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Looking backward in the files of the Journal from Feb. 10

Feb. 7, 1963

Clare Smith of Buffalo, Frances Rupley of Cheektowaga and Paul Gentner of Colden were taken to Chaffee Hospital on Jan. 30, as a result of a collision between a Springville-Griffith Institute school bus and an automobile on Route 240 in Colden.

Take James Michener’s Pulitzer Prize-winning “Tales of the South Pacific” and combine it with the composing team of Rogers and Hammerstein. “South Pacific” will be this year’s Springville Players musical.

Boys were born to Mr. and Mrs.:
Gene Murphy of Eden, Jan. 25; Roderick Gilbert of Machias, Jan. 27.

Girls were born to Mr. and Mrs.:

James Wagner of Eden, Jan. 30; Ronald Kief of Boston, Jan. 30.

Goodemote – Lux – At St. Aloysius Church, by the Rev. Noel Schreck, Feb. 2, Linda Lea Lux, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Lux Sr. of Glenwood, married James Goodemote, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Leon Goodemote of Boston.

Feb. 8, 1973

Springville Area Chamber of Commerce officers for 1973: President Harlan Milleville, Vice President Gene Burkland, Treasurer Richard Fancher and Secretary Betsy Decker.

The S-GI varsity basketball team defeated Pioneer 81 – 75. The junior varsity team defeated Pioneer 50 – 48.

Four members of the S-GI swim team broke records in a recent meet against Eden: Chris Truxal, in the 200-freestyle; Bob Bower, in the 200-individual medley; Bob Metzger, in the 100-butterfly and Tom Davis, in the 100-breaststroke.

Boys were born to Mr. and Mrs.:

Joseph Fridman of Holland, Feb. 1; Barry Rupp of East Otto, Feb. 4.

A girl was born to Mr. and Mrs.:
John MacLeod of Springville, Feb. 4.

Anderson – Green – On Jan. 27, at the Springville Baptist Church, by the Rev. David Foulk, Cheryl Green, the daughter of Charlotte Green, married Gary Anderson, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Marion Herrick.

Feb. 3, 1983

Boys were born to Mr. and Mrs.:
David Stowell of Springville; Daniel Kruszynski of Great Valley, Jan. 22; Joseph Russo of Colden, Jan. 24.

Girls were born to Mr. and Mrs.:
Robert Wilson of Blasdell, Jan. 23; Mark Stromecki of Delevan, Jan. 23; Christopher Fuhrmann of East Aurora, Jan. 24.

Feb. 4, 1993

Because of the local significance of the proposed shopping center on Route 219 at Zoar Valley Road, the state Department of Environmental Conservation gave its approval to the village request to act as lead agency for the State Environmental Quality Review permits.

Both the Springville and West Valley boys basketball teams took another step toward the playoffs, with league wins, last week. Springville topped league foe Iroquois in overtime, while West Valley won on the road, at Limestone.

Boys were born to:
Ronald and Elaine Donhauser of Springville, Jan. 19, Mark Joseph; Robert and Danelle Gast of Springville, Jan. 23, Tyler William.

Girls were born to:
Michael and Grace Burgen of Freedom, Jan. 29, Sara Marjorie; Dale and Pamela Gebauer of Ellicottville, Jan. 22, Trisha Belle Ruth; Brian Hackett and Loretta Sion of Arcade, Jan. 24, Kayla Shirley.

Meyers – Griffith – On Jan. 2, at St. Aloysius Church in Springville, by the Rev. Charles Zadora, Brenda Griffith, the daughter of Robert Griffith of Springville and the late Patricia Griffith, married Paul Meyers, the son of Dennis and Marlene Meyers of Springville.

Jan. 30, 2003

Springville-Griffith institute classes of 1940, 1941 and 1942 held a joint luncheon at Orsini’s Ristorante. Fifty-nine members, guests and former teachers attended.

The New York State Troopers barracks in Boston will remain open, for now. Representatives of the Police Benevolent Association Union said that state officials have halted their plan to reduce the barracks’ public open hours.

A boy was born to:
John and Leanne Pfeffer of West Valley, Jan. 21, at Mercy Hospital in Buffalo.

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