72)

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Golf - Fourth Annual Roosevelt cup at Herring Cove

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Marshall Healthcare earns national quality award

Machias’ Marshall Healthcare Facility has been recognized as a 2017 Silver – Achievement in Quality Award recipient by the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL). The award is the second of three distinctions possible through the AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award Program, which was established in 1996 and spotlights providers across the nation that have demonstrated their commitment to improving quality of care for residents and patients in long term and post-acute care centers and communities.

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Julian Merrill Ross Lubec

Julian Merrill Ross passed away in Machias on July 24, 2017 with his children by his side. He was 72.

Julian was born on June 15, 1945 in Lubec, Maine to Bernard Merrill Ross and Marion Elaine Newman. He graduated from Lubec High School in 1963. After high school, Julian joined the United States Army. Julian then owned and operated his own satellite business, Colby Co. Satellite. Later in life he did computer repair on the side. 

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Lovina L. Crowley Beals

Lovina L. Crowley, 80, left her earthly home to be with her Lord and Savior on July 29, 2017 at the Down East Community Hospital. She was born on Beals, October 1, 1936 the third child of the late Vinal and Kathleen (Alley) Beal . She grew up on Beals Island, where she married her loving husband Philmore on Dec. 16, 1953. She was a devoted wife and mother, and loved by all who knew her .

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Larry Worcester Beal Milbridge

Larry Worcester Beal, 78, of Milbridge Maine passed away peacefully and quietly at Maine Coast Memorial Hospital on July 28, 2017.

Larry was educated in the Milbridge school system and graduated from Milbridge High School.

He worked his entire life at a variety of jobs. Two of his favorite jobs were being a lobster fisherman with his dad, and the manager of the International Paper Company wood yard in Cherryfield. Larry was a hard worker, who loved his family, a good story, and a good laugh. He was also a lifelong member of the Harrington Advent Christian Church.

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