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From the C-S-E files - Down Memory Lane - Wading Around: The water from the flood that roared in Monday was still rising when this photo was taken on Tuesday, March 6, 1979 at the Agway Petroleum Depot situated on Herkimer St. It definitely was not a fun day for Carlton Rice, center, assistant manager.


Looking Back - 03/07/2013

Thursday, March 07, 2013 - Updated: 9:06 AM


Twenty Years Ago

Voting residents of the Canajoharie and Sharon Springs central school districts will go to the polls to decide the fate of a merger proposal between the two neighboring school districts. Over a period of several months, a committee made up of an equal number of residents from each community met on a weekly basis, discussing such particulars as transportation, staffing, facility needs, educational offerings, impact on taxes and other details of the proposal. 

Thirty Years Ago

Musical theater returns to Canajoharie with the presentation by the Canajoharie Central School vocal music department of Cole Porter's "Kiss Me Kate" in the high school auditorium.

Fifteen Canajoharie High School seniors received Regents scholarships.

Members of the Seebers Lane Grange who received the state sixth degree were honored by Ruth Weakley at the February meeting of the grangers held at the Palatine Bridge Village Hall. Those honored, and receiving certificates from the state, were Miss Paula Heiser, Mr. and Mrs. David Blencoe, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Downes, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Jones Jr., and Mr. and Mrs. Donald Lamphere.

Forty Years Ago

Because the proposed Okwari Park development plan has resulted in so much controversy, the Montgomery County Board of Supervisors adopted a resolution requesting introduction of state legislation permitting the county board to hold a referendum on the park question.

Fort Plain

Twenty Years Ago

Representatives of four area villages will soon be meeting with their respective boards on the possibility of undertaking a Local Waterfront Revitalization Program, which could lead to the local development of recreational boating service facilities, hiking and biking trails, or recreational facilities along the Mohawk River. At a recent meeting at the Fort Plain Museum, members and representatives of the village boards of Fort Plain, Nelliston, Canajoharie and Palatine Bridge and a handful of their neighbors listened to a brief talk by Kevin Millington, of the New York Department of State, Division of Coastal Resources and Waterfront Revitalization.

The Board of Education plans to contact the state Department of Education about the possibility of opening a second polling place for its annual budget vote. Due to the planned closure of the Route 80 Fort Plain-Nelliston bridge next month, officials discussed the possibility of a second polling place as a convenience to district voters. 

Beth Ann Skivington, a student at Fort Plain Central School, representing the Reed Bartlett VFW Post 5623, Fultonville, was crowned Miss VFW at the 13th annual Miss VFW contest sponsored by the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Ladies Auxiliary of the Old Tryon Counties Council, held recently at the Mohawk Valley Post 3275, Fort Plain.

Mr. and Mrs. J. Edward King of Ormond Beach, former Fort Plain residents, recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at dinner at the Chart House, Daytona Beach. 

Miss Mary E. White of Canajoharie was married to J. Edward King of Johnstown at the Canajoharie Methodist Church on Feb. 19, 1943, with the Rev. Harvey Connor officiating.

Thirty Years Ago

James R. Currieo, commander-in-chief of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW) has announced that Earl Stock Jr., Fort Plain RD 1, a member of the VFW's National Americanism Committee and a former New York State Commander, attended the annual VFW Mid-Winter Legislative Conference of National and State Officers in Washington, D.C. recently.

James Hack, a Fort Plain Cub Scout Pack 61 committeeman, and treasurer for 43 years, and Cubmaster Jean Faraci, who has also held many other posts over a period of 25 years, were honored for their long service to the pack of the annual Blue and Gold dinner. Presented with service stars were Mrs. Beverly Douglas, adult leader for two years, and Mrs. Cheryl DeShelter, Mrs. Karen Hawes and Alton Vogel, one year.

Forty Years Ago

A break-in and burglary occurred at Dick's Big M Supermarket on Willett Street. Taken were 300 cartons of cigarettes valued at $1,200, various meat items valued at $195 and an unknown amount of groceries.

St. Johnsville

Twenty Years Ago

There was a celebration in honor of Harland and Armetta Dillenbeck's 50th wedding anniversary. The celebration was held at the Harry C. Smith Benefit Club, given by the couple's seven children and their families. Many friends and family members attended the celebration, making it a great surprise. The couple was married Feb. 27, 1943, in Little Falls, with the Rev. Charles B. Allmatt officiating.

Mayor Dominick Stagliano announced that he supports the proposal presented by Amsterdam Mayor Mario Villa to redistribute Montgomery County sales tax revenue on the basis of population. Currently sales tax money in the county is distributed to the towns and villages on the basis of the municipality's assessed valuation. 

Thirty Years Ago

Several St. Johnsville Central School District residents have voiced their opposition to the selling of ice cream, potato chips and other "junk foods" in the school's cafeterias. Twenty-five residents appeared at the meeting of the Board of Education to state their concerns that children could be using their lunch money to purchase potato chips, ice cream and other items instead of regular lunches. D.H. Robbins Principal Joseph Green told the parents that the children are not being encouraged to purchase the "junk foods," but rather, most do so after they have finished their lunch. According to Business Manager Grant Young, the dessert-type foods were placed in the cafeteria to benefit the school lunch program and sales of regular lunch items have not dropped off.

Forty Years Ago

Robert Perry spoke to interested residents of Fort Plain and Nelliston about the functions of the H.C. Smith Benefit Club. Residents of the two communities are interested in forming such an organization to assist the unfortunate and to deal with family emergencies.


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