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Bill Macek Takes the Helm of WHAV’s New Open Mic Show Next Monday

Bill Macek Takes the Helm of WHAV’s New Open Mic Show Next Monday

He has been on all sides of the microphone—as on-air personality, station owner and newsmaker. Now, continuing his lifelong radio passion, William J. “Bill” Macek is returning to his roots as host of 97.9 WHAV FM’s New Open Mic Show, beginning Monday, Jan. 22. Over the years, Macek has been heard on the air as

Rose Lanza, 93, Worked for Dan Ray Machine

Rose Lanza, 93, of Glen, N.H., and formerly of Haverhill, passed away peacefully at her home Jan. 13. Lanza was born and educated in Haverhill. She worked as a secretary for Dan Ray Machine, on Essex Street, Haverhill. She also worked with her companion Harold Pike at Pikes Funeral Home in Gloucester as a bookkeeper.

Elinor B. (Brown) Spofford, 97, Taught at Bagnall School

Elinor B. (Brown) Spofford, 97, of Bradford, passed away Sunday Jan. 14, after a short illness. She was born Jan. 5, 1921, daughter of Horace and Ruth (Trow) Brown. Spofford attended West Newbury public schools, graduating as the president of the class of 1938. She was a 1941 graduate of the Salem Hospital School of

Leona M. (LaMarche) Buchikos, 65, Served Local Nursing Homes

Leona M. (LaMarche) Buchikos, 65, of Ossipee, N.H., and formerly of Haverhill and Lowell, passed away Jan. 11, at Portsmouth Regional Hospital with her family by her side. Born in Lowell, she was the daughter of the late Sylvio J. and Anna J. (Sawtelle) Lamarche. Raised and educated in the Lowell public school system, she

Jasmine Marie Ellison, 24, Whittier Vo-Tech 2011 Graduate

Jasmine Marie Ellison, 24, of Haverhill, daughter of Leo F. Ellison Jr. of Newburyport and Dawn Phillips Ellison of Haverhill, passed away unexpectedly Jan. 11. Born in Newburyport, she was a graduate of Whittier Regional Vocational Technical High School in 2011 with a diploma in marketing. Ellison was employed at Burlington Coat Factory and Dunkin