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Looking backward: files from the Journal week of Nov. 9

FORTY YEARS AGO
Nov. 7, 1963


David Wilton, airman, U.S.Navy, son of Mrs. Betty Wilton of Sardinia, served aboard the antisubmarine carrier USS Essex, operating with the Sixth Fleet in the Mediterranean.

Army Pfc. Larry Rhoads, 19, son of Mr. and Mrs. Grant Rhoads of Sardinia, participated in the second phase of Operation Big Lift in Germany, a NATO field training maneuver, which is ended Nov. 5.

Navy Ensign Edward Byrne, son of Edward Byrne of Collins, served aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Princeton, which was scheduled to return to Long Beach, Calif. after a nine month Western Pacific cruise.

David Westfall, seaman apprentice, U.S.N., son of Mabel Westfall of Springville, served aboard the attack transport USS Bayfield, participated in joint training maneuvers titled operation Dull Knife, with the U.S. Marine Corps.

Boys were born to Mr. and Mrs.:

Douglas Warner of Arcade, Oct. 29; Walter Heitman of Glenwood, Oct. 31.

Girls were born to Mr. and Mrs.:

Ronald Kern, Oct. 2; James Phillips of Sardinia, Oct. 25; Stephen Smith of Arcade, Oct. 26.

FORTY YEARS AGO
Nov. 8, 1973


The Springville-Griffith Institute varsity football team finished the season with a win against Pioneer, to extend its undefeated streak over two years to become No. 2 in New York state, and the junior varsity team also finished an undefeated season.

Christine Weidinger, formerly of Springville, was favorably reviewed in the New York Times for her performance at the Metropolitan Opera.

Boys were born to Mr. and Mrs:

Rodney George of Springville, Oct. 30; William Mieschel of Holland, Nov. 3; Jack Ruper of Cattaraugus, Nov. 3; Dennis Cartwright of Franklinville, Nov. 4; Joseph Sherwood of Delevan, Nov. 5.

Girls were born to Mr. and Mrs.:

John Braciszewski of Springville, Nov. 3; Oliver Berry of Holland, Nov. 4; Howard Gardner of Holland, Nov. 4; Robert Klein of Freedom, Nov. 5.

THIRTY YEARS AGO
Nov. 4, 1983


While Larry Mueller was working on a 1977 fuel-injected Volkswagon Rabbit, it is suspected that a spark from the carís electrical system ignited the gas line, causing a fire that raged out of control and destroyed the Beetle Barn and the V.W. Rabbit, as well as thousands of dollars worth of tools and equipment.

At the annual court of honor of Boy Scout Troop 524, Jay Maul was awarded the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest award given by the Boy Scouts of America.

Boys were born to Mr. and Mrs.:

Wayne Stein of Cattaraugus, Oct. 21, Kayl Matthew; John Tomczyk of East Concord, Oct. 21; William Clester of Delevan, Oct. 22; Dale McKerrow of Sandusky, Oct. 24.

Girls were born to Mr. and Mrs.:

1st Lt. Brady Barton (nee Barbara Burkland) at Reynolds Army Hospital, Fort Sill, Okla., Oct. 21, Kristina Renee; John Ritter of Strykersville, Oct. 24; William Blair of Angola, Oct. 24.

TWENTY YEARS AGO
Nov. 4, 1993


A number of S-GI girl swimmers, including record-setting diver Kim Chapman; breaststroke swimmer Ann Vredenburg and the 200-medley relay team of Kim Kamats, Vredenburg, Roz Aronson and Liz Zureck, qualified for sectionals, to be held at the University of Buffaloís Alumni Arena pool on Nov. 11-13.

Springville-Griffith Institute added a new teacher and created another class at Colden Elementary School. The S-GI School Board agreed to the change on Oct. 27, in response to overcrowding in the form of 31 students each in a fourth and fifth grade class.

Boys were born to:

Wayne Ortel and Doreen Webb of Cattaraugus, Oct. 23, Cameron Blaise; Douglas and Debbie Seaner of Cheektowaga, Oct.24, Alan Irving; Raymond and Tamara Bennett of Perrysburg, Oct, 24, Colton Alexander; Wayne and Michelle Finch of Springville, Oct. 25, Wayne Shawn-Anthony.

Girls were born to:

Myles and Mary (nee Gerwitz) Kester of Bradenton, Fla. , Oct. 25, Kayla Jane; Richard and Laurie Telaak of Hamburg, Oct. 18, Kelly Nicole; James and Karen Binder of Nunda, Oct. 18, Korie Rae; Todd and Michele Vansickle of Yorkshire, Oct. 19, Clara Pauline.

TEN YEARS AGO
Nov. 6, 2003


In what appeared to be one of the most tightly-contested races in recent Concord history, Eugene Cranston and Ray Hubert were elected to the two seats on the Concord Town Board.

Parents, teachers and past and present students voiced their displeasure over the board not funding certain field trips taken by students, in the past, at a recent Springville-Griffith Institute School Board meeting. A boy was born to:

Jeremy and Kelly Lux of West Seneca, Oct. 7, at Mercy Hospital, Buffalo, Gannon David. Grandparents are Wayne and Nancy Lux of Springville and Mary Jane Jentz of West Seneca.
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