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Looking backward in the files of the Journal from Jan. 13

FIFTY YEARS AGO
Jan. 10, 1963

The Springville-Griffith Institute Board of Education accepted the preliminary sketches and specifications for an addition to the high school building on Buffalo Street. Tentative plans are being made to vote on the proposal for the addition in March.

Bertrand Smith sent up a copy of The Miami Herald, in which a picture of a snow-collapsed Sardinia store was featured on the front page.

Boys were born to Mr. and Mrs.:
Irving Klein of Springville, Dec. 27; Leslie Dunkleman of Ellicottville, Dec. 27; Lawrence Fiegl of Holland, Dec. 29; Donald Kingsley of Strykersville, Dec. 31.

Girls were born to Mr. and Mrs.:
Robert Lester of Sandusky, Dec. 27; Clarence Newell of Cuba, Dec. 28; Harold Bigham of Machias, Dec. 28; Richard Turk of Chaffee, Dec. 30; Charles Evans of Ellicottville, Dec. 31; Ed Sande of Springville, Dec. 31; Lyle Smith of Sandusky, Jan. 2.

MARRIED
Pfeffer – Gilbert – Elaine Joyce Gilbert, daughter of Mildred Gilbert of Delevan and Frank Gilbert of Springville, married James Pfeffer, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Pfeffer of West Valley on Dec. 29 in the West Valley Methodist Church. The Rev. George Waters officiated.

FORTY YEARS AGO
Jan. 11, 1973

The first baby of the new year born at Bertrand Chaffee Hospital was Steven Allen Noble, son of Leighton and Cheryl Noble of 9935 Trevett Road in Boston. Steven was born Jan. 6 at 5:45 a.m. and weighed 6 pounds, 5 ounces.

Jim Krezmien, son of Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Krezmien of Springville, was named to the NYS Sports Writers Association’s fifth annual all-state football team. He is a senior at Springville-Griffith Institute.

Edna Buckley, a 1931 graduate of Springville-Griffith Institute, is one of 100 finalists in Pillsbury’s 24th bake-off, to be held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in California.

Boys were born to Mr. and Mrs.:
Ronald Fluker of Boston, Dec. 18; Leighton Noble of Boston, Jan. 6; Jerry Taylor of Springville, Jan. 6.

Girls were born to Mr. and Mrs.:
Floyd Tillinghast of Holland, Jan. 6; David Musser of Springville, Jan. 8.

MARRIED
Goodwill – Brown – On Dec. 8, at the United Methodist Church of Springville, Karlene Brown married Wilbur Goodwill.

THIRTY YEARS AGO
Jan. 6, 1983

Robert Miller was appointed to the Springville Village Board to fill a vacancy created when John Ciszak was appointed to replace Legislator Thomas Reynolds on the town board.

The nephews and nieces of Mr. and Mrs. James Eddy are honoring the two on their 50th wedding anniversary, with an open house at the local VFW.

Boys were born to Mr. and Mrs.:
Robert Peglowski of Collins, Dec. 25; Elmer Allard of Centerville, Dec. 25; Mitchell Lynaugh of South Wales, Dec. 28; James Bailey of Boston, Dec. 28.

TWENTY YEARS AGO
Jan. 7, 1993

Clara Cecilia Emelyn Miles was the first baby born, this year, at Bertrand Chaffee Hospital. She arrived at 1:14 a.m. on Jan. 2 and weighed 8 pounds, 1 ounce. Her parents are Lynette and Gabriel Miles of Buffalo. They are Springville-Griffith Institute graduates. The new baby’s father is a native of England.

Following the retirement of Springville Streets Division Supervisor Wesley Joslin, the village board decided to abolish the supervisor position and brought the streets division into alignment with the other departments in the department of public works.

Another rabid raccoon has been confirmed in Springville. Hoffman Road resident Bill Cranston said that he observed a raccoon in distress on Tuesday, Dec. 29 and killed the animal. Cranston was informed Dec. 31 that the raccoon had tested positive for rabies.

Boys were born to:
Richard and Michelle Schenk of Colden, Dec. 26, Christopher Nicholas; Michael and Sheila Dike of Wyoming, Dec. 27, David Austin.

Girls were born to:
Glenn and Paula Hall of Cattaraugus, Dec. 21, Kristen Anne; Charles Little and Michelle Westfall of Arcade, Dec. 25, Mellisha Lyn.

TEN YEARS AGO
Jan. 2, 2003

Many people have worked together to obtain a traffic signal at the corner of Boston State and West Tillen/Boston-Colden roads in the town of Boston.

Edward Ahrens, the new superintendent at West Valley Central School, said that he is ready to guide the district through a crossroads for its future. Ahrens said the district, with its 500 students, is struggling financially, but that the students are academically thriving.

A boy was born to:
Donald and Melissa Mooney of Charlestown, N.J., at Dartmouth Medical Center, Lebanon, N.H., Dec. 22, Ryan Alexander.
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