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Looking Back: files from the Journal week of Oct. 13

FIFTY YEARS AGO
Sept. 6, 1962

On Sunday, Sept. 9, the parishioners of St. John’s Roman Catholic Church will honor the Rev. Josepj Zeitz on the occasion of the silver anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood.

Richard Wilkosz, son of Mr. and Mrs. Felix Wilkosz of Dutch Hill Road, West Valley, completed recruit training Aug. 17 at the Naval Training Center in Great Lakes, Ill.

Robert Delucci, seaman apprentice, son of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Delucci of Town Line Road, West Valley, is serving aboard the fleet oiler USS Wacamaw.

Specialist 5 Huston Myers of North Central Avenue and Specialist 4 Henry Cole of Main Street are currently on two-week active duty training at Camp Drum.

Boys were born to Mr. and Mrs.:
Frank Hopkins of Hialeah, Fla., Aug. 14, John Harley; Theodore Bockhahn of East Concord, Aug. 25; Kenneth Ploetz of Springville, Aug. 27; John Ballard of West Valley, Aug. 29; Frank Miller of Little Valley, Aug. 29; Edward Lawson of Springville, Aug. 30.

Girls were born to Mr. and Mrs.:
Richard Worthington of Lawtons, Aug. 25; Edward Lamm of Colden, Aug. 30; John Walker of Springville, Aug. 30.

MARRIED
Farner – Bly – Mary Bly, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Victor Bly of East Concord and Monroe John Farner, son of Mr. and Mrs. Alvah Farner of Lawtons were married at the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church by the Rev. Alden Farner, brother of the groom, on Aug. 4.

Nason – Bond – At the Glad Tidings Tabernacle on Aug. 11, Nancy Rebecca Bond, daughter of the Rev. and Mrs. Wilbur Bond, married Ronald Charles Nason, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Shadle of Springfield, Mass.

FORTY YEARS AGO
Sept. 7, 1972

The Chaffee Hospital Women’s Association will hold its 10th annual tea.

Richard Thomas has been appointed manager of engineering at Winsmith Division of UMC Industries, Springville.

Boys were born to Mr. and Mrs.:
Duane Fullington of Springville, Sept. 1; Donald Wilson of Holland, Sept. 4.

Girls were born to Mr. and Mrs.:
Thomas Hancock of Collins Center, Aug. 29; Clarence Ott of East Concord, Aug. 30; Thomas Siminski of West Valley, Aug. 30; William Lucas of Cattaraugus, Sept. 1; Duane Milgate of Freedom, Sept. 4; Bruce Stearns of Delevan, Sept. 4.

Twin girls were born to Mr. and Mrs.:
Dana Doctor of Lawtons, Sept. 1.

MARRIED
Ploetz – Snyder – On Sept. 2, at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, West Valley, by the Rev. Gilbert Snyder, father of the bride, and the Rev. Ronald Semsel, Cheryl Lynn Snyder, daughter of the Rev. and Mrs. Snyder of West Valley, married Larry Ploetz, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Ploetz of West Valley.

THIRTY YEARS AGO
Sept. 2, 1982

On Aug. 4, Kathryn Wright, formerly of Springville, daughter of Merle and Rena Wright of Springville, became the newest Orlando, Fla. reserve police officer.

On May 26, the voters of Springville-Griffith Institute Central School District authorized the sale of the Boston Elementary building and 13 surrounding acres to Springville League for the Handicapped for $50,000.

The Springville Midget Colts bulldogged the Pine Valley Long Horns, as they opened their 1982 season with a 22 – 0 victory at home.

The Springville Bills Midgets opened the 1982 Little League Football Season with a 12 – 0 win over the Tri-town Trojans.

Boys were born to Mr. and Mrs.:
Joe Scharf of West Valley, Aug. 19; Richard Hill of Cattaraugus, Aug. 20; Donald Thayer of East Otto, Aug. 20; William Widrig of West Valley, Aug. 21; Kevin Mitrowski of Yorkshire, Aug. 22.

TWENTY YEARS AGO
Sept. 3, 1992

Larry Nagel of West Valley is currently a staff member of the National Training Center at Alfred State College. The unaffiliated, nonprofit program, operating under a federal grant, trains fire, rescue and emergency medical service instructors who go out and teach farm accident response action in chemical, machinery and structure accidents.

Sister Marie McTaraghan has been named principal of the St. Aloysius School.

Twenty-five members of Springville-Griffith Institute’s class of 1942 gathered at the Springville Hotel Aug. 8 for their 50-year reunion.

Mr. and Mrs. Harold Klein of North Boston celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Aug. 30.

Mr and Mrs. Henry Hoch of Springville will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Sept. 5.

Boys were born to:
Terry and Deborah (nee Manchester) Owen of Rochester, Aug 17, Tyler Manchester Owen; Lisa McKay of Little Valley, Aug. 18, Zachery Kenneth; David IV and Tammy Stoner of Freedom, Aug. 19, David Frank V; Daniel and Beverly Kobiolka of Gowanda, Aug. 20, Dylan Michael; Timothy and Julie Phillips of Delevan, Aug. 20, Matthew John; John Sr. and Kim Enser of Lawtons, Aug. 20, Bradley David; Thomas and Liesl Szarleta of Springville, Aug. 21, Matthew Thomas; Donald and Gail Ploetz of East Otto, Aug. 21, Nolan Kenneth; Peter and Crystal Huber of Collins, Aug. 22, Peter Eugene Jr.

Girls were born to:
Wayne and Michelle Finch of Gowanda, Aug. 10, Brittany Anne Marie; Timothy and Jodi Miller of Cattaraugus, Aug. 19, Casey Lynn.

MARRIED
Rodrigues – Hall – At Faith United Church of Christ, Boston, on July 11, by the Rev. Gary Burdick, Judy Hall, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Hall of Springville, married Darwin Rodrigues, son of Mary Ann Rodrigues of Honolulu. Hawaii.

TEN YEARS AGO
Aug. 29, 2002

A group of students from the Pioneer and Springville school systems got to look at the other side of the medical profession, from the perspective of healthcare practitioners. Area middle school-age students were invited to participate in medical application of Science and Health Camp, a program jointly sponsored by the Healthy Community Alliance and the Rural Area Health Center and held at Bertrand Chaffee Hospital.

Approximately 100 Springville and Eden youth spent a week attending a day camp at Camp Ska-No-Ka-San in Holland. The camp has been operating for 40 years and is run by the East Aurora Boys & Girls Club.

More than 100 people from Boston, North Boston and the surrounding area, including members of the North Boston Fire Department, helped clean up the debris at the North Boston B-Kwik this past weekend, following an Aug. 22.

Boys were born to:
Michael and Amanda Strawder of Gowanda, Patrick Francis Olson Strawder.
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