Jonesport-Beals school budget of $1.56M approved

Photo: Voters in Moosabec CSD approved $1.56M for Jonesport-Beals High School without discussion on May 11.

Photo by Nancy Beans

by Nancy Beal

Two dozen residents of Beals and Jonesport took a half hour to approve the Moosabec CSD budget of $1,563,061 for Jonesport-Beals High School. The meeting was held in the school gymnasium on May 11. There was no discussion and no dissenting votes were cast.

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Jonesport- Beals JMG competition

At the JMG Career Development Conference hosted by Thomas College in Waterville, Jonesport-Beals competed in seven different competitions against other JMG schools assigned to the region, receiving awards in three different events. 

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Spotlight once again on Jonesport Ball Diamond property

Photo: ​In West Jonesport, beavers have added to a cement dam designed to send freshwater through culverts into Moosabec Reach. The “family room” threatened to overflow the road after last week’s rain. Selectmen moved to bring in a trapper to remove the critter--and its home addition. 

Photo by Nancy Beal

by Nancy Beal

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Cory Curtis Robinson

Cory Curtis Robinson, 27, went to his Heavenly home peacefully on May 3, 2017 at an Ellsworth hospital. He was born January 31, 1990 in Machias the son of Maurice D. Seavey, Jr. and Renita B. Robinson. 

He loved to work for his grandfather at Robinson’s Lobster Bait in Jonesport, and enjoyed mechanics. There wasn’t anything with a motor he couldn’t fix. He had a great love for family, and will be sadly missed by all who knew him.

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Moosabec area 6th graders plan for week-long leadership camp next fall

Photo: “Mermaid,” created by Beals Elementary School students, is part of “Sea Monsters,” an exhibit to be unveiled at Peabody Memorial Library April 28. BES students collected trash from Beals’ beaches and used their findings to fashion sculptures themed around visiting author Mary Cerullo’s book “City Fish Country Fish.” Cerullo’s late February visit to BES and JES was sponsored by Island Readers and Writers, a group that connects Maine authors with island schools.

by Nancy Beal

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Henry P. Klettke

Henry P. Klettke, a unique character and a kind heart, died Thursday, April 13, 2017. Born June 9, 1921 in Lodz, Poland, he was the eldest son of 3 boys born to the late Paul and Anastasia Klettke. A veteran of the Polish Army attached to the British Army, after the war, he lived in England for a while. He emigrated to the United States in 1950, where he worked as a machinist for McDonald Douglas, Polychrome, and Fugi. It was not long before he fell in love, met and married his lovely wife Peggy, who he was devoted to.

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Small crowd raises $254K at Beals town meeting

Photo ​Beals’ Backfield Town Park has seen many improvements recently, including clearing, placing of benches and picnic tables, and paving of the path to the sandy beach (not shown here). Photo by Nancy Beal

by Nancy Beal

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Dorothy F. Williams

Dorothy “Dottie” (Frizzell) Williams, 88, of Wynnewood, PA and Jonesport, ME, died on March 26, 2017.  She was born in Philadelphia, PA on February 23, 1929 to parents Dorothy (Spear) Frizzell and James Frizzell.  She spent her early childhood in Penn Wynne, PA, then moved with her mother to Braintree, MA.  She graduated from Thayer Academy in Braintree and from Western Maryland College (now McDaniel College) in Westminster, MD.

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Jonesport - Beals honor roll

Michael Kelley, Principal of Jonesport-Beals High School, announces the honor roll for the third ranking period:

Grade 12 - High Honors: Joseph McDonald, Krysten Robinson and Tyler Sprowl

Grade 12 - Honors: Jadah Alley, Linda Johnson, Devan Libby and Sidney Merchant.

Grade 11 - High Honors: Rachel Phillips, Ivy Robinson and Rana Turchi

Grade 11 - Honors: Jordyn Alley, Kacey Crowley, Kirsten Hood and Brian Lunn.

Grade 10 - High Honors: Stephen Cirone

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Jonesport’s ”Ball Diamond” eyed for development — again

Photo JMG teacher Ellic Mottram (left) brought students Georgia Backman and Kendrick Hinkley along for an inquiry of Jonesport selectmen about the suitability of sprucing up the town-owned Ball Diamond as a service project.

by Nancy Beal

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