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Laconia arrest warrant issued for man said to have shot at Meredith home

LACONIA — A former Lempster man who allegedly fired two bullets into the open doorway of Meredith home on July 26 waived his probable cause court hearing that was scheduled for yesterday morning at 8:30 a.m. Jesse Lohman, 33, of 137 Charlestown Turnpike is charged with one count of felony reckless conduct for firing a handgun into the home of a couple on Corliss Hill Road, one count of being a felon in possession of a handgun and one count of receiving stolen property. Laconia Police confirmed yesterday that they have obtained a warrant for Lohman's arrest for an incident on Pleasant... Read more

Letters

I enjoyed working at county home until Matt Logue came along

To The Daily Sun, Responding to the article on the front page in the July 29 Sun headlined, "High turnover scrambling county budget", I can only speak for the nursing home. It is a very toxic environment. Several department heads have left (laundry, maintenance, activities) after many years of service. I have made a county commissioner aware of the issues, as have other employees, and wonder, why aren't they doing their job? The director of nursing and the... Read more

Columns

Jeanie Forrester - People & programs will suffer if we d…

On April 2, 2015 a good friend of mine lost her 21-year old son to a heroin overdose. A few days ago she sent me an e-mail and asked that I look at her facebook page. This is what she posted: "To the NH Legislature: Allow me to speak in the vernacular you understand.First let me remind you the definition of a constituent. Any one of the people who live and vote in an area. If I knew... Read more

Sports

Waukewan Ladies count their putts

The Waukewan Ladies were back on the course for the first sunny day of the season. The ladies cheered as they teed off on the back nine. Teams of 4 and a game of "Count Your Putts" was the plan of attack. Two best putts per hole netted the winning team $10 per player with a total of only 27 putts. Congratulations to the team of: Jan Lefebvre, Ellen Vail, Gloria Ferland, and Karen Bourgeois.... Read more

Weddings

Engagement-Maguire-Chaff

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Maguire of Laconia, NH, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer Lynn, to Kevin Chaff, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Chaff of Hampstead, NH. The future bride graduated from Southern NH University with a masters degree in business. She is employed at EFI in Meredith. The future groom received a bachelors degree in criminal justice from U. Mass Lowell. He is employed by the State of NH 911.... Read more

Calendar of Events

8-4-15 Calendar

Performance of Neil Simon's "Lost in Yonkers," 7:30 p.m., Winnipesaukee Playhouse, Reservoir Road, Meredith. Tickets & info: 279-0333 or www.winnipesaukeeplayhouse.org Interlakes Summer Theater presents Sister Act. 7:30 p.m. at Inter-Lakes Community Auditorium. Advice to the Players presents Twelfth Night. 2 p.m. at the Sandwich Fairgrounds Stage.   Pete Cluett performs songs and stories, 3-4 p.m., Gilford Public Library.   Franklin Farmer's Market. 3 p.m.  on the lawn of Franklin Regional Hospital. Debit and EBT payments accepted, SNAP benefits matched up to... Read more

Announcements

Saturday evening service at Gilford Methodist Church

  GILFORD — On Saturdays through the end of August, the First United Methodist Church of Gilford is holding an informal, come-as-you-are service at 5 p.m. Weather permitting, the service will be held in the Charles French Outdoor Chapel located behind the church. If it is raining, the service will be in the church's sanctuary. These casual, come-as-you-are services will be led by Pastor Tom Getchell-Lacey and several of the retired pastors who are connected to the church.... Read more

Births

Birth- Preston Lou Ashton

Preston Lou Ashton Born on August 1, 2014 at 4:17pm at Lakes Region General Hospital in Laconia, NH to Laura Dunn and Ryan Ashton. Preston weighed 6lbs 14oz and was 19 inches long. His maternal grandparents are Cal and Tammy Dunn, Jr. of Laconia, NH. His maternal great grandparents are Harry and Thelma Bean of Gilford, NH. Paternal grandparents are Jim and Cheryl Barnes of Gilmanton Iron Works, NH. Preston has many aunts and uncles; Cal, Sue,... Read more

People

Local businesses help support Veterans Count Program

LACONIA — Veterans Count was conceived in 2007 when Easter Seals' board member, Mike Salter, sought to bring comprehensive, emergency aid to veterans and their families whose quality of life was significantly impacted by deployment to war zones. A veteran of the U.S. Army Special Forces, Salter and the Easter Seals NH President and CEO Larry Gammon approached the NH Joint Force Headquarters (NH National Guard), at that time commanded by Laconia native Major General Kenneth... Read more

Obituaries

Nicholas J. Murray, 27

Nicholas J. Murray, 27 LACONIA — Nicholas John Murray, 27, died unexpectedly at his home on Wednesday, July 29, 2015. Nicholas was born on Oct. 12, 1987, in Hanover, the son of Patricia G. Murray and David Brown. He attended Laconia schools. He treasured his family, and especially the times he spent with his daughter Geavonna in the last few days. Nicholas is survived by his father, David Brown of Laconia; his children, Giavonna and Karter; his grandmother, Gail... Read more

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