Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at 3:20 pm
posted by in Chicken BBQ, Strykersville, Fire Department.
Event Date and Time: 
June 18, 2017 - 11:30am

Chicken BBQ • $10 • Harris Corners, Fire Department • 585 Route 20A Strykersville.   June 18th  11:30 til Sold Out 

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at 11:43 am
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, news, fire, Arcade, Bliss, Strykersville, North Java, Sheldon, Pike.

Sparks from a cutting torch ignited bedding materials in the cow barn of a Cattaraugus County farm, causing $150,000 in damages.

Several Wyoming County fire departments responded to the fire at 10826 Osmun Road, Freedom, shortly after noon Monday.

Arcade, Bliss, Strykersville, North Java, Chaffee/Sardinia, Yorkshire, Delevan, Farmersville, Centerville, and Rushford fire departments responded to the barn fire at Edelweiss Farm Inc. Assisting Fire Chief in Charge Arcade Fire Chief Tom Beiersdorf included Wyoming County Emergency Management, Arcade Electric, and Cattaraugus County Fire Investigators. Standing by at empty fire stations included Sheldon, Bliss, and Pike fire departments.

Firefighters were able to stop the fire from spreading to other nearby barns on the complex. Crews were on the scene for three-and-one-half hours with no reported injuries.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at 11:29 am
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, crime, Perry, Warsaw, Strykersville.

Heather A. Woodworth, 35, of Perry, was charged April 10 with disorderly conduct. She is due in Geneseo Town Court at a later date.

John W. Dill Jr., 52, of Grand Prairie, Texas, was ticketed April 17 for failure to keep right. Wyoming County Sheriff’s deputies say Dill was driving a tractor-trailer eastbound on Route 20A, Warsaw, when he fell asleep at the wheel. Subsequently, the semi left the roadway, going off the south side of the road, sheering off a utility pole. Although the cab of the vehicle was able to be driven from the scene, the trailer was damaged and had to be towed. No injuries were reported. Dill is due in the Town of Warsaw Court at a later date. Assisting at the scene included the Warsaw Fire Department.

Amanda R. Redden, 33, of Strykersville, was charged April 15 with speeding and aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the third degree. Redden was stopped, after deputies say she was seen speeding, on Folsomdale Road, Sheldon. During the traffic stop, it was allegedly found that her license had been suspended – for failure to pay a fine – out of the Village of Warsaw. She was released on her own recognizance and is due in the Town of Sheldon Court at a later date.

Monday, April 10, 2017 at 1:33 pm


Tyler Mummery, 20, of Arcade, was charged April 8 with driving while ability impaired by drugs, unlawful possession of marijuana, uninspected motor vehicle, and broken windshield. Mummery was stopped on Route 39, Arcade, for an alleged broken windshield and expired inspection. During the stop, deputies administered a field sobriety test and say he failed and was subsequently arrested. Additionally, deputies say marijuana was recovered from his vehicle. Mummery submitted to a drug influence evaluation where a Wyoming County Drug Recognition Expert determined him to be impaired by marijuana. He is due in the Town of Arcade Court at a later date.

Jessica Rodriguez, 39, of Pike, was charged April 3 with unsafe backing and aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the third degree. Deputies say Rodriguez accidentally backed into a vehicle that was parked behind her on Center Street in the Village of Perry. During the investigation, it was allegedly found that her license was suspended for failure to answer a summons. No injuries were caused by the accident. She is due in the Village of Perry Court at a later date.

Timothy Woods, 52, of Warsaw, was charged April 5 with driving while intoxicated following a one-car accident on Chaffee Road, Java. Deputies say Wood was traveling east on Chaffee Road when he swerved to miss a deer, left the road and struck a tree. He was taken to ECMC, Buffalo, by Strykersville Ambulance and treated for minor injuries. He is due in the Town of Java Court at a later date.

Laycee K. Wilson, 29, of Gainesville, was charged April 9 with driving while ability impaired by drugs, driving while ability impaired by the combined influence of drugs, inadequate lights, criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree, and criminal possession of a hypodermic instrument. Wilson was stopped on North Main Street, Warsaw, for having a headlamp out on her vehicle. During the stop, deputies say she was found to be in possession of multiple glassine bags containing heroin, and three hypodermic syringes. Additionally, she is accused of failing standardized field sobriety testing. She was arrested and taken to the Wyoming County Sheriff’s Office. A Drug Recognition Expert evaluated Wilson and determined her to be impaired by narcotic analgesics (pain medication) and marijuana. She is due in the Village of Warsaw Court May 8.

Kailee R. Phillips, 27, of Lancaster, was charged April 8 with improper signal and aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the second degree. Phillips was stopped on Exchange Road, Attica, after allegedly signaling the wrong direction for a turn. During the stop. deputies found her to have five active suspensions on her New York State driver’s license. She was put in Wyoming County Jail in lieu of $1,000 cash bail or $2,000 bond. She is due in court today.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at 9:21 am



A passing motorist first noticed the fire at 5905 Curriers Road, Java, around 7:45 p.m. Monday. The driver checked to see if anyone was home and called 9-1-1.

Fire crews from Strykersville, Arcade, North Java, and Sheldon fire departments responded to the blaze under Fire Chief in Charge Strykersville Fire Chief Brian Ash. Assisting at the scene included Wyoming County Emergency Management, the Sheriff’s Department, and Strykersville Squad 10. Standing by at empty stations were Harris Corners, Varysburg, and Yorkshire fire departments.

Firefighters were on the scene for four-and-one-half hours battling the flames, which caused $200,000 in damages. The house was a total loss.

While no injuries were reported, three people lived in the home and are being assisted by family and friends.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.











Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 12:16 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, news, events, Sheldon, Strykersville.

The Sheldon Planning Board will hold a special meeting at 6 o'clock tonight at the Sheldon Town Hall, 1380 Centerline Road, Strykersville, to meet with a representative from the New York State Department of Agriculture & Markets to discuss a possible biosolids town law. 

Biosolids are organic matter recycled from sewage for use as a fertilizer and soil amendment. 

Additionally, SheldonTown Board regular monthly meetings are scheduled for the third Wednesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at the Town Hall. However, the August meeting will be held on the fourth Wednesday at the Sheldon Historical Society, 3859 Main St., Strykersville.

Dog licenses can now be renewed online. Dog owners have three ways the license can be renewed: the owner’s name, dog license number, or the dog’s name. There will be a convenience fee of $1.75 per transaction, not per dog license, added to the license fee amount. Transactions over $64 incur a transaction fee of 2.75 percent.

Online licensing is not permitted if the rabies tag has expired or will expire within the month. Fax rabies vaccination certificates to (585) 535-0216 or email to

Renewals can be done at anytime by visiting

Additionally, the Town Clerk’s Office now accepts credit card payments for all licenses. Transaction fees apply.

The Town of Sheldon is requesting applications for a youth recreation director/leader. If interested, send your resume to the Sheldon Town Clerk via email or mail to 1380 Centerline Road, Strykersville, by April 18.

In other news:

    • Saint John Neumann Parish, 3854 Main St., Strykersville, will be hosting a fish fry from 4 to 7 p.m., or until sold out, at the parish hall. Cost is $12, eat in or take out.

    • Saint John’s United Church of Christ, corner of Centerline and Dutch Hollow roads, Strykersville, is hosting a Chiavetta’s Chicken Barbecue from 11 a.m. until sold out, April 2. The cost is $10, eat in or take out, and includes a half chicken, roll, butter, three sides, and dessert. 

    • The Harris Corners Fire Department is hosting a gun raffle April 8 at the North Java Fire Hall, 4274 Route 98, North Java. Tickets are limited and cost $20. The grand prize is a 2016 Honda TRX 420, 4x4. For more information, call (585)591-8132.

    • The Strykersville seniors day trip will be a visit to Bristol Valley Theatre, 151 S. Main St., Naples, to see “Murder Ballad.” Lunch will be at the Lodge at Bristol Harbour. The cost is $52 per person. For more information, call JoAnne Heffernan at (585) 535-4034.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 11:44 am
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, events, Strykersville.
Event Date and Time: 
April 2, 2017 - 11:00am

Saint John’s United Church of Christ, corner of Centerline and Dutch Hollow roads, Strykersville, will be hosting a Chiavetta’s Chicken Barbecue, from 11 a.m. until sold out, April 2. 

The cost is $10 and includes a half chicken, roll, butter, three sides, and dessert.

Eat in or take out.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 11:41 am
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, Strykersville, events.
Event Date and Time: 
March 31, 2017 -
4:00pm to 7:00pm

A Fish Fry will be held at St. John Neumann Parish, from 4 to 7 p.m., or until sold out, March 31 at the parish hall 3854 Main St., Strykersville.

Cost is $12. The fish is by Krolicks. Eat in or take out.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 11:34 am
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, events, Strykersville.
Event Date and Time: 
June 22, 2017 - 9:00am

Strykersville Seniors Day Trip will be held June 22, to Bristol Valley Theatre, Naples, to see “Murder Ballad.”

Lunch will be at the Lodge at Bristol Harbour

Price per person $52.

Call JoAnne Heffernan for more information (585) 535-4034.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 11:27 am
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, announcements, education, Strykersville.

Sarah Armbrust, of Strykersville, has been accepted for admission and has received an academic merit scholarship to Delaware Valley University (DelVal), Doylestown, Pa..

Delaware Valley University is an independent, comprehensive university with more than 1,000 acres in Bucks and Montgomery counties. Founded in 1896, DelVal emphasizes experiential and interdisciplinary learning and provides small class sizes. Through the innovative Experience360 Program, all DelVal students gain real world experience in their fields. The university offers more than 25 undergraduate majors in the sciences, humanities and business, more than five master's programs, a Doctor of Education and a variety of adult education courses. 

For more information about the university, visit

Thursday, March 23, 2017 at 1:48 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, fire, Sheldon, Strykersville, Arcade, Java.

A smoke detector alerted homeowners of a problem with the woodstove chimney around 8:21 p.m. Wednesday. 

Firefighters from Strykersville and Arcade fire departments responded to 5866 Michigan Road, Java, and found the chimney fire had extended into the wall surrounding the woodstove vent pipe. Standing by at empty fire stations were Sheldon and Yorkshire fire departments. Assisting at the scene was Wyoming County Emergency Management. 

Crews were on the scene for two hours and able to contain the fire to the wall around the chimney on the first and second floors of the home. 

Fire Chief in Charge was Strykersville Fire Chief Brian Ash.

The chimney fire caused approximately $15,000 in damages.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at 4:31 pm
posted by Billie Owens in crime, Strykersville, Sheldon.

At 10:48 p.m. on March 19, the Wyoming County Sheriff's Office received a call of a male victim who had just been stabbed with a knife.

Deputies arrived on location on Perry Road in the Town of Sheldon and spoke with the adult male victim who had cuts to his arm. Strykersville ambulance arrived and took the victim to a local hospital where he was treated for his injuries and later released.

Further investigation allegedly showed that Janet D. Adamczack, who is known to the victim, cut the victim during an argument. After the incident Adamczack allegedly attempted to hide the involved weapon so that law enforcement could not find it. The knife was located and secured as evidence.

The 42-year-old Strykersville resident was arrested and charged with: second-degree assault, a felony; tampering with physical evidence, also a felony; and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child, a misdemeanor.

She was arraigned in the Village of Warsaw Court and held in lieu of $5,000 cash bail/$10,000 bond. The defendant is to appear in the Town of Sheldon Court on a later date.

NYS Police -- Warsaw brarracks also assisted at the scene. The case was handled by Wyoming County Sheriff's Deputy A.J. Previty, Sgt. Bryant, and Deputy M. Jorgensen.

Monday, March 20, 2017 at 11:56 am
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, events, announcements, Strykersville.



George Reisdorf’s career as a fireman began reminiscent of the theme song from “Gilligan’s Island”…"Not a single luxury -- like Robinson Crusoe, it was primitive as can be." No radios, and the fire apparatus was minimal. Over the course of seven decades, he was a part of the many changes that make the Strykersville Fire Company what it is today.

Reisdorf was honored at the recently held Strykersville Fire Company’s Installation Dinner. 

Reisdorf joined the company in 1947, at a time when names were drawn to become a volunteer fireman and fires were put out via a bucket brigade. Currently, members spend approximately 40 to 50 hours of training – the basic firefighter course – needed to enter a burning structure. 

He served as chief from 1956 to 1959 and assistant chief in 1969. When the Rescue Squad was established in 1956, Reisdorf played a major role. He was also instrumental in getting Strykersville its first ambulance.

In 2016, the Rescue Squad answered 145 calls involving accidents, traumatic injuries, and people who were “experiencing chest pain.” The crew comprises of one certified fire responder, 10 emergency medical technicians (EMT), and one advanced EMT, says Liz Marks, Strykersville squad lieutenant. Additionally, new recruit John Green not only earned his EMT certification in May, by November he had responded on more than one third of the total calls. 

“Green was on a call in July 2015,” said Squad Captain Crystal Radecki. “What started out as a simple house call, quickly turned into so much more. While on a call, the wife of our patient backed over one of our EMTS with her vehicle. Green kept his cool and instructed the lady to pull the car off the EMT, as soon as she was clear, he went into action.”

The injured EMTS happened to be Radecki’s fiance and “only ended up with” minor injuries.

Not only has Reisdorf seen the company grow in membership and services, he saw firsthand the advancement of telecommunications as it pertained to the fire service. It went from a push-button in the home to the present-day 9-1-1 service.

While his “active” fire fighting days are over, Reisdorf continues to be active with the company by attending meetings and assisting with fundraisers.

The Strykersville Fire Company continues to serve the community and in 2016 responded to a total of 182 alarms, says fire chief Brian Ash. Of those calls, 15 were for residential structure fires, one reported explosion, two appliance fires, three barn fires, one chimney fire, six vehicle fires, six grass and brush fires, 23 car accidents, six hazardous conditions, one good intent call, and four false alarms. 

The fire company also provides, and receives, mutual aid from its neighboring departments. In 2016, it provided aid 37 times and received aid 15. 

In addition to answering calls, members participated in 128 drill nights which included fire and rescue training, first aid, and monthly truck checks, 98 nights of Office of Fire Prevention and Control classes, and 59 events that dealt with meetings, work details and fundraisers…and the company continues to grow.

In 2016, Strykersville added six new members – Robert Green, Andrew Gruber, Sara Neudeck, Zach Neudeck, Jennifer Reisdorf, and Alexandria Speyer. It also celebrated milestones and honored several members.

    • Service Awards: 15 years -- Charles Wertz and Timothy Shaw; 30 years -- Bob Lawson; 45 years -- Mike Reisdorf and Fred Lee; and 70 years -- George Reisdorf.

In addition to honoring Green as EMS Provider of the Year, others honored include: 

    • Carol Shaw received Firefighter of the Year;

    • Rookie of the Year went to Zach Neudeck;

    • President's Award went to Charlie Wertz;

    • Stan Szumigala, Eric Kirsch, and Randy Reisdorf received Training certificates;

    • Out-going Officers awards went to Past Rescue Squad Captain Liz Marks; and 

    • Chairman Certificates went to Lynn Streicher for her efforts with the installation dinner, Liz Marks with the fund drive, Doug Dombrowski with the gun raffle, and Carol and Tim Shaw with the picnic.

Newly installed officers include:

    • Doug Schwab, president;

    • Donald Simons, vice president; 

    • Mary Gibson, secretary;

    • Russell Reisdorf, treasurer;

    • Jeffrey Kinney, Robert Conroy and Duane Reisdorf, directors;

    • Brian Ash, chief;

    • Stanley Szumigala, first assistant chief;

    • Eric Kirsch, second assistant chief;

    • Randy Reisdorf, third assistant chief;

    • Crystal Radecki, squad captain;

    • Liz Marks, squad lieutenant; and

    • William Streicher, squad secretary.









Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at 5:16 pm



The above photos were taken in the Village of Perry early this afternoon. 

Trees were reported to have fallen across power lines, and power lines were reported down at the "Five Corners" near the Arrowmart at Leichester and Lake roads.

Responding to the scene included Perry and Perry Center fire departments, and Perry Police.











The above photos were taken earlier this afternoon at the corner of routes 77 and 20A. 

Officials say the winds were reported to have peaked at 102 mph, causing three tractor-trailers to get blown over. 

No injuries were reported in these three incidents.

Responding to the scene included the Wyoming County Sheriff's Department, and Harris Corners, Varysburg, Bennington, Sheldon, Strykersville, and North Java fire departments.

Route 77 was closed for a short time while crews removed the vehicles from the road.

UPDATE 6:25 p.m.: Authorities report Route 77 has been reopened to traffic, the scene has been cleared. However, the light at routes 20A and 77 is still not functioning.



The two photos above are from Route 354 in Bennington. 

One of the trees blocked the eastbound lane of traffic for a short time.

Responding to the scene was the Wyoming County Sheriff's Department and a county highway worker.




The three photos above were taken in Attica, in which the Village is reported to have a widespread power outage, along with closed roads due to fallen trees and power lines across roadways.

Responding to the scenes was the Attica Police Department.

Thursday, February 16, 2017 at 4:07 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, Business, Warsaw, Strykersville.



The term “shop local” isn’t just a fancy catch phrase to entice county residents to support their local businesses. Taxes collected on purchases made within the county’s borders directly impact the amount residents pay in property taxes – more dollars spent in the county means less taxes homeowners pay in the long run.

As a way to encourage consumers to shop in Wyoming County, the Wyoming County Chamber of Commerce initiated the Shop Wyoming & Win campaign. Now in its fifth year, the campaign is held during the holiday season – between Black Friday and Christmas Eve. For every purchase of $50 or more made in the county, consumers were able to submit their names for a chance to win prizes donated by local merchants.

“The prizes are made possible with the strong support of two county businesses,” said Wyoming County Chamber President Scott Gardner. “We thank Ace Hardware, of Attica and Warsaw, for the first-time donation of the Weber gas grill, and Harding’s Attica Furniture and Flooring for stepping up again this year and donating a rocker recliner. These two businesses never hesitate to participate and we hope that shoppers will stop in to support these outstanding local family run small businesses.” 

The recent campaign saw 650 shoppers participating, $451,519 in total money spent in Wyoming County, for an estimated $36,121 in sales taxes collected. That represents a 27-percent increase from the previous year.

Of those who dropped their receipts off at the 33 drop boxes located throughout the county, 73 percent were county residents, 25 percent were from outside the county, and 2 percent didn’t disclose an address. Additionally, 21 percent of shoppers hailed from Arcade, 19 percent from Perry, 18 percent from Warsaw, and 14 percent from Attica. Bliss, Castile, Java, Gainesville, Strykersville, Varysburg, and Wyoming residents made up anywhere from 2 to 8 percent of the remaining shoppers. 

Out of county shoppers included those from Mount Morris (13 percent), Batavia (11 percent), South Wales (6 percent), Cuba (5 percent), Rushford (3 percent), and others.

The Chamber held the drawing at the Wyoming County Board of Supervisors meeting Tuesday. As tradition dictates, the most senior members of the Board – town supervisors Jerry Davis (Covington), Doug Berwanger (Arcade), and John Copeland (Wethersfield) – drew the winning tickets.

This year’s winners are: Stephanie Baiocco, of Marilla, who won the Weber Gas Grill; Ron Snell, of Delevan, who won the rocker recliner; and Annette Hyman, of Strykersville, who won the $100 Wyoming County Visa gift card.

“Congratulations to the winners of this year’s Shop Wyoming and Win contest. This year’s promotion was another record breaker and we again exceeded local shopping revenue goals over last year,” Gardner said.

“Thank you to the local businesses who participated, and all the shoppers for making this event a success. Thank you to everyone who participated by shopping locally, placed a drop box in their business, or supported the program in some way.”


Friday, February 3, 2017 at 2:01 pm

Genesee Community College (GCC), including all seven campus locations in Warsaw, Arcade, Batavia, Albion, Dansville, Lima, and Medina, recently announced the dean’s list, provost’s list, and president’s list for the fall 2016 semester.

Dean's list honorees include:

    • Summer Beitz, Alicia Dylag, and Joelle Reiner, all of Attica;

    • Quinn Konfederath and Candace Bliss, both of Bliss;

    • Briona Terray, of Cowlesville;

    • Alyssa Witkowski, of Java Center;

    • Caitlin Pietron, of Pike;

    • Megan Gerde and Angela George, both of Strykersville;

    • Leanna Smith, Bethany Messe, Ciera Rinehart, Alicia Rast, Marissa Allard, and Caleb Miller, all of Perry;

    • Ashley Davis, of Portageville;

    • Heather Herrmann, of Silver Springs;

    • Shelagh Neeley, Makayla Irwin, Samantha Flint, Michael Cedrone, Manoj Rai, Allison Robb, and Sondra Lucas, all of Warsaw;

    • Kali Wright, Samantha Parsons, and Kaeleigh Bean, all of Wyoming;

    • Kaitlin Erb, Dylan Smoot, William Plume, Craig Fitzgerald, Amanda Fuller, and Tyler Marble, all of Arcade; and

    • Kory Debeau, of North Java.

Students named to the dean's list have earned a quality point index of 3.50 to 3.74.

Provost's list honorees include:

    • Abigail Skillman, of Arcade;

    • Casey Callahan, Nathaniel Washington, Shirl Clark, Marilyn-Lacy Leto, Lisa Deahn, and Julie Slepinski, all of Attica;

    • Stephanie Kehr, of Java Center;

    • Julia Chojnacki and Rachel Werner, of Varysburg;

    • Andrea Harter, Andrea Prince, and Hillary Shaffer, all of Perry;

    • Kristen Stephany, Zachary Brewer, Ashley Carney, and Delores Cedrone, all of Warsaw; and

    • Christopher Herrmann, of Wyoming.

Students named to the provost's list have maintained part-time enrollment and earned a quality point index of 3.75.

President's list honorees include:

    • Zachary Harrigan, Steven Boje, Katie Simar, Andrew Hyman, Zachary Wiedemann, Courtney Westberg, Ashley Miller, and Meghan Potter, all of Arcade;

    • Brittany Anderson, Nicholas Shadbolt, Gina Glor, Sydney Breton, Ryan Napieralski, John Burek, Rachel Beck, Courtney Schaller, Savannah Bartosik, Matthew Langerman, Samantha Long, and Brandon Storch, all of Attica;

    • Padraic Brazeau, of Cowlesville;

    • Barbara Brown and Brooke Tisdale, both of Gainesville;

    • Holly Benkleman and Adrian McMahon, both of North Java;

    • Anthony Wolowiec, Madeleine Weisenburg, and Olivia Herrmann, all of Strykersville;

    • Jeffrey Mincer, of Varysburg;

    • Patrick Rice and Adam DeLaVergne, both of Perry; 

    • Paul Torrey, of Silver Springs; and

    • Megan Hollister, Michelle LaBelle, Collyn Frank, Jennifer Cummins, Sarah Ushurova, Aaron Almeter, Micaela Van Buren, Amanda Pahuta, and Tracy Stevenson, all of Warsaw.

Those on the president's list comprised of full-time students who earned a quality point index of 3.75.

GCC offers over 65 academic programs and certificates, including the new Marketing and Social Media concentration within the Business Administration program. Additionally, the new Nanotechnology degree with ECC focus’s on the microscopic scale for jobs in biology, chemistry, electrical engineering, medicine, and photovoltaics.

The college has seven campus locations throughout Western New York, as well as through its online learning program. College housing is available at College Village, Batavia. 

For further information about all of GCC's opportunities, go to

Thursday, December 22, 2016 at 9:00 pm
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, crime, Strykersville, Warsaw, American Legion.


At some point in the early hours of Dec. 18, an unidentified person allegedly stole and damaged wreaths at the American Legion Six Star Post 637 in Strykersville.

According to the Wyoming County Sheriff’s Office, Post members laid the Christmas wreaths below each of the service flags adjacent to the legion’s building. A wreath was taken from both the Army and Marine Corps flagpoles, and a wreath below the POW/MIA flagpole was damaged.

The Sheriff’s Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the person in the photo above.

Anyone with information is asked to call (585) 786-2255.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at 1:19 pm


Submitted photo. Pictured from left to right: Brad Almeter, Jeremy Northup and Brian Parker.

Press release:

The Wyoming County Farm Bureau was presented with eight Silver Key Awards at the State’s annual meeting of the New York Farm Bureau held earlier this month in Albany.

The Silver Key Awards are presented to county farm bureaus that have exhibited excellence in a variety of categories relating to effectiveness in policy implementation, promoting agriculture amongst the public and in classrooms, leadership development and membership building.

The awards were presented for excellence in the following categories:

    • Agricultural Education & Promotion

    • County Financial Management

    • Information & Public Relations

    • Leadership Development

    • Policy Development & Implementation – Local

    • Policy Development & Implementation – State & National

    • Young Farmers & Ranchers

    • Distinguished President

Additionally, Brad and Carolyn Almeter, of Strykersville, won a James Quinn Award recognizing them for their extraordinary efforts this past year to serve and strengthen agriculture.

While at the meeting, farmer members also took part in the grassroots process of laying the groundwork for the year ahead. More than 100 delegates from across New York proposed, discussed and voted on resolutions that set NYFB’s public policy agenda for 2017. They also elected a new president of the organization, David Fisher, a dairy farmer from St. Lawrence County.

Wyoming County Farm Bureau is dedicated to solving the economic and public policy issues challenging the agricultural community. The county is part of New York Farm Bureau, the largest agricultural advocacy group in the State, known to members and the public as “The Voice of New York Agriculture.”

Monday, December 12, 2016 at 4:42 pm


Photos submitted.

Davis Valley Farm recently received the Conservation Farm of the Year award by the Wyoming County Soil and Water Conservation District (WCSWCD). 

The award is given annually to honor a farm with an immeasurable commitment to soil conservation and water quality protection.

Jim Davis and his wife, Cynthia, purchased the Bliss farm in 1979 after Jim served in Vietnam as a heavy equipment operator and worked on a farm in Sherman.

The farm formed an LLC in 2012, which included his son Jimmy Davis and his wife, Amanda, in anticipation of Jim and Cynthia's looming retirement.

The 500-acre farm houses approximately 310 cows and 310 heifers, and farms a combination of corn silage, grass, clover and alfalfa.

With a contingent of eight employees – six full-time and two part-time – working the farm, they manage the crops and milk the cows in a double-eight parlor. The parlor can also expand to a double 14.

Not only does the herd manager use his experience with the bovines, he also uses two computer programs which provides the milk production and activity data on each cow.

This year the farm constructed a 3.1-million-gallon concrete waste storage tank, which eliminates a weekly liquid manure application, as well as adding other benefits to the farm.

Additionally, the redesigned vegetative treatment area, which receives any high water volume discharge, allows the concentrated low-flow discharge to be collected in a separate tank. This water is used for irrigation purposes.

Other practices the farm use include:

    • Installation of tile lines;

    • Cover cropping;

    • Buffer areas; and

    • Strip cropping.

Next spring, the farm will start injecting liquid manure to its fields. Additionally, the farm maintains a medium Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFO) permit under the Environmental Conservation law.

Other awardees included: Wilmar Farm, Gainesville; Breezy Arcre, in Warsaw; and Fugle Dairy Farm, Strykersville. Each received the AEM Farmers Partnering to Protect Our Environment award. D & H Excavating, Arcade, received the Ronald P. Herman Sr. Partners in Conservation award.





Monday, October 24, 2016 at 11:24 am
posted by Julia Ferrini in Wyoming County, fire, Arcade, Bliss, Strykersville, North Java, Sheldon.

When firefighters arrived on the scene, the house at 1247 Route 39, Arcade, was already completely consumed by fire.

Crews from Arcade, Bliss, Strykersville, North Java, Sheldon, Chaffee/Sardinia, and Yorkshire fire departments were on the scene for five hours Sunday morning battling the blaze.

Arcade Fire Chief Tom Beiersdorf was the fire chief in charge with Wyoming County Emergency Services, Wyoming County Sheriff’s Department, the Red Cross, Arcade Electric, National Fuel, and Arcade Police Department assisting at the scene. Standing by at empty fire stations included Strykersville and Sheldon fire departments.

No one was home at the time of the fire. No injuries were reported. The estimated loss is $75,000, with the house and contents deemed a total loss.

The investigation is continuing.


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