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Looking backward in the files of the Springville Journal from Jan. 27

Jan. 24, 1963

The Springville Chamber of Commerce heard a talk by Earl Ek on local atomic development, at a meeting held at the Leland House.

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Zielinski celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Jan. 13. The day began with a Mass at St. Aloysius Church and an open house in the afternoon at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Leon Zielinski.

The local Marine Midland Trust Company’s staff gave a dinner to retiring Vice President Howard Shamel at the Nichols Brook Hotel in Chaffee.

Last week, 156 gifts of life were made in Springville, when area residents supported the Red Cross Bloodmobile.

Boys were born to Mr. and Mrs.:
Harold McCormick of Springville, Jan. 12; Carl Wagner of Ellicottville, Jan. 13; Leo Music of Chaffee, Jan. 14.

Girls were born to Mr. and Mrs.:
Thomas Ford of West Valley, Jan. 12; Harvey Weakland of Eden, Jan. 13; James Collier of Boston, Jan. 14; Allen Westfall of East Otto, Jan. 16.

Goranson – Botsford – Judith Botsford, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Botsford of Springville, married Richard Goranson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Goranson of Patchin, at the Methodist Church in Colden on Jan. 12.

Jan. 25, 1973

Technical Sergeant Roger Constantine, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Leo Constantine of Boston, participated in the presidential inauguration day ceremonies in Washington, D.C. as a member of the U.S. Air Force Band. He is stationed at Bolling Air Force Base in Washington, D.C.

Jay Seider, a graduate of Springville-Griffith Institute, was an assistant coach of the Central Glades Raiders’ football team, which captured its second state 3A football title. His duties were directed to the offensive line.

Boys were born to Mr. and Mrs.:
Nelson (Jean Marie Golabek) Kiedrowski of Long Beach, Cal., Dec. 23; Paul (Peggy Kaye) Palen of Albuquerque, N.M., Jan. 21; Charles Evans of Great Valley, Jan. 17; Stephen Donohue of Chaffee, Jan. 18; Thylob Ramadhan of West Valley, Jan. 18; Willard Rogers of Arcade, Jan. 19.

Girls were born to Mr. and Mrs.:
Joseph Brasky of Arcade, Jan. 17; Charles Mayer of Arcade, Jan. 19; Edward Dollas of Boston, Jan. 21.

Twins were born to Mr. and Mrs.:
Allois Schweickert of Colden, Jan. 19, a boy and a girl.

DeVinney – Gordon – On Nov. 25, in the Chapel-By-The-Sea, Clearwater, Fla., Rebecca Jean Gordon, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jean Gordon of Clearwater, married Robert John DeVinney, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl DeVinney of Springville.

Jan. 20, 1983

Local artist Paul Boccolucci have an exhibition of featured works at Marine Midland Bank in Springville.

After more than 28 years, Florence Drankhan, postmaster at Boston, has turned in her badge and retired.

The current issue of New York Alive Magazine features an article on the Springville auction in the publication’s “Expressly N.Y.” section, a roundup of people and places throughout the state.

Springville Elementary School primary grade students were visited by Erie County Dairy Princess Tina Harvey. Her alternate, Ann Smith, accompanied her and assisted in helping the students make butter in each classroom.

Ellen Gibbin, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Gibbin of Springville, is one of 27 students from Westminster College in New Wilmington, Pa., who are spending January on a travel seminar to the Caribbean.

Boys were born to Mr. and Mrs.:
Giggs Swan of Cattaraugus, Jan. 7; Timothy Gill of Hamburg, Jan. 7; John Williams of Arcade, Jan. 9; Douglas Young of Sandusky, Jan. 12.

Girls were born to Mr. and Mrs.:
Dennis Fuller of Springville, Jan. 7; Douglas Taylor of Colden, Jan. 8; Wayne Widrig of West Valley, Jan. 11.

Smercak – Schneider – Laurie Schneider, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Schneider of Boston, married Pvt. Steven Smercak, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Warren Smercak of Springville, on Sept. 25 at 6 p.m. at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Colden.

Jan. 21, 1993

The Springville Village Board is finalizing the annexation into the village of 10 acres of the 30-acre site proposed for a shopping center at Route 219 and Zoar Valley Road.

Floyd “Felix” Hurlburt celebrated his 90th birthday on Jan. 20, with his daughters, Harriet Anderson and Elaine Dell, Elaine’s husband Peter, daughter-in-law Tamara Lipoff Hurlburt and their families.

Boys were born to:
Chuck and Patti (nee Rauch) Lester of Orchard Park, at Buffalo General Hospital, Jan. 6, Carl Frederick; Donald and Mary Laird of Machias, Jan. 6, Ashton William; Curtis and Bonnie Harvey of Little Valley, Jan. 7, William Franklin; Brian and Deborah Beyer of Delevan, Jan. 9, Darren Scott.

Girls were born to:

Keith and Debra (nee Blesy) Howard, at Keesler Air Force Base Hospital, Biloxi, Miss., Jan. 13, Kasie Lea; James Sanderson and Desiree Landon of Gowanda, Jan. 3, Andrea Constance; Gary and Dawn Milliman of Springville, Jan. 7, Kayla Lynea; Raymond and Paula Freeman of Gowanda, Jan. 9, Linnea Rae; Paul and Maria Stang of Cattaraugus, Jan. 10, Rebecca Marie.

Taylor – Wollschlager – On Dec. 5, Holly Wollschlager of East Concord married Tim Taylor of East Concord. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Harry Winsheimer at Orchard Park Presbyterian Church.

Jan. 16, 2003

The fire protection agreement between the town of Concord and the village of Springville is still not a done deal. Under the contract, the town is scheduled to pay the village $57,500 for fire protection, in certain portions of the town.

Contracts have been signed between the town and the East Concord, Mortons Corners and Boston fire companies, for fire protection in 2003.

Terry Skelton was elected as the new president of the Springville Youth Incorporated Board of Directors and he was immediately confronted with an issue. According to 2002 Board Vice President and current Treasurer Joe Giroux Jr., SYI does not have insurance in place, for its activities.

Marthia – Hecko – Melanie Hecko, the daughter of Randy Hecko of Lockport and Carol Hershberger of Darien Center, married Sam Marthia, the son of Dan and Pam Marthia of Springville, on Nov. 9 at the Legacy Restaurant in Springville, by Judge Mary Hubert.

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