Yesterday's News January 1999

Yesterday's News for January 1999

30 years ago in 1969

•Chili Public Library began circulating prints of famous artworks. They had 25 different prints available for 28 day loans.

•Gates-Chili residents voted on plans for a new $8.8 million high school facility to be built on the district-owned Marshall Road site. The proposed high school would have accommodated 2,800 students and opened in 1971.

•At Bell's Market in Spencerport Corn Flakes were $.17 a box, coffee $.59 a pound, Campbell's soup $.10 a can, and mayonnaise $.37 a quart.

25 years ago in 1974

•Monroe County Sheriff, Albert "Al" Skinner retired after 36 years as sheriff. He was elected Monroe County Sheriff in 1938 after having served 12 years as a deputy U.S. Marshall.

•The Rochester Street Historic District in Scottsville was accepted for listing in the National Register of Historic Places.

•Grand Opening celebrations were held for the newly expanded Bell's Market in the Spencerport Village Plaza. Owners, Walter and Dave George were excited about the expansion in which the store's floor space was doubled.

•Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Perry retired as Publisher and Editor of the Erie Canal Newspaper Chain. They began their business in the area in 1964, and over the years their operations expanded to include the Spencerport Suburban News, the Brockport Republic Democrat, the Holley Standard, the Hilton Record, and the Hamlin Herald.

20 years ago in 1979

•Spencerport School Board voted to close Spencerport Elementary at the end of the school year. The kindergarten through third grade classes, which were being held in the elementary school, would move to the Leo Bernabi School at the beginning of the 1979-1980 school year.

•General Electric celebrated its 30th year in Brockport.

•"Pinocchio" opened at the Brockport Strand.

•Those in the market for a new car could go to Barnard Chevrolet where a new '79 Chevy Impala cost $4789, a '79 Chevette was $3229, and a '79 Chevy Pick-up was $3995.

15 years ago in 1984

•Spencerport native, and goal-tender for the Cortland State Red Dragons, Jean Schockow, made women's collegiate soccer history by becoming the first ever four time All-America soccer player.

•The Rochester Section of the American Chemical Society named Churchville-Chili High School chemistry teacher, Grant E. Carey, "Teacher of the Year for 1983." The award was given in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the teaching profession and pursuit of excellence in his field.

10 years ago in 1989

•Residents of Hamlin and Clarkson were fighting to get public water in their towns. Many residents experienced severe water shortages because their wells were inadequate.

•The Evergreen Restaurant opened in the historic Flaherty home on Lake Road in Hamlin.

•Hilton Schools began the Buy-A-Board program to raise money for the construction of the Parma-Hilton Community Playground. All students were given five boards to sell for $3 each.

•With "Cocoon," "Accidental Tourist," "Working Girl," and "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels" playing, it was a good month to see movies at the Cine 8 in Greece.

5 years ago in 1994

•Gordie's Service Station on Main Street in Hilton closed after 28 years in business. Owner, Gordon Bennett, sold the business to his chief mechanic and planned to enjoy his retirement in Nevada.

•Sergeant Paul Fortune retired from the Brockport Police Department after 20 years working with the department on projects such as BACA (Brockport Against Chemical Abuse) and DARE. Fortner planned to substitute teach in area schools, coach high school sports and work with the Ogden Police Department on the DARE program.

•Audiences at the Brockport Strand cried with Tom Hanks in "Philadelphia," and laughed with Robin Williams in "Mrs. Doubtfire" and Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau in "Grumpy Old Men."

•Suburban News celebrated its 40th Anniversary.