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Looking Back: Files from the Journal week of Dec. 21

FIFTY YEARS AGO
Dec. 9, 1963

Marine Private Thomas Chowaniec, son of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Chowaniec of Springville, completed combat training on Oct. 18, while serving with the First Battalion, Fifth Marine Division, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

Lawrence Spaulding, seaman apprentice, U.S. Navy, son of Mr. and Mrs.

Lester Spaulding of Glenwood, reported for duty at the Naval Station in Newport, R.I., on Nov. 23.

Donald Shearer, aviation electrician’s mate U.S. Navy, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Shearer of Springville, served with Attack Squadron 22, aboard the aircraft carrier USS Midway, operating out of Alameda, Calif.

Boys were born to Mr. and Mrs.:
James Jermain of Springville, Dec. 8; Carlton Sullivan of Springville, Dec. 11.

Girls were born to Mr. and Mrs.:
Eldred Warner Jr. of Springville, Dec. 6; Norbert Stone of Sardinia, Dec. 9; James Scott of East Concord, Dec. 10; Lester Smith of East Concord, Dec. 19; William Brisley of Ellicottville, Dec. 10; Kenneth Kazmark of Springville, Dec. 11.

FORTY YEARS AGO
Dec. 20, 1973

The high school Section VI Athletic Council cancelled all Christmas holiday wrestling, swimming and basketball tournaments to conserve energy as a part of the energy crisis curtailment program.

Linda Heary Tadsen was selected as a candidate for the Moot Court Board, due to her performance in the Desmond Competition. held at the faculty of Law and Jurisprudence at the State University of New York at Buffalo.

Boys were born to Mr. and Mrs.:
Richard Harrison of Yorkshire, Dec. 10; Richard Burton of Delevan, Dec. 13; Norbert Ryan of East Otto, Dec. 15; Harold Lango of West Valley, Dec. 16; Lynn Steinbar of Little Valley, Dec. 16.

Girls were born to Mr. and Mrs.:
Robert Richardson of Orchard Park, Dec. 10; Adrian Steeprock of Chaffee, Dec. 11; David Law of Eden, Dec. 11; Alfred Fuller of Springville, Dec. 13.

THIRTY YEARS AGO
Dec. 16, 1983

Keith Ploetz and Paul Stang received their American Farmer degrees, which is the highest degree in Future Farmers of America. They were both presented a certificate and a gold key, in front of 22,000 FFA members.

A fire, apparently sparked by an overheated kerosene heater and whipped by heavy winds, destroyed a 2 1/2 story home owned by Paul Wittmeyer of the town of Concord on Dec. 7, leaving $80,000-$100,000 damage, according to fire officials.

Boys were born to Mr. and Mrs.:
Rockne Reid of Gowanda, Dec. 1, Brett Craig; Audie Northrup of Yorkshire, Dec. 1, Patrick William; Frank Huch of Perrysburg, Dec. 2, Raymond Lewis.

Girls were born to Mr. and Mrs.:
Lewis Hicks of West Valley, Dec. 1, Melissa Marie; Richard Sweda of Gowanda, Dec. 2, Kristin Marie; Jeffrey Leydecker of East Otto, Dec. 3, JoEllen Marie; James Lambert of Colden, Dec. 4, Holly Ann.

MARRIED
Nellis – Bowser – Laurie Lynne Bowser, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Bowser of Springville, married Rodney Wade Nellis, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Nellis of Springville, on Sept. 24 at the First Presbyterian Church of Springville. The Rev. Douglas Chase officiated.

TWENTY YEARS AGO
Dec. 16, 1993

A number of Springville-Griffith Institute graduates participated in intercollegiate athletics. Ryan Lockwood, a linebacker for Ithaca College’s junior varsity football team, made 10 tackles in the Bombers’ win over Colgate’s JV squad; Josh Davies of Glenwood is a member of the Catholic University swim team that recently won the National Catholic Swimming Championship and Jim Emerson represented Tri-State University in the Wolverine Athletic Conference and the NAIA District III meet.

With the Hulbert Memorial Library Building Fund Drive 99.7 percent complete, the $350,000 goal was expected to be surpassed with the total pledges possibly topping $370,000, according to Joe Cooke, vice chairman of the fund drive.

Boys were born to:
Douglas and Tammy Hobson of Delevan, Dec. 2, Andrew Harry; Donald and Sharon Neamon of Delevan, Dec. 4, Zachary Whitford; Michael and Donna Bender of Colden, Dec. 6, Joshua Michael; Harry and Alice Bingenheimer of West Valley, Dec. 6, Richard Neil; Harold and Laurdean Church of Cattaraugus, Dec. 7, Dillion Leroy.

Girls were born to:
Francis and Linda McGee of Gowanda, Nov. 28, Autumn Kelly; Robert Sherman and Angela Mett of Great Valley, Nov. 29, Taylor Suzanne; John and Deanna Martin of Gowanda, Nov. 30, Rachel Elizabeth; Kevin and Kathleen Lycett of Allegany, Dec. 2, Emily Marie; Christopher Bosinski and Laura Chambers of Hamburg, Dec. 5, Samantha Lynn.

MARRIED
Wingard – Neureuther – Kristen Neureuther, daughter of Margaret Coia of Buffalo and Calvin Neureuther of East Concord, married James Wingard, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Wingard, on Oct. 9 in Palisades Park Presbyterian Church in Palisades, NY. The Rev. James Stuckey officiated.

TEN YEARS AGO
Dec. 18, 2003

During a Colden town Board meeting recently, Colden Town Justice Al Kalinowski was recognized upon his retirement. Kalinowski retired after 42 years on the bench.

The village of Springville hired two additional part-time dispatchers to work at the Springville Control Center.

Boys were born to:
Todd and Tara (nee Vanderbosch) Frentz, Dec. 10, at Mercy Hospital in Buffalo, Clayton Alan; Nicole Skaros Marcello and Christopher Marcello, at Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital, Sept. 28, Philip Christopher.

A girl was born to:
Shane and Lisa (nee Mansfield) Riethmiller of Collins, at Mercy Hospital in Buffalo on Nov. 27, Mikenna Marie Mansfield Riethmiller.
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