Yesterday's News for February 1999
30 years ago in 1969
Gerald Huff resigned as acting Chief of Police of Churchville after 10 years of service to the village.
Hilton Rotary Club sponsored "Showtime 1969," a variety show featuring magic, comedy and music acts performed by community members. Proceeds from the show went to Camp Haccamo.
A Friday night fish fry dinner cost just $1 at Gitsis Restaurant.
25 years ago in 1974
Leo Bernabi, Superintendent of Spencerport Central School District, died of a heart attack at age 53 while vacationing in Spain. He held various positions during his 25 year career in the district. Spencerport Intermediate School was renamed the Leo Bernabi School in his honor.
William Farnsworth of Spencerport was named "Citizen of the Year" for 1973. Farnsworth was a teacher in the Spencerport School District and an active member of the community who was involved with many local organizations.
The Ogden Grange celebrated its 100th Anniversary.
20 years ago in 1979
Venton Haley was honored by Chili Recreation and Youth Commission for his participation on the commission as a former member and chairman.
It was announced that there would be a vote on whether or not to have a multi-jurisdictional Metro Police in Monroe County.
"Halloween" and "Invasion of the Body Snatchers" made it a frightening February for movie-goers at the Brockport Strand
15 years ago in 1984
The Hilton-Parma Nutrition Center opened to provide two hot lunches a week and various activities for area senior citizens.
The Futura Committee was formed in Riga to help identify future needs and assess possible areas for growth and development in the town.
10 years ago in 1989
Both the Spencerport and the Hilton School Districts reached contract agreements with their respective teacher's associations after months of negotiations.
Ray and Norma Adams of Riga were named Citizens of the Year by the Churchville Chamber of Commerce. One of their many contributions was bringing the Meal on Wheels program to the community.
Ogden Farmers' Library went "on line" as all library materials were bar coded to be read by computers.
The Brockport Strand got a face lift. The marquee was restored, the lobby redecorated, and the equipment upgraded. When the Strand reopened "Beaches" was playing and tickets cost $4 for adults and $2.50 for children.
5 years ago in 1994
The Spencerport Ben Franklin closed after 20 years of doing business in the village plaza.
Hilton held a sendoff party for local speedskater, Cathy Turner, before she traveled to Lillehammer, Norway to compete in the Winter Olympics. Turner returned to Hilton later in the month with a gold medal for the 500 meter race, and a bronze medal for the 3000 meter relay.
Spencerport music teacher, Terry A. Taylor, died February 25 after a long illness. Taylor taught in the district for 25 years, and in 1991 had won the Disney American Teacher Award for the Performing Arts.
Al Krotz, Hilton High School physical education teacher and wrestling coach, was elected to the Section V Wrestling Hall of Fame.