Yesterday's News April 1999

Yesterday's News for April 1999

30 years ago in 1969

The shopping list for your Easter dinner might have read: eggs $0.49 a dozen, ham $0.49 a pound, turkey $0.37 a pound, and jelly beans $0.29 a pound.

•Chili resident William Gray was appointed Legislative Assistant to State Senator James E. Powers.

•"Romeo and Juliet" and "2001: A Space Odyssey" were playing at the Brockport Strand.

25 years ago in 1974

•Hilton East residential home opened its doors to residents on April 1.

•The Chili Memorial Post #412 of the VFW held its post institution and installation of officers.

•Plans were being made for a new Ben Franklin store to be built in the Spencerport Village Plaza.

20 years ago in 1979

•Erie Canal News and Suburban News consolidated.

•Across the area, residents were busy raising funds in preparation for the 5th Annual International Special Olympics which would be held in Brockport in August.

•After 13 years, Walter Teike resigned from his position as Spencerport Wrestling Coach for personal reasons. Although giving up coaching, Teike remained as a physical education teacher in the district.

15 years ago in 1984

•Len Ippolito of Spencerport was the winner of the 1984 Suburban News Cook- Off with his recipe for Sausage Braciole and Rigatoni.

•Spencerport students held a 14-hour Dance Marathon and raised over $1,750 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

•State Supreme Court Justice Eugene Bergin ruled that Hilton's Northwood Elementary had to be freed of all the asbestos in its ceilings before students could return to classes there. The Hilton School Board felt that the asbestos levels were not high enough to be a health hazard, but the court found that the mere presence of asbestos was a risk in itself. The school had been closed since 1982 because of declining enrollment.

•Kevin Bacon was "Footloose" and Tom Hanks made a big "Splash" at the Cine 8 in Greece.

10 years ago in 1989

•Construction began at the new Furnal's Big M in Hilton.

•Lifelong Hilton resident Vernon Pickett died at age 71. He had been highly involved with the Hilton Fire Department and Parma town government. Pickett also organized the first ambulance service in the westside and was instrumental in setting up the county-wide dispatching service.

•Spencerport Cave Wave Drama Club and Ogden Recreation co-sponsored the high school's production of "I Never Saw Another Butterfly." The play received rave reviews especially for its stars Jessica Rowley and Michael Hrycelak.

5 years ago in 1994

•Clarkson commemorated its 175th birthday with cannon fire and a celebration of local history.

•Churchville-Chili music groups won a number of trophies and medals at the Heritage Music Festival in Orlando, Florida. 140 students from the Concert Choir, Sr. High Chorus, Singing Saints, Madrigal Singers, Women's Chorus and Men's Chorus combined won three trophies, five gold medals and a silver medal. The group also won the Sweepstakes Trophy for the most outstanding group at the festival.

•Spencerport senior Kara Tudman became the first basketball player in the school's history to score 1,000 points and 1,000 rebounds.