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Looking backward in the files of the Journal from Dec. 23

FIFTY YEARS AGO
Nov. 14, 1962

Mrs. Paul Frank is serving as Springville’s chairman for the 1962 Christmas Seal appeal.

Wider coverage is in the planning stage for area telephone subscribers. The New York Telephone company is considering a new plan to provide additional toll-free calling for Buffalo and Erie County.

The National Child Safety Council, represented by Mr. and Mrs. Michael Bititti of Rochester, presented Springville Police Chief John Barbus with a plaque for his past endeavors in the reduction of injuries from accidents involving children of our community.

Robert Seider of Springville toured ceramic plants in Pennsylvania and New Jersey with other seniors from the State University of New York College of Ceramics at Alfred University.

Warren Miller has been appointed assistant manager of Mutual of New York’s Buffalo agency.

Boys were born to Mr. and Mrs.:

Alfred Killingbeck of Springville, Nov. 3; Dennis Hebdon of West Valley, Nov. 3; Ray Hazlett of Delevan, Nov. 6; Paul Earl Tharnish of Collins Center, Nov. 5; Lee Wishing of Colden, Nov. 7; Alfred Smith of North Collins, Nov. 8; John Connor of Springville, Nov. 9.

Girls were born to Mr. and Mrs.:
Charles Fuller of Springville, at Buffalo General Hospital, Nov. 7, Sheila Kathleen; Maurice Lancaster of Machias, Nov. 3; Theodore Barone of East Otto, Nov. 5.

MARRIED
Makey – Stephenson – Gloria Jean Stephenson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs Jack Weakland of Virginia Beach, Va., married William George Makey, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Makey of Boston, on Nov. 10 at Christ Lutheran Church, Military Highway, Norfolk, Va.

FORTY YEARS AGO
Nov. 12, 1972

The Springville Americans Abroad Committee has announced that David Ploetz and Patrick Salzler have been selected for the National Committee in New York. If either or both are selected as finalists, they will spend the summer of 1973 in a foreign country.

The annual St. Aloysius Appreciation Night Dinner, hosted by Father Hubert Reimann and Father Jim Spielman, was highlighted by recognition awards for outstanding service to the parish. Man of the year was presented to Maurice Mangan and the woman of the year was presented to Antoinette Faller.

Boys were born to Mr. and Mrs.:
Ronald Duncan of Delevan, Nov. 7; Kenneth Berg of Holland, Nov. 7; Michael Brown of Perrysburg, Nov. 8; David Cartwright of West Valley, Nov. 8; Shafeegh Habeeb of West Valley, Nov. 11; Daniel Marthia of Springville, Nov. 13; Leo Darling of Hamburg, Nov. 14.

Girls were born to Mr. and Mrs.:
David Emerling of Springville, Nov. 9; David Emerling of Springville, Nov. 9; Jeffrey Hitchcock of Delevan, Nov. 9.

THIRTY YEARS AGO
Nov. 11, 1982

Tiffany Williams won the national finals of the American International Dream Girl Pageant.

An early winter storm moved across Springville. The Eagles of Cleveland Hill had difficulty arriving in Springville, as the storm hit the north first. The Griffs finished the year with a 7 – 1 record and a co-championship in Division V. This is the 10th championship or co-championship in the last 11 years.

Stephen Bell was selected as one of two percussion adjudicator for the day-long New York State Field Band Conference championship show in the Carrier Dome in the campus of Syracuse University. Bell is a reading teacher and administrative assistant at Springville Elementary School.

West Valley Central School senior Julie Seeley was chosen homecoming queen.

Boys were born to Mr. and Mrs.:

James Fraas of Springville, Oct. 28; Lowell Sworts of Delevan, Oct. 28; Daniel Pawlowski of Little Valley, Oct. 30; Jerome George of Arcade, Oct. 30; Mark Hansen of Machias, Nov. 2.

Girls were born to Mr. and Mrs.:

Lieutenant David (Ann Fleckenstein) DePumpo of Hinesville, Ga., Oct. 5, Jennifer An; Harold Kelley of Springville, at Sisters Hospital, Buffalo, Nov. 3, Jessica Lea; Daniel Schwab of Arcade, Oct. 30.

TWENTY YEARS AGO
Nov. 12, 1992

The Springville Griffins earned their second straight trip to the Rich Stadium championships and ninth overall with a 33 – 7 win against Albion on Nov. 6.

Melissa Rogan will be representing Springville-Griffith Institute in one of the largest scholarship programs for high school senior girls in the country. She will be among 18 senior girls participating in the 1993 Erie County Young Woman of the Year Scholarship Program Lancaster High School.

Three residents of East Concord and one Springville resident are members of the Southtowns Youth Orchestra.

Boys were born to:
Kelly Booth of Collins, Oct. 27, Jake James; David and Lori Beeman of Springville, Oct. 28, Adam Richard; William and Cathy Walsh of Gowanda, Oct. 29, Brian Alan; George and Beth Goodemote of Springville, Oct. 29, George Thomas Jr.; Carl Stevens and Patricia Snow of Irving, Oct. 29, Carl Jess II; Edwin and Roylien Paschen of Little Valley, Oct. 31, Devon William; Christopher and Tara Edwards of Collins, Oct. 31, Christopher Todd Jr..

Girls were born to:
Jared and Colleen Haines of Franklinville, Oct. 26, Shannon Marie; Daniel and Cheryl Green of Ellicottville, Oct. 26, Tonya Lee; Ayleene and Hugh Foster Jr. of Cattaraugus, Oct. 27, Hannah Elizabeth; Dale and Sharon Smith of Cattaraugus, Oct. 27, Jennifer Elaine; David Kennedy and Melissa Nelligan of Freedom, Oct. 27, Juli Marie; Dawn Martin of North Collins, Oct. 28, Wendy Elizabeth; Richard and Linda Vernon of Hamburg, Oct. 28, Rachel Marie; Atlee and Katie Miller of Conewango Valley, Oct. 29, Lydia A.; Tyler and Julie Hill of Cattaraugus, Oct. 29, Taylor Lucele; Daniel and Jody Kehr of Lawtons, Oct. 29, Angela Ruth; Aarni and Amy Mattson of Arcade, Oct. 30, Layna Kay; Mark and Constance Woodruff of Chaffee, Nov. 1, Melissa Lynn.

Twins were born to:

Brian and Sara Phillips of Eagan, Minn., at United Hospital, St. Paul, Minn., Oct 26, a boy and a girl, Ryan Joseph and Elizabeth Catherine; Edward and Beth Schiefer of Holland, Oct. 20, Jamie Edward and Joshua William.

TEN YEARS AGO
Nov. 7, 2002

Concord Town Councilman Edward “Ned” Young was defeated in Tuesday night’s election voting, Young, running on the Democratic and Conservative lines, lost to Lorraine Weber, who ran on the Republican line. The vote total was 1,300 for Weber and 1,007 for Young.

The town of Boston is getting a new grocery store, due to the fire that swept through the rear of the B-Kwik in North Boston on Aug. 22. The store will re-open on Nov. 20.

A boy was born to:
Donald and Nancy Rindfuss, Sept. 25, at Crouse Hospital in Syracuse, Nathan Donald.
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