Knox Town News

By Rita Doughty | Apr 12, 2014

Town Office News

The Clean-Up Day for our Town will be April 26th 9 am- 1 pm. Please call the Town Office to see what needs to be paid for to get rid of, as there are fees for some items. 568-3907. Don't forget, a good way to clean up your yard.


I would like to wish my readers all a Happy Easter.

Newborn Daughter

On March 12, 2014 a daughter was born to James Larrabee and Gabrielle Vigeant, Allison Grace Larrabee. She weighed 9 lbs. 11 oz. 21 in. long. She has two brothers.


I am extending sympathy to the family of James Curtis III who passed away from a tragic auto accident recently. He will be sadly missed.

Another Death

Elmo " Peanut " Poland, 74 of Greene recently passed away. Condolences to his family. I remember his sister, who was my old school friend Virgilene Poland Leet. I was glad to connect with her again after all these years.

Senior Farm Share Program

The Senior Farm Share Program for 2014 sign up has been delayed until late April/ early May. The Curra's will be mailing the forms as soon as they receive them. Pete wanted you folks to know.


Happy Belated Birthday to my school mate and wonderful friend Dottie Oxton Abbey who had a Birthday April 5th. Hope it was a great day.


Patchwork Plus will be reopening on April 19th.

Cemetery Meeting

Monday Night April 14th 6:30 pm at the Annex by Freedom Town Hall for Pleasant Hill Cemetery Assoc. Lot owners or reps thereof please attend. We have not accepted mowing bids yet.


Happy Birthday to Grampie Linwood Doughty Sr. from all your grandchildren. We love you Gramp.

Another Birthday

Happy Birthday to my sister Dawna Routhier on April 17th. Have a great day. Love you.

Sisters Birthdays

Happy Birthday to Kitty Doughty April 20th, and Linda Rolerson April 30th from all your nieces and nephews. Have a great day ladies.

Waldo County Firefighters

The Waldo County Firefighters are putting on the State Firefighters Convention in Sept. 2015 in  Northport and Belfast. They are raising money for it by doing a calendar Raffle for the month of May 2014. They are selling tickets the rest of this month. $10.00 Donation. There are 31 chances to win $2500.00 Joan Sheldon has tickets 382-3017, and Paul has some at Freedom General. Please support our local firefighters. Most of the fire departments in Waldo County have tickets.  Thanks !!


Hopefully my news column from last time I submitted it, gets printed in the up coming Journal. I know you missed it, as many of you expressed to me you missed my column, sorry. I had to get the laptop fixed, and I couldn't figure out Cody's tablet. These modern devices get the best of me. I will be the first to admit it.


I attended the Post 14 Legion supper where the men cook for the Ladies Auxiliary. Nice. Veronica Rokosny had invited the Girl State Girls from last year, and one from this year planning to attend Husson Girls State Session in June. It was a nice presentation, and the teacher from Lawrence H. S. came as well. I actually forgot my own Aux. meeting same night. I belong to too many groups.

Celebration of Life/ Birthday

A nice crowd of family and friends attended the Freedom Grange Hall to celebrate Arthena " Tena ", Ma Keller's life today. She had a wonderful presentation of pictures by Lori Grant. It was so nice to see all the photos. I remember I loaned Tena and Red my Reindeer and sleigh I had given to me for a pattern so they could make some, and they did. They were the cutest Christmas ornaments to display. It was in the late 80's, and I still have mine. Tena remarked she loved it. Several people spoke and it was a great tribute to a wonderful lady. Rest In Peace Tena.,and play that cribbage.

Birthday Celebration

Today Dr. Shirley Bessey celebrated her 89th Birthday with a Spaghetti Supper and Silent Auction. The money raised at Mt. View Café was for the future Thor-Nox Education Center Shirley has set up. Soon they will be working on the barn. These projects are nice and will benefit our community in the future.  We got to see the CD video of the Mill restoration at Freedom as well today.

Benefit Dance

There will be a benefit Dance for the Jackson Community Center on April 26th 7:30- 11:30 pm. $10.00 per person. BYOB.   Don Nickerson and Country Mist will be playing Classic Country Music. Call for reservations 722-3205. Please put on your dancing shoes and join us. This will help support the Community Center.


Please check back on my news as I often make updates when people call me and add on news here for you.

Phone Call

I received a phone call today from Aunt Elsie Harris in Norwood, Mass. wondering how I was doing since my back surgery. I am feeling good now. Thanks for the cards and phone calls everyone. 

Until next week,

Yes, enjoy all the sunshine we have been having. It sure seems good to look out the window and see the snow disappearing fast.  After the long winter I hope Spring has finally sprung. Now if only I could talk to those plow guys to come and rake all the sand off the lawn I would be happy. I am not supposed to be doing much for awhile yet. Gabe comes for his school visit next week end. Guess I know what I will have him doing. I can't wait to see him as he has been worried about me having surgery. Gabe really loves his Grammie too.

Old Friend

My old friend Chet Wooldridge of Plymouth passed away on April 2nd. He had been in and out of Togus VA and the hospital.  His daughters, and son have always kept in touch. His sister Roberta as well. They all live in Massachusetts. His brother Almon recently died too. Sympathy to the family. We keep in touch through Facebook.

Meeting New Folks

I got to meet Janelle Keller from San Clemente, Calif. and Mamie Keller today. What wonderful young ladies.  Janelle met my nephew Dino Drew in Calif. who I have been trying to locate for a while now. Thanks Janelle for the picture she had taken.




























































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