November 12th, 2014
VERGENNES — Alcohol incidents kept Vergennes police busy between Nov. 3 and 9, including one case of driving under the influence of alcohol and two incidents this past Sunday in which city police took intoxicated women into protective custody before they were taken to Porter Hospital.
ADDISON COUNTY — Two young men were seriously injured on Thursday, Nov. 6, in a car crash on Weybridge Road in Weybridge. Vermont State Police are tentatively attributing the cause of the crash to distracted driving.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police got medical help for a girl who had become very intoxicated at what police called an underage drinking party at a Kings Row residence on Nov. 6. Police said the girl had been taken into an East Middlebury home after having been found unresponsive lying in a muddy driveway.
The girl was ultimately taken to Porter Hospital by Middlebury Regional EMS, and the girl’s parents were notified. Police at this point have announced no actions against anyone involved in the case.
MONKTON — Vermont State Police are seeking the public’s help in finding a 14-year-old boy who has been missing from his Monkton home since Tuesday afternoon.
Wayne LaRose was last seen at his home at around 2:50 p.m. on Nov. 11, according to VSP Trooper Adria Pickin. He left the home on foot after having been involved in an argument with his stepmother, according to police.
LaRose is believed to be in the Monkton, Bristol, Vergennes or Starksboro areas.
MIDDLEBURY — John Rizner wasn’t getting much out of high school in West Dudley, Mass., back in 1946. So he quit school and decided to get a tutorial from Uncle Sam, which turned into a 22-year-lesson with the United States Army that included a lot of international travel and service during two wars.
MIDDLEBURY — Robert Many credits two things for helping him through his service in the Korean War: his faith and his ability to type.
Many grew up in Salisbury and attended elementary school there. He played baseball at Middlebury High School and claims his fastball was so fast he earned the nickname “Fireball,” which he has kept to this day.
“I could have played for the Red Sox but farming nearly killed me,” he said.
FERRISBURGH — American Legion Post 14 Commander Paul Paquin, like most American men who came of age in the 1960s, remembers how he chose to deal with the issue of serving in the Vietnam War.
Paquin, a Sheffield native born in 1947 whose family moved to a New Haven dairy farm in 1958, was working there when the recruiters approached him with the draft looming.