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Looking backward in the files of the Journal from June 9

FIFTY YEARS AGO
June 6, 1963

Kissing Bridge announced that remodeling contracts have been awarded, to convert the main ski lodge into a theater, with a seating capacity of 196.

Jeff Kearns, a Springville-Griffith Institute senior, tied the school pole vault record at the Erie County Interscholastic Conference annual track and field day, held in Williamsville.

New York Gov. Nelson Rockefeller will head a delegation of public officials, who will attend ground-breaking ceremonies for the Western New York Nuclear Service Center.

Terry Spittler, a sophomore at Bowling Green State University in Ohio, has been initiated into Alpha Epsilon Delta, a premedical honorary society.

Howard Spittler, owner of Spittler Oldsmobile and developer of Springville’s first shopping plaza, said construction has already begun on the plaza located on Franklin Street, which is scheduled to be completed in July.

Bob Johnson got a hole-in-one, recently, on a hole that had never before been aced, the 238-yard ninth hole at the Springville Country Club. Johnson used a driver.

Boys were born to Mr. and Mrs.:

Gerald Malack of Springville, May 23; William Miess of Glenwood, May 24; Louis Delio of Boston, May 29; Lavern Heiler of Springville, May 29.

Girls were born to Mr. and Mrs.:

David Detrick of Springville, May 23; Bernard Schmitz of North Collins, May 24; Joseph O’Brien of Springville, May 27; Howard Armagast of Springville, May 28; Budd Brown of Collins, May 28; Bruce Luno of Alden, May 28.

MARRIED
Koeppl – Fuller – At St. John the Baptist Church in Boston, Mary Fuller of Boston, Mass. married John Koeppl of Boston, N.Y.

Rice – Koch – Donna Lee Koch, the daughter of Mrs. LaMar Koch of Collins Center, married Kenneth Rice, the son of Neva Manning of Springville, on May 29 at The Springville Methodist Church.

Flora – Spradling – On May 3, Carol Faye Spradling, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Spradling of Marshall, Texas, married James Flora, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Flora of Springville.

Bly – Michalik – Patricia Michalik, the daughter of Emil Michalik of Carthage, N.Y., married Dean Bly, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Bly of West Valley, at the Blessed Sacrament Chapel of St. Joseph’s New Cathedral in Buffalo. The Rev. McGeary performed the ceremony.

FORTY YEARS AGO
June 7, 1973

Carl McNally and Karl (Tommy) Kluckhohn will be inducted into the Glenn “Pop” Warner Hall of Fame. The guest speaker will be Buffalo Braves basketball player Bob Kaufman.

Two Springville residents have received word from American Field Service that they will be spending the summer abroad. David Ploetz will be spending the summer in Nara-Ken, Japan, with Mr. and Mrs. Fugita and family. Patrick Salzler will be spending the summer in Istanbul, Turkey, with Mr. and Mrs. Tolum Basdurek and family.

The Springville-Griffith Institute baseball team clinched the division title, with a record of 8 – 2, while the S-GI track team wrapped up its second straight division championship with a win streak of 17 straight meets, dating back to 1971.

Boys were born to Mr. and Mrs.:
Norman Webster of Little Valley, May 30; Larry Stowell of Springville, May 30; Timothy Ulinger of Springville, May 30; Angelito Parra of Springville, May 30; Rick Connor of Arcade, May 30; Robert Breitenfield of Eden, May 31; Donald Newland of Freedom, May 31; William Schumacher of Machias, May 31.

Girls were born to Mr. and Mrs.:
Norman Cross of West Valley, May 29; Timothy Little of Machias, May 30.

Twins were born to Mr. and Mrs.:
John Zamberlan of Delevan, May 28, a boy and a girl.

MARRIED
Day – Blasdell – On May 5, Rebecca Ann Blasdell, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Grant Blasdell of Mortons Corners, married Airman Bryan Wayne Day, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Keith Day of Colden, at The Mortons Corners Baptist Church. The Rev. Luther Schaeffer performed the ceremony.

Hufstader – Tinney – Deborah Kay Tinney, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Tinney of Perrysburg, Ohio, married Dennis Lee Hufstader, the son of Major and Mrs. Leland Hufstader of Columbus, Ohio, formerly of Springville, at The First United Methodist Church of Perrysburg, Ohio.

Jax – Pelusi – On April 15, Vicki Ann Pelusi, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Pelusi of Piedmont, married Peter Robert Jax, the son of Mr. and Mrs. William Jax of Springville, at The Piedmont Community Church of Piedmont, Calif.

May – Bement – On May 6, Linda Susan Bement, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Bement of Erie, Pa., married John Raymond May, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Earl May of Erie, at The New Apostolic Church of Erie, Pa.

THIRTY YEARS AGO
June 2, 1983

Ken Wilson was elected president of Bertrand Chaffee Hospital’s Board of Directors. Serving with Wilson are Richard Rivers, vice president; Wanda Alday, secretary; Claude Jerman, treasurer and Ruth Eisenhut, assistant treasurer. William King was named board representative to the executive committee.

Laurel Riefler, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Grover Riefler of Springville, was chosen first runner-up in the regional miss teenager pageant, held at the Marriott Hotel on May 22, making her an alternate in the New York state competition.

Supervisor Jerome Hubert of Boston will not seek re-election, as he prepares to return to private life. He was the second Democrat to serve his town as supervisor.

Lori Durolek of North Collins was crowned the Erie County dairy princess on May 27. Durolek, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Durolek, graduated from North Collins High School and is attending Hilbert College, where she is majoring in floriculture. Tina Harvey, the 1983 dairy princess, performed the crowning ceremony.

Boys were born to Mr. and Mrs.:
George Dulanski of Franklinville, May 20; Ricky Johnson of Collins, May 21; Mark Oddo of Chaffee, May 21; Douglas Kirchner of Cattaraugus, May 25.

Girls were born to Mr. and Mrs.:
Tim Hughes of Perry, at Wyoming County Community Hospital, April 15, Kristine Elaine; Charles Miess of Glenwood, May 18; Charles Fisher of Springville, May 19; James Herrick of Hamburg, May 20; Perry Snyder of Cattaraugus, May 24; Craig Wilkins of Otto, May 25; Bruce Burke of Springville, May 26.

TWENTY YEARS AGO
June 3, 1993

Construction contracts for the new Concord Library building will be awarded July 1, with work’s beginning the following week.

The S-GI School Board will be analyzing its spending options, in the wake of voter rejection of a proposed $18.8 million budget, two building propositions and the purchase of six vehicles.

Boys were born to:
Mark Dobony and Leanne May of Springville, May 22, Brandon Steven; Glenn and Dawn Vaughn of Freedom, May 23, Casey Lee; Douglas and Susan Ashby of Dayton, May 24, Turner Archibald.

Girls were born to:
Robert and Dawn (nee Hoch) of Cheektowaga, at Sisters Hospital, Buffalo, May 18, Jessica Marie; Lloyd Wilkins and Roberta Austin of Rushford, May 18, Jessica Lee; David and Pamela Campbell of North Java, May 21, Phoebe Louise; Gary and Jill Mason of Gowanda, May 22, Rebecca Lauren; Frank and Deborah Gugino of Collins, May 23, Julia Rose.

TEN YEARS AGO
June 5, 2003

School budgets in the Journal’s readership area were all given the thumbs up, by voters. The S-GI spending plan was approved 952 – 930, but the bus proposition was defeated. Dr. Pat Hurley was elected to the school board. In West Valley, the budget was approved 308 – 145 and approval was given to buy two new buses. Jim Boberg and Stephen Kozlowski were elected to the school board.

S-GI School Superintendent Thomas Markle submitted his letter of resignation to the school board, as he will take over the superintendent’s position in the Lancaster School System.

The agricultural team of Nick Wendel, Ryan Smith, Jeremy Krzemien and Jake Miller scored a first place finish at the statewide Future Farmers of America agriculture mechanics contest in Letchworth. The S-GI team competed with 15 other schools, for the award.

A boy was born to:

Edward and Jennifer Kane of Boston, May 21, at Mercy Hospital, Buffalo, John William.

A girl was born to:
Deb and Jed Zehnder of Glenwood, May 25, at Mercy Hospital, Buffalo, Emily Renee. Grandparents are Bruce and Kim Zehnder of Glenwood and Art and Elaine Gernatt of East Concord.
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