Yesterday's News December 2000

Yesterday's News for December 2000

35 years ago in 1965

•The Beatles put in “A Hard Day’s Night” at the Brockport Strand.

•The Churchville-Chili Junior High Home Economics Club prepared and sent Christmas care packages to United States servicemen in Vietnam.

30 years ago in 1970

•Residents of the Town of Riga were upset by Monroe County’s plans to dump all county refuse in Riga. The county gained approval from its Ways and Means Committee but Riga was preparing a plan to block the dumping.

•Over 300 children attended the Churchville Lions 1st Annual Children’s Christmas Party at Churchville Elementary School.

25 years ago in 1975

•Churchville Lions Club celebrated their 25th Anniversary with a reception at Three Acres Party House.

•Brockport merchants sponsored a Disneyland Christmas Parade featuring Disney characters, floats, the Love Bug, and Santa and Mrs. Claus.

•Local reaction was mixed to the U. S. Supreme Court ruling that teachers and other school officials were allowed to spank children for misbehaving if certain conditions were met and guidelines followed. Hilton, Spencerport and Churchville-Chili had already permitted teachers to spank while at Gates Chili only the principal was allowed to spank unruly children.

20 years ago in 1980

•Margaret Stevenson, 12 year director of the Ogden Farmers’ Library, retired. Judy Jennejohn assumed the duties of director.

•The Churchville Volunteer Fire Department honored firefighter Robert Zorn at a testimonial dinner to commemorate his 50 years of active service with the department.

15 years ago in 1985

•Residents living along the canal in Ogden and Adams Basin were suffering from water woes. Their wells had been contaminated when the canal was drained. Bacteria was found in their water that even sophisticated water treatment systems couldn’t remove. Residents of the area were pushing for a water district.

•The Canalside Inn in Adams Basin received a plaque commemorating the 160 year-old inn’s placement on the U.S. National Historic Register.

•The Town of Ogden was offering a $300 reward for information leading to the conviction of persons found guilty of starting a fire that destroyed $8,000 toilet facilities at Pineway Ponds Park.

10 years ago in 1990

•A one room schoolhouse, formerly District School #11 of Clarendon, was transported to a new site on Fourth Section Road to be preserved as a local history museum.

•Spencerport Village Trustee Alvin Zarnstorff was honored by the New York State Conference of Mayors for his many years of public service. He was a 47-year veteran of the Spencerport Fire Department and had served on the village board since the late 1960s, among many other volunteer organizations.

•America fell in love with Macaulay Culkin who was “Home Alone” at the Brockport Strand.

Week of December 11, 1990 - Students in Mr. Follmer's and Mrs. Fortner's first grade classes at the Ginther School in Brockport visited Ed and Elizabeth Sorel's tree farm on Gallup Road to choose and cut down Christmas trees for their classrooms. Students learned how long it takes to grow a Christmas tree and what a heavy job it can be to haul it out of the woods. Photograph by John Clifford.

5 years ago in 1995

•There was an official groundbreaking for the Rochester Sports Dome, an indoor golf driving range on Ridge Road near the intersection of Manitou, to be operated by the Schuth family, owners of Salmon Creek Country Club.

•Village of Brockport Superintendent of Public Works Elliott Reynolds was named the 1995 Public Works Leader of the Year by the American Public Works Association for his “inspired excellence and dedication in public service.”

1 year ago in 1999

•The Spencerport Board of Trustees voted to accept a $100,000 endowment from former village mayor Lester C. Merz and to use the funds to develop an area along the Erie Canal into a park in his honor.

•The bridge between the village of Churchville and Churchville Park reopened after repairs. The bridge was dedicated to the Churchville Lions Club and renamed the Churchville Lions Millennium Bridge in honor of the contributions the club had made to the community.

•Residents and officials in Brockport were looking into developing a PACTAC – Police and Citizens Together Against Crime – program.

•An official groundbreaking was held at Hickory Hollow, a 52 acre site off Spencerport Road across from Spencerport High School, for a senior housing development.