On September 29, the Robert A. Skiff Alumni Award went to Sarah Soule, the director of admissions and college counseling at Vermont Commons School; the C. Bader Brouilette Alumni Award to Marie Ambusk, financial reporting accountant/principal at GE Healthcare Integrated Information Technology Solutions; the Vermont Alumni Award to Tim Kavanagh of WCAX-TV and Late Night Saturday; the Roger A. Perry Alumni Award to Courtney McAuliffe of New England Kurn Hattin Homes; and the Presidents Alumni Award to Peter Bruhn and Peter Jewett, operators of GoTradingPost.com.Champlain College President David Finney and many Champlain alumni and friends participated in the celebration aboard the Spirit of Ethan Allen.
Famous Hollywood actor Ashton Kutcher has released a video on his official Facebook profile about six-year-old Bosnian Ismail Zulfic.The video tells a story about a Bosnian boy from Zenica, a city some 70 kilometers northwest of Bosnia and Herzegovina’s (BiH) capital Sarajevo, who has no arms but wins medals in swimming.“Ismail is a proof that nothing is impossible,” Kutcher wrote, and showed how impressed he is with a boy called a “butterfly without wings”.Sarajevo Times
Larry Davis Biles, age 72, died Tuesday afternoon, January 27, 2015 at his home in Wellington.Â Larry was a retired custodian for the Argonia School System USD #359.Larry was born on March 3, 1942 in Clearwater, KS to Arvin Henry Biles and Nellie Pauline (Chiles) Biles.Â He was raised in Mayfield, KS but lived most of his adult life in Argonia, KS.Â He was a graduate of Wellington High School.Â He served in the U. S. Navy from 1960-1964.He married Theressa E. Snider on June 10. 1961 in Berkeley, CA.He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and being outdoors.He was preceded in death by his parents.Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Theressa Biles of Wellington; two children, Kent Biles of Wellington and Christy Boucher of Argonia; brother, Wayne Biles of Wellington; sisters, Karel Prilliman of Conway Springs, Anita Dick of Wellington, Vicky Casey of Glencoe, OK, Royce Creed of Afton, OK, and Lisa Conrad of Wellington; four grandchildren; and three great grandchildren.Military Graveside Services will be held at the Osborne Cemetery in Mayfield, KS on Monday, February 2, 2015 at 2:00 P.M.Â Chaplain Don Cross will officiate.There will be no visitation as cremation has taken place.A memorial has been established with the Argonia Fire Department in lieu of flowers.Â Â Â Contributions can be left at the funeral home.Frank Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.To leave condolences or sign our guest book, please visit our website at www.frankfuneralhome.net
West Ham manager Manuel Pellegrini has been mugged at gunpoint in Chile, according to reports.The 64-year-old was travelling to a restaurant in Santiago with his wife and friends when targeted by a gang.Chilean newspaper La Cuarta reported that Pellegrini’s wife had her purse stolen during the incident on Saturday evening. The gang reportedly shot at police before fleeing in a stolen car.The recently-appointed West Ham boss thanked the police in a tweet in Spanish.He tweeted: “Congratulations to @Carabdechile for their speedy and brave reaction.“I’m thankful for the support of the people. I hope they give the Carabineros (police) more resources to solve the problem of delinquency as soon as possible.”Chile-born Pellegrini was appointed West Ham boss in May, having previously managed the likes of Manchester City, Real Madrid, River Plate and, most recently, Chinese club Hebei China Fortune. 1