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Looking backward in the files of the Journal from July 6

FIFTY YEARS AGO
July 4, 1963

William Miess Jr., electronics technician third class, USN, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Miess Sr. of Glenwood, received his certificate of promotion at a ceremony in Norfolk, Va.

Air Force Cadet Third Class, James Hess, the son of Mrs. John Hess of Springville, ended a training cruise aboard the attack aircraft USS Kitty Hawk, in the Pacific Ocean.

A new business will open on Main Street. A restaurant will welcome customers, as soon as alterations are completed in the left half of the Western Auto Building.

Next week, 72 American Field Service International Scholarship students will arrive in Springville. They will stay in town until July 9. Fifty-five families in Springville, Boston, Colden and Collins Center opened their homes to these students.

James Furman of East Concord was named Concord town chairman for United Fund’s Torch Drive.

Boys were born to Mr. and Mrs.:
Jack Haley of Hamburg, June 22; Lawrence Szal of Eden, June 25.

Girls were born to Mr. and Mrs.:
Leland Austin of Springville, June 23; Donald Bates of Springville, June 25.

FORTY YEARS AGO
July 5, 1973

The East Concord Volunteer Fire Department purchased a new fire truck, at a cost of $22,500.

Vocal music teacher Earline Scharf of West Valley was chosen as an outstanding secondary educator of America.

Peter Gallati, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Henrich Gallati of Boston, was accepted into the Naval Academy Preparatory School at Bainbridge, Md.

Navy Seaman Recruit Gary Fuller, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Milford Fuller of West Valley, graduated from recruit training at the Naval Training Center at Great Lakes, Ill.

Boys were born to Mr. and Mrs.:
Bruce Williams of Colden, June 26; Leslie Gentner of Springville, June 26; Joseph Matthews of Arcade, June 27; Frank Wood of Arcade, June 27; Michael Raab of Arcade, June 28; Vincent Fullone of Versailles, June 29; Donald Bergholtz of Machias, June 30.

Girls were born to Mr. and Mrs.:
Neal Bennett of Wellsville, June 26; Timothy Schneider of Hamburg, June 26; Maurice Kessler of Glenwood, June 27; Paul Neamon of Freedom, June 27; Robert Tojdowski of Cattaraugus, June 27; Gerald Ziolkowski of Buffalo, June 28; Robert Hunt of Springville, June 29, Rosa Marie; Martin Loretto of Brant, June 30; Joseph Fleckenstein of West Valley, July 2.

MARRIED
Carr – Szpak – Paula Szpak, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Szpak of Schenectady, married Brian Carr, the son of Betty Carr of Collins Center, on June 9, at St. Adelbert’s Church in Schenectady. The Rev. John Wagner of Syracuse officiated.

THIRTY YEARS AGO
June 30, 1983

Stephen Bell, Springville Elementary School administrative assistant and reading teacher, will assume the duties of Springville-Griffith Institute Middle School principal.

Jim Ackley, the son of Mr. and Mrs. James Ackley of Springville, qualified for the New York State Men’s Amateur Golf Tournament in Elmira.

The Concord Public Library has a new librarian: Norma Jean Holmes.

Mr. and Mrs. Milton Miller celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at a party hosted by their children and grandchildren.

Danielle Regan, the daughter of Murray and Becky Regan of Springville, left for New York City on her first step to a summer in France.

Boys were born to Mr. and Mrs.:
Joseph Noeson of Delevan, June 18; John Woodruff of Arcade, June 10; William Horn of East Concord, June 19; Dale Frank of West Valley, June 22.

Girls were born to Mr. and Mrs.:
David Smith of Bliss, June 16; Bryan Tinch of Delevan, June 20.

MARRIED
Orchard – Byrns – Elizabeth Ann Byrns, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Byrns of Springville married Army Lt. James Peter Orchard on June 25, in Trinity Episcopal Church of Warsaw. The groom’s father, the Rev. James Orchard, performed the ceremony.

TWENTY YEARS AGO
July 1, 1993

The Annual Civil War Days, benefitting the League for the Handicapped Preschool Learning Center, was held at the Barrier Farm. Re-enactors set up camps and staged the 1863 battle of Gettysburg.

Two members of the Springville-Griffith Institute baseball team collected post-season awards. Catcher Chris Smith was named to the first team All Western New York Academic Team and Tim Wozniak was selected to play in the annual north – south all star game at Pilot Field. Wozniak was also selected as a first team Division IV all star.

Lynn Heim was crowned little Dairy Fest princess. Christian Andrews was named little ambassador and Michelle Folts was named Springville Dairy Festival princess, during last week’s dairy festival.

Boys were born to:
Charles and Michelle Pfeffer of West Valley, June 16, Michael Charles; Thomas and Robin Dunn of Yorkshire, June 18, Zaine Alexander; William Jr. and Lois Lowry of Cattaraugus, June 19, Caleb Paul; Douglas and Carol Webber of Holland, June 21, Michael Ronald.

Girls were born to:
Gerald and Mary Ann Cohoon of Springville, at Mercy Hospital, Buffalo, June 25, Elise Marie-Nicole; Peter Jr. and Ginger Cappola of Cattaraugus, June 15, Elizabeth Ann; Lawrence Brehm and Mary Termer of Machias, June 16, Tanya Marie; James Golden and Sylvia Cooper of Gowanda, June 17, Kendall Lee; Randall and Laurie Peters of Little Valley, June 19, Carissa Ann; William and Mary Ellen Lindsey of East Otto, June 22, Alissa Marie.

TEN YEARS AGO
July 3, 2003

Colden Boy Scout Troop 583 held its annual flag retirement service. Nearly 50 U.S. Flags, two MIA/POW flags and many of the worn flags that graced the graves of veterans in the town of Colden were retired.

Officers of the Springville Lions Club included President Doug Andrews, President-Elect Marilyn Rhow, Secretary Carol Hill and Treasurer Jeffrey Forster.

A boy was born to:
Nathan and Chasidi Hill, at Mercy Hospital, Buffalo, June 9, Brodie Nathaniel.

A girl was born to:
Russell and Heidi Ziecker, at Santa Monica Hospital, Los Angeles, July 1, Daisy Grace.
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