Marine Corps Pfc. Eric J. Walraven, son of Margaret E. Walraven of Ticonderoga, and Richard E. Walraven, earned the title of U.S. Marine after graduating from intense recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S.C. For 13 weeks, training included close-order drill, marksmanship with an M-16A4 rifle, physical fitness, martial arts, swimming, military history, customs and courtesies. One week before graduation, Walraven Parker endured The Crucible, a 54-hour final test of recruits’ minds and bodies. Upon completion, recruits are presented the Marine Corps emblem and called Marines for the first time.
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West Chazy man remembers Mandela
Paul Ferrari, once an anti-apartheid activist, was the son of a diplomat and friend of Nelson Mandela. INCLUDES VIDEO
AuSable Valley Middle School-High School Honor Roll
Here is the AuSable Valley Middle School-High School Honor Roll for the first quarter
Old-fashioned Christmas marks Maille home
Barbara Maille continues to collect decorations as inspiration gives her new ideas.
Santa popular at Plattsburgh home
Sherman and Jackie Luck have continued to expand their Christmas display since 1965.
Annual-community feast draws diners near and far
The Salvation Army Thanksgiving Meal served more than 200 diners at the Elks Lodge 621 in Plattsburgh.
Local kids talk turkey
Chazy Elementary students share their thoughts on being grateful, Thanksgiving dinner and how the holiday came to be. INCLUDES VIDEO
Michaela Bushey gives back
The AuSable Forks woman, who was bolstered by community support after a 2010 accident left her mostly paralyzed, conducted a food drive to express her gratitude.
Safety effort includes young drivers
The second-year anniversary of a quadruple-fatal car-pedestrian accident in Peru just passed, Christol Mastic is planning presentations aimed to raise further awareness of dangers on the road.
Mooers residents send Typhoon Haiyan aid
Art and Norma Menard are collecting donations to assist Typhoon Haiyan victims in her Philippines Islands' hometown.
Keene Valley honors longtime firefighter
Dick Hall has served for nearly six decades of service to community.
Local justice contributes to reference tome
The 2014 edition of the Bench Book for Judges has Supreme Court Justice Robert Muller, who presides in Essex County, as a co-author.
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