Yesterday's News October 1999

Yesterday's News for October 1999

30 years ago in 1969

Ogden Police began a new schedule that would allow for 24 hour a day coverage.

People were afraid of taking showers after seeing "Psycho" at the Brockport Strand. Also playing were "The Graduate," "Lion in Winter" and "Bonnie and Clyde."

25 years ago in 1974

•The Glue Factory opened in the North Chili Town Plaza.

•The Town of Chili erected "Home of Little Guy Soccer" signs on all roads leading into the town. Chili began Little Guy Soccer in 1969 and was the first town in the area to have it

20 years ago in 1979

Citizens committees of Chili and Riga formed a coalition in an attempt to block the Monroe County's efforts to place a landfill on the west side of the county.

After 49 years of pumping gas, Art Robb sold his Robb's Sunoco service station at the corner of Gillett Road and Route 31.

Ann Klein of Spencerport won the Suburban News Cooking Contest Cook-Off with her recipe for Mushroom Caps Supreme. Her prize was a microwave oven valued at $600 from Page Appliances.

15 years ago in 1984

The dedication ceremony of the Gazebo in Hilton's Centennial Park coincided with the town's Fourth Annual Apple Fest.

The Hilton Crimson Cadet Marching Band was chosen to play at the Buffalo Bills 25th Anniversary football game against the Philadelphia Eagles. The band had sent a letter to the Bills requesting a half time performance.

10 years ago in 1989

•Ron Gosnell, Hilton's "Main Street" barber and former town board member and deputy mayor, decided to retire.

•Ellen and Ward Bowen fond murals painted in the 1890s by well-known Brockport artist, David Bruce, hidden under the wallpaper in their home on Ridge Road in Clarkson.

5 years ago in 1994

The Kludt Brothers Farm in Kendall was featured in a children's video about the entire farming process.

•Six Sweden seniors were in training - learning how to use computers and email so they could participate in an intergenerational pen pal program with students from Rochester's Jefferson Middle School.

•John Soehner of Hilton grew a 711 pound pumpkin, and for the second year in a row took second place at a competition in Collins, New York. In 1993 his pumpkin weighed-in at 635 pounds.