Yesterday's News October 2000

Yesterday's News for October 2000

35 years ago in 1965

•Roberts Wesleyan College celebrated its centennial homecoming. “100 Years” was also the theme of homecoming at SUC Brockport because the class of 1966 would be the 100th class to graduate from the school.

•Town tax rates were dropping. In preliminary budgets, Chili expected a $3.59 reduction to $9.98 and Ogden expected at $2.80 drop to $6.65 per $1000 assessed value.

•The State Bank of Hilton moved from the Pleasure Bowling Lanes building to the Charles A. Lissow & Son building on Lake Avenue.

•You could buy a brand new 1966 Rambler for $40.91 a month at Ballantyne Rambler in Churchville.

30 years ago in 1970

•A dedication ceremony and reception was held at the new Masonic Temple, home of Clio Lodge, on East Avenue in Hilton.

•The Brockport Junior Women’s Club held a dedication ceremony at Harvester Park. Development of the park along the canal by the Park Avenue bridge began in 1968 as a community improvement project for the club.

•Construction was underway for a new Arco gas station being built at the corner of West Avenue and Union Street in Spencerport.

•At the Grand Opening of Eddie’s Chicken House in Holley, a bucket of 21 pieces of chicken cost $5.45.

25 years ago in 1975

•A car and a bus carrying Spencerport High School athletes collided on Big Ridge Road in Spencerport. Six students were treated for minor injuries at area hospitals. The driver of the car was charged with failing to keep right, driving an unregistered vehicle and driving with unsafe tires.

•The White Church in Spencerport celebrated its 125th Anniversary by honoring its 40+ year members.

•There was a lengthy teachers’ strike at Spencerport Central Schools. The teachers remained on strike despite a court order to return to work.

20 years ago in 1980

•A retirement party was held for Hilton Village Administrator Robert Elliott. He had a 32-year career with the village.

•Librarian at Brockport’s Seymour Library for over 30 years, Katherine Bott was honored as Monroe County’s longest serving librarian at a reception at the Morgan Manning House.

•Bergen Elememtary School on Rochester Street in Bergen was sold at public auction after the district determined that the building was no longer needed.

•Ray Furnal, owner of Hilton Big M, was named “Retailer of the Year” and was awarded the 1980 President’s Cup by the President of P&C Food Markets.

•Joan Heinlein of Hamlin and her Apple Lemon Country Cake won the grand prize - a microwave oven from Page Appliances - in the Suburban News Cook-Off.

15 years ago in 1985

•Hilton celebrated the 5th Annual Apple Fest. The festival had a centennial theme including historic displays and a time capsule because of Hilton’s 100th Anniversary.

•A groundbreaking ceremony was held for Roberts Wesleyan College’s Life Fitness Center.

•Volunteers spent a weekend constructing the Ogden-Spencerport Community Playground at Pineway Ponds Park.

10 years ago in 1990

•Brockport firefighters Christian McCullough and Chad Zimmerman received Meritorious Service Awards stemming from a January 20 incident in which the firefighters entered the canal to rescue passengers from a car that had lost control on West Canal Road and overturned in the water.

•Fire destroyed part of a warehouse at Luster Coate Metalizing Corp. in downtown Churchville. Fear that the smoke would carry toxic fumes from the solvents used at the factory caused a brief evacuation of the area.

•The first ever Spencerport Senior Bash (all-night, substance-free party to follow the Senior Ball in May) was in the planning stages. An informational meeting was held for parents and students.

5 years ago in 1995

•The BOCES 2 Activities for Daily Living Center opened. The house was built by WE-MO-CO Vocational/Technical students for students with disabilities to learn daily activities in a real home setting.

•A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held of Clarkson’s first bank - Albion Federal Savings and Loan.