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Garagemen Win Cheyenne League Championship:
The Cheyenne League recently (April, 1963) completed its second season at the Iroquois Lanes, Canajoharie, with the team from the M.W. Roosevelt and Sons Garage, Palatine Bridge, winning the title. Pictured is the team presenting the trophy to the sponsor in his newly redecorated showroom. From left, are Charles Siegle, Harold Kilmartin, captain, presenting the trophy to M.W. Roosevelt, Charles Loyche, Frank Montanye and Howard Bellinger.

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Looking Back - 03/20/2014

Wednesday, March 19, 2014 - Updated: 8:21 PM

-- Canajoharie

Twenty Years Ago

The home economics room of Canajoharie High School was a very busy place one morning as the students of the Fujioka Girls High School refined their American style baking techniques. As explained by Instructor Dolores Talmadge, there are very few ovens in Japan so baking is not something every girl grows up with. Microwave ovens are popular in Japan, but electric mixers and food processors were virtually unknown to the 12 visiting Japanese students. But they were quick to learn some of the basics involved in preparing and baking lemon cookies, chocolate chips, snicker-doodles and sugar cut outs. Talmadge said about four dozen of each variety of cookies were made, with the visiting students taking them home to their host families.

Sarah Leonard, a junior at Canajoharie High School, will receive the Xerox Award in the Humanities/Social Services, presented by Xerox Corporation. Xerox Award winners are selected on the basis of scholarship in the humanities and social sciences, leadership and community services. She will be eligible to apply for a special Xerox Scholar program at the University of Rochester. She plays the violin in High School Senior Orchestra, a member of the Ski Club, National Honor Society and an honor student. She is a member of the high school 1100 Club for students who score 1100 points or higher on SATs. She has been a member of varsity cross country and track teams, is a member of Athletic Association and studies karate. Leonard is the daughter of Steven Leonard and Marilyn Leonard of Palatine Bridge.

If you had asked Jeff Colvin, back when he was in fifth grade, what he wanted to be when he grew up, he probably would have answered, "the President of the United States." Now a junior, next fall he will take a step in that direction. He has been selected by Sen. Daniel P. Moynihan to serve as a page in the United States Senate for the entire fall semester of 1994. Colvin expressed his desire to become a senatorial page to his high school principal, Donald Bowden, when he first entered high school. Bowden set into motion a massive effort of Colvin's behalf to see this dream come true. Through the efforts of many people supporting Colvin's dream, he became the first student from Canajoharie Central School to serve in this distinguished national position.

Thirty Years Ago

In his annual report to more than 200 Central National Bank shareholders, president, chief executive officer and Chairman of the Board David J. Nolan welcomed what he termed the largest turnout of shareholders in bank history, Nolan reported that CNB had a good year in 1983. He cited a 28 percent increase in earnings, with the total exceeding the $2 million mark in the bank's long history, dating back to 1855.

Stephen Becker, a political science major at Utica College, has been selected by Dr. Michael Simpson, associate professor of political science and international studies at Utica College, to act as the secretary-general of the annual Model United Nations to be held at the college.

Forty Years Ago

Carl D. Crane, son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl D. Crane, Jr., Shultze Street and David F. Kaiser, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ferdinand C. Kaiser, Abeling Street, were named valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively, of the Class of 1974 at Canajoharie High School.

Parties interested in purchasing the Palatine Nursing Home and extensively expanding the facilities attended a meeting of the Palatine Town Board.

-- Fort Plain

Twenty Years Ago

More than a week has passed since a pipe hanger buckled on the Kellogg Street bridge, causing a water main beneath the bridge to burst. The village of Fort Plain maintains a continuous loop system to feed water to village residences — except for one house just opposite the eastern end of the bridge.

The Board of Directors of Fort Plain Medical Foundation recently met for its annual meeting. The 1994 officers are: Elizabeth Marosek, president; Norman Carter, vice president; Karen Hawes, secretary; Norman Carter, treasurer. Dr. Brian Cannon provides medical services, Dr. William Pennamacoor provides podiatry services. Max Scott, provides hearing and services at the medical building during the week.

Amanda Mueller, a senior at Fort Plain High School, has been selected to represent the school district at the eighth annual Capital Region Business and Education Partnership Scholar's Recognition Program dinner, to be held at Turf Inn, Albany. Special guest speaker is Dr. David Porter, president of Skidmore College.

Thirty Years Ago

The Courier-Standard-Enterprise received two awards recently in the annual "Better Newspaper Contest" sponsored by the New York Press Association. The awards were presented at a banquet in the Americana Inn, Albany. Governor Mario Cuomo was the keynote speaker for the event. The C-S-E took home a third-place award in the category of "Best Front Page," and was given an honorable mention for "Service to Agriculture."

The Village Board recently authorized Village Clerk Ruby Rockefeller to obtain bonds for up to $285,000 for the estimated cost of a new water tank in Wiles Park, a new pump station and a new water line to the high school. Village officials have not yet decided how to raise the necessary funds to repay the bonds, but previous estimates put the cost to local water users at $45 to $55 per year.

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hoffman, of Fort Plain, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at the Elks Lodge in Nelliston.

The Fort Plain Youth Recreation Committee has launched a drive in an effort to fill staff positions in its summer program.

Forty Years Ago

A tentative 1974-75 general budget of $256,545 was adopted by the Village Board, calling for an increase in the tax rate from $17 per $1,000 to $19 per $1,000.

Fort Plain Central School District voters will soon decide the fate of two bus propositions.

Approximately 100 members, friends and dignitaries gathered for the Perpetual Charter Night dinner of Mohawk Valley VFW Post No. 3275 in Fort Plain.

-- St. Johnsville

Twenty Years Ago

St. Johnsville Business Association will once again be sponsoring the second annual Springfest to be held in the village. Included in the schedule of events will be a Brooks chicken barbecue, village-wide garage sales, merchant sidewalk sales, mini craft fair, flea market, hog roast, casino night, bake sales, food booths, block dance, children's carnival and lots of music by some of the area's best bands.

Thirty Years Ago

The $64 question in St. Johnsville still remains: "What do we do about the Old Stone Store?" The 150-year-old structure at the corner of Main Street and Kingsbury Avenue was the center of attention one more time at last week's meeting of the Village Board. The building has been the focus of controversy for more than a year because of its rapidly deteriorating condition. The consensus among village trustees is that something must be done about Averill's Store, as the building once was known, but no one is sure what to do. It could cost as much as $10,000 to raze the historic structure, according to Mayor Wilfred Kraft, but the money would have to be borrowed. Trustee Dominick Papa suggested selling the building to the Palatine Settlement Society for $1. The board took no action on the matter.

Board of Education President Wanda Iacobucci, has thrown her hat in the ring for a position on the Board of Cooperational Education Services [BOCES].

Dawn Capece, director of the Margaret Reaney Memorial Library, was the featured guest speaker of the recent dinner-meeting of the St. Johnsville Business Girls. Capece noted that 1984 marks 75 years of service at the local library. In addition to the numerous materials and services available on the local level, she also explained how the Mohawk Valley Library Association aids the library in further serving the needs of area residents.

Forty Years Ago

The Village Board tentatively approved a bid from Hubbard Chevrolet for a 1974 Chevelle Malibu for the police department at a net price of $2,370. The board also approved the purchase of equipment for the fire department which was lost in the Raymond Congdon fire on Route 5S.

     

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