Yesterday's News March 1999

Yesterday's News for March 1999

30 years ago in 1969

Spencerport School District received a $20,000 federal grant to acquire new library resource materials for the Jr. High School. The grant program was very competitive and grants were awarded on the basis of merit and potential achievement,

•A testimonial buffet to pay tribute to former Ogden Police Chief Roy Burley was attended by more than 200 friends and well wishers.

•The Parma-Hilton Historical Society was formed and named. One of the group's first projects was arranging a display for the Local History Room in the Parma Town Hall.

25 years ago in 1974

•Joe Clement was appointed superintendent of the Spencerport Central School District.

•Dave Leathersich retired after 29 years as a milkman along the Churchville- Chili milk routes.

20 years ago in 1979

•The Spencerport Rangers Soccer Team won the first place trophy in the annual Eisenhaur College Indoor Soccer Tournament.

•An Agricultural Advisory Board urged the Hilton School Board to reconsider its plans to phase out the high school's vocational program in agriculture. Hilton High was the only school in Monroe County that still had an agricultural program.

15 years ago in 1984

The month began with a severe winter storm that ranked in the top 10 of Rochester's severest storms. Well over 30 inches of snow fell continuously over five days with wind gusts up to 30 mph.

Former Hilton teacher, Helen Fabi Smagorinsky had her folk art work commissioned by the White House. Her handpainted eggs were commissioned for a spring display at the White House and after that were to become part of the Smithsonian Institute's Folk Art Collection.

The Ogden Town Board decided not to appeal a court decision which prohibited them from limiting the depth of excavation by Manitou Sand & Gravel.

•Hilton East Residential Home celebrated its 10th Anniversary with several special planned activities for residents.

10 years ago in 1989

Ogden Telephone Company was commended by the New York State Public Service Commission for the outstanding service quality it provided to its customers in 1988.

Andy Antonucci of Hilton won the state wrestling title at 119 pounds.

Tina Marcello of Churchville was crowned Miss Upstate New York Teenager.

Tom Cruise and Dustin Hoffman shined in "Rainman" while Keanu Reeves embarked on "Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure" at the Brockport Strand.

5 years ago in 1994

The Holley K&K reopened bigger and better after a reconstruction that doubled its size and pumping facilities.

•March Madness hit Brockport when SUNY Brockport won the SUNYAC championship and gained an automatic berth to the NCAA basketball tournament.

•Spencerport sports had its ups and downs this month. The Rangers won their sixth straight Section V wrestling team title while Spencerport voters turned down a referendum to add football to the school's curriculum for the seventh time.