Yesterday's News May 2000

Yesterday's News for May 2000

35 years ago in 1965

•Construction began on a new fire house for the Chili Volunteer Fire Department.

•The United States Library of Congress sent over 500 books to the Hilton Public Library as replacements for some of the many volumes lost in the March fire.

•Grand Opening of Ed's Atlantic Service on Buffalo Street in Churchville.

30 years ago in 1970

•Marple Furniture in Hilton held a gala celebration for their 2nd Anniversary.

•For your Memorial Day picnic: hot dogs were 69¢ a pound, rolls 29¢, watermelon 9¢ a pound, and two-and-a-half pounds of potato salad was just 59¢ at Star Market.

25 years ago in 1975

•An organizational meeting was held to form the Ladies Auxiliary of the Chili Memorial Post #412 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

•The Parma Veterans Memorial at Parma Town Hall was dedicated in a Memorial Day ceremony.

•The Ogden Conservation Board officially opened Turner Park on Big Ridge Road.

20 years ago in 1980

•Eastman Kodak kicked off a summer long celebration in honor of the company's 100th Birthday.

•The Fairbanks Road School in Churchville celebrated its 25th Birthday.

•Hamlin and Sweden applied for participation in the Safer Local Roads and Streets Program to receive funding for road work.

15 years ago in 1985

•A formal Gala Ball was held as part of Hilton's year-long Centennial Celebration.

•Caldwell Manufacturing was in the process of moving from their Rochester plant to a newly constructed facility at the corner of Shepard and Manitou Roads.

•A groundbreaking celebration was held at the site of the Lakeside Memorial Hospital expansion project which was scheduled for completion January, 1987.

J. Merton Colby, Ogden farmer, church leader and community servant, died at age 88 following a brief illness.

10 years ago in 1990

•NYSDOT began reconstruction of four miles of Route 259 from Big Ridge Road to Route 18, Parma Center Road intersection.

•Over 20 gallons of fuel oil spilled at Holley High School when a fuel tank malfunctioned. It took the efforts and equipment of nine area fire departments to clean the spill and vent the fumes.

•Patricia Brueckner Cleary, publisher and editor of the Spencerport Star, died at age 74. Cleary had been a charter member of the Spencerport Volunteer Ambulance and the Spencerport Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary as well as past president of the Ferris Goodridge American Legion Ladies Auxiliary.

•Tennis champion Arthur Ashe delivered the keynote address and received an honorary doctorate of human letters at the SUNY Brockport commencement ceremony.

5 years ago in 1995

•The luxury tour boat "Celebration" arrived in Spencerport to provide canal cruises during the summer and fall months.

•Albion Federal Savings and Loan held groundbreaking ceremonies for its new Brockport branch office building on the corner of West Avenue and Route 19. Groundbreaking ceremonies were also held for a new Churchville-Chili Junior High School.

•Ogden Town Board voted to abolish the title and position of Assistant to the Supervisor, a position held by Gay Lenhard for over ten years.

•Spencerport Central School District was being plagued by vandalism. The brake lines of over half the districtâs busses were cut twice in four days.