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Looking backward in the files of the Springville Journal from April 14

FIFTY YEARS AGO
April 4, 1963

Triplets were born to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Sullivan of Springville, at Bertrand Chaffee Hospital. The boys were born at 2:46 a.m., 2:54 a.m. and 3:01 a.m. They weighed 3 pounds, 15 ounces; 3 pounds, 15 ounces and 2 pounds, 7 1/2 ounces.

Frank Bodekor, gunner’s mate third class, and Frederick Bodekor, gunner’s mate third class, sons of Leo Kurtzworth of Springville, are serving aboard the radar picket destroyer USS William M. Wood, a unit of the Atlantic Fleet’s Destroyer Squadron 26, which recently returned from the Caribbean.

Myron Meyers, aviation machinist’s mate, third class, United States Navy, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Sherman Meyers of Sardinia, is serving aboard the attack aircraft carrier USS Constellation for seven months, in Western Pacific duty.

Boys were born to Mr. and Mrs.:

Travis Young of Springville, March 21; Kenneth Frank of Ellicottville, March 23; Francis Enser of Eden, March 25.

FORTY YEARS AGO
April 5, 1973

Kenneth Wilson of East Concord has accepted a position with Ross Equipment of Rochester. Wilson will be working out of the firm’s Buffalo office and will represent the Winsmith and Ross lines of speed reducers and gears in Western New York.

Bertrand Chaffee Hospital has opened its campaign to raise $500,000, which is necessary for renovations which must be made to the hospital, according to New York state hospital code standards.

Seven Cub Scouts from Den 4 of Pack 642, with their den mother, toured the Springville Power House. Tour director Norbert McCarthy explained the operation, to the boys.

Boys were born to Mr. and Mrs.:

David Hanley of West Valley, March 26; Clarence Pearl of Ellicottville, March 26; Donald Cotter of Springville, March 27; Terrence Prozeller of West Valley, March 30; David Davis of Arcade, March 31; Robert Germain of Great Valley, April 1.

Girls were born to Mr. and Mrs.:
William Lodico of Boston, March 26; William Dudzic of Springville, March 27; Laurence Hanney of Springville, March 28; Dale Easterly of Chaffee, March 29.

Twin girls were born to Mr. and Mrs.:
Duane Smith of East Otto, March 31.

THIRTY YEARS AGO
March 31, 1983

Dave Hawkins of Springville, a member of Bob’s New Team on the Springville Lanes Friday night mens league, bowled a 682 set on March 18.

A total of 90,000 coho salmon will be stocked in Cattaraugus Creek, during the next few weeks. The first load of 32,000 was recently brought to the area. Joining the state department in assisting the stocking were the following members of the Springville Field and Stream: John Cranston, Lawrence Beach, Stan Mrugala, Hank Bradl, Harold Errington and Charles Brandle.

Boys were born to Mr. and Mr.:
Sgt. Paul Helit at Ford Ord, Calif., Feb. 27, Paul Jr.; Craig Bloom of Holland, March 18; Robert Schmitt of Hamburg, March 20; Scott Bly of Delevan, March 22.

Girls were born to Mr. and Mrs.:
Edward Erhart of Cattaraugus, March 17; Lucius Stephens of Ellicottville, March 17; Donald Ford of West Valley, March 19; Richard Steiner of Holland, March 21; Dean Reinbold of Freedom, March 22.

TWENTY YEARS AGO
April 1, 1993

Final paperwork to apply for up to $350,000 in a federal grant, for a new town of Concord library, has been approved by the Concord Public Library Board.

Springville 3-C and area merchants are sponsoring an Easter egg hunt in Fiddlers Green Park.

As the attic walls of the Kruse house were being cut apart and removed, to make way for the new Concord public library, a couple of pieces of paper were discovered. Before the items were to be tossed into the trash, a demolition worker, who is also a Civil War memorabilia collector, rescued them. He found they were letters from soldiers stationed in Louisiana, during the Civil War, which had been sent to family members.

Boys were born to:
Allan and Monica Farrar of Glenwood, at Buffalo General Hospital, Feb. 27, Nathan Paul; Kenneth Pruchnicki and Venus Bundy of Cattaraugus, March 15, Sebastian Bach; Shelly Ellis of Arcade, March 16, Cody John; Karl and Kimberly Horschel of Springville, March 18, Derek James; Henry and Laurie Ann Tait of Buffalo, March 18, Richard Henry; Thomas and Martha Quigley of Salamanca, March 19, Kellen Michael; Rodney and Laurie Nellis of Springville, March 19, Tyler Cody; James Jr. and Carol Fyock of North Collins, March 19, Alexander James; Brian Bayerl and Kimberly Luther of Boston, March 20, Cody Michael.

A girl was born to:
Gordon and Sandra Bennett of Cheektowaga, March 16, Sarah Jane.

TEN YEARS AGO
March 27, 2003

The Boys & Girls Club of Springville will open its doors on April 1.

Cathy Bialasik, a 2002 graduate of Springville-Griffith Institute, has been selected for the 2003-04 National Football League Buffalo Jills Cheerleading Squad. Bialasik attends Hilbert College and has been accepted at Canisius College, for the upcoming school year.

The Boston Town Board, at its March 19 town board meeting, adopted a resolution asking Bertrand Chaffee Hospital to reopen its maternity ward, which has been closed for more than a year.

Volunteer firemen and ambulance service personnel of Colden will be eligible for a 10 percent real property tax exemption, following the Colden Town Board’s adoption of Local Law No. 1.

Boys were born to:
William and Janet Baker of East Concord, at Buffalo Mercy Hospital, March 18, Kyle William; Zachary and Sara Myers of East Concord, at Buffalo Mercy Hospital, March 17, Cole James. Grandparents are Terry and Cathy Ried of East Concord and Tom and Bobbi Myers of Colden.
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