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Looking Backward: In the files of the Journal

FIFTY YEARS AGO
Oct. 25, 1962

The construction of major facilities, which will cost between $22 and $23 million, will begin next year at the proposed Nuclear Service Center at the atomic site, south of Springville, according to Oliver Townsend, director of the New York State Office of Atomic Development.

Nearly 2,500 people headed for safety last Wednesday, when fire was discovered at the Gentner Auction Barn on West Main Street. The damage was estimated by Springville Fire Chief Wilbur Coons at between $10,000 and $15,000.

Norm Everts picked red raspberries in Zoar Valley near Buttermilk Falls on Oct. 3. By Oct. 23, enough snow had fallen at Thomas Corners to have a snowball fight.

Students from Springville-Griffith Institute and Central School will participate in a Halloween window-painting contest.

Carolee Washburn of Springville and Joelle Brown of Springville are enrolled as freshmen, this fall, at the State University College at Potsdam. Both are June graduates of Springville-Griffith Institute and Central School.

Boys were born to
Mr. and Mrs.:

William Landry of Great Valley, Oct. 12; Ronald Ziecker of Springville, Oct. 14; Dean Rumfola of Springville, Oct. 16; Harvey Buncy of Holland, Oct. 17.

Girls were born to
Mr. and Mrs.:

Michael Darszewski of Springville, Oct. 14; Chester Kropczynski of Springville, Oct. 16; Arthmard Ramadhan of West Valley, Oct. 16; Joseph Henry of Delevan, Oct. 17.

MARRIED
Miller – Cranston – On Sept. 20, the Rev. David Foulk married Susan Cranston, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Cranston of East Concord, and Edwin Miller Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Miller Sr. of Springville.

FORTY YEARS AGO
Oct. 26, 1972

The Punt, Pass and Kick winners were presented with trophies by the Springville Jaycees at the annual dads’ night on Pop Warner Field. The winners were: Eric Joslin, Todd Rodgers, Peter Elkins, Dan Dallas, Mike Nugent, Art Merkley, Tom Schlageter, Tom Benz, Bruce Joslin, Ron Schlageter, Chuck Lingenfelter, Emmy Havens, Steve Moncreiff, Mike O’Neal, Bert Klein, Bill Kestner, Joel Kaufmann and Tim Salzler.

Mr. and Mrs. Paul Fleissner of Springville celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Oct. 25.

Boys were born to
Mr. and Mrs.:

Francis Pitillo of Springville, Oct. 18; David Vanocker of Yorkshire, Oct. 18 ; Steven Churko of Holland, Oct. 19.

Girls were born to
Mr. and Mrs:

William Lee of Springville, Oct. 16, Karen Janel; Robert Krotz of Sardinia, Oct. 17; Herman Ranlett Jr. of Springville, Oct. 19; Lynn Steinbar of Little Valley, Oct. 21.

THIRTY YEARS AGO
Oct. 21, 1982

On July 31, Stu Andrews was attending his class reunion, when he was told that his Colden store was on fire. Today, Andrews Stores has a whole new look, inside and out.

Brian Rogers of Collins has recently been granted a junior membership in the Brown Swiss Breeders Association.

On homecoming night, Carla Call was crowned queen and the varsity Griffins moved their season record to 4 – 1, with a 22 – 0 victory against the Blue Devils of East Aurora.

Boys were born to
Mr. and Mrs.:

Curtis Scott of East Lake, Ohio, Oct. 8; Seidel Cannon of Great Valley, Oct. 7; William Kurowski of Delevan, Oct. 8; Robert Whalen of Springville, Oct. 8; David Greene of Little Valley, Oct. 8.

Girls were born to
Mr. and Mrs.:

John Beattie of Ellicottville, Oct. 7; Eugene Szkatulski of Gowanda, Oct. 7; Marc Pritchard of Cattaraugus, Oct. 8; Frederick Heary of Springville, Oct. 10.

TWENTY YEARS AGO
Oct. 22, 1992

The S-GI Golden Griffins lost to the Maryvale Flyers 12 – 0, to snap the Griffins’ nine-game winning streak.

The Springville First Presbyterian Church has announced the appointment of the Rev. Robert Peck, Th.D. as pastor.

A boy was born to:
James and Betty Moyer of Gowanda, Oct. 6, Matthew Thomas.

A girl was born to:
Rob and Sue (nee Howden) Barnes of East Aurora, at Warsaw Community Hospital, Warsaw, Sept. 26, Emily Janelle.

MARRIED
Taylor – Hintz – On Oct. 3, Tricia Hintz, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lee Hintz of West Valley, and Kevin Taylor, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Taylor of Springville, were married by Justice of the Peace Lewis Wagner.

Lowyns – Ferguson – On Sept. 12, by the Saint Lawrence River in Alexandria Bay, N.Y., Shannon Lea Ferguson, daughter of Paul Ferguson of Springville and Judy Mahl Donelli of Lewiston, married Lance Corporal Daniel Scott Lowyns, son of Robert Lowyns of Boca Raton, Fla. and Pam Lowyns of Cranford, N.J.

TEN YEARS AGO
Oct. 17, 2002

The Springville Moose Lodge donated a check to Dr. Richard Nowak, president of the Bertrand Chaffee Hospital Foundation, and Dr. Jon Verby, director of emergency department services.

A fire destroyed the World of Wheels skate park on Route 219 in the town of Ashford.
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