Yesterday's News March 2000

Yesterday's News for March 2000

35 years ago in 1965

•Hilton was devastated on March 21 when fire destroyed a block-long stretch of the business district including the post office, town hall, village office and McNall's Furniture and damaging other buildings including the library.

•Fred Snyder, Ogden Town Councilman and past president of the American Dairy Association and Dairy Council of New York, died after a six week illness.

•Reverend John Collier left Spencerportâs Trinity Lutheran Church after five years of service to accept a call from the Lutheran Mission Church in Bordentown, New Jersey

•Wanda's Restaurant in downtown Spencerport was serving two eggs, toast and coffee for 40¢ and a hot roast beef sandwich with "taters" for 75¢.

30 years ago in 1970

•Star Market in Brockport reopened after renovations. Their re-opening specials included bread for 20¢ a loaf, lunchoen meats for 79¢ a pound and ice cream for 59¢ a half gallon.

•Hilton Milling, a lumber-hardware-paint store, adopted a cash and carry policy.

•The Family Restaurant in Spencerport held a grand opening celebration. A fish fry dinner was $1.25 and a roast turkey dinner was $1.50.

25 years ago in 1975

•The Village of Spencerport planned to purchase four connecting parking lots to create a municipal parking lot bordering Main Street, Amity Street, Church Street and West Avenue.

•A shooting death on Big Ridge Road in Ogden was the first murder in the town in 11 years.

•Florence Sage became the first woman to be elected mayor of the Village of Churchville.

•Edward Fosmire was elected mayor of Spencerport. He handed out loaves of bread as he campaigned door-to-door.

20 years ago in 1980

•The 20 member group Citizens to Save Ogden formed in an effort to block blasting for dolomite at Manitou Sand and Gravel.

•Residents of the Town of Parma were angry about a proposed landfill to be placed on the north side of Pine Hill Road.

•A fire at the Henry Street School in Hilton gave students an unexpected holiday, but destroyed the former gym and auditorium.

15 years ago in 1985

•Judy Squirrell became the first woman ever inducted as a member of the Hilton Volunteer Fire Department since its formation in 1897.

•Mrs. Henryka Menge of Ogden was a contestant in the 1985 Mrs. New York State Pageant.

•Gladys Doan of Spencerport won the grand prize in the Suburban News' Cook-off for her strawberry-pecan muffins.

10 years ago in 1990

•Jim Kelly and other Buffalo Bills played in a charity basketball game at Gates Chili High School. The Bills defeated the Gates Chili faculty 106-76.

•Barbara Burgess cited health reasons when she resigned as Parma Director of Finance, a post she had held for 12 years.

•The button collection of Holley's Betty Gleason was on display at the Holley Library.

•There was truly something for everyone at the movies. "Pretty Woman," "Driving Miss Daisy," and "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" were all playing at the Brockport Strand.

5 years ago in 1995

•George Maziarz won the New York State 61st Senate district seat in a special election.

•Hilton parents were working to educate children about stranger danger after Patrick Distaffen of Greece was arrested for allegedly molesting two Hilton boys.

•Dr. Hidetaka Sagawa, former president of Lakeside Memorial Hospital medical staff and chief of surgery, died at age 66.

•John and Nancy Bracken of Brockport retired to South Carolina. Nancy was the executive director of Oak Orchard Community Health Center and John worked on local preservation projects.