Articles from the July 17, 2008 edition

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Second arrest made in Stockholm murder investigation

Police arrested an Akwesasne man Monday and charged him with 1st degree robbery in connection to the unsolved Stockholm, New York murder of May 13,...

 
 By Shannon Burns    News    July 17, 2008

Tribe announces caucus/election dates for empty sub-chief position

The St. Regis Mohawk Tribe – with support from tribal members at a recent tribal meeting – will hold a caucus and special election to fill the empty sub-chief position. A sub-chief was elected at...

 
 By Shannon Burns    News    July 17, 2008

Ironworkers turnout for casino’s competition

Ironworkers from several states were in Akwesasne this week to join Mohawks in celebrating the ironworking trade. The Akwesasne Mohawk Casino once aga...

 

Alex H. Oakes, Sr

Mr. Alex H. Oakes, Sr., 83 of TSIIONKWANONHSOTET Nursing Home died Thursday July 10, 2008 at the nursing home, where he had been a patient since...

 

Catherine M. (Garrow) Bigtree

Funeral Services for Catherine M. (Garrow) Bigtree will be he held at the Phillips Memorial Home, 64 Andrews St., Massena, NY on Monday, July 14, 2008 at 8:30 PM.  Family and Friends are invited to...

 

Carol (Shatlaw) Anz

Carol (Shatlaw) Anz, age 50 of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, died suddenly on Sunday, June 8, 2008. Carol was born July 22, 1957 in Malone, NY. Her parents are Dorothy (Gray) Shatlaw and the late Louis...

 

James F. Edwards, Jr. “Bunkey”

Mr. James F. Edwards, Jr. “Bunkey”, 51, of 32 Second Ave, Waterford, a native of the St. Regis Mohawk Reservation, died very unexpectedly Tuesday...

 

J. Robert Herne

 Mr. J. Robert Herne, 75, of 259 Beaver Meadow Road, Hogansburg, died Wednesday (July 16, 2008) afternoon at his home, where he was under the...

 

Rae Jean Dibble

Rae Jean Dibble, 92, passed away on June 13, 2008 at her home in Montebello, California where she had lived since 1945. Rae was the last surviving member of her family of nine brothers and sisters....

 

Tribal Notice

The St. Regis Mohawk Tribe is rescheduling the meeting to discuss the Land Acquisition and Sales draft policy and information on common lands to Wednesday, July 23rd at 4 pm.  The policy...

 

In Appreciation

The Hogansburg United Methodist Church held a Bowl-A-Thon at the Bowl-Mor in Massena on July 13th. Due to the low attendance at our Church, we need to fund-raise in order to meet expenses. There were...

 

Blood donor

Nancy Oakes gives blood....

 

Contraband cigarettes seized by RCMP

Valleyfield, Friday, July 11, 2008 - Last week, a police operation conducted by officers of the Central St.Lawrence Valley RCMP Detachment - Valleyfield Office with the assistance of the Canada...

 

CBSA and RCMP joint investigation leads to tobacco seizure

South Stormont, Ontario - A 62 year old female resident of St. Andrews West, Ontario and an 18 year old male resident of Sudbury, Ontario are facing charges under the Excise Act 2001 for possession...

 
 By Shannon Burns    News    July 17, 2008

Community group’s supporters unhappy with 3-chief system, vote finds

A group of community spokespeople hosted an election on July 5 asking members of the St. Regsi Mohawk Tribe if the traditional 3-chief form of government is valid. Although the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe...

 

Salmon River Central 30th Reunion

The Salmon River Class of 1978 reunited last week at the Cedar View Golf Course. The event was filled with reminiscing and catching up with old...

 
 By Tira Benedict    News    July 17, 2008

Big Concert Weekend

It all started with a trip to the Cornwall Lift Off on Saturday night to see Theory Of A Deadman. The trio of Tyler Connolly (vocals/guitar), Dean...

 
 By Shannon Burns    News    July 17, 2008

Church finally gets its steeple

The Akwesasne Baptist Church has had its share of obstacles. Several years ago the church became homeless after a fire on Cornwall Island. It took a...

 

Ogdensburg woman receives room makeover from Jacobs Tobacco Company

On July 10, representatives from Jacobs Tobacco Company took a trip to Sue Wing’s home in Ogdensburg, NY. Wing was the winner of the Ultimate...

 
 By Shannon Burns    News    July 17, 2008

Comedians take the stage at Brass Horse

The Brass Horse Restaurant management offered the Akwesasne community something a little different than what they’re used to in terms of...

 
 By Shannon Burns    News    July 17, 2008

Wind brings Cornwall’s hot air balloons to Akwesasne

Every July, the city of Cornwall hosts an internationally attended event that brings their small community to life. The Kinsmen Cornwall Lift-Off is...

 
 By Corrine Johnson    News    July 17, 2008

Billiards league gives pool sharks a place to play regularly

The Mohawk Billiards ACS 8-ball League has recently finished the fourth week of play. There are 6 teams from establishments such as Gardners, 37 West...

 

Paintball course opens on Yellow Island

On Friday, July 4, Tom and Chubby Oakes celebrated the grand opening of their paintball course on Akwesasne’s Yellow Island. The Red Oakes...

 

Salmon River Central Elementary

Mrs. Alexander/Mrs. Post-Grade 4 Principal’s List: Adriana Reardon, Tianna Smith, Zachary Smith Mrs. Alexander/Mrs. Post-Grade 4 Honor Roll: Cheyenne Boardway, Brittany Broooks, Brittany Cassavaw,...

 

Salmon River Central High School

The following students have achieved Principal’s List Honors for the 6th marking period. Grade 7: Robert Gray Miranda Green Samantha Monette Morgan Shook Harvey Smith Grade 9: Jessica Beach...

 

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