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Looking backward in the files of the Journal from Feb. 17

FIFTY YEARS AGO
Feb. 14, 1963

A drawing, submitted by Harold Olmsted of Springville, is included among 107 artists’ 140 works, which have been accepted by the 27th annual Western New York Exhibition at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery.

Fiddlers Green Chapter of the National Campers and Hikers Association became official, as National Director Lou Helwig presented a charter to local presidents Bill and Randy Snyder.

Ross Beetow, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Cyrus Beetow of Springville, is undergoing 9 weeks of basic training at the Naval Training Center in Great Lakes, Ill.

One hundred seventy county Farm Bureau leaders urged the state of New York to cut expenditures, to bring the budget into balance, according to William Bensley, New York Farm Bureau president.

Boys were born to Mr. and Mrs.:
Robert Winship, Feb. 1, at St. Mary’s Hospital, West Palm Beach, Fla., Michael Robert; Harry Browning of Sandusky, Jan. 31; Harlan Foote of Bliss, Feb. 1; Richard Byroads of Machias, Feb. 3; Bernard Glasner of Arcade, Feb. 5; Howard Cook of Delevan, Feb. 6; Peter Bame of Holland, Feb. 6; Donald Clark of Great Valley, Feb. 6.

Girls were born to Mr. and Mrs.:
John Smith of North Collins, Feb. 1; George Hubbard of North Collins, Feb. 3; Albert Giambrone of Springville, Feb. 3; Roger Luce of Gowanda, Feb. 7.

MARRIED
Ortel – Thompson – Twila Thompson married Leonard Ortel, the son of Lillian Ortel of Collins and the late Leonard Ortel, on Jan. 26 at the First Methodist Church of Gowanda.

FORTY YEARS AGO
Feb. 15, 1973

Patrick Salzler and David Ploetz were notified by the New York Office of American Field Service that they will spend next summer in a foreign country. The is the first time in Springville-Griffith institute history that two candidates have been guaranteed finalists.

Springville Day in Florida was held Feb. 4 at Langford Park in Jensen Beach. Approximately 55 former and present Springville residents attended.

Heather Beecher has been named S-GI’s 1973 “homemaker of tomorrow.”

Ellen Martin of Springville will play the lead role in the Onondaga Community College Drama Department’s presentation of Russel Tarby’s “Blind Tiger.” Onondaga College is located in Syracuse.

Boys were born to Mr. and Mrs.:

Terry Alexander of Ellicottville, Feb. 6; Larry Bartlett of East Otto, Feb. 8.

Girls were born to Mr. and Mrs.:
Robert Barber of Cattaraugus, Feb. 7; Paul Spencer of Springville, Feb. 7; Terry Smith of East Concord, Feb. 8; Raymond Pastorious of Arcade, Feb. 9; Paul Slattery of Holland, Feb. 9; Merwin Eddy of Collins, Feb. 10.

THIRTY YEARS AGO
Feb. 10, 1983

Those honored by the Springville Chamber of Commerce for their outstanding efforts on behalf of the community included Arthur Benson, a former Ford-Mercury dealer, who gave his time to head the fight to have Route 219 built between Orchard Park and Springville; Marion Burns, former owner of the Joylan Theatre and Gordon Salzler of Salzler Brothers Lumber, represented by his son Peter.

Elizabeth Anne Hanney of Springville was selected for inclusion in the 1982 edition of “Outstanding Young Women of America.”

Boys were born to Mr. and Mrs.:
James Lango of Little Valley, Jan. 26; John Smith of Springville, Jan. 27; Anthony Korcz of Chaffee, Jan. 27; Robert Busiere of Delevan, Jan. 29; Frank Felton of Springville, Jan,. 29; Daniel Fitzgerald of Ellicottville, Jan. 29; Gary Schwab of Delevan, Feb. 1; Forrest Card of Franklinville, Feb. 1.

Girls were born to Mr. and Mrs.:
Laurence Wierzba of Springville, Jan. 26; William Schultz of Collins, Jan. 26; Michael Conner of Springville, Jan. 29, Jaimie Marie; Valentine Rosowski of Bliss, Jan. 30; Jeffrey Frank of Springville, Jan. 31; Brian Holts of Arcade, Jan. 31; Thomas Fellows of Salamanca, Feb. 1.

TWENTY YEARS AGO
Feb. 11, 1993

The Springville Lady Griffins are one win away from clinching a return trip to the Section VI playoffs, following their fourth straight win.

The Springville boys basketball team took another step toward a return to the Section VI playoffs, following a one-year hiatus, with a home win against league foe Cheektowaga.

The Springville wresting team won the Erie County Interscholastic Division III championship, by scoring back-to-back wins against Williamsville East and Amherst.

A vacant position on the West Valley School Board was filled, Monday night, with the appointment of Linda Gerwitz.

Boys were born to:
Lawrence and Tiffany Bartz of Arcade, Jan. 27, Joshua William; Donald and Joanne Alexander of Little Valley, Jan. 29, Matthew Charles; Steven and Christina Clouse of Buffalo, Jan. 29, Thomas Edward; David and Laura Draudt of Gowanda, Jan. 30, Christopher Joseph; Robert and Lorrie Chmiel of Chaffee, Jan. 30, Dylan Robert.

Girls were born to:
Lambert and Debra Jimerson of Versailles, Jan. 25, Tricia Mariah; Gary and Hope Glanowski of Farmersville, Jan. 26, Victoria Hope; Timothy and Patricia Cramer of Arcade, Jan. 30, Sara LeAnne.

MARRIED
Conrad – Yetzer – On Jan. 9, Victoria Louise Yetzer of Ashland, Ohio, the daughter of Lee and Marge Yetzer of Ashland, married Joseph Arnold Conrad, the of Norm and Diane Conrad of Springville, in St. Edwards Church of Ashland.

TEN YEARS AGO
Feb. 6, 2003

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority said that, as far as it is concerned, ongoing negotiations with the federal Department of Energy about the responsibility for the long-term stewardship of radioactive waste that may be left at the West Valley Demonstration Project are at an impasse.

Snowmobile problems within the village were a topic of discussion at a Springville Village Board meeting. Springville officials have fielded residents’ complaints that snowmobilers are traveling where they do not belong: the sidewalks and streets of Springville.

MARRIED
Bennett – Brogan – Colleen Marie Brogan, daughter of David and Helen Brogan of Springville, married Jason Douglas Bennett, the son of Leo and Margaret Bennett of Waterford, Mich., on Sept. 14, in St. Perpetua Catholic Church of Waterford. The Rev. Richard Rakoczy officiated the ceremony.

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