Donald Basil Boyden, who grew up in Berne, was a quiet man with a strong faith who loved the simple things like dinners at home and outings with family. He died on Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016, in Vermont, where he had married and raised a family. He was 75.

“He wasn’t a bragger or a big talker,” said his sister Belva Boyden.

Nine local wrestlers — five from Guilderland and four from Berne-Knox-Westerlo — wanted their tickets punched last weekend at the Glens Falls Civic Center to head to the Times Union Center in Albany for a state championship on Feb. 26 and 27. 

Berne-Knox-Westerlo's Zach Hilton joined the 1,000-point club this week.

Eight local high schools gathered at Berne-Knox-Westerlo for the inaugural Christmas basketball tournament in Berne on Monday and Tuesday. Host BKW took on Cairo-Durham on Monday evening and won, led by sophomore Slade Pulliam’s 20 points.

BERNE — The Berne-Knox-Westerlo Athletic Department along with the BKW Sports Booster Club are hosting their first-ever Christmas Tournament. Both boys’ and girls’ varsity and junior-varsity teams will be participating in the two-day event.

EAST BERNE — Elizabeth “Betty” Clarke O’Hanlon died peacefully, the same way she lived her life, on Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015, at St. Peter’s Hospital after a long illness. She was 96.

Mrs. O’Hanlon was born on Oct. 6, 1919, the oldest child of Thomas and Emma Clarke of Rensselaer.

WESTERLO — Virginia A. Diederich, a local radio company co-owner with a strong sense of humor, died at her home on Friday, Sept. 20, 2015, after a long battle with cancer. She was 66.

Mrs. Diederich was born in Albany in March of 1949. She married Tom Diederich in 1976; they were married for 39 years.


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