Yesterday's News for June 2002

Yesterday's News for June 2002

35 years ago in 1967

•The Village of Churchville held a Centennial Celebration on June 10. Festivities included a parade, chicken barbecue, beard judging contest, display of Churchville Volunteer Fire Department equipment, a concert and fireworks.

•A groundbreaking ceremony was held for Chili’s first public library building - a one floor rectangular wing to adjoin to the east end of the Town Hall.

•New York State Senator James E. Powers urged support of a federal bill to prohibit banks from selling lottery tickets.

•For your summer barbecue ... ground beef 49¢ a pound, skinless franks 39¢ a pound, hot dog and hamburg rolls 29¢ a dozen and watermelons were 79¢ each at Super Duper in North Chili

30 years ago in 1972

•A Testimonial Dinner was held honoring recently retired Highway Superintendent Anthony Chalk on his 50 years of service to the Hilton-Parma community.

•Columbia Banking opened their Brockport branch at the corner of Routes 19 and 31.

•Members of St. Vincent DePaul Church in Churchville held a retirement banquet in honor of Father John L. Maxwell at the Carriage House. Father Maxwell had previously served at St. Leo’s Church in Hilton and had been at DePaul since 1957.

•George C. Scott was “Patton” at the Brockport Strand.

25 years ago in 1977

•Spencerport P.E. teacher John Charcholla was inducted into the Spencerport Coaches Hall of Fame. He had been a teacher and coach at Spencerport for 25 years.

•Joanne Kohlman became the first blind student to graduate from a public school in the Churchville-Chili school district. She was a member of the school’s swim team, completed an almost life-size terra-cotta sculpture of her own head and studied data processing at WE-MO-CO.

•Duryea Motors, Inc. in Brockport had a new 1977 Pinto for $3,189 and a new 1977 Maverick for $3,201.

20 years ago in 1982

•The Hjemkomst, a 76-foot long, 17-foot wide replica Viking ship docked in Spencerport on the second leg of its journey from Minnesota to Norway. The ship was on course to reach its destination in July.

•Education Commissioner Gordon M. Ambach asked the State Attorney General to take “appropriate legal action” to require the Hilton Central School District to comply with the state’s School Asbestos Safety Act at Northwood School. Shortly thereafter, the Hilton Board of Education voted unanimously to close the Northwood School to students at the end of the school year.

•The First Presbyterian Church of Chili celebrated its 150th anniversary with a square dance, worship and old fashioned demonstrations of weaving, spinning and tinsmithing.

•A subcommittee of the Monroe County Legislature recommended a 325-acre farm on Brew Road in Riga as the site of a Monroe County landfill.

•A retirement party was held to honor Carl When, Churchville-Chili Social Studies Department Chairman. When had served as chairman for 22 years, and also organized and coached the school’s first golf team.

15 years ago in 1987

•Churchville-Chili School District celebrated the 50th anniversary of the former high school building (now Churchville Elementary School) with the ringing of the bell from the bell tower, special activities and reminiscences.

•Councilman and Deputy Supervisor Donald Walzer was appointed Ogden Supervisor, assuming the responsibilities of the office vacated in May by Robert Sickelco.

•Reverend Donald Creech, former pastor of First Congregational Church of Christ, The White Church, in Spencerport for 43 years, died at age 67.

10 years ago in 1992

•Community efforts were underway to save Springdale Farm in Ogden after all five of its county employees were laid off for budgetary reasons. Three of the employees had their layoffs delayed until negotiations to privatize operation of the popular demonstration farm could be completed.

•A barn on the edge of Route 18 at the corner of Sweden Walker Road in Hamlin was destroyed by fire. The structure existed long before the road, but area residents had often inquired as to why the barn was built so close to the road.

•The congregation of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton set a new steeple on top of its church in Hamlin as it celebrated its 10th anniversary.

•Churchville-Chili school district voters passed a proposal for the district to purchase land on which to build another school to accommodate the district’s growing enrollment.

5 years ago in 1997

•Byron-Bergen Central School Teachers’ Union filed a claim with the New York State Public Employee Relations Bureau charging the district with unfair labor practices for stalling contract negotiations.

•The Clyde W. Carter Memorial Gazebo was dedicated on June 20 with a day-long community event including band concerts, children’s games, boat rides, watermelon eating contest, patriotic dance performance, barbecue and ribbon-cutting.

•Dwight “Doc” Vail celebrated his 90th birthday at a surprise party with 100 friends at the Churchville American Legion. Vail was presented with a wall clock featuring the Churchville Village emblem and a village proclaimation recognizing his long-time service as a former mayor and village, town and school board member.

•Hickory Ridge Country Club and Golf Course celebrated their Grand Opening. The country club featured an 18-hole golf course, a restaurant and banquet facilities.

1 year ago in 2001

•Lift Bridge Book Shop and Lift Bridge Kids moved into the Brockport Main Street space vacated by Mark and Dale’s. For the first time ever, the two book stores were under the same roof, allowing them to better share staff and resources.

•Ogden Skate Park hosted a Skate Jam fundraiser to inaugurate the park. The 15,000 square-foot blacktop surface was constructed by volunteers.

•The Town of Parma received a $252,250 grant from Clean Water, Clean Air Bond Act, an EPA Fund, to expand the town park.

•Phase II of Brockport’s canal revitalization plan began June 14 with a ceremonial groundbreaking at Harvester Park.

•Monroe County Executive Jack Doyle proposed development of a 22 field soccer facility on county-owned land in Greece next to Greece Canal Park.

•June 24 through June 30 was proclaimed Fletcher M. and Alice Garlock Week in Brockport. The couple was being honored for their lifetimes of generosity and commitment to the Brockport community, particularly in the areas of local history and preservation efforts.