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Looking Backward: Files from the Journal week of Jan. 18

FIFTY YEARS AGO
Jan. 16, 1964

Judith Ann Johnson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Johnson of Boston, was elected by the faculty and students of the State University of New York at Cortland to “Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.”

Robert McClelland of Springville was installed as master of Springville Lodge No. 351, Free and Accepted Masons, on Jan. 9.

Max Enders, 18, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Enders of Springville, completed basic training at the Naval Training Center, located in Great Lakes, Ill.

Stanley Youngman was appointed as assistant secretary in the Farm Department of the Springville office of Manufacturers and Traders Trust Co.

Boys were born to Mr. and Mrs.:

John Pitillo Jr., of Springville, Jan. 4; Lawrence Tackentien, of Springville, Jan. 5; Louis Catalfa, of East Concord, Jan. 8.

A girl was born to Mr. and Mrs.:

Ludwig Jaeggi, of Springville, Jan. 7.

FORTY YEARS AGO
Jan. 17, 1974

Major David Carlstrom, son of Ruth Carlstrom of Springville, received the U.S. Air Force Commendation Medal at the Armed Forces Staff College at Norfolk, Va. Carlstrom, a 1957 graduate of Springville-Griffith Institute, was cited for meritorious service while assigned as an electronics engineer with the 544th Aerospace Reconnaissance Technical Wing at Offutt Air Force Base in Nebraska.

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Randall, of Springville, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Jan. 8.

Dennis McMullen bowled the first 700 series ever at Springville Lanes on Jan. 12. His games of 262, 238 and 220 added up to a total of 720.

Boys were born to Mr. and Mrs.:

Daniel Green (nee Carolyn Burnham) at Glens Falls Hospital, Dec. 16, Seth William; Larry Groves, of Arcade, Jan. 11.

Girls were born to Mr. and Mrs.:

Timothy Darnley, of Eden, Jan. 8; Gary Boscoe, of Hamburg, Jan. 13; Robert Charles, of North Collins, Jan. 13; David Evans, of Cattaraugus, Jan. 13; Donald Wank, of Elma, N.Y., Jan. 13.

THIRTY YEARS AGO
Jan. 12, 1984

Jeanne Nason left Jan. 11 for a 15-week Foreign Study Program in Lima, Peru. The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Nason, of Springville, is a 1981 graduate of Springville-Griffith Institute and a member of the Class of 1985 at Pennsylvanis State University.

Springville’s Ange Alberico, collected $2,000 for a first-place finish in the Professional Golf Association Quarter Century Club Championship, held in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. Alberico fired one under par 71 for a 36 hole total of 144, besting his nearest opponent by three strokes.

Marty Wendle, of Springville, ended the year of 1983 by bowling a 278 on Dec. 30 on the Friday Night Mens League at Springville Lanes. A 177 average bowler, Wendle is a member of the Springville Journal team.

Boys were born to Mr. and Mrs.:

Mark Denea, of South Dayton, N.Y., Dec. 29; Dale Dinse, of East Concord, Jan. 2, Jason Michael.

Girls were born to Mr. and Mrs.:

Steve Smercak, at Cherry Point Naval Hospital, N.C., Jan. 4; Larry Dominessy, of Machias, Jan. 1, Cynthia Louise; Jack Howe, of Yorkshire, Jan. 3, Michelle Lynn; Douglas Krotz, of Springville, Jan. 3, Amber Lynn; Bernard Keenen, of Little Valley, Jan. 4, Brooke Marie.

TWENTY YEARS AGO
Jan. 13, 1994

Springville’s chief executive, Mayor Craig Helms, announced that he will not seek a second term.

Boys were born to:

Jack Sr. and Jane Dombrowski, of Freedom, N.Y., Dec., 28, Jack Bernard Jr.; Raymond and Jennifer Brown, of Springville, Dec. 30, Jeffery Raymond; Carl and Catherine Sternisha, of Gowanda, Dec. 30, Alex Carl; Robert and Linda Forster, of East Otto, Jan. 1, Joshua Robert; Gregory and Dona Meyer, of Little Valley, Jan. 1, Ian Alexander; David and Jane Brass, of Arcade, Michael Robert; Clyde and Michelle Stockwell, of Versailles, N.Y., Jan. 2, Christopher Steven.

Girls were born to:

James and Susan (nee Belscher) Ball, of Chesapeake, Va., at Maryview Hospital in Portsmouth, Va., Jan. 10, Shannon Marie (grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Bert Ball and Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Belscher, all of Springville); Mark and Victoria Privitera, of Eden, Dec. 28, Elizabeth Anjelica.

TEN YEARS AGO
Jan. 15, 2004

Kellen Feltz, a member of the Springville-Griffith Institute wrestling team, won the championship for 160-pound weight, at the National Officials Tournament held at Niagara County Community College.

Town of Concord Supervisor Mark Steffan announced that the town has been awarded a $20,000 grant to be used for the East Concord Fire Department’s ambulance.


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