Hello to All,

Another week has passed, zip…just like that…gone. We must make the most of our days as they go by way too quick.

I have experienced another relative passing away. My sister, Marilyn Drew McKenney, has lost her beloved husband, Clarence McKenney. He was only 71, just having had a birthday in December. He had a massive heart attack. He will be missed by all of us who knew him. He was a true hunter, and loved to fish as well. He loved to tell us stories. We shall miss all his antics. Rest well, Clarence, you made your presence known. His buddy Ralph will sure miss his daily phone calls.


Clarence McKenney, who passed away on Feb. 8, son of the late Norman and Pearl McKenney.

Richard "Dick" Lord, who passed on Jan. 30. He is the son of Tom Lord and the late Beverly Lord.

June Fowler of Troy, who passed on Feb. 5, well known to all of the folks in the area. A best friend of many years to Kate Hillman.

Fishing day

Second annual Riley's Wish on Saturday, Feb. 16. Winter games and Derby at Lake St. George State Park, Liberty. Starts at 8 a.m., a lot of fun for the kids.

Benefit spaghetti supper

A benefit for Debbie Knight, who is very ill, and her husband Tracy Knight, Sunday, Feb. 24, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Unity Masonic Lodge. Spaghetti, with plain sauce, meat sauce, meatballs, tossed salad, coleslaw, rolls, desserts and drink. Cash raffle available. Money up to $2,500 will be matched from the supper.

Women veterans

The Maine Bureau of Veterans’ Services has formed a partnership with Joy Lewis Asuncion, U.S. Navy retired, as the Maine State Ambassador for the National Women’s Memorial. She is helping to identify all women veterans who have passed away or are still serving. The goal is to ensure all women veterans are registered and that their legacy of military service is preserved forever on the only national memorial dedicated to all women, from the American Revolution to present day who have served the U.S. Armed Forces. To contact her by phone, call 930-5640, or email


Due to unpredictable weather in Maine, the GO Tubing and GO Zipping has been forced to close and the business is for sale. Call Kevin 242-6150 with any interest; he has posted on Facebook.

That is too bad, as it was enjoyed by many.

Bangor Grange

On March 16, the Famous Boiled Dinner is at 5:30 p.m. and the show is at 7 p.m. Irish, country and gospel music. A great time for all, and all welcome at 1192 Ohio St., Bangor. $15 for both. Come support the Grange.


How about those Super Bowl New England Patriots? Six times! 13-3 score. Many happy folks.

Town interest

A special Legislative Sentiment in recognition of the Knox Bicentennial is to be acknowledged during the House session on Tuesday, Feb. 19, beginning at 10 a.m. Rep. MaryAnne Kinney is extending an invitation for members of the Bicentennial Committee and other members of our town to attend the House session to receive recognition in Augusta that morning. Knox is 200 years old.

Celebration of life

Family and friends are invited to a celebration of life for Clarence "CL" McKenney on Saturday, Feb. 23, at 1 p.m. at the Liberty Community Hall. Info: contact Missy Hewins, Kristen McKenney or Lexie Bennett. Bring your special stories, or other things about Clarence you'd like to share with all.

Until next week,

Be warm, everyone. Be safe out there ― the ice has been terrible. My good friend Gary, from Benton, fell and broke his leg very badly and is in the hospital in Augusta. Here's hoping he is well soon.