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Looking backward in the files of the Journal from Dec. 30

FIFTY YEARS AGO
Nov. 22, 1962

William Bensley of Springville was re-elected to the presidency of the New York State Farm Bureau.

The Kiwanis Club of Springville, in conjunction with the guidance department of Springville-Griffith Institute and Central School, will sponsor a career night at the high school.

Boys were born to Mr. and Mrs.:

Hugh Shoop of Springville, Nov. 11; Earl Mack of West Valley, Nov. 11; George Hartwell of Delevan, Nov. 14.

A girl was born to:
Mr. and Mrs. Frederic Fineour of Eden, Nov. 13.

FORTY YEARS AGO
Nov. 22, 1972

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Lloyd Rumfola celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at the Springville Moose Hall. They were married on Nov. 22, 1922.

Mr. and Mrs. Willis Clark Jr.’s family recognized the couple with a dinner at the Holiday Inn in Hamburg, on the Clarks’ 48th wedding anniversary. They were married on Nov. 10, 1974.

Wayne and Mary Jane Lehning have opened the Lavender Lantern Boutique at 14 Mechanic St.

Boys were born to Mr. and Mrs.:

Barry Lester of Freedom, Nov. 15; Clinton Green of Delevan, Nov. 19.

Girls were born to Mr. and Mrs.:

Daniel Drake of Collins Center, Nov. 16; Raymond Armbruster of Hamburg, Nov. 17; James Lambert of Colden, Nov. 19; Donald Wilson of Great Valley, Nov. 20; Robert Seleska of Chaffee, Nov. 20.

MARRIED
Place – Scroback – On Aug. 12, Charlotte Scroback, the daughter of Rita Scroback of Arcade and the late Ted Scroback, married Airman James Place, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Morris Place of Springville, at Saints Peter and Paul Church. The Rev. Thaddeus Kruczynski performed the ceremony.

Kessler – McCarthy – On Oct. 28, at St. Aloysius Roman Catholic Church, Jean Marie McCarthy, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel McCarthy of Springville, married Thomas Kessler, son of Teresa Kessler of Springville and the late Gregory Kessler. The Rev. James Spielman officiated.

THIRTY YEARS AGO
Nov. 18, 1982

Sharon Backhaus of Springville joined the Future Farmers of America. She received the highest FFA degree of membership, American Farmer.

Springville Postmaster Joel Maul presented a 25-year service pin and certificate of appreciation to carrier Eugene Cranston.

Last week, a blaze destroyed TJ’s Tavern, causing approximately $100,000 in damage. The cause of the fire has not been determined and no news concerning the possible rebuilding has been released.

According to West Valley Demonstration Project Public Information Manager Phil Woods, the equipment at the site, which is normally powered by electricity, is currently being driven by a steam turbine system. The white plume above the facility is condensed water vapor. This stream equipment will be used, while Niagara Mohawk makes repairs on the Springville substation.

Last Saturday, Dan Dallas kicked a 44-yard field goal, to open scoring in the Buffalo State and Canisius College football game. Columbia fell to the Cornell team, which was led by Springville’s Tony Baker, who rushed for more than 150 yards.

Boys were born to Mr. and Mrs.:
Gregory Taylor, at Fort Ritchie, Md., Aug. 31, Joshua Michael; Ronald Goodrich of Springville, Nov. 4; Robert Steinbar of East Otto, Nov. 7; William Thompson of Arcade, Nov. 8; Charles Farley of Ellicottville, Nov. 9.

A girl was born to:

Mr. and Mrs. Martin Burger of Springville, Nov. 9.

MARRIED
Irish – Backes – On Sept. 25, Mary Jane Phyllis Backes, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Norman Schmelz, married Thomas Elmer Irish, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Irish of East Concord, at the First United Methodist Church of Springville.

Wathen – Langreck – On Nov. 6, at St. Aloysius Church, Constance Wilma Langreck, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Langreck of Springville, married Martin Anthony Wathen, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Wathen of Henderson, Ky. The Rev. Charles Smiech performed the ceremony.

TWENTY YEARS AGO
Nov. 19, 1992

The Springville-Griffith Institute football team beat its nemesis of two years, at the Section VI Class B-2 championship game on Nov. 13. The Griffins shut down the Maryvale offense and avenged an earlier loss to the Flyers, with a 12 – 3 win.

A group of Boston residents met to discuss ways of obtaining municipal water. The Citizens’ Coalition to Secure a Reliable Water Source is attempting to lobby local and county representatives to bring water to various Boston areas.

Boys were born to:
Terry and Wendy (nee Hartloff) Alvey of Delevan, Nov. 3, Cameron Wayne Reed; Curtis and Lori Sullivan of Springville, Nov. 5, Tanner Brian; Michael and Kim Anna of Delevan, Nov. 7, Dylan James; Mark and Margaret Himes of Springville, Nov. 8, Michael Jon; David and Susan Witkowski of Hamburg, Nov. 9, Kyle Martin.

Twins were born to:

Jay and Laurie Tuller of Cattaraugus, Nov. 9, a boy and a girl, Keaton Jay and Madison Jane.

MARRIED
Rogers – Fales – On Oct. 17, in Kings Bay Chapel on the Naval Submarine Base in Kings Bay, Ga., Daniela Deanne Fales, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Fales of Georgia and Richard Rogers, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Rogers of Glenwood, were married in a ceremony performed by the bride’s grandfather, the Rev. Charles Fales of Georgia.

Nelson – Stevens – On Oct. 3, at St. Jude’s Roman Catholic Church, Sardinia, Kelly Anne Stevens, the daughter of Daniel and Barbara Stevens of Colden, married Eric Charles Nelson, the son of Eugene and Virginia Nelson of Glendale, Ariz. The Rev. Father Frank Zeuch performed the ceremony.

TEN YEARS AGO
Nov. 14, 2002

The town of Concord has contracted with Rural/Metro Medical Services to provide around-the-clock ambulance services for the town.

The Springville-Griffith Institute School District has been served a summons, complaint and injunctive paperwork, in connection with a lawsuit brought by a family in the district. The legal action was regarding disagreements in special education plans for one of their children. The suit, filed by Edward and Sally Kramer, on behalf of one of their children, was filed in federal court by their attorney.

A girl was born to:
Leon Roblee and Sarah Ford of West Valley, on Oct. 18, at Mercy Hospital, Buffalo, Adriana Aliece.

MARRIED

Polovich – Pietraszek – Jane Elizabeth Pietraszek, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Pietraszek of Glenwood, married Eric Stephen Polovich, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Polovich of Jonesboro, Ga. Judge Alfred Kalinowski performed the ceremony at the Colden Fire Hall.
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