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Looking backward in the files of the Springville Journal from Nov. 3

FIFTY YEARS AGO
Sept. 27, 1962

Thomas Krezmien of Springville received the certificate of outstanding athlete of the month from Manzano Air Force Base.

Maynard Lux, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Lux of Springville, completed recruit training at the Naval Training Center in Great Lakes, Ill, on Aug. 25.

Mr. and Mrs. William Utrich of Brookwood, Springville, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Sept. 2 with a reception held in their honor.

Louis Reed, who represents the Fidelity & Casualty Co. of New York, a member company of the America Fore Loyalty Group of Insurance Companies, has been presented with the company’s scroll, in token of more than a quarter of a century of representation.

Boys were born to Mr. and Mrs.:
John Pifer of East Otto, Sept. 18; Robert Drennan of Arcade, Sept. 21.

A girl was born to Mr. and Mrs.:
Robert Wilkey of Springville, Sept. 20.

FORTY YEARS AGO
Sept. 28, 1972

William Zeckzer, general sales manager of Winsmith Division of UMC Industries, will be a featured panelist at the Power Transmission Design Show at the Sheraton-Cleveland Convention Center in Cleveland, Ohio.

Approximately 300 motorcyclists met at Cookie’s Landing in Zoar Valley for a 77-mile skill and endurance test. The riders gathered from Ontario, Ohio, Pennsylvania and New York.

Donald Zittel will be installed as president of the Springville Kiwanis Club. Other officers to be installed are Gailord Howard, vice president; Lloyd Lamb, secretary and Richard Gentner, treasurer.

Boys were born to Mr. and Mrs.:
Dennis Heitman of Holland, Sept. 18; Nelson Thiel of Boston, Sept. 19; David Hellriegel of Gowanda, Sept. 19; William Gentner of Springville, Sept. 21; Neil Bushen of Eden, Sept. 24; David Landis of Yorkshire, Sept. 25.

Girls were born to Mr. and Mrs:

Theodore Schweickert of Springville, Sept. 18; Gene Alister of Chaffee, Sept. 22; Herbert Perrin of Delevan, Sept. 22; Donald Thanish of Collins, Sept. 23; Wallace Bundy of Gowanda, Sept. 23; Jerry Engels of Franklinville, Sept. 24; Ronald Gabel of North Collins, Sept. 24; James Herman of Delevan, Sept. 26.

THIRTY YEARS AGO
Sept. 23, 1982

Charles Couture, vocational agriculture instructor and Future Farmers of America advisor from Erie BOCES No. 2 at Springville-Griffith Institute, has been nominated to receive the FFA’s honorary American farmer degree.

The Springville Lions Club has concluded the summer portion of its activities and has now begun the indoor program, under the direction of 1982–83 President James Paul Jozwiak.

The 1982 season for the varsity Griffins had a slow start, as they came from behind, to beat the Pioneer Panthers by a score of 16 – 7.

The JV Griffins opened the 1982 football season with a 30 – 0 defeat against the Pioneer Panthers.

Boys were born to Mr. and Mrs.:

Thomas Walters of Springville, Sept. 19; Frederick Whitehead of Springville, Sept.10; The Rev. Robert McCarthy of Little Valley, Sept. 11.

Girls were born to Mr. and Mrs.:
Timothy Fuller of Springville, Sept. 10; Jeffrey Bahret of Springville, Sept. 14.

TWENTY YEARS AGO
Sept. 24, 1992

West Valley senior Josh Dahlman was chosen to take part in the National Young Leaders Conference in July in Washington, D.C. He was the only one from Congressman Bill Paxon’s congressional district to take part.

The S-GI Griffins varsity football team downed St. Joseph’s Institute 28 – 6, last weekend. The game was called in the second quarter on Friday night, due to a series of thunderstorms that moved through the region. The teams finished the game, the next day.

Harvey and Luella Cole of Springville celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Sept. 10.

The Concord Town Board formally approved construction of a new library. The work is expected to be completed by December 1993.

Boys were born to:
James Jr. and Sandra Woolston of Franklinville, Sept. 8, James Wesley III; Michael and Leslie Bristol of Bliss, Sept. 9, Walter Emmett; Donald and Marlene Ranahan of Glenwood, Sept. 9, Joshua Zachery; Allen and Deborah Hauri of Springville, Sept. 19, Jared Edward-Allen; Harold and Lynn Kagelmacher of West Valley, Sept. 13, Jayson Paul; Adam and Trudy Gregory of Delevan, Sept. 14, Harlee Thomas.

Girls were born to:
Tricia and Steve DeLisle of Indiana, Pa., Sept. 4; Meagan Taylor; Teresa Brown of Great Valley, Sept. 8, Victoria Maree; David Moran and Lori Wickett of Delevan, Sept. 9, Dayna Elizabeth.

TEN YEARS AGO
Sept. 19, 2002

Kayla Milliman and Rachael Darcy, both fourth grade students at West Valley Central, donated lengths of their hair to Locks of Love.

A prayer service was held Wednesday evening in Fiddlers Green Park, to remember the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks that took place a year ago. More than 100 community members attended the service.

Despite the ongoing capital project construction work at the Springville-Griffith Institute High School, the opening day classes for the fall semester went smoothly, according to information presented at the S-GI School Board meeting.

Girls were born to:

Ronald and Patricia Wittmeyer of North Collins, Sept. 13; Gretchen Marie; Michael Hecht and Erica Snyder of Springville, Sept. 14, Autumn Marie Snyder.
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