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Looking backward in the files of the Journal from Oct. 6

FIFTY YEARS AGO
Aug. 23, 1962

Springville Country Club golfer Ange Alberico and his partner Ed Golen tied for first place in Cornell University’s George McLean Memorial Tournament.

Pat Benz is the Women’s Club champion, this year, at Springville Country Club. She shot a 79 in the final round. In the “A” flight of the club championships, Chuck Lafferty came in first, Frank Bodekor second, Ralph Domes third and Bob Hayes fourth.

Boys were born to Mr. and Mrs.:
Edward Hoffman of Delevan, Aug. 11; Alfred Smith of Holland, Aug. 11; James Rydzyk of Springville, Aug. 13; William Straile of Springville, Aug. 15; Wesley Joslin of Springville, Aug. 18.
 
Girls were born to Mr. and Mrs.:
Frank (Susan Stewart) Brown of Albany, Aug. 9; John Hartman of Springville, Aug. 11; Gerald Welstead of Lakeview, Aug. 11.

MARRIED
Lawton – Churchill – On Saturday, Aug. 18, at St. Paul’s Evangelical United Brethren Church, West Valley, Judith Anne Churchill, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Churchill of West Valley, married David Edwin Lawton.

Skamser – Hauck – On Sunday, Aug. 19, at St. James United Church of Christ, Hamburg, Joan M. Hauck, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Hauck of North Boston, married the Rev. Lionel Skamser, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Skamser of Eau Claire, Wis. Lionel Skamser is the pastor of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in North Boston.

Brock – Draudt – At Faith United Church of Christ, Boston, on Saturday, Aug. 11, Helen Carol Draudt, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Draudt of Boston, married Airman Duane Brock, son of Mr. and Mrs. Orville Brock of Boston.

FORTY YEARS AGO
Aug. 24, 1972

At the Erie County Fair, Margaret Lightcap of Springville received the tri-color ribbon special award for best of entry in the knitting and crocheting department and Doris Palmer of Glenwood won a ribbon in the fine arts department for her watercolor still-life of a floral arrangement.

Mr. and Mrs. Everett Smith of Springville recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.

Jeffrey Bock, son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Randall, was cited by Dartmouth College for giving the best overall performance in the government department at a senior honors seminar.

Boys were born to Mr. and Mrs.:

George Ling of Arcade, Aug. 18; John Liddell of Delevan, Aug. 17; Frank Felton of Springville, Aug. 19.

Girls were born to Mr. and Mrs.:
Charles Carbone of Springville, Aug. 14; Daniel Rychlik of Lawtons, Aug. 18; Calvin Rauch of Colden, Aug. 17; Jack Story of Otto, Aug. 17; Theodore Williams of Springville, Aug. 19.

THIRTY YEARS AGO
Aug. 19, 1982

When the board of directors at Bertrand Chaffee Hospital met to recognize outgoing board members, there was a special ceremony for Marie Seider, who is ending her 32 years as recording secretary of the board.

Golfer Ange Alberico fired a par 72, to win the Western New York PGA Seniors Championship, held at Green Hills Country Club in Mendon. Alberico had a two-day total of 145, 1 over par.

Two World War II Army veterans recently met in Minnesota at an Army reunion, after an interval of 38 years. Ralph Parsons and Martin Paulsen were mechanics in the same outfit during the war.

On Aug. 14, members of the American Legion Post No 431 and more than 100 guests paid tribute to Marvin Mayo, 87, of Springville.

Hal Hemmerling had a $24,110 surprise at the Northern New England CE’s Awards Conference.

Boys were born to Mr. and Mrs.:
Keith Lefort of Java Center, Aug. 7; Bruce Gustafson of Cattaraugus, Aug. 7; Jeffery Schwedt of Arcade, Aug. 8, Alan Weissman of Cattaraugus, Aug. 8; Robert Deptula of Machias, Aug. 8; Raymond Ulrich of Arcade, Aug. 10; Dennis Bennett of Castile, Aug. 10.

Girls were born to Mr. and Mrs.:
James Stachowski of East Concord, Aug. 6; James Holmwood of Holland, Aug. 6; Stanley Rogacki of Rushford, Aug. 8.

TWENTY YEARS AGO
Aug. 29, 1992

Nine members of the teachers’ training class, class of 1932, gathered at the Leland House, in Springville. They were Alice Avery Eder, Dorothy Hopkins Fluker, Bonita Bondelow Joslin, Mazel Rogers Luther, Beatrice George McCormick, Katherine Lincoln Macdonald, Catherine Riehle Noeller, Kathryn Goodrich Pritchard, and Henry Winkey, the only man in the class.

Dr. Martha Kemsley of Glenwood has been elected president of the Bertrand Chaffee Hospital and Jennie B. Chaffee Richmond Nursing Home Board of Directors.

Gov. Mario Cuomo said, last week, that he would be prepared to sign legislation opening up state-owned property in West Valley for possible storage of additional radioactive waste, although he does not expect the passage of any sitting bill before the November elections.

Boys were born to:
Nathan Everetts and Chantell Salim of East Otto, Aug. 1, Dylan Robert; Francis and Patricia White of Gowanda, Aug. 4, Jacob Francis; David and Patricia Davison of Springville, Aug. 5, Jason Robert; Jeffrey and Doreen Clever of Delevan, Aug. 5, Kyle Henry.

Girls were born to:
Christopher and Michelle Enser of Springville, Aug. 5, Christyn Michelle; Todd and Julie Fuller of Little Valley, Aug. 8, Alyssa Audrey.

MARRIED
Gerwitz – Brookins – On June 6, at The First Baptist Church of Olean, the Rev. Lester Vier married Corrynne Alene Brookins, daughter of Songa Brookins of Mobile, Ala. and the late Clarence Brookins Sr., and Leonard Francis Gerwitz, son of Lloyd and Henriette Gerwitz of West Valley.

Trimm – Martinez – Karen Martinez of Tacoma Park, Md., and Corporal Joseph Timm, USMC, son of Richard and Paulette Timm of Springville, were married May 29 in Rockville, Md.

TEN YEARS AGO
Aug. 15, 2002

The late Dorothy Rauch spent 30 years gathering weather information, on a daily basis, from a weather station at her home. The National Weather Service planned to honor her on Tuesday, Aug. 6, but Rauch, who had been sick, passed away on Aug. 5. The NWS carried on with the ceremony, as planned.

A vacant parcel of land at the corner of North Buffalo and Springville-Boston roads will soon be studied for the possibility of conversion into a parking lot for Concord Community Park.

Vince Bolt of Colden, son of Vince and Beth Bolt of Springville, brought home a gold medal from the Empire State Games. He was a member of the victorious Western Region Team in men’s cycling.

Boy was born to:
Andre and Jamie Chernogorec of Chaffee, Aug. 6, Blake Michael.

Girls were born to:
Renee Huff of Brant, Aug. 8, Hayleih Rae Lynn; Scott and Onnalee Blesy of Buffalo, formerly of Boston and East Concord, Aug. 11, Madison Olivia.

MARRIED
Wells – Jang – The Rev. Sharon Marquart married Dr. Cathy Jang of Reading, Pa., daughter of Roger and Nancy Jang of Fullerton, Cal., and Ryan Wells of Reading, Pa., son of Michael and Virginia Wells of Springville, on July 6 in Hershey Gardens, Hershey, Pa.
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