Andy Phelps Reminisces about His Days at Andover High

Mentor Principal Stickney made a difference

By Donna Baker-Hartwell, Beacon Volunteer
Andy Phelps Reminisces about His Days at Andover High

He has lived in Danbury all of his 85 years. Anyone who knows anyone would know Andy Phelps. There were generations of Phelps that lived in Danbury before him, and there are still generations of Phelps living in Danbury today. His dad was a farmer and logger. Andy expected to follow in his father’s footsteps […]

Richard Scott Danforth, July 10, 2023

Richard Scott Danforth, July 10, 2023

Richard Scott Danforth sailed away on July 10, 2023, after a fierce fight with cancer. His wife, Caroline Gross Danforth was his sole concern, love of his life, best friend, joy of his morning and headliner in his dreams. Her love is endless and enduring and a great comfort to Scott. Caroline was selfless in […]

Paul Sears, July 8, 2023

Paul Sears was born on May 19, 1947 and passed away on July 8, 2023. He was a resident of Andover, NH. Published by Cremation Society of New Hampshire – Boscawen on Jul. 12, 2023.

Walter Willis Walker – July 15, 2023

Walter Willis Walker – July 15, 2023

As written by Walter himself, we share this obituary. Walter Willis Walker, of Wilmot, born on October 18, 1930, at New London Hospital, with two other boys at the same time, died on July 15, 2023, at Mountain Ridge Center in Franklin. He outlived Bill and Raymond! Walter spent all of his time at his […]

Loring Oakley Ford “Spunk”, June 23, 2023

Loring Oakley Ford “Spunk”, June 23, 2023

Loring Oakley Ford “Spunk” died unexpectedly in his home on Friday, June 23, 2023 in Potter Place, NH at the age of 74. Spunk was born on November 16, 1948 in New London, NH to Leslie and Dorothy Ford. He graduated from New London High School in 1967 and enlisted in the United States Army […]

Ulrike Smith Explains the History of “City of Worms”

The city's actual name is Vormatia

By Ulrike Smith
Ulrike Smith Explains the History of “City of Worms”

This city was founded in 14 BC and is known as Vormatia, which is Latin and means settlement in a wet area due to the city being located on the banks of the Rhein. The letter v in German is pronounced as the w in English, and the name eventually evolved to Worms. Ironically, the […]

James T. Connell – May 8, 2023 

James T. Connell – May 8, 2023 

James T. Connell of Andover passed away unexpectedly in New London on May 8, 2023 at the age of 67. He was born in Nantucket, Massachusetts, to Martha Merriman (Bitler) and Daniel Connell. Jim graduated from Kearsarge Regional High School in 1974. During Jim’s senior year in high school the KRHS tennis team was State […]

Captain Marshall T. Slayton, USN

Captain Marshall T. Slayton, USN

Captain Marshall T. Slayton, USN (Ret) of Portsmouth, Rhode Island died on May 27, 2023 at Webster at Rye, Rye, NH. Marsh was born on May 1, 1931 in Manchester, NH. He was the son of Howard D. Slayton and Marian (Marshall) Slayton. He graduated from High Mowing School in Wilton, NH in 1948. He […]

Diane Montgomery Rice – June 19, 2023

Diane Montgomery Rice died at home in New London on June 19, 2023. Diane was born in 1942 in Exeter, daughter of Dr. Willard and Mrs. Clara Montgomery. She graduated from Abbot Academy, Wellesley College, and Middlebury College Language School. Diane was good at everything she did: student, wife, mother, friend, and teacher. Diane married […]

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