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Looking backward in the files of the Springville Journal from March 9

FIFTY YEARS AGO
March 7, 1963

Ira Williams received a medal for 60 years membership in Springville Lodge No. 351, Free & Accepted Masons.

Remodeling is being done by the Manufacturers and Traders Trust Company in Springville. Another tellers window will be added in the lobby.

Robert Gray has received a letter of commendation for outstanding performance of duty. The letter read, “During the hours of extreme danger to the Fleet Weather Central Building, you were instrumental in securing equipment and in taking the initiative to direct the men in shoring up the north bulkhead of the building. Had this not been done, the building would have completely demolished.” These actions were done at great personal risk, according to the commanding officer at Typhoon Warning Center in Guam. Gray is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Gray of Springville.

William Miess, electronics seaman, United States Navy, the son of Mr. and Mrs. William Miess of Glenwood, is serving aboard the destroyer USS Henley, which has joined the Sixth Fleet in the Mediterranean Sea for a three-month tour of duty.

Voters in the Springville District will be asked to vote on the proposed addition to the high school building.

Mike Seider fell 2 points short of tying his school record, as he flipped in 37 points against Iroquois, during a league basketball game at Springville-Griffith Institute. The Griffins won 67 –59, after taking a halftime lead of 35 – 25.
 
Boys were born to Mr. and Mrs.:
Lee Brown of Machias, Feb. 21; Donald Fox of North Collins, Feb. 22; Lawrence Bissell of Chaffee, Feb. 26.

A girl was born to:Mr. and Mrs. Earl Bigham of Delevan, Feb. 22.

MARRIED
Lavtar – Schroeder – Barbara Mary, daughter of Gertrude Schroeder, married Slavko Lavtar on Feb. 23 at Saranac Lake, N.Y.
FORTY YEARS AGO
March 8, 1973


Norbert Buskey, conductor of the University of Rochester Symphony Band, will direct the Chautauqua Studio Band, which will be part of the music school preparatory division, in 1973. Buskey, a former Springville resident, lives in Rochester with his wife and two daughters.

Michael Hurtubise of Buffalo has been assigned as assistant manager of Marine Midland Bank – Western. He and his family will move to Springville.

Boys were born to Mr. and Mrs.:
Kenneth Rogan of Little Valley, Feb. 26; Roger Bishoff of Sardinia, Feb. 27; Kenneth Wells of Hamburg, Feb. 27; Vincent Pascarella of Cattaraugus, Feb. 28; Clyde Drake of Boston, March 1; Edward Jablonski of Springville, March 1; Owvie Ramsey of Chaffee, March 1; Robert Lunger of Springville, March 2; Paul Starkweather of North Boston, March 3; Kenneth Smith of Delevan, March 3; Dale Tingue of Sandusky, March 4.

Girls were born to Mr. and Mrs.:
Robert Busan of Arcade, Feb. 28; William Oakley of Springville, March 1; Henry Bugenhagen of Eden, March 1; Eudacio Vazquez of Oakfield, March 4.

THIRTY YEARS AGO
March 3, 1983

Drew Heitzenrater, a Springville photographer, is presently exhibiting a display of his photographic work in the community room of Marine Midland Bank.

Boys were born to Mr. and Mrs.:
Lawrence Tatko of Holland, Feb. 18; Randy Seufert of Hamburg, Feb. 19; Michael Montemayor of South Dayton, Feb. 22.

Girls were born to Mr. and Mrs.:
Michael Hecht of Springville, Feb. 18; Ronald Solem of Collins, Feb. 18; Steven Herby of Tonawanda, Feb. 19; James Schlau of East Aurora, Feb. 20; John Roth of Springville, Feb. 22.

MARRIED
Brock – Meyer – Patricia Ann Meyer, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Milton Meyer, formerly of Boston, married Jefferson Guy Brock at Holy Family, Hilton Head, South Carolina, on Jan. 7.

TWENTY YEARS AGO
March 4, 1993

Lloyd Lamb Sr. and Elmo Corsette shared honors as Springville Area Chamber of Commerce citizens of the year, during the chamber’s annual dinner held Feb. 27 at the Leland House. Joan Taylor received the organization’s first community commitment award.

Boys were born to:
Leroy and Maureen Feldman of Vancouver, Wash., Feb. 16, Devin Patrick; Eric and Darcy Hoffman of Schenectady, Feb. 27, Jerrett Alexander; Christopher and Joanne Neamon of South Dayton, Feb. 18, Joshua Arthur; Joseph and Carrie Swain of Rushford, Feb. 18, Jay Christopher.

Girls were born to:
Richard Perkins and Brandi McNulty of West Valley, Jan. 29, Alicia Marie; Frank Felt and Wendy Wick of Great Valley, Feb. 16, Cassandra Marie; Ronald and Susan Frentz of Little Valley, Feb. 16, Heather Lynnae; Andrew and Cheryl Ploetz of Delevan, Feb. 19, Catelyn Sue; Theodore and Katherine Gabel of Gowanda, Feb. 19, Alexa Jade; Richard and Roberta Finch of Kennedy, Feb. 19, Rachel Emily.

TEN YEARS AGO
Feb. 27, 2003

Cindy Dayton of West Valley Nuclear Service Company was recognized, during a Springville Area Chamber of Commerce dinner, for her efforts in helping to prepare the chamber’s new promotional brochure.

Edith Palmer and Steve Krisiak were presented plaques by the Springville Area Chamber of Commerce, during the chamber’s annual dinner. Palmer was recognized as the citizen of the year, while BCH Chief Executive Officer Krisiak accepted the business of the year award.

The Charlap family is preparing to reopen the original dairy store in North Boston. Nick Charlap, son of the founder of the original Charlap’s Dairy Farm, purchased the building that housed the dairy’s daily operation, from 1962, until the company was sold to Fike’s Dairy, in 2000.

A girl was born to:

Darrin and Leah Zureck Payne, Feb. 22, at Warren General Hospital, Abeni Elizabeth. Grandparents are Kathy and Doug Zureck of Springville, Ron and Kathie Healy of Jamestown and Gary and Resa Payne of Lynchburg, Va.
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