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Looking backward: old files from the Journal week of August 24

FIFTY YEARS AGO
Aug. 22, 1963

A new financial institution, for the Springville area, was assured last week, with the announcement that a state loan license under article nine of the banking law has been issued to Certified Finance Co. Inc.

Activities of the Springville Police have greatly increased, during the past three months, and stand at an all-time high.

The Springville-Griffith Institute and Central School Class of 1953 held its 10-year reunion on July 27 at the Leland House.

Two American Field Service International scholarship students met for the first time at an A.F.S. lecture in West Germany, two weeks ago. They are Leena Jaskari of Finland, who lived with Phil and Harriet Davis, during the 1958 – 59 school year, and Jorge Mateus of Portugal, who stayed with Bill and Marion Jax, during the first part of 1961. Both Jaskari and Mateus graduated from Springville-Griffith Institute.

Bill Lowe of Springville defeated Robert Brock of Boston on Aug. 18, to win the 1963 Springville Country Club Championship.

Victor Folts, 18, son of Mr. and Mrs. LaVerne Folts of Springville, is undergoing nine weeks of basic training at the Naval Training Center, Great Lakes, Ill.

Boys were born to Mr. and Mrs.:
Edwin Winter of North Collins, Aug. 6; Kenneth Trevett of Springville; John Winship of Springville, Aug. 10; Richard Fahy of Arcade, Aug. 11; Walter Decker of Arcade, Aug. 12; Raymond Kaiser of Sardinia, Aug. 14.

Girls were born to Mr. and Mrs.:
Hugh VanBuskirk of Freedom, Aug. 9; Harry Bradley of West Valley, Aug. 10; Howard Kehr of Collins, Aug. 13; Donald Heineman of Chaffee, Aug. 14.

MARRIED
Vacanti – Murphy – St. Aloysius Church, Springville was the setting, on Aug. 17, for the marriage of Mary Frances Murphy, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Francis Murphy of Springville, and Russell Vacanti, son of Mary Vacanti of Silver Creek and the late Mr. Vacanti. The Rev. Noel Schreck officiated.

Heary – Krolik – St. Joseph Church in Holland was the setting, on Aug. 10, for the marriage of Rosalie Krolick, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ted Krolick of East Concord, and Alfred Heary, son of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Heary of Springville. The Rev. William Wendzikowski officiated.

Scull – Smith – The Rev. Arthur Kleindienst married Evelyn Smith, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Smith of Springville, and Harry Scull, United States Marine Corps, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Scull of Buffalo, on July 16.

Griese – Clark – The Rt. Rev. Msgr. Herman Zimmerman married, St. Aloysius Church, Springville on Aug. 17, Judith Ann Clark, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edwrad Clark of Springvile, and Edward Carl Griese, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Griese of Dunkirk.

FORTY YEARS AGO
Aug. 23, 1973

Trevor Allan Coward, A.F.S. student from Mackay, Queensland, Australia, is living with Dr. and Mrs. Harry Russell on East Avenue, for the 1973 – 74 school year.

East Concord firemen presented a check for $500 to Paul Randall, chairman of the General Gifts Division, and Roger Ford, hospital administrator, toward the Bertrand Chaffee hospital and renovation and construction fund.

Boys were born to Mr. and Mrs.:
Normal Furl of East Otto, Aug. 13; Douglas Hill of Cattaraugus, Aug. 14; the Rev. Timothy Nickel of Gowanda, Aug. 14; Dennis Kroll of Depew, Aug. 14; James Botsford of Springville, Aug. 15; Robert Elle of Arcade, Aug. 16.

Girls were born to Mr. and Mrs.:
David Ploetz (nee Ann Faller), at General Hospital, Buffalo, Aug. 1; Michael Doster of Arcade, Aug. 14.

MARRIED
Bonasera – Zahler – On Aug. 14, Margaret Ethel Zahler, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Zahler of Boston, and Anthony John Bonasera, son of Mr. and Mr. Frank Bonasera of Babylon, N.Y., were married at Churchill Memorial United Methodist Church, Boston on Aug. 18. The Rev. Robert Pascoe officiated.

Goran – Faulring – On Aug. 18, at the Collins Center United Methodist Church by the Rev. Kenneth Hodgins, Kim Gretchen Faulring, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Fauling of Buffalo, was married to Jerry Michael Goran, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gurney Goran of Collins Center.

THIRTY YEARS AGO
Aug. 18, 1983

The West Valley Demonstration Project is proceeding, with the cleanup of the former commercial nuclear fuel reprocessing facility at West Valley.

Led by Congressman Henry Nowak, ground was broken, at Kissing Bridge, for the new quadlift, which will carry four skiers, per chair, up a track rising 550 vertical feet and running 2,300 feet.

A tie for first place, in the Hooper Invitational, between the teams of John and Dave Evans and Pete Dygert and Bill Kennedy, produced a sudden death playoff, that was decided on the first playoff hole, with Dygert and Kennedy taking the honors with a score of 124, which is 18 strokes under par.

Rich and Margaret Solari are the new owners of the East Concord General Store.

Boys were born to Mr. and Mrs.:
Michael Wiedeman of Arcade, Aug. 4; Daniel Sherlock of East Concord, Aug. 6; Drake Cox of West Valley, Aug. 6; Terrence McClory of Franklinville, Aug. 6; Gerard Schmitz of Chaffee, Aug. 7;Tracy Shelanskey of Perrysburg, Aug. 7.

Girls were born to Mr. and Mrs.:
Michael Schiefer of East Otto, Aug 6; Daniel Olson of Franklinville, Aug. 6; Willis Melton of Hamburg, Aug. 6; Thomas Goodremote of Springville, Aug. 7.

MARRIED
Riley – Kellick – Carol Christine Kellick, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Kellick of East Concord, married Richard Michael Riley, son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Riley of Geneva, N.Y. at St. Aloysius Church.

Kruse – Clark – Donna Clark, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Clark of DeRuyter, N.Y., married David Kruse, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Kruse ofSrpingville, at St. James Catholic Chruch, Cazenovia, N.Y., on July 23.

Langhans – Diebler – Salem Lutheran Church was the setting for the June 18 marriage of Lucinda Deibler, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Deibler of Allegany, N.Y., and Craig Langhans of Rochester, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Langhans of Springville.

TWENTY YEARS AGO
Aug. 19, 1993

Ryan Mayerat and Andrew Spencer of West Valley competed in the Long Course Junior Olympics, held at the University of Buffalo Alumni Arena pool, Aug. 13 – 15. Mayerat, 14, competed in eight events and placed in the top 10, in all.

Boys were born to:
David and Sharon Hartwell of Delevan, Aug. 5, Joshua David; Sheri Maybee of Perrysburg, Aug. 7, Bradly Wayne; Rex and Elaine Mapes of Delevan, Aug. 7, Cody August Paul; Garry and Tammi Kirsch of Holland, Aug. 9, Chad Michael; Timothy and JoAnn Wittmeyer of Arcade, Aug. 98, Joshua Michael

A girl was born to:
Robert and Deborah Vanloan of Delevan, Aug. 3, Teresa Ann.

TEN YEARS AGO
Aug. 21, 2003
A boy was born to:

Shawn and Erica Tehune of Springville, at Suburban Hospital, July 30, Lucas Jacob. Grandparents are Lloyd and Arlene Milks of Gowanda, Ruth Tenune of Perrysburg and Ken and Carol Terhune of Springville. Paternal great-grandmother is Margaret Bond of Perrysburg.

MARRIED
Visnesky – Hess – Rebecca Hess, daughter of Lawrence and Peggy Hess of West Valley, and Erie Visnesky, son of John and Bonnie Visnesky of Otto, were married on April 12 at the East Otto Methodist Church. The Rev. Irwin Reiss officiated.
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