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Looking backward: files from the Journal week of Aug. 10

FIFTY YEARS AGO
Aug. 8, 1963

Ralph Heinz, who operates a service station on Main Street, received the Service Station of the Year Award, sponsored by the Western Region New York State Petroleum Council.

On July 1, a partnership for the practice of veterinary medicine was formed between Dr. Roland Whitehead and Dr. Richard Boese of Springville. Boese has been associated with Whitehead for two years. Also joining their staff is Dr. David Taylor of Lawtons.

Super Duper’s new building on Franklin Street is now in the process of finishing the electrical work and heating system.

Seven graduates of the Springville-Griffith Institute Class of 1913, met at the home of Charles Rider of Alexander, N.Y., on Aug. 1, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of their graduation from high school.

Boys were born to Mr. and Mrs.:
George Shurtleff of Arcade, July 26; Leonard Trice of Hamburg, July 27; Robert Wittmeyer of Springville, July 27; John Cecala of Springville, July 28; Walter Schiener of Sardinia, July 31.

Girls were born to,Mr. and Mrs.:
Harold Hemmerling (nee Mary Lou Lempke) at Millard Fillmore Hospital, Buffalo, July 25; Lee Meacham of Ellicottville, July 25; Leo Oler of Yorkshire, July 26; Walter Matteson of Arcade, July 27;

MARRIED
Tolan – Harrington – Mary Ellen Harrington, daughter of Mrs. Carlos Harrington and the late Mr. Harrington, married Anthony Aloysius Tolan, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Tolan of Springville, on Aug. 3, at St. Aloysius Catholic Church in Springville. The Rev. H. Zimmerman officiated.

FORTY YEARS AGO
Aug. 9, 1973

The Springville Lions Club presented $1,000 to the Bertrand Chaffee Hospital Renovation and Construction Fund.

Mr. and Mrs. Truman Puff of Springville celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on July 29, with a party given by their family.

On July 30, a formal charter presentation made Explorer Post 524 part of the international Scout organization.

Boys were born to Mr. and Mrs.:
David Cadirao (nee Patricia Miller) of Rome, N.Y., July 27, Daniel Aaron; Dale Neudeck of Delevan, July 30; Daniel Shanahan of Delevan, July 30; Gary Rogers of West Valley, Aug. 2; Daniel Salim of Little Valley, Aug. 4; Donald Wing of Arcade, Aug. 5.

Girls were born to Mr. and Mrs.:
Kenneth Schweickert of Springville, Aug. 1; Mark Badurek of Perrysburg, Aug. 5.

THIRTY YEARS AGO
Aug. 4, 1983

The Woodshed opened for business on Aug. 1. Formerly the location of Spittler Oldsmobile, the renovated showroom now displays ready-to-finish furniture. Dan and Christy Greene, and Richard and Cathy Beatty, are the managers of the business.

The annual Kensington Lions All-Star Football Game between representatives of the north region high school football teams versus the south Stars will be held, with Mark Nugent as one of the quarterbacks for the south squad, as he represents Springville-Griffith Institute.

Donald Carl Sahr of East Concord was selected as one of the Outstanding Young Men of America for 1983. The criteria for selection includes voluntary service to the community, professional leadership, academic achievement, business advancement, cultural accomplishments and civic and political participation.

Boys were born to Mr. and Mrs.:
Brian Delmont of Lackawanna; Mark Bull of Machias, July 24; Gene Remington of Machias, July 26; James Turner of West Falls, July 27; Mark Heckathorn of Delevan, July 27.

Girls were born to Mr. and Mrs.:
Mark Wilson of Springville, July 22; Lee Allen of Yorkshire, July 24; Richard Hesse of Freedom, July 24; Daniel Griffith of Springville, July 25; Michael Smith of Bliss, July 26; Joel Nickerson of Arcade, July 26.

MARRIED
Renaud – Driscoll – The Church of the Holy Spirit in Webster, N.Y. was the setting on July1, married Virginia Driscoll and Joseph Renaud of Webster.

TWENTY YEARS AGO
Aug. 5, 1993

Laura Brooks Utrich, born in Springville on July 4, 1890, celebrated her 103rd birthday at the Sunshine Nursing Home in Pinellas Park, Fla.

Lawrence and Viola (nee Bond) will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary at a reception on Aug. 15 at the East Concord Fire Hall.

A federal grant of at least $57,296 will be awarded for the new Concord Public Library building.

A boy was born to:
Dustin and Christina Miller of Kennedy, July 23, Chase Marshall.

Girls were born to:
Robert and Julie Schick of Arcade, July 19, Kacie Nicole; John and Kim Dupere of Holland, July 22, Chelsea Michelle; Charles Kelley and Christina Thompson of Springville, July 24, Chelsie Marie; Timothy and Karen Mentley of Cattaraugus, July 27, Erica Jane.

MARRIED
Dodici – Ploetz – On Aug. 1, at the Nannen Arboretum in Ellicottville, Beverly Ploetz, daughter of Leonard (Bud) and Dorothy Ploetz of West Valley, was married to Gian Dodici of Syracuse, son of Lino and Debbie Dodici of London, England. The Rev. William Kay officiated.

Irish – Dash – June Dash and Elmer Irish were married June 19, at the First United Methodist Church in Springville. The Rev. David Derk officiated.

TEN YEARS AGO
Aug. 7, 2003

The town of Concord can reduce its number of elected assessors from three to one, but not until 2005. State Supreme Court Justice Frank Sedita Jr., ruled the town board properly passed a local law in June, reducing the number of elected town assessors.

Registered nurses at Bertrand Chaffee Hospital held a two-hour picket, in front of the hospital to protest the hospital’s administration, during contract talks.

Lauren Holtz, 14, daughter of Jim and Robin Holtz of West Valley, was crowned Miss Cattaraugus County Teenager 2003, at the Cattaraugus County Fair on July 29.

A boy was born to:
Analise and Kenneth Smith of Machias, at Mercy Hospital, Buffalo, July 20, Bane Kenneth. Grandparents are Dave and Anne Ploetz of West Valley, Pam and Steve Miller of Fort Collins, Colo. and Dan and Sandy Smith of Franklinville.

Girls were born to:
Tony and Allison Owen of Columbus, Ohio, July 17; grandparents are John and Rosemary MacLeod of Springville and Tony and Darlene Owen of Westerville, Ohio; Amber Adanti and Michael Ibach of West Valley, Aug. 1, at Mercy Hospital, Buffalo, Cassandra Lea Adanti.

MARRIED
Jones – Gentner – Michelle Gentner, daughter of David and Kim Gentner of Springville, was married to Lance Corporal Todd Jones, son of Genevieve and Bruce Bartholomew and the late Jones. Grandparents of the bride are Tony and Judi Orsini and Shirley Gentner of Springville and the late Bill Gentner; grandparents of the groom are Stanley and Florence Jones and George and Melonie Greene. The ceremony took place on July 5 in Gowanda.

MARRIED
Wagner – Hess – Gretchen Elizabeth Hess married Jesse Ryan Wagner on May 24 at Our Lady of Victory Basilica in Lackawanna on May 24. The Rev. Robert Wurtz officiated. The bride is the daughter of Dale Hess of Ochard Park and Elizabeth Wurtz of Boston. The groom’s parents are Joseph Wagner and Janet Rosati, of Springville.
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