Yesterday's News February 2000

Yesterday's News for February 2000

35 years ago in 1965

•The The Monroe County Parks Department began acquisition of 972 acres of land between Route 31, Washington Street, Colby Street and Sweden-Walker Road for Salmon Creek County Park which is now Northampton Park.

•The Ogden Town Board voted to change the status of their police force making it an official police department under Civil Service regulation. Roy (Tink) Burley was named the first chief.

•Andy's Chicken Villa on Buffalo Road in Churchville was serving a 16 piece family bucket of Kentucky Fried Chicken with biscuits and gravy for $2.50.

30 years ago in 1970

•Chili residents opposed the rezoning of 38 acres for an extension of the Chili Industrial Park on Paul Road.

•Former Ogden Town Attorney and lifelong Spencerport resident, Willard Holbrook, died after a long illness.

•Those adding to their winter wardrobe found sweaters for $3, women's long sleeve blouses for 95¢, men's long sleeve shirts for $1.50 and turtlenecks for 77¢ at the Big N in Brockport.

Moviegoers saw Robert Redford in "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" and Barbra Streisand in "Funny Girl" at the Brockport Strand.

25 years ago in 1975

•Stoney Point Garden Center at the corner of Stoney Point and Buffalo Roads was heavily damaged in an electrical fire.

•Columbia Savings Bank held a grand opening celebration at their new Gates branch in Westmar Plaza.

•The Super Duper in North Chili expanded, adding a bakery and delicatessen.

20 years ago in 1980

•Members of the First Bible Baptist Church in North Greece donated over $160,000 worth of gold, silver and other valuables to fund a new building to house the church's North Star Academy School.

•The Spencerport Rangers Swim Team was "Best in the West" after winning Monroe County Leagueâs Western Division Swimming Title.

•Taking your sweetheart out for a Valentine's Day Dinner? Prime rib and Alaskan king crab legs for two was $14.50 at September Place on Ridge Road; steak dinner for two and dancing was $16.50 at the Pilot House in Spencerport; and steak dinner for two at the Johnson House in Churchville was only $12.95.

15 years ago in 1985

•Ralph and Marion Kendall were named Churchville Citizens of the Year for 1985.

•Spencerport school psychologist Dr. Neil Cronkite died after a battle with liver cancer.

•Eddie Murphy hit the big screen in "Beverly Hills Cop" while Molly Ringwald and Emilio Estevez had Saturday detention in "The Breakfast Club" playing at the Brockport Strand.

10 years ago in 1990

•An open house was held to show off the new home of Sporting Dog Specialties in Sweden.

•Page Appliances in Spencerport celebrated their 40th Anniversary.

•Brockport High School hockey player Mike Depferd scored his 208th point, breaking a Section V record.

•Harris Wilcox was named Citizen of the Year by the Churchville Chamber of Commerce.

5 years ago in 1995

•The Parma Town Board turned down a proposal by the Vermicycle Corporation to operate a pilot program to convert household waste into a usable humus product. Bergen and Hamlin had previously turned down the proposal.

•Dr. Knox Brittain, Spencerport doctor and ambulance supporter/instructor/advisor died at age 94.

•Dr. Dennis Kirst became Byron-Bergen Central School District Superintendent.

•Olympic speed skating gold medalist Cathy Turner was the guest of honor at the grand opening of the Cathy Turner Ice Rink in Clarkson.