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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Students gear up for Regional Spelling Bee
The 2014 Champlain Valley Educational Services Regional Spelling Bee will take place at 6 p.m. Friday at Moriah Central School.
Plattsburgh High School Honor Roll
Here are the Plattsburgh High School Honor Rolls for the first and second quarters of the 2013-14 school year.
Saranac Lake Central School District Honor Roll
Here is the second-period Honor Roll for Saranac Lake Central School District.
Crown Point Central School District Honor Roll
Here is the second-quarter honor roll for Crown Point Central School District.
Northeastern Clinton Central School Honor Roll
Here is the second-quarter Honor Roll for Northeastern Clinton Central School.
Missioners changed by Nicaraguan experiences
Beekmantown Central sophomore Andrew Baker has found that love transcends language as he plays with children during his Mission of Hope experience.
Surprise arrival completes Nicaragua group
Sharalyn Nochbauer had thought illness had sidelined her as Mission of Hope had to leave her behind.
PHS Ensemble sings with Foreigner
The floor was vibrating, the Flynn Theater packed as the teens took the stage.
Local man, a Vt. Guardsman, lends expertise at Winooski fire
Senior Airman Garrett Shepler was on his way home to Plattsburgh when he spotted the thick black smoke.
Retiring Keith Herkalo recalls Plattsburgh city clerk career
Herkalo, the city clerk who almost wasn't, remarks on tumultuous times in and outside of City Hall.
Grace Peak gets closer
The 46ers want East Dix renamed in honor of hiking-club founding member Grace Hudowalski.
Kids enflamed by Olympic excitement
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