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Looking Backward: Journal week of May 31


May 21, 1964

Harold Blesy, son of Mr. and Mrs. Werner Blesy, of Boston, and Richard Emerling, son of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Emerling, received the highest degree that the State Association of Future Farmers of America awarded its members.

Receiving awards for outstanding work in the Springville Agricultural Department and FFA Club were David Emerling, Larry Smith, Gordon Smith, Harold Blesy, Marvin Luther, Arthur Gernatt, William Fuller, Norman Emerling, Richard Emerling, Paul Gernatt, William Gobel and Charles Carbone. The awards were presented at the annual parent and son banquet.

Boys were born to

Mr. and Mrs.:

Perry Capanyola, of Chicago Heights, Ill., at St. James Hospital in Chicago Heights, May 18, Michael Perry; Richard Lowe, of Fairport, May 19, Thomas William; Allen Reidel, of Arcade, May 8; Lawrence Nye, of Hamburg, May 10; Ted Bockhahn, of East Concord, May 11.

Girls were born to

Mr. and Mrs.:

Donald Watson, of West Valley, May 13; Earl Wilbur, of Springville, May 18.


May 23, 1974

Thirty handicapped youngsters, accompanied by their families, attended the annual Shrine Circus at Memorial Auditorium, in Buffalo. This was made possible through the generosity of several local Shriners, who paid for the tickets.

Chuck Goodrich set a school record in the triple jump at an East Aurora meet, with a jump of 42 feet, 4 1/2 inches.

The principal speaker at the Memorial Day services at the mound in the cemetery was Michael Koguteh, past New York state commander of American Legion.

Boys were born to

Mr. and Mrs.:

Larry Stowell, of Springville, May 15; Gary Brecker, of Chaffee, May 16.

Girls were born to

Mr. and Mrs.:

Joseph Lehr, of Collins, May 15; Paul Bradley, of Cattaraugus, May 17.


Ploger – Brinks – Denise Brinks, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Brinks Sr., of Cattaraugus, married Kevin Ploger, son of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Ploger, of West Valley, on May 4, at the East Otto Methodist Church. The Rev. Edwin Armitage officiated.


May, 17, 1984

Daniele Regan, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Murray Regan, of Springville, was chosen as Pageant of Bands queen.

Lorraine Hoch was the first employee to have retired from the Springville Super Duper store. She started working in October, 1969, putting in 14 1/2 years with Super Duper.

Boys were born to

Mr. and Mrs.:

Walter Lerminaiux (nee Ann Randall), of Ontario, at Genesee Hospital in Rochester, May 13, Scott Randall; Michael Hill, of Gowanda, May 6, Kevin Michael; Michael Hecht, of Springville, May 7, Joseph Lynn; Dale Rosier, of Arcade, May 9, Matthew Charles.

Girls were born to

Mr. and Mrs.:

David Green, of Ellicottville, May 4, Stacy Marie;

Gary Lang, of Darien Center, May 7, Cheryl Tiffany; Larry Kroll, of Springville, May 8, Aaron Marie; Gail Fanton, of Freedom, May 9, Amanda Nicole.


Kowalski – Trumpore – Patricia Louise Trumpore, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Trumpore, of Lawtons, married Stephen Kowalski, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Kowalski, of East Otto, on April 28 at St. John the Baptist Church in West Valley.

Moynihan – Nunn – Lori Lynn Nunn, daughter of Dr. Richard and Peggy Nunn, of Springville, married John Joseph Moynihan, son of Jack and Rita Moynihan, of Syracuse, on May 5.

Robbins – Jones – Marjorie Ann Jones, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wilfred Jones, of East Otto married Gary Jon Robbins, son of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Robbins, of Cattaraugus, on March 24 at St. Isadore’s Church in East Otto.


May 19, 1994

Joseph Rumfola, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Rumfola, of East Concord, was named valedictorian of the Springville-Griffith Institute class of 1994; and Dennis O’Hare, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dennis O’Hare, of Springville, was named salutatorian.

Eight West Valley Demonstration Project employees participated in “Guest Reader Day” during the West Valley Central School Parents as Reading Program.

Girls were born to:

Joseph and Katherine Goodrow, of Buffalo, at Sisters Hospital in Buffalo, April 27, Ashley Nichole; Peggy Didas, of Arcade, May 6, Jordan Allyssa.


May 27, 2004

Rain didn’t dampen the spirits of the crowd along the parade route of the Pageant of Bands when more than 15 bands participated.

The Concord American Legion Auxiliary Post No. 431 chose Elizabeth (Lizz) Schumer as their Empire Girls State candidate for 2004. She is the daughter of Steven and Mary Schumer, of Hamburg.

The Rotary Club of Springville played host to a group of fellow Rotarians from Australia. The group of Australians traveled to different locations in New York state and Ontario throughout the month of May.


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