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From the C-S-E files - Down Memory Lane - More than 400 persons attended the annual fall show, “Mirror of Fashions”. presented last Thursday evening, Sept. 21, 1961, in the Fort Plain High School auditorium by the Charm Corner, Inc., for the benefit of the Mohawk Valley VFW post’s underprivileged children’s fund. Featuring attractive fashions for autumn and the holidays, the 1961 show drew the largest attendance in its short but illustrious history with the result that more than $300 will be turned over to the fund. Pictured above are five of the 13 models who showed off the many new dresses, cocktail and evening gowns, sportswear and lingerie. They are, from left: Millie May, modeling a new evening dress with a full skirt edged in ruffles; Shirley Diefendorf, attired in emerald green acetate satin; Georgia Hufnail, posing in a full party tangerine dress of large window pane plaid; Myrna Beck, attired in a black bared bodice dress with the skirt squared in palest pink; and Doris Jarvis, wearing a dress of emerald green with black velvet midriff bands and a full skirt.


Looking back

Thursday, September 27, 2012 - Updated: 8:54 AM


Twenty Years Ago

Hark. Is that a bateau captain’s horn I hear off down the river? Many of the fourth grade students of the Canajoharie East Hill Elementary School were wondering just what to expect just before the Mohawk River Bateau Discovery landed at the Canajoharie Boat Launch area. Completing a two-day river trip from Schenectady with a load of goods prepared for the trip by students of the Schenectady school system, the boat carried goods commonly in trade some 200 years ago. The trip commemorates the bicentennial of the Western Inland Lock Navigation Company, New York’s first canal company.

Merger or annexation? This question developed into an impasse in the current talks between the boards of education of the Canajoharie and Sharon Springs central school districts at a special meeting held between the two boards in the Canajoharie High School. The impasse became apparent when study group leader Jack Nagle asked each member of the two boards to express their views on how to proceed with the consolidation talks in regard to the method to be used — merger or annexation.

The Canajoharie Town Board approved a tentative 1992-93 budget of $560,770, as submitted by Town Supervisor Robert McMahon, which reflects a $28,988 reduction in the current $589,725, spending plan.

Thirty Years Ago

The merger study involving the Canajoharie and Fort Plain central school districts moved forward recently in the CCS cafeteria with the appointment of advisory sub-committees, presently totaling 32 members, to collect and analyze data relative to the study.

Marie Moore has been selected as the new director of the Canajoharie Library and Art Gallery.

F. Garth McFarland, Canajoharie, has been promoted to the rank of colonel in the U.S. Army Reserves. Col. McFarland is the commander of the 1st Brigade, 98th Training Division.

Forty Years Ago

State Industrial Commissioner Louis L. Levine noted that employment in Montgomery County for the month of August was up to 20,900, a gain of 200 over the previous month, but down from the total from August, 1971, which was 21,500.

The Redskins fell into a tie for last place with Cobleskill as they went down to defeat on their home field at the hands of Perth, 46-12. The ‘Skins record now stands at 0-2.

Fort Plain

Twenty Years Ago

Girl Scouts from Fonda-Fultonville area Troop 435 visited the Fort Plain branch of Amsterdam Savings Bank to see just how a bank operates. The young ladies were given a tour of the bank by its manager, Jetty Asher. The Girl Scouts were treated to the visit by troop leaders Roxanne Remonda, assistant leaders Kim Loetterle and Teresa Remonda, and parent Kim Rogers.

The students of Fort Plain’s Harry Hoag Elementary School have been busy collecting school supplies to be sent southward to the victims of Hurricane Andrew.

The Fort Plain Hilltoppers finally broke the win column in Tri-Valley League soccer action. After five successive defeats, Roger Bowley’s charges came up winners against Saratoga Catholic, erupting for their biggest offensive effort in a 4-1 victory.

Thirty Years Ago

The Hilltop Crafters Home Bureau will meet at the home of Mrs. John Curran, West Street. Mrs. Walter Wheeler will teach the project of felt refrigerator magnets.

Sgt. Tamra L. Augsburger, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert H. Parkinson, Hancock Street, has arrived for duty at Pease Air Force Base, N.H.

Pfc. Robert K. Steffenhagen II, the son of Margaret Steffenhagen, Wagners Hollow, has been promoted to sergeant in the U.S. Air Force. He has been stationed at Warren AFB, Cheyenne, Wyo.

Two hundred and twenty-nine persons received 800 pounds of fresh picked corn in addition to baked goods from Freihofers Aug. 20, during the Fulmont Center’s distribution of surplus food, according to center Director Madeline Cook. Two volunteer teenagers from Fort Plain, picked the corn along with others from Fulton County, at Barber’s Farm in Schoharie.

It was another long afternoon for the Fort Plain Central School football team and local fans, the Hilltoppers sustaining their third straight Tri-Valley League loss without a victory, to Draper, 22-0.

Forty Years Ago

The Fort Plain branch of the Amsterdam Savings Bank opened in the Old Fort Shopping Plaza with a ribbon cutting ceremony.

The Hilltoppers lost their first football game of the season and fell to third place with a 2-1 record in the Tri-Valley League standings as they lost, 28-6, to the first place Fonda-Fultonville Braves.

St. Johnsville

Twenty Years Ago

Kathleen Frederick Kane was recently honored with her fourth Golden Poet Award consecutively for the years 1989 through 1992, by the World of Poetry’s Board of Directors, Sacramento, CA, in recognition of her poem, “Reminiscing,” for which she won an Award of Merit certificate.

Principal David LaPone of St. Johnsville Jr.-Sr. High School announces that Tabitha L. Carter has been named a Commended Student in the 1993 National Merit Scholarship Program. A Letter of Commendation from National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), which conducts the program, was presented by the school to this outstanding senior.

The St. Johnsville D. H. Robbins Elementary School fifth-graders were treated to a Water Resource Field Day. The effort, put together by the Montgomery County Water Quality Committee, took to the elementary school circuit to tell fifth grade students not to take an apparently endless supply of water for granted. Students listened to Linda Dorr explain the hazards of common household items on drinking items.

Darren Lynch and Jack Miller provided the offense, and Shawn Christensen preserved the win at the net as the St. Johnsville Saints broke into the Tri-Valley League win column with a 2-0 victory over Saratoga Catholic.

Thirty Years Ago

Moore’s All American Red Heads Women’s Basketball team will take the floor against the St. Johnsville All Stars men’s team.

Members and former members of Evangelic Lutheran Church gathered to observe their 100th anniversary as a Lutheran congregation. It was on May 20, 1882, that the Rev. John Young organized what to that time had been a non-denominational union church serving the community, into a congregation that officially became known as the “Frankean Evangelical Church of Crum Creek, Fulton County, N.Y.”

Pieter Decker scored a hat trick and had two assists as the St. Johnsville Saints handed the Stratford Spartans a 6-2 loss in non-league high school soccer action.

Forty Years Ago

Mr. and Mrs. John Moskey observed their 25th wedding anniversary with a surprise party at their home.


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