Looking backward in the files of the Journal from Aug. 25
July 19, 1962
Sam Ganshaw has accepted a position as sales supervisor of the E. Rauh & Sons Fertilizer Co. in Plymouth, Ind.
This year, the 150th birthday of the town of Concord, J. Willson Bement celebrated his 53rd year of business on Main Street in Springville.
Richard Quick, seaman apprentice USN, is serving with the Compartment Cleaning Department of the U.S. Naval Air Station in Brunswick, Maine.
Mrs. Michael Heichberger of Colden will celebrate her 90th birthday on July 22.
Boys were born to Mr. and Mrs.:
Richard McDonald, (nee Pat Mertz) at Aberdeen, Md., July 10; Gerald Franz, July 7; Arthur Kendall, July 9; Daniel Sieczkarski, July 11; Arthur Orwat, July 13.
Girls were born to Mr. and Mrs.:
Ralph Feldman, July 9; Donald VanDermeer, July 9; John Dunn, July 10; Clarence Gentner, July 11; Earl W. Buncy, July 13.
Turner – Rumfola – At St. Aloysius Church, Springville, with Father Schreck officiating, Judith Mary Rumfola, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Rumfola of East Concord, married Wesley Turner, son of Mr. and Mrs. Alvy Turner of West Decator, Pa.
Iekel – Schaber – On June 9, at St. Joseph’s Church, Downers Grove, Ill., Carol Ann Schaber, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Schaber of Downers Grove, married Christopher Jon Iekel, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Iekel of Springville.
FORTY YEARS AGO
July 20, 1972
James Lillie, son of Helen Lillie Aldrow of Springville, will be ordained July 23 in Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church, Springville. He is the fourth member of the congregation to enter the ministry.
Boy Scout Troop 524 assisted in saving a drowning girl while on a camping trip to the Adirondacks, last week.
Rick Rudolph, a three-sport athlete at Griffith Institute, is the recipient of the Billy Kelly Award for Division IV of the Erie County Interscholastic Conference.
Boys were born to Mr. and Mrs.:
Henry Goodemote of Arcade, July 12; Robert Kaczmarek of Glenwood, July 13; Michael Kurtzworth of Springville, July 14; Donald Wright of Springville, July 14; David Schrader of Glenwood, July 14; Ronald R. Kobler of Springville, July 17; Lawrence Zielinski of West Falls, July 18.
Girls were born to Mr. and Mrs.:
Ernest Gumb of South Dayton, July 11; Peter Patterson of Machias, July 12; James Pfeffer of Delevan, July 12; William Brown Jr. of West Valley, July 13; Donald Feldman of West Valley, July 13; Stephen Alpin of Colden, July 13; Robert Reed of Colden, July 13; David Lyons of Farmersville Station, July 16.
MacLaughlin – Hebdon – On June 24, at St. John the Baptist Church, West Valley, by Father Thomas Bingham, Violet Hebdon, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Hebdon Sr. of West Valley, married Daniel MacLaughlin, son of Mr. and Mrs. Donald MacLaughlin of West Valley.
Farner – Ornce – On May 27, at Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church, Springville, by the Rev. Daniel Knueppel, Barbara Ornce, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Ornce of Springville, married Robert Farner Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Farner of Springville.
Brady – Walter – On July 8, at the home of the bride’s parents, the Rev. Roger Horton performed the marriage ceremony of Susan Jane Walter, daughter of Mr. and Mr. Warren Walter of East Concord, and Charles Thomas Brady, son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Clark Brady of Cortland.
Widrig – DiBlasi – On July 1, at St. Frances Cabrini Church, Collins Center, the Rev. Onofrio Smiroldi performed the wedding ceremony of Mary Jo DiBlasi, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John DiBlasi of Lawtons, and Tim Widrig, son of Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Widrig of Springville.
THIRTY YEARS AGO
July 15, 1982
Springville residents Scott Benkelman and Richard J. Locker attended the Future Farmers of American Washington Conference Program in Washington, D.C.
John MacLeod, Springville-GI Middle School resource room teacher, was named teacher of the year for the district.
Charles Vredenburg Jr. was appointed high school principal for the Springville-GI School District. His appointment becomes effective Aug. 1.
Dr. Dalip Khurana announced his association with the Concord Medical Group.
Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Hess of East Otto celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary with an open house at their home.
Boys born to Mr. and Mrs.:
Richard Stapleton of Rockford, Ill, June 28, Nathan Richard Klein Stapleton; Jerry Sharer of Chaffee, July 4, Jason James; Dennis Wolfer of Delevan, July 7, Dennis Paul.
Girls born to Mr. and Mrs.:
Audie Northrup of Yorkshire, July 4, Melissa Ann; Kim Wittenrich of Delevan, July 7, Dana Marie; Dennis (Patti) Cecala of Collins, July 9, Heather Lynn.
Garlock – Reedy on July 10, at Holy Family Church in Syracuse by the Rev. James Spielman, Mary Ann Reedy, daughter of Mary Reedy of Syracuse and the late John Reedy, married David M. Garlock, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Garlock of Springville.
TWENTY YEARS AGO
July 23, 1992
The Concord Town Board will build a new town library on the combined Kruse-Scharf property off Chapel Street.
Two members from last year’s Rich Stadium champion Springville Griffin football team will be playing in the 17th Annual Lions–Tops WNY all-Star High School Football Classic on July 29 at 7 p.m. at Lancaster High School. Jamie Cifersky and Mike Chisick were selected to play in this event, which showcases players who graduated from high school this past June.
Boys born to:
Stephen Goodwill and Kendra Tegler of Otto, July 5, Travis Michael; Carlton and Melissa Becker of Yorkshire, July 9, Ryer McKenzie; Joseph and Renee Adams of Springville, July 10, Austin Cody; James and Sharon Rappa of Springville, July 11, Nolan James.
Girls born to:
Joseph and Barbara Collins of Yorkshire, July 6, Kayla Mae; John Valvo and Doreen Slomba of Machias, July 8, Felicia Justine; Ronnie and Tammy Buck of Delevan, July 10, Cassandra Lynn; David and Joyce Telaak of Ellicottville, July 11, Kimberly Joy.
Twin boys born to:
Rick and Lori (nee Cranston) Enser of Springville, at Buffalo General Hospital, July 17, Austin Richard and Travis Charles.
TEN YEARS AGO
July 11, 2002
Sardinia’s July 10 town board meeting became a family affair. Town Supervisor William Hare’s wife defended him and the rest of the town board after Allen Road resident Eugene Monaco and town resident Norm Smith talked between themselves after Monaco complained about the work Waste Management, an industrial waste reduction and disposal service, is doing behind his home.
Waverly Street resident Ursala Sasse confronted the Springville Village Board Monday night in regard to a sewer problem that occurred in her home on June 15. She told the board that there was real “black stuff” coming out of her shower and toilet.
Approximately 50 volunteers turned out July 1 to assist Sam Dayton of the West Valley Boy Scout Troop in completing his Eagle project. The volunteers helped build a nature path from the West Valley Central School grounds through the woods and up a hill to a picnic grove that is being developed.
Mike Wilson of Springville completed in the 22nd National Veterans wheelchair Games in Cleveland, Ohio from July 9 – 13. He earned two gold medals, one in motorized slalom and one in powerchair 229 and a silver medal in bowling. He also took part in exhibition power soccer in which he scored three goals for his team.
Erie County Sheriff Patrick Gallivan reported that a pilot received minor injuries when his 1990 Wheeler Gilbert single-engine fixed-wing plane crashed on Route 39 in the town of Collins at approximately 8:40 a.m. on July 4.