Karen Schimmer, Berne Town Board

Ralph Miller, Berne

BERNE — Vernon G. Schanz Jr., a farmer who loved the outdoors, died peacefully on Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015, surrounded by his family. He was 91.

Mr. Schanz was born in Berne on July 17, 1924, the son of the late Vernon and Mildred Josephine (née Proper) Schanz.

He graduated from the Berne-Knox-Westerlo schools in 1942.

Dawn Jordan, Berne Summerfest Committee, Berne Town Counci

Bob Motschmann, Berne

Trapshooting is for any age, according to Berne Conservation Club member Michael Vincent. Youth who can handle a shotgun are welcome, if accompanied by a guardian, he said.

Phyllis Johnson, Berne

BERNE — The bridge carrying Route 443 over the Fox Creek in Berne closed on Monday, June 29, and is scheduled to re-open on Aug. 31 as part of an ongoing rehabilitation project.

Ron Barnell, Schenectady

Terrice Bassler, a Berne native who has spent a career working on building education in developing nations across the world, will lead a group to work on the large project for a small town.


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