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Saturday, May 26, 2018

Local Sports

Section IX Girls Golf Tournament at Apple Greens: Seven county girls compete, two headed to States

HIGHLAND - Seven Sullivan County varsity girls' golfers individually qualified for the Section IX Tournament, which was held at Apple Greens Golf Course in Highland on Monday and Wednesday. At the end of day one, the top 18 advanced to day two, ... read more

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Dairy farms get pink slips; try to figure the future

By Kathy Daley - reporter/photographer

Rianne Erlwein-Owens, 24, has an RN degree but knows in her heart she wants nothing more than to work the family farm, Earl Myers Century Farm in Jeffersonville.
SULLIVAN COUNTY - Dairy farming has been in Rianne Erlwein-Owens' blood since she was a baby.
As a child, she helped clean newborn calves and bottle-fed them. Before long, she graduated to driving the tractor.
Rianne (pronounced Ryan) was younger than 10 years old when, one day, she ran up to her father.
“I just delivered a calf,” she told Peter Erlwein. “Everything is okay. The mother's okay. Everybody's okay.”
“I knew I had a farmer on my hands,” said Peter.
A seventh generation dairy farmer at Earl Myers Century Farm in Jeffersonville, Rianne, age 24, doesn't mind the rigorous 15-hour days. She loves the look of a newly-hayed field she's just mowed and baled, or a cow that's on its feet after a bad fall or trouble giving birth.
“Farming is not a job,” said Rianne, ...
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The Kartrite Hotel and Indoor Waterpark marks major construction milestone with completion of Texlon roof

By Isabel Braverman - staff writer

MONTICELLO - The Kartrite Waterpark in Monticello, on the Resorts World Catskills property, unveiled a new roof on Friday. The roof is constructed of Texlon, a transparent roofing material that allows natural sunlight to get in.
The roof is in an ...
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Sixty eight years of searching

By Autumn Schanil - reporter/photographer

MONTICELLO — “You can't describe the feeling,” said Albert ‘Steve' Brighton, pausing and putting his finger in the air to ask for a moment. “We've been looking for so long. It's just incredible,” he ended with a smile as tears swelled in his eyes.
Just a few weeks ago, Steve and his older ...
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Memorial Day services taking place throughout the county

By Autumn Schanil - reporter/photographer

SULLIVAN COUNTY — Some of America's first national cemeteries were established after the Civil War ended in 1865 due to the incredible number of lives that were lost, and it wasn't shortly after that many towns and cities began holding springtime ... read more


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