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Looking backward in the files of the Journal from June 15

FIFTY YEARS AGO
June 13, 1963

New York Gov. Nelson Rockefeller will pull a lever on a crane that will cause the boom to descend sharply, against the end of an upright steel beam, signalling that he had broken ground for the $30.5 million Western New York Nuclear Service Center.

Joanne Mary Blakely and Barbara Mrugala, both of Springville, and Alice Tharnish of Lawtons all received Bachelor of Science degrees with majors in elementary education, at the commencement of the State University College at Geneseo.

Robert John Seider, son of Winifred Seider of Springville, received a Bachelor of Science degree. Warren Zahler, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Zahler of Boston, received a Bachelor of Arts degree at the commencement at Alfred University on June 9.

At the State University of New York at Buffalo commencement exercises, Sandra Cranmer of Springville received a Master of Science in art education, and Frederick Cranmer of Springville, received a Master of Science in industrial arts education.

Dennis Ortel, son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Ortel of Collins, received a Bachelor of Science degree in agriculture; and Sharon Reed, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Reed of East Concord, received a Bachelor of Science at the commencement exercises at Cornell University.

Oberlin College of Oberlin, Ohio conferred a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology, to Mary Judith Potter.

American Field Service foreign exchange students will be in Springville for two nights and one day.

Charles Miess, electronics technician third class, United States Navy, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Miess of Glenwood, took part in a joint United States – French military exercise in the Mediterranean Sea, early this month, while serving aboard the guided missile frigate USS Dalgren.

Gary Zell, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Zell of Glenwood, is undergoing recruit training at the Naval Training Center in Great Lakes, Ill.

Kermit Starkweather, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Starkweather of Springville, graduated from Taylor University in Upland, Ind., with a Bachelor of Science degree on June 8.

Members of the local junior chamber of commerce are scheduled to act as guides for Gov. Rockefeller and other New York state officials, when ground-breaking ceremonies take place at the Nuclear Service Center on June 13.

Paul Wohlhueter of Colden was awarded a degree at Ithaca College’s commencement.

Boys were born to Mr. and Mrs.:
William Hebdon of Ellicottville, June 5; Larry Casey of Arcade, June 5.

Girls were born to Mr. and Mrs.:
Edward Wood of East Concord, May 31; Billy Ramsey of Yorkshire, June 5.

MARRIED
Adams – Loomis – On June 1, Immanuel Lutheran Church in Otto was the setting for the marriage of Catherine Eveline Loomis, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Loomis of Otto, and Kenneth Adams, son of Mr. and Mrs. Burton Adams of Little Valley. The Rev. Harry Droutz officiated at the ceremony.

Emke – Schacholt – On June 8, Ellouise Elvira Schacholt, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Milford Schacholt of East Otto, married Gary Allen Emke, son of Mr. and Mrs. Reinhold Emke of Otto, at the Immanuel Lutheran Church of Otto.

FORTY YEARS AGO
June 14, 1973

Ground was broken for the $2.3 million Jennie B. Richmond Chaffee Nursing Home, behind Bertrand Chaffee Hospital. Construcion should be completed by spring 1975.

Dr. Reza Ghaffari opened Springville Health Care Center, this week. The center will specialize in obstetrics and gynecology.

Twelve coal cars of an 84-car freight train derailed in Glenwood Sunday. The train was en route from a coal mine in West Virginia to Bethlehem Steel Plan in Lackawanna.

The Springville First United Methodist Church will welcome its new pastor, the Rev. Drew Heitzenrater, and family, on June17.

Boys were born to Mr. and Mrs.:
Philip Goodemote of East Concord, June 4; Joseph Snyder of Blasdell, June 7; Roy Wilson of Arcade, June 7; James Barmann of Tonawanda, June 9; John Goodemote of Springville, June 10.

Girls were born to Mr. and Mrs.:
Lawrence Benz of Springville, June 9; Wayne Bigelow of Arcade, June 9.

THIRTY YEARS AGO
June 9, 1983

Kim Lawton, daughter of David and Judith Lawton of Collins, has been awarded a Messiah College President’s Scholarship for the 1983-84 academic year.

Andrea Roncska, daughter of Charlotte and Jerry Roncska of Springville, a member of the Hamburg Gymnastic Club, was a top winner in the New York State Federation Class IV Championship Meet at Hugenot, capturing the state championship on the uneven bars in the 15 and older group; as well as third on floor, second on beam and second all-around.

A crowd of 400 attended the 11th annual Pop Warner Night at the middle school cafeteria, to honor the 1983 inductees into the Pop Warner Hall of Fame: Dick Reeve and Joe Zielinski.

Carol Pennington, daughter of JoAnne Pennington of Springville, was recently elected to membership in Pi Kappa Lambda, the national music honor society.

Boys were born to Mr. and Mrs.:

Joseph Lowry of Boston, May 24; Dennis Kennedy of Gowanda, May 27; Joseph Mrugala of Springville, May 31; Kenneth Chizewick of Olean, May 31.

Girls were born to Mr. and Mrs.:
Pfc. Walter Obrochta of Fort Stewart, Ga., May 22, Shannon Marie; David Olson of Great Valley, May 30.

MARRIED
Scott – Blake – Sheree Blake, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Dell of Springville, and Mark Scott, son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Scott of Gouverneur, N.Y., were married April 9 in the First Baptist Church of Gouverneur.

TWENTY YEARS AGO
June 10, 1993

A resolution, stating a user fee system for solid waste collection in the village of Springville, would have no impact on the environment. Village residents who do not subscribe to a private disposal service will have to purchase stickers to place on their trash bags.

Four tractor-trailer units were stationed in the high school parking lot for demonstrations, as Springville-Griffith Institute driver education students learned to share the road with trucks, during a special session on May 25.

Joshua Dahlman, son of Mr. and Mrs. Greg Dahlman of West Valley, has been selected as valedictorian of the West Valley High School Class of 1993. Christine Tharnish, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Tharnish of West Valley, earned the honor of salutatorian of the class.

Boys were born to:
Ilene Rothman of East Concord, May 18, at Children’s Hospital, Buffalo, Charles Elliot; William and Heidi Bensley of Stockton, Calif., May 27, Lucas Andrew; Martin Lay and Stephanie Parker of Gowanda, May 24, Davin Martin; Michael and Stacy Tagliarino of Springville, May 27, Matthew Walter; Alan and Lynn Lilga of Eden, May 27, Jeremy Alan; Howard and Tracy Armbruster of Sardinia, May 28, Travis John; Shannon Frederick of Salamanca, May 29

Girls were born to:
Robert and Dawn (nee Hoch) Arana of Cheektowaga, at Sisters Hospital, Buffalo, May 18, Jessica Maria; William and Tammy Ellis of Cattaraugus, May 25, Victoria Lynn; Mark and Joan Swart of Holland, May 26, Marleah May; Daniel and Lorri Oglevee of Little Valley, May 27, Kristin Faith; Stanley Jr. and Mary Ann Zielineski of Springville, May 27, Sarah Elizabeth.

TEN YEARS AGO
June 12, 2003

The Boston Chamber of Commence has selected Donald and Wendy O’Bryant as its citizens of the year.

The University at Buffalo has accepted the archives of the late Charles Dawson for the architecture and planning library. Dawson, who died in March, 2002, was a professional planner/zoning consultant for 54 years. He owned his own private practice in Springville, for 41 years.

Rachel Ford, a junior at West Valley Central School, was recently crowned the 2003 – 2004 Cattaraugus dairy princess. She will be promoting milk products and the dairy industry, throughout her reign.

Girls were born to:

Bruce and Rachel Robinson of Springville, April 21, at Mercy Hospital, Buffalo, Mabel Irene. Grandparents are Ron and Lorraine Larson and Bob and Carolyn Robinson, all of Springville. Stamatio and Marcie (nee Bentley) Mamas of Chestertown, Md., May 31, Kaliope Ionna. Grandparents are Tom and Jean Bentley of Glen Burnie, Md., formerly of Springville; great-grandparents are Marcella Emerling of Springville and the late Eugene Emerling, and Doris and William Bentley of Collins.
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