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Mohawk District of Sir William Johnson Council, Boy Scouts of America, conducted a successful "Together We Organize" dinner-meeting last Thursday evening, Jan 14, 1960, in the Fort Plain American Legion Hall.
Shown in the photograph, left to right, are Dinner Chairman Robert Bauder; Dormer Faulknor, Mohawk District Scout Commissioner; the Rev. Walter Krumwiede, Canajoharie, Council Protestant Relations Chairman, who gave the invocation; Franklin Cobleigh, also of Canajoharie, Mohawk District Organization and Extension Chairman; Charles P. O'Rourke, district Scout executive; A. Franklin Triumpho, Canajoharie, president of Sir William Johnson Council; William Crangle, Jr., also of Canajoharie, Mohawk District Chairman, and Dr. William Muchleck, Fort Plain, district leadership training chairman.

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Looking Back - 01/16/2014

Wednesday, January 15, 2014 - Updated: 10:05 PM

-- Canajoharie

Twenty Years Ago

Swimmers will be warming up in preparation for the afternoon round of competition at the Nellis Pool in Canajoharie for the annual Development Swim Meet. Approximately 380 swimmers from 15 clubs throughout New York state participated in the all-day event. The contest is sponsored by the Canajoharie Crocodiles Swim Club; Eagles Aerie No. 3846; Moose Lodge No. 853; Beech-Nut Nutrition, Inc.; Stewarts; Arkell Hall Foundation; The Colonial Agency; and Canajoharie-Fort Plain Elks Lodge No. 2621.

Grandparent's Day will be observed by fifth grade classes at East Hill Elementary school. Grandparents will have the opportunity to visit classrooms and eat lunch with their grandchildren.

The new soccer program at Canajoharie Central School was tentatively placed in the 1994-95 school budget at the last regular meeting of the Board of Education. Superintendent Richard Rose said the program will be funded solely through donations and fund raising activities by an enterprising group of would-be soccer standouts, and was the brainchild at Coach Roxanne Holtz. Holtz and her youthful group of soccer players managed to raise almost $2,000 to fund the neophyte program during last season.

Thirty Years Ago

Voters in the Canajoharie Central School District may be asked as soon as March to consider two building proposals -- one costing $2.9 million in local funds, the other about $3.6 million. Local school board members voted recently to move ahead with plans for a two-question ballot, and the district's architects are shooting for a mid-March election date.

"Except for the usual ongoing bill, we are debt-free, have approximately $3,900 more than the same time last year in our overall fund accounts, and in general, everybody's tax rate is some five dollars less per thousand than last year," commented Palatine Town Supervisor Miles Frasier, Jr. as he and his Town Board held their first meeting of the year. "It looks like we're in for a good year," he said.

Douglas K. Mickle, son of Thomas H. and Joanne L. Mickle, of Maple Avenue, has been promoted in the U.S. Army to the rank of first lieutenant. Mickle is executive officer in Stuttgart, West Germany with the 139th Postal Company.

Forty Years Ago

Arthur Flint, who retired after serving in the town of Canajoharie highway superintendent for 30 years, was honored by approximately 50 people, including members of the Town Board, and town employees at the Manor, East Creek.

Projected construction of secondary treatment facilities at the Canajoharie sewage treatment plant and building of a new facility to serve Montgomery County Sewer District No. 1 were affected by President Nixon's decision to withhold sewage treatment funds.

Letters were acknowledged by the Board of Education here from the Civil Service Employees Association and the Canajoharie Teachers Association notifying the board that are prepared to begin contract negotiations.

-- Fort Plain

Twenty Years Ago

Due to the major amount of snow experienced in recent weeks, the grand opening of Fort Plain's new water filtration plant will be delayed.

The state Department of Transportation has been touring the streets of downtown Fort Plain and the surrounding area for the last several months, measuring, marking, surveying and otherwise preparing for a major street replacement project, which will begin probably as soon as early May.

It's official — Fort Plain's new slow sand water filtration plant is scheduled to go fully on line Jan. 23 with a ceremony and open house. Several years have passed since the state Department of Health ordered all municipalities across the state to either filter their domestic water or cover their open reservoirs following the 1988 federal Clean Water Act. That strong chlorine odor emanating from household water taps will finally be gone. Periodic boil water alerts will become a thing of the past -- something area residents might want to remember to tell their grandchildren about.

Alfonso Pineyro, son of Dr. and Mrs. Alfonso Pineyro, and a student at Fort Plain Central School, was the first-place winner in the Tryon County Council VFW's Voice of Democracy contest and his tape and essay is now in contention for a place in the district competition.

Darin M. Lynch of Fort Plain recently enlisted in the U.S. Army's Delayed Entry Program (DEP), and will report for active duty Feb. 2. He will take advanced individual training at Fort Jackson, SC, where he has chosen the position of legal specialist as his military occupational specialty and has volunteered to serve a four-year tour of duty. Lynch is the son of Elva Lynch of St. Johnsville and a graduate of St. Johnsville Central School.

Thirty Years Ago

The Fulmont Neighborhood Center in Fort Plain will stay open, thanks to increased funding approved by the Montgomery County Board of Supervisors. Despite some opposition, an overwhelming majority of the supervisors voted to raise the county's cash contribution to the Fulmont Development Facility, Inc., from $3,000 to $10,000 for 1984.

Gerald R. (Butch) Diotte Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Gerald R. Diotte, of Fort Plain, has been nominated for admission to the U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, CO. Diotte is one of 19 names submitted by Congressman Sherwood Boehlert (R-New Hartford) to the academy, which will choose two of the students for admission this fall.

Air Force Sgt. Charles L. Hazzard, son of Charles L. and Leona M. Hazzard, of Fort Plain, has arrived for duty at Kadena Air Base, Okinawa.

Forty Years Ago

Two strong pre-season pennant favorites in the Tri-Valley Basketball League took over undisputed possession of first place in the Northern and Southern divisions of the circuit — Northville and Fort Plain. The Hilltoppers are sporting a perfect 4-0 record.

Varnum Casler, 1974 president of the Fort Plain Community Club, was installed at the annual dinner-meeting. Casler replaced outgoing president Noel Phillips.

-- St. Johnsville

Twenty Years Ago

Preceding the monthly SAVAC meeting for December, 1993, a special meeting was held for the election of officers for 1994 with the results as follows: Linda Elwood, president; Steve Trembley, vice president; J.D. Starr, secretary; Rhea Bilobrowka, treasurer; and Tom Wolf, Corps captain. After the special meeting the regular meeting was conducted. The secretary, treasurer and dispatch reports were read and accepted.

St. Johnsville village road crews have been kept fairly busy recently as so many snowstorms have swept across the Mohawk Valley. But they've been on top of the situation as they've kept streets open to allow people to keep moving along in their day to day lives.

Thirty Years Ago

The Montgomery County Industrial Development Agency (IDA) told village and town officials that a resolution would be forwarded to all local government authorities to help them collect money from businesses that previously had been paying "in lieu of taxes."

Forty Years Ago

The town of Danube signed a fire protection contract with the village of St. Johnsville for $2,000 per year.

SAVAC reported answering 168 calls during 1973.

     

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