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Looking backward in the files of the Journal from Feb. 3

FIFTY YEARS AGO
Jan. 31, 1963

David Witter, a senior at Springville-Griffith Institute, was placed in the honors group of the Westinghouse science talent search.

Thomas Krezmien, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Krezmien, was designated as the Manzano Base athlete of the year for 1962, at Manzano Base, located in Albuquerque, N.M.

The Springville-Griffith Institute Griffins made it five in a row, during an overtime game at Clarence on Jan. 15, on Mike Seider’s field goal, just as the buzzer went off, to end the game.

Robert Whitehead, the son of Mr. and Mrs. George Whitehead of Springville, was commissioned as second lieutenant in the U.S. Army Air Force on Jan. 28, at the mid-year commencement at Bowling Green State University.

Boys were born to Mr. and Mrs.:
Richard Frazer of Arcade, Jan. 16; Paul Petit of Freedom, Jan. 21.

Girls were born to Mr. and Mrs.:
Charles Miess of Springville, Jan. 16; Walter Langford of Colden, Jan. 22; Glenn Hanson of Springville, Jan. 23.

MARRIED
Canfield – Crosby – On Jan. 12, Karen Crosby, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Crosby of Springville, married Darryl Canfield of Lancaster, at the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church.

Casey – Forrester – Darlene Ann Forrester, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Forrester of Springville, married Larry Casey, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Kenney Casey of Sardinia, at the Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church. The ceremony was officiated by the Rev. Daniel Knueppel.

FORTY YEARS AGO
Feb. 1, 1973

Acme Market moved its grocery store from Mechanic Street to Ames Plaza and opened its new store, last week.

William Butler has been appointed as assistant sales manager for Winsmith Division of Universal Match Company Industries, in Springville.

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Zielinski celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary, with a Mass at St. Aloysius Church, and were honored at a dinner at the Leland House. They were married on Jan. 13, 1913.

Boys were born to Mr. and Mrs.:
Robert Clark of West Valley, Jan. 23; Ronald Francisco of Delevan, Jan. 23; Kenneth Hawkins of Gowanda, Jan. 27.

Girls were born to Mr. and Mrs.:
David Wilcox of Springville, at Tri-County Hospital, Gowanda, Jan. 21, Lisa Marie; Charles Bradl of Colden, Jan. 22; Michael Hackett of Bliss, Jan. 25; Dale Schumacher of Delevan, Jan. 25; Richard Belscher of Springville, Jan. 27.

MARRIED
Webster – Smith – On Jan. 27, Marjorie Smith, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Smith of Springville, married Robert Webster, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Webster of Chaffee, at The Baptist Church in Springville.

THIRTY YEARS AGO
Jan. 27, 1983

Concord Supervisor Kenneth Barie informed the board that citizen participation will now be featured, on each meeting’s agenda. This will insure that any citizen attending a town board meeting has the opportunity to address the board.

Boys were born to Mr. and Mrs.:
Richard Lavelle of Arcade, Jan. 14; George Wittmeyer of Springville, Jan. 14; William Bleyle of East Concord, Jan. 17; Allen Meyers of Springville, Jan. 18.

Girls were born to Mr. and Mrs.:
Daniel Borowiak of Forestville, Jan. 13; Clyde Hoffman of Springville, Jan. 13; Donald Fox of Ellicottville, Jan. 15.

TWENTY YEARS AGO
Jan. 21, 1993

After serving in Concord town government for more than 25 years, Concord Supervisor Ronald Wendel will be leaving, at the end of March, to serve as deputy commissioner of the Erie County Board of Elections.

Area officials pointed to the $151 billion federal transportation bill approved by Congress in December 1991 as virtually ensuring the completion of the Route 219 Expressway, Springville, to the Pennsylvania border. They added, though, that such work could still be more than five years away.

Boys were born to:
Ronald and Sheret Hawk of Chaffee, Ridge Allen; John and Kathleen Ellis of Leon, Jan. 17, Nicholas Clyde.

Girls were born to:

Mark and Kathleen Hebdon of Springville, Jan. 12, Nadine Michelle; Thomas and Susan Randall of Glenwood, Jan. 15, Stephanie Marie; Gregory and Barbara Jones of Holland, Jan. 16, Jesselyn Marie.

TEN YEARS AGO
Jan. 23, 2003

Local artist Lucy Muther, 84, is still being recognized for her talent. A reception was recently held, in her honor, at the Springville Center of the Arts.

Springville’s new postmaster was officially installed, during ceremonies at the Springville Post Office. Irene Barone, who has been serving as the Springville postmaster since Nov. 16, took the oath of office.
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