Yesterday's News for May 2001

Yesterday's News for May 2001

35 years ago in 1966

•Rochester Telephone customers in Bergen and Churchville started using a new streamlined dial telephone service. Along with the conversion to dial phones, customers began using new all numerical seven-digit telephone numbers.

•Chili Supervisor Samuel Kent proclaimed May 19 as Senior Citizen’s Day and there was a buffet supper to “honor these people for their unheralded contribution to the community.”

•Lifelong Ogden resident Kenneth Barclay, Commissioner of Jurors and owner of Barclay and Fowler Oil Corp. was chosen to run on the Republican ticket for the state Senate seat held by the retiring Frank VanLare.

30 years ago in 1971

•Groundbreaking ceremonies were held at the site for the new Grace Church of the Nazarene on the corner of Union Street and Stony Point Road.

•A retirement dinner was held May 27 at Logan’s Restaurant for Spencerport Central School District Principal Ellsworth J. Wilson. Over 300 friends and associates attended the dinner for Wilson who had been with the school district for 40 years and teacher, school principal and district principal.

•The Hilton High School Drama Club presented the musical “Oliver!”

•An all-you-can-eat Smorgasbord was $1.70 at the Family Restaurant in Spencerport’s Erie Canal Village.

25 years ago in 1976

•Spencerport Volunteer Ambulance purchased a new van-style rig for $17,800. They chose the van style model over the Cadillac style because of space and cost considerations.

•The Spencerport Rotary Club was formed with 23 charter members. The group held their charter night at Gitsis Party House in North Chili.

•The United States Marine Corps Reserve was working with the Monroe County Parks Department to develop the recreation prospects of Black Creek Park. The Marines were helping to clear the land on weekends.

20 years ago in 1981

•Bernard Kedian, life-long resident of the Hilton-Parma community and president and chairman of the board of Hilton’s Chemical Bank, was named Citizen of the Year by the Hilton Rotary Club.

•Lakeside Memorial Hospital was in the midst of a fundraising drive hoping to raise $1.6 million of a $6 million expansion and renovation program.

•Hilton’s Hazel Jenkins, West Avenue, and Northwood schools were undergoing air sampling tests because there was asbestos in the ceilings of the schools. School officials said there was no hazard to the children.

15 years ago in 1986

•Monroe County Legislator Tom Parker presented Brockport’s Seymour Library with a proclamation declaring May 15 Seymour Library Day in recognition of the library’s 50th anniversary.

•In a unanimous vote, members of the Spencerport Kiwanis Club went on record in support of Kiwanis International’s proposal to amend the club’s rules in order to allow women members.

•Linda Greenfield, owner of the Chili Doll Hospital and Victorian Doll Museum on Buffalo Road in North Chili, received a state proclamation recognizing her and her shop as contributing to the historical, cultural and educational value of New York state.

10 years ago in 1991

•Spencerport emergency and fire crews recreated their responses to a July 1990 rescue of Eric Jensen to be featured on the “Rescue 911” television show. With the help of the Brockport Fire Department, an appropriate house on Colby Street was found for the four-day filming of the reenactment.

•Spencerport Central School’s varsity baseball field was renamed the Harold E. “Chick” Schum Field in a dedication ceremony on May 10. Schum, former district teacher, coach and athletic director, died in 1989.

•Suzanne Waldmiller, a 1987 graduate of Churchville-Chili High School, auditioned for and was chosen to be a Buffalo Jill Cheerleader. It was her first try-out for the squad.

5 years ago in 1996

•The 100th anniversary of the naming of the Village of Hilton was celebrated on May 4 with a parade, kite flying contest, doll parade and softball game.

•The Town of Hamlin held a “Tribute to Charlie Maier” chicken barbecue to thank the former town supervisor for his 18 years of service to the community.

1 year ago in 2000

•Kendall businessman Kevin Noon offered to donate 37 acres of land to the Kendall Central School District for use in expanding athletic playing fields and construction of a new bus garage. The donation was contingent on voter approval of funds necessary to build the garage and playing fields.

•Hubbard Park was re-opened. It was the first park to be completed in the joint venture between the Town of Chili and the Chili Lions Club.

•Reverend G. Rheanolte LeBarbour retired from the ministry. He had served as pastor of Hilton Baptist Church since 1980.

•The Spencerport Chamber of Commerce inducted the first six high school juniors and seniors into their new Youth Hall of Fame. Those inducted were Katherine Burel, Amy Knight, Scott Ellsworth, Andrew Peer, Kimberly Goddard and Scott Tronolone.