Obituaries for March 27

March 25, 2015
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The following obituaries will be published in this week’s Southington Observer. For more information, look to Friday’s print or e-editions: Barbara Dutton Emanuelson, formerly of Bristol, died on March 18 at Southington Care Center. She was the widow of Clifford C. Emanuelson. Judith C. Finland, 74, of Southington, died on Saturday, March 14 at Touchpoint…

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Aubrey Reilly LaForge birth announcement

March 24, 2015
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Aubrey Reilly LaForge was born on Sept. 4, 2014 at Bristol Hospital, the daughter of Andrew and Doreen LaForge of Southington and the sister to three-year old Jordan LaForge. Her maternal grandfather is Don Hodgkins of Southington. Her paternal grandparents are Michael and Anita LaForge of Southington. Her paternal great-grandparents are Clyde and Lenora LaForge…

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Kennedy Middle School announced February students of the month

March 23, 2015
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John F. Kennedy Middle School announced its February students of the month. Front, from left, Andrew Kudla, Nadile Germain, Samantha Peluso, Cassidy Vinal, and Mujo Kurtovic. Back, Mr. Steven Madancy, Adam Kosko, Elena Famiglietti, Abigail Lo Presti, Jordan Rinaldi, Ty Selinske, Ryan Slesinski, and Mrs. Susanne Vitcavage. Missing from the photo: Christian Drost.

John F. Kennedy Middle School in Plantsville recently announced the names of its February students of the month. Teachers nominated these students for their academic improvement on performance, exemplary citizenship, and/or participation in extracurricular activities. Sixth grade students of the month are Nadilie Germain, Mujo Kurtovic, and Samantha Peluso. An extremely hard worker, Nadilie is…

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Wrestlers storm into Mid-Atlantic tourney

March 23, 2015
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Four Southington High School wrestlers clawed their way into the medal round at the Middle Atlantic Wrestling Tournament held at Windham High School in Willimantic on Saturday, March 21. Paul Callo powered his way to the top of the podium as a division champion. Julian Robles wrestled into the finals for a second place finish. Austin…

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First Baptist ‘Spud Night’ benefits mission work

March 22, 2015
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First Baptist Church of Southington will be celebrating “Spud Night” and a silent auction on Saturday, April 18, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the church. Proceeds from the event will benefit local and world mission work, including funding medicine for the Good Samaritan Hospital in the Dominican Republic. Spud Night features delicious baked…

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The Iversons welcome their 5th generation

March 21, 2015
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Iverson family matriarch Ceil Iverson, 99, holds her great-great-granddaughter Hannah Marie Iverson as the family celebrates their fifth generation on Dec. 5, 2014. Also pictured are Ray Iverson (grandfather), right, and Chris Iverson (father), center.

Hannah Marie Iverson was born on Dec. 5, 2014 at Yale New Haven Hospital in New Haven. She is the daughter of Chris and Kate Iverson of Clinton. Her maternal grandparents are Pat and Anne Healey of Clinton. Her paternal grandparents are Ray and Linda Iverson of Clinton. She has four great-grandparents. Her maternal great-grandmother…

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Fellowship allows Southington native to explore marine policy in D.C.

March 21, 2015
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ORONO, MAINE—The National Sea Grant College Program has awarded Dean John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowships to three Maine graduates, including Southington resident Andrew Strosahl. The group will join 49 fellow graduates from around the country who will work on marine policy in Washington, D.C. The fellowships provide the opportunity for recent graduates to apply…

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Letter: Town Dems want candidates

March 21, 2015
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To the editor: The Southington Democratic Town Committee is seeking democrats interested in running for public office in the November 2015 municipal election. Be a part of out town by actively participating in its government. Please email your information to SouthingtonDems@aol.com or Call Bob Berkmoes at 860 621 3847. Robert M. Berkmoes, Southington

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Police foil credit card thefts at Shop Rite

March 20, 2015
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Brenda Eason

The Southington Police Department arrested two Hartford women accused of using altered credit cards and gift cards. Just before 6 p.m. on March 13, police responded to a call at 750 Queen Street where two women were reported using altered credit cards at Shop Rite. According to a police press release, Lakeisha Leonard, 20, of…

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