Yesterday's News July 2000

Yesterday's News for July 2000

35 years ago in 1965

•A groundbreaking ceremony was held for a new Pearce Memorial Free Methodist Church just east of their building on Buffalo Road.

•Residents of Ogden were organizing to show their support for a volunteer ambulance service.

•"Mary Poppins" opened at the Brockport Strand. Tickets were $1.25 for adults and 75¢ for children.

30 years ago in 1970

•Star Market had all the fixin's for your 4th of July picnic. Conti's Texas or white hots were 59¢ a pound, ground beef 55¢ a pound, rib steaks 95¢ a pound, corn on the cob 98¢ a dozen and watermelons were 99¢ each.

•William C. Munn was elected president of the Spencerport School Board after serving as a board member for four years.

•John Barry, owner of Barry Dodge in Brockport, received a Distinguished Dealer Award from Chrysler Motor Corporation.

25 years ago in 1975

Chili residents voted on the first referendum ever held in the town - on whether the town board should be authorized to spend $125,000 to build an addition to the highway garage. Voters approved the referendum 332 to 237.

•J.C. Penney Co. announced plans to open a new department store at Long Ridge Mall in Greece in the location formerly occupied by J.B. Hunter. The new J.C. Penney was scheduled to open in the fall.

•An engineering firm under contract to Monroe County proposed three landfill sites - all in Riga. The town vowed to continue fighting to protect their town.

•Offices for the Town of Ogden moved from West Avenue to South Union Street, and the Village of Spencerport moved its offices to the West Avenue building.

20 years ago in 1980

•Spencerport soccer coach Ron Broadbent was voted Soccer Coach of the Year by the National High School Athletic Coaches Association. Broadbent had been coaching in Spencerport for 21 years.

•Reverend Albert A. Dickson, retired pastor of Parma Baptist Church, wrote and published a book of meditations and prayers titled "Fascination of Faith." Many of the articles in his book were adapted from the "Godspell" column he wrote for the Suburban News from 1973-1976,

•Elsie Cromwell turned 100 and was named New York State's oldest Grange member. She had been an active member of the Ogden Grange for 75 years. She was also the oldest member of the First Congregational Church in Spencerport. Over 175 people attended her birthday reception at Hilton East Residential Home.

Alvin Bauer retired from the position of Ogden Town Clerk after 19 years in the office.

15 years ago in 1985

•Matthew DiRisio resigned as principal of Churchville-Chili High School to accept the position of Superintendent of Lyons Schools. The Churchville-Chili Board of Education appointed Richard Couture to fill the position.

•Monroe County Sheriff Gene Sokol retired after 13 years of serving the Hilton community. He planned to move to Florida.

•Michael J. Fox went "Back to the Future" at the Brockport Strand.

10 years ago in 1990

•Spencerport Volunteer Fire Department celebrated their 100 years of service with a Community Centennial Celebration at Firemen's Park.

•The New York State Speech-Language-Hearing Association awarded its highest honors to Nancy Huffman of Churchville for outstanding service to the Association, her profession and the people of New York. Huffman was working at BOCES #1 in Rochester.

•Chili Recreation sponsored the First Annual "Chil-E" Festival. Festivities included a parade, 5K race, carnival, music, arts and crafts.

•Ogden voters approved a proposition to build a community center on Ogden Center Road to house the Ogden Farmers' Library, Town offices, Ogden Police Department and a recreation area.

5 years ago in 1995

•Both the Town of Ogden and the Village of Spencerport proclaimed the daylily their official flower.

•Hundreds of items belonging to the Kaiser family of Hamlin went on the auction block. The family decided to part with items including machinery, tools and memorabilia, that had been accumulating in their barn for over 60 years. Many items dated back to the 1800s.