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Looking backward in the files of the Journal from Dec. 16

FIFTY YEARS AGO
Nov. 8, 1962

At the annual fall meeting of the Western New York Weekly Newspaper Publishers Association, William Lowe of the Springville Journal was named president of the association, for the coming year.

A steel structure is being raised this week, for an addition to the rear of the M&M Department Store.

Richard Emerling was selected as the 1962 Ayrshire achievement winner in Erie County.

According to Mildred Land of Seattle, Wash., while Seattle had 69-degree sunny weather, the front page of the Seattle Times said that Springville has 13 inches of snow.

Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Bement took over as the new owners of Travelers Restaurant.

Boys were born to Mr. and Mrs.:
Charles Wallace of Arcade, Oct. 28; Edward Cary of Boston, Oct. 29; Wayne Weaver of Delevan, Oct. 30.

Girls were born to Mr. and Mrs.:
John Heldwein (nee Margaret Clarke), at Sisters Hospital, Buffalo, Nov. 5. Lisa Marie; Elwin Warner of East Concord, Nov. 1; Nelson Fuller, Nov. 1; John Pitillo Jr., Nov. 1.

MARRIED
Hebdon – Crandall – Cheryl Crandall, the daughter of Margaret Crandall of Springville, married Charles Hebdon, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Hebdon of West Valley, on Oct. 6 at St. Aloysius Church, Springville. The Rev. Noel Schreck officiated.

FORTY YEARS AGO
Nov. 9, 1972

Assistant Police Chief Robert Connors was presented with the Moose Associaiton Law Enforcement Man of the Year Award.

Approximately 70 people attended a retirement party held at the Springville Moose on Oct. 30 for Guy Call, for 12 years of service in the Springville Water Department; Valentine Schueler, for 12 years of service with the Springville Highway Department and Emil Bierman, for six years of service with the Springville Electric Department.

Boys were born to Mr. and Mrs.:
Raymond Nunweiler Jr. of East Concord, Oct. 30; William Popple Jr. of North Collins, Oct. 31; Wayne Schue of Springville, Nov. 2; Charles Brehm of Holland, Nov. 2; Arthur Stevens of Holland, Nov. 4; Gary DuClon of Yorkshire, Nov. 4.

Girls were born to Mr. and Mrs.:
David Miller of Arcade, Oct. 31; John Santose of Springville, Nov. 4.

MARRIED
Harris – VanBuskirk – On Oct. 21, at the First United Methodist Church in Springville, officiated by the Rev. Raymond Risden, Beth Ellen VanBuskirk, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ramon VanBuskirk of Glenwood, married Fred Harris Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Harris Sr. of East Concord.

Hagerdon – Peterson – On Oct. 29, the Rev. Kenneth Hand of Sharon, Pa., former pastor of the Baptist Church of Springville, married Alyce Peterson of Springville and Manson Hagerdon of Jamestown.

THIRTY YEARS AGO
Nov. 4, 1982

On Sunday, Oct. 23, when the pregame show started before the Limestone versus West Valley game, the new press box, which had been erected by the West Valley Sports Boosters, was unveiled.

Daniele Regan, daughter of Murray and Becky Regan of Springville, has been selected as Springville-Griffith Institute’s candidate for the Americans Abroad Summer 1983 Program.

Boys were born to Mr. and Mrs.:
Tommy-Jo Fuller of Ellicottville, Oct. 21; Lawrence Gregg of Arcade, Oct, 22; Tracy Grimm of Cattaraugus, Oct. 24.

Girls were born to Mr. and Mrs.:
David Gould of Salamanca, Oct. 24; George Pierce of East Otto, Oct. 25.

TWENTY YEARS AGO
Nov. 5, 1992

For the Springville Griffins, the road back to Rich Stadium goes through Albion, this weekend. The winner of the game will play at Rich Stadium for the Section VI Class B-2 championsip.

The S-GI junior varsity football team won its 16th conescutive league championship, following its recent 12 – 8 win against Pioneer.

Boys were born to:
Scott and Diana Winnicki of Springville, Oct. 29, Jesse Warren; Michael and Denise Dee of Hamburg, Oct. 33, Ryan Patrick; Brian Shevlin and Rosanna Baker of Ellicottville, Oct. 23, Christopher Scott; Peter and Robin Blatner of Springville, Oct. 23, John Ryan.

Girls were born to:

David and Lori Bodekor of Gowanda, Oct. 22, Beth Ann; John and Deborah Rebmann of Collins, Oct. 24, Brittany Taylor.

TEN YEARS AGO
Oct. 31, 2002

By this time next year, Main Street in Springville should be illuminated, at night, by new street lights.

Minor damage and no injuries were reported after an Oct. 16 incident at the S-GI High School involving work on the Cornerstone Capital construction project. A plumbing contractor was purging air from the gas line to the last rooftop air handler unit on the high school. A pocket of natural gas remained trapped inside the air handler. The starting of a motor ignited the pocket of natural gas, resulting in a loud popping and a flash of flame. Fire extinguishers put out the fire in about one minute.

A girl was born to:
Robert and Katie Pawlak, at Mercy Hospital, Buffalo, Oct. 8, Olivia Christine.
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