Kuntz named to the dean’s list at Ohio Christian University Adult & Graduate Studies Program

Christopher Kuntz, of Skowhegan, has been named to the dean’s list at Ohio Christian University Adult & Graduate Studies Program, in Circleville, Ohio, for the fall semester.

Dakota Bragg named a Presidential Scholar at Clarkson University

Dakota Rae Bragg, of Skowhegan, majoring in civil engineering / environmental engineering, was named a Presidential Scholar for the spring 2019 semester at Clarkson University, in Potsdam, New York.

Steward named to dean’s list at Bob Jones University

Matthew Steward, a junior criminal justice major, of Skowhegan, was among over 800 Bob Jones University students named to the Spring 2019 dean’s list, in Greenville, South Carolina.

Local Residents initiated into the honor society of Phi Kappa Phi

The following local residents were recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, the nation’s oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society.

Brooke Curtis, of Skowhegan, was initiated at University of Maine.

Jazzy Osborn of Clinton, was initiated at University of Maine.

Adam Folsom soars to the rank of Eagle Scout

Eagle Scout Adam Folsom

Adam Folsom, son of Todd and Janine Folsom, of Skowhegan, attained the rank of Eagle Scout on March 27, 2019. His Court of Honor ceremony was held at the Madison VFW on Saturday, June 22, where he received his Eagle Scout award.

He is a member of Troop #403 and has earned 22 merit badges. Adam has always loved the great outdoors and chose to enhance the snowmobile trails in Canaan as his Eagle Scout project. Adam has been an active supporter of the Canaan Bog Bouncers and has helped with grooming and trimming trails. For his project he decided to build signs to help snowmobilers navigate their way through the trails. These signs consisted of reflective material and gave GPS coordinates as well as direction and mileage to various locations. These new signs have had a lot of positive feedback

As many of the locals are aware, Adam has had a boy scout bottle donation box located at the end of his driveway for the past several years and has raised over $5,000 for his troop. These funds have been used to assist with miscellaneous scout expenses and charitable donations.

From a young age Adam has always been one who likes to keep busy and started working on his uncles farm at the age of 12, where he learned what hard work and long days were all about. At the age of 16, he was offered a job at Marshall’s Automotives, in Skowhegan. He has been there for almost a year and truly enjoys working with the crew there.

Adam will be participating in the Cianbro welding program in the fall and will be graduating from the Skowhegan Area High school in June of 2020.

Those attending included some who made the trek from as far as Rhode Island to celebrate this special day; to Larry Goldsmith, Scout Master of Troop #403, who assisted Adam in attaining this rank; Jeff Hewett, who stepped in as Master of Ceremony; guest speakers, Senator Brad Farrin, Scott Eggleston, Senior Vice Commander of the Madison VFW, Charles Mahaleris, Kennebec Valley District Advancement Chairman, Mark Tanner, of the Skowhegan Federated Church, and Dave Dagniault who has seen Adam through since the very beginning.

Area teams take part in Battle for Breast Cancer field hockey tourney

Members of the Winslow field hockey team, front seated, left to right, Leah Pelotte and Lainey Bell. First row, Coach Mary Beth Bourgoin, Bohdi Littlefield, Savannah Joler, Haley Moore, Taylor Rodriguez, Alaina Lambert, Sage Clukey and Alayna Morneault. Back row, Kayla Hanson, Marisa Elwell, Madison Lower, Silver Clukey, Mariah Morrison, Justice Picard, Abby Wright, Kassidy Bibeau, Hunter Lee, Lilly Harvey, Sabrina York, and coach Lori Fredette. (photo by Missy Brown, Central Maine Photography staff)

Members of the Skowhegan field hockey team, front row, from left to right, Meredith Mitchell, Samantha Bonneau, Sydney Curtis, Emily Reichenbach, Chloe Dubois, Olivia Hatch, Lexi Michonski, Bhreagh Kennedy, Brooklyn Hubbard, Cheyenne Anthony and Mackenzie McConnell. Second row, Jackie Dodge, Nyah Gunst, Harlee Taylor, Kate Kelso, Paige Gilbert, Logan Wing, Mariah Whittemore, Jordyn Flannery, Norrie Tibbetts, Ella Siren and Laney Leblanc. Back row, Coach Tammie Veinotte, Coach Paula Doughty, Riley Enright, Samantha Thebarge, Kayla Furbush, Rachel Tuck, Hannah McKenney, Zoe Nicholls, Emillie Burchett and Brooke Gilbert. (photo by Missy Brown, Central Maine Photography staff)

Leah Savage named to Adelphi University’s Spring 2019 dean’s list

Leah Savage, of Skowhegan, has been named to the Adelphi University spring 2019 dean’s list, in Garden City, New York.

Savage was among a select group of outstanding students named to the spring 2019 dean’s list. The dean’s list comprises full-time students-registered for 12 or more credits-who have completed at least 9 graded credits and achieved a GPA of 3.5 or above for the semester.

Memorial Day parades 2019


Mon., May 27, starting 10 a.m. Line-up 9 a.m. at Garret Schenck School, in Anson. Memorial Day ceremony is also scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. at the Joseph Quirion Monument in East Madison; at 2 p.m. at the Starks Community Center, and at 3 p.m. at Madison VFW on Preble Ave.


Mon., May 27, Malcolm Glidden American Legion Post #163 will hold a Memorial Service at the Veterans Park on Turner Ridge Rd., at 9 a.m. Palermo Boy Scout Troop will participate. Refreshments will be available, following the ceremony at the post home.


Mon., May 27, 10 a.m. Line-up begins at 9:15 a.m. on Dyer St. Parade route begins at intersection of Dyer St. and Madison Ave., and turns left heading south towards downtown, then left onto Water St. and travel through downtown ending at Skowhegan Veterans Park. Dedication at the park will follow.


Mon., May 27, 10 a.m. to noon. Parade assembles at 9 a.m., at Head of Falls and ends at Veterans Memorial Park on Elm St.

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Disappointing ending

Skowhegan Area High School senior Mariah Dunbar takes the ball up court in the recent Class A girls basketball regional final held at the Augusta Civic Center. (Photo by Mark Huard, owner Central Maine Photography)

Skowhegan Area High School senior Mariah Dunbar takes the ball up court in the recent Class A girls basketball regional final held at the Augusta Civic Center. The previously unbeaten Skowhegan Indians were defeated by the Hampden Academy Broncos, 32-28, and were eliminated from the tournament.

Showing enthusiasm and spirit

Cooper Jarvais, a junior at Skowhegan Area High School, shows some enthusiasm at a recent basketball game. A beloved member of the community, Cooper loves music and is a member of the Skowhegan Unified Basketball team. He also enjoys softball. (Photo by Mark Huard, owner Central Maine Photography)