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Looking backward in the files of the Springville Journal from July 21

FIFTY YEARS AGO
July 18, 1963

Marine Staff Sgt. Harold Jaster, the son of Frank Jaster of Springville, is serving with the First Marine Corps Station in Iwakuni, Japan.

Cadet Robert Hartman is scheduled to complete six weeks of training at the Reserve Officers Training Corps summer camp at Fort Riley, Kansas. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Hartman of Colden.

Town of Concord Supervisor Charles Cranston has been endorsed for his third term. The Town of Concord Republican endorsed Cranston and the following incumbents: Councilman Robert Ellis, Peace Justice Fred Trevett, Town Clerk Grace Gentner, Highway Superintendent Mark Treat, Walter Gutekunst and Assessor Walter Edwards.

Room for 60 cars has been added to the municipal parking lot, by the removal of the old barns behind the Waite Building. The store owners are renting the land, for customer parking.

Margaret Luther of Springville has been initiated into the Ithaca College Chapter of Pi Theta Phi, a professional therapy fraternity. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Benz of Springville.

Thomas Danieu, the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Danieu of Boston, will graduate on July 23 with a Bachelor of Science degree from Parks College of Aeronautical Technology of St. Louis University.

Fifty-five area families took 72 American Field Service students into their homes. The exchange students came from 25 different countries.

Boys were born to Mr. and Mrs.:
Gerald and Sheila (nee Hemmerling) Rucker of Orchard Park, at Millard Fillmore Hospital of Buffalo, July 16; Donald Newkirk of West Valley, July 3; Robert Hamenway of Delevan, July 6; Norman Bapst of East Otto, July 8; Dean Bragg of Springville, July 9.

Girls were born to Mr. and Mrs.:
Charles and Patricia (nee Hemmerling) Skelton of Lakeview, June 24, at Millard Fillmore Hospital of Buffalo; Eugene Hoffman of Delevan, July 16; Claude Follman of Springville, July 7; Paul Rebescher of West Valley, July 9.

Twin boys were born to Mr. and Mrs.:
Donald Fellows of Delevan, July 9.

FORTY YEARS AGO
July 19, 1973

An anonymous gift of $15,000 was received by the Bertrand Chaffee Hospital Renovation and Construction Fund, according to Ted Hamilton, chairman of the advanced gift division.

The staff of the Springville-Griffith Institute yearbook received praise for its 1973 edition, in a letter from Professor George Evans of St. Bonaventure University.

Boys were born to Mr. and Mrs.:
Alfred Horschel of Hamburg, July 9; Russell Morgan of Arcade, July 10; Gerald Davidson of Freedom, July 10; Ralph Tice of Hamburg, July 13; William Bower of Hamburg, July 13.

Girls were born to Mr. and Mrs.:
Charles Sparks of Arcade, July 13; Roderick Parker of Gowanda, July 16.

Twin girls were born to Mr. and Mrs.:
Randall Cornell of Eden, July 14.

MARRIED
Sebzda – Nunweiler – Rose Nunweiler, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Nunweiler, married Timothy Sebzda, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Sebzda of Springville at St. Aloysius Roman Catholic Church on June 23. The Rev. Hubert Reimann officiated.

Walker – Darbee – Patricia Darbee, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Francis Darbee of Glenwood, married Philip Walker, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Walker of North Port Richey, Fla., on June 9 at the Glenwood Presbyterian Church. The Rev. Cressy Hunt officiated.

THIRTY YEARS AGO
July 24, 1983

Jim Ackley Jr. of the Springville Country Club qualified for the 24th Porter Cup at Niagara Falls Country Club.

The Springville Rotary Club presented a memorial tree to the William Jax family at the First United Methodist Church in Springville. Dr. Lynn Hulbert gave the presentation speech.

A boy was born to Mr. and Mrs.:
Christopher Boldt of East Concord.

Girls were born to Mr. and Mrs.:
Robert and Kathleen (nee Mitchell) Griffin of Punta Gorda, Fla., June 17, Mary Elizabeth; Dominic Gioia of South Wales, July 1; Jonathan Haynoski of Great Valley, July 1; Rodney Arnold of Cattaraugus, July 4.

Twin boys were born to Mr. and Mrs.:
Michael Homola of West Valley, July 3.

MARRIED
Edwards – Underberg – on May 28, Barry Edwards and the former Julie Underberg were married St. Aloysius Roman Catholic Church of Springville.

TWENTY YEARS AGO
July 15, 1993

The Springville-Griffith Institute School Board was presented with a 376-signature petition last week, calling for a new voter referendum, to restore cuts in student transportation and athletics.

The West Valley Demonstration Project is starting a model/mentoring program, in coordination with West Valley Central School and S-GI.

The Country Reminisce Hitch, a coast-to-coast horse-drawn wagon excursion, passed through Springville, on July 7. The Hitch began in Kennebunkport, Maine on April 13, and will eventually arrive in San Diego, Calif. by August.

Boys were born to:
Gary and Kelly Weideman of Springville, June 30, Shawn Jacob; Jeremy and Rachel Kitchen of Franklinville, June 30, Jeremy Alexander; Gregory and Brenda Ballachino of Springville, July 1, Brett Thomas; Richard and Sally Hadley of Little Valley, July 2, Dylan Milton; William and Kathleen King of North Java, July 3, Alexander Robert.

Girls were born to:
Denise Van Etton of Gowanda, June 20; Lynda Lee; William and Jodie Edington of Collins, June 29, Taylor Jo; Kenneth and Andrea Rogers of Cherry Creek, July 2, Tanya Nichole; Pamela Monnin of Gowanda, July 3, Brittany Rose; Dawn Simmons of Gowanda, July 3, Cassandra Marie; Kevin and Ann Redanz of Hamburg, July 4, Elizabeth Ann.

MARRIED
Wilson – Diaz – Lucia Margarita Diaz, the daughter of Dr. Miguel Diaz of Latham, N.Y. and Mercedes Diaz of Loudonville, N.Y., married Trent Lewis Wilson, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Perry Wilson of Springville, on May 22.

TEN YEARS AGO
July 17, 2003

Billy and Martha Woodring of East Otto celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on June 27 in Las Vegas.

Kaillie Enser, 12, the daughter of Rick and Lori Enser of West Valley, represented New York state in the National Preteen America Scholarship and Recognition Program in Little Rock, Ark. She was second runner-up out of 103 competitors in the talent competition, with her piano performance.

Two railroad flatcars, carrying two large casks containing a total of 126 nuclear fuel rod assemblies, have left the site of the West Valley Demonstration Project.
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