Carrile L. Mahon, 37, of Townline Road, Bergen, is charged with felony DWI, failure to keep right, leaving the scene of a property damage accident and refusal to take breath test. Mahon's vehicle reportedly left the roadway and went into a field on Route 98 in Elba at 9:48 p.m., Monday. The accident was investigated by Deputy James Diehl and Sgt. Greg Walker.
Kimberly E. Stack, 34, of 3 Morton Ave., Batavia, is charged with DWI and driving with a BAC of .08 or greater. Stack was stopped on Ellicott Street at 10:32 p.m., Monday, by Officer Chris Camp after police received a report of an erratic driver.
Amanda Marie Putnam, 25, of Selden Road, Le Roy, is charged with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. Putnam is accused of using her landlord's vehicle without permission and then being involved in a motor vehicle accident while driving the vehicle.
Jonathan Paul Bouter, 28, of Oak Orchard Road, Elba, is charged with aggravated unlicensed operation, 3rd. Bouter was arrested on a warrant for the charge out of Corfu Village Court. He was jailed on $500 cash or $5,000 bond.
Cheering, chanting, hugs and tears of joy were all part of a big celebration in Elba last night as the Lady Lancers brought home their Class D State Champions trophy.
"It’s amazing," said Meg Stucko. "It’s like the best day of my life. I never thought the whole community would come together like this. It’s really awesome."
The whole community could celebrate together because the community won together.
Head Coach Tom Nowak praised dozens of volunteers, from scorekeepers to parents who traveled the state to videotape potential opponents in tournament games, along with all the fans who turned out to support the girls.
“They say it takes a whole community to raise a child,” Nowak said. “It takes a whole community to raise a state champion.”
The celebration in the gym followed a lights and sirens escort by the Elba Volunteer Fire Department through the village.
MacKenzie Bezon, who was Most Valuable Player of the title game, was amazed by the public's response.
"I can’t believe our community did this," Bezon said. "It’s not like just we won the championship. It’s the whole town. I just can’t believe it happened. We’ve been working so hard. I couldn’t believe it. I thought it was a dream."
Nowak said he was exceptionally proud that the Lady Lancers, who knew what to do, executed the game plan and their plays, and stayed in control.
"This is the most composed group of young ladies I've ever been associated with," Nowak said. "I was able to relax because I knew what they could do on the court."
After explaining the story because somebody told him recently "Coach, nobody is perfect," Nowak ended his remarks to thunderous applause when he said, "Right now and forever, these girls are a perfect 25-0."
The 15th annual showcase featuring antiques, collectibles, artworks for sale and appraisals will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 12, at the Elba department rec hall. For the first time ever -- admission is FREE!
The fire hall is located on Route 98 in Elba.
There will be basket raffle and 50/50 drawings. Dave Cutitta, a Batavia dealer in coins and precious metals for 40 years, will be buying, selling and appraising silver and gold coins and scrap.
There will be 50-plus tables of advertising, buttons, jewelry, glassware, pottery, primitives, Victorian, postcards, handmade silk scarves, felted purses, paintings, quilting, Mother's Day gifts, candy, and folk art. Something for everyone. Don't miss it!