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Looking backward in the files of the Journal from June 29

FIFTY YEARS AGO
June 27, 1963

Five honor students, whose high school averages were 90 percent or higher, spoke about the elements of learning, at the Springville-Griffith Institute High School graduation. These included James Lillie, David Witter, Winifred Schue, Marie Roppel and Janet Smith. Diplomas were presented to the 154 graduates, by Frederic Agle, president of the board of education.

At the annual Future Farmers of America banquet and moving-up day, the following awards were presented: M&T certificates, to freshmen Larry Smith and Marvin Luther, sophomore Gordon Smith, junior Harold Blesy and senior Paul Gentner; Marine Trust Co. $100 calf award, to Keith Rendell; Top Future Farmer Award, to Blesy and the Foundation Awards, to Richard Emerling for leadership, James Harrison for dairy farming, Blesy for public speaking, Norman Emerling for mechanics, James Gamel for wild life and forestry and Paul Gernatt for conservation.

Boys were born to Mr. and Mrs.:

Albert Buck of Franklinville, June 14; Alfred Boldt Jr. of Yorkshire, June 14; Clifford Feldman of West Valley, June 14; Ernest Dallas of Springville, June 17, Daniel; Richard Fuller of Yorkshire, June 18; Richard Cole of East Aurora, June 18; Richard Coranson of Jamestown, June 19; Howard Gallaway of North Collins, June 20.

A girl was born to Mr. and Mrs.:
Robert Maynard of Delevan, June 18.

MARRIED
Starkweather – Decker – Sylvia Charlotte Decker, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Decker of Boston, married Ronald John Starkweather, the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Starkweather of Springville, at The First Baptist Church in Springville. The Rev. David Foulk and the Rev. Paul Irwin officiated.

FORTY YEARS AGO
June 28, 1973

David Smith, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Smith of Boston, was promoted to assistant professor of agronomy at the State University Agricultural and Technical College at Alfred. His wife Patricia is the daughter of Mrs. Clarence Lux of Springville.

Douglas Walters, the son of Mr. and Mrs. James Walters of Boston, is the Concord Post 431 American Legion candidate for Boys State.

Boys were born to Mr. and Mrs.:
Larry Ashbery of Hamburg, June 17; Alan Dash of East Otto, June 18; Charles Doyle of Freedom, June 18; Kenneth Robertson of Cattaraugus, June 19; Michael Wells of Springville, June 20; Robert Green of Arcade, June 20; Glenn Holland of Arcade, June 21; Larry Brookins of Arcade, June 22; William Steinbroner of Little Valley, June 23; Stephen Frank of Freedom, June 24; Gary Anderson of Springville, June 25.

Girls were born to Mr. and Mrs.:
Rudolph Bochenski of Holland, June 21; Thomas Murphy of Salamanca; Phillip Francis of Delevan, June 23.

MARRIED
Komenda – Bement – Kathleen Bement, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Bement of Boston, married Daniel Komenda, the son of Mrs. Cecil Brock of Colden, at St. John the Baptist Church in Boston on June 1.

Henry – Taylor – Lois Ellen Taylor of Springville married Wayne Lee Henry, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Henry of East Concord, at the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church in Springville on May 26.

Richardson – Wolff – Rita Wolff, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kurt Wolff of Hamburg, married Robert Richardson, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Richardson of Springville, at the United Methodist Church of Orchard Park, on June 23. The Rev. John Brewster officiated.

Meyer – Bowker – Ellen Bowker, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Bowker of Colden, married Lyle Meyer, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Meyer of Colden, at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church in Colden, on June 2. The Rev. Max Panczakiewicz officiated.

THIRTY YEARS AGO
June 23, 1983

Local artist Thomas Irish of East Concord will display the drawings he made in Vietnam at an art exhibit during, the dedication of the New York State Vietnam Memorial.

Emil and Isabelle Biermen of Springville will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on June 27.

Cornell University has selected Diane Dygert of Springville to participate in its internship program in Washington, D.C. Dygert was also accepted to a congressional internship in Congressman Jack Kemp’s office.

Boys were born to Mr. and Mrs.:
Harry Whitehead of Freedom, June 10; Donald Fisher of East Concord, June 12; Larry and Sharon (nee Wittmeyer) Heim of Springville, June 13.

Girls were born to Mr. and Mrs.:

Edward and Colleen (nee Odell) Schiedel of Rochester, June 5, Jennifer Audrey; Ronald (Paula) Sullivan of Oakfield, June 10; Richard and Kathleen (nee McCarthy) Corsette of Cuba, at Olean General Hospital, June 14, Amanda Blair; Ralph Scharf of West Falls, June 5; Gary Roblee of East Concord, June 12; Kile Palmateer of Holland, June 13.

TWENTY YEARS AGO
June 24, 1993

At a New York State Police awards ceremony, held on May 13, Trooper Scott Enser, a former Delevan resident and former owner of a karate school in Springville, received the Superintendent’s Commendation Award for his actions in an incident that occurred last July.

June Dash received the Springville-Griffith Instituted Employee of the Year Award at the district’s annual picnic, held at the Springville Field and Stream.

Boys were born to:
Joseph and Kathleen Ebert of Springville, at Mercy Hospital of Buffalo, June 3, Jacob Otto; Joseph and Rhonda (nee Law) Stephan of Waldwick, N.J., Joseph Thomas. Maternal grandparents are Thomas and Judith Law of Springville and maternal great-grandparents are Harrison and Lillian Wright of Springville. Donald and Michele Baker of West Valley, June 12, Jonathan Kenneth; Dennis and Laurie Litwiniak of Cattaraugus, June 12, Jesse Paul; John and Jessica Hargrave of Arcade, June 14, Dakota Allen.

Twin girls were born to:
Donald Jr. and Susan Currie of West Valley, June 10, Sarah Elizabeth and Chelsey LeeAnn.

MARRIED
Lines – Becony – Lisa Becony, the daughter of Steve and Dorothy Becony of Boston, married Dr. Alan Lines, the son of Ted Lines of Boston and Marge Mitchell of West Seneca, on May 22 at the Brierwood Country Club. Soo Ho Han officiated.

TEN YEARS AGO
June 26, 2003

The Concord American Legion Post donated a flag to the Springville Boys & Girls Club, after learning that the club’s flag had been stolen.

Bernard and Maryann Lux of Mesa, Ariz., formerly of Springville, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married on June 20, 1952 at St. Aloysius Catholic Church in Springville, with the Monsignor Herman Zimmerman’s officiating.
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