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Tigers End Season at BFA…Bobwhites Prevail 23-20
By Mike Cameron
    It was the last game of their football playing careers for some of the seniors on the MUHS Varsity Football roster and the end of another regular season for the Tigers.  There would be no post season play this year for the team although some players will appear in the annual North South Senior Bowl in November and the Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl Game in August of 2009.
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Sharing Memories of Community and Service with Mabel Fay
By Cookie Steponaitis
     May Fay came to Vergennes from Massachusetts in 1940 and entered the old Vergennes High School that fall. She played the trumpet from the seventh grade through high school. She also was a baton twirler in her Massachusetts high school and gave private lessons here in Vergennes. Graduating in June, 1941 she attended Castleton State College that fall and was serving dinner in the dining room when word came that the Japanese had bombed Pearl Harbor. People listening to the radio heard the news in the late afternoon Eastern Time. By that time, the attack had been over in Hawaii for hours and on that single day May’s life as well as America’s was forever changed. America entered World War II ranking fifteenth in the world as a power and emerged in 1945 as the leading world power. 
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Around and About Addison County- Leicester
By M. Stuart Parks
    Leicester’s charter on October 20, 1761 came about in the usual way but after that there was nothing usual about it.  There are eight miles between Middlebury and Brandon. That land was presumed to be divided between the towns of Leicester and Salisbury and there was a month’s difference in the dates of their charters.  Both towns were believed to contain the usual 23,000 plus acres.  [ more ]

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