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From the C-S-E archives - Down Memory Lane - Pictured above, from left, rear row, are: Joe Marion, Greg Stevens, Chris Watson, Tim Van Alstyne, Tim Bishop, Karl Mabie, Jim Dillon, Charles Dievendorf, Eddie Pellegrini, John Canfield, David Lape and Ronnie Herron; front row, David Dopp, Ronnie Gardella, Bill Jones, David Richards, Richard Ball, Bill Shaul, Coleman Vickary, Donnie Ossont, Billy St. Louis, Greg Kimball, Ronnie Terranova, Floyd Houghtaling, Alan Shineman and George Cushing, all boys who received their own personal bats as a gift from the Canajoharie Pre-Teen league at the first loop picnic held last Saturday afternoon, September 26, 1959.


Looking back

Thursday, October 04, 2012 - Updated: 9:02 AM


Twenty Years Ago

Thomas Mickle was reelected president of the board of directors of Canajoharie Community Center Inc.

A large group of the Canajoharie Free Methodist congregation gathered around in work clothes recently as four large tractor trailers pulled into a newly created lot off Smith Street in the village of Canajoharie, and the process began for the construction of a new parsonage for the church pastor. The foundation had been poured, and a bulldozer was grading off the yard as a crane on one of the trucks lowered into place part of one wall of the prefabricated two-story home, which when completed will be the parsonage for the Rev. Wayne Cole and his family.

Canajoharie Central School’s Class of 1967 held its 25th reunion at the Canajoharie-Fort Plain Elks Lodge.

Thirty Years Ago

Sales of Beech-Nut Nutrition, a division of the Nestle Corporation, are up a healthy 19 percent over a similar period in 1981, according to company officials. John Lavery, Beech-Nut Nutrition vice president, attributes the increase to product improvements, new product development and aggressive gains in distribution.

John F. Smith has been appointed vice president of manufacturing at Life Savers, Inc. The appointment is effective immediately, according to an announcement made by President Peter N. Rogers Oct. 1.

The Candee Dandee 4-H Club has placed a window display in the vacant window between Glad Rags and the Spinning Wheel in downtown Canajoharie, in observance of National 4-H Club Week.

The Colonial Club, Monday Evening Club and the Palatine Literary Society won the District No. 4 1980-82 Community Award for outstanding results in meeting community needs with its Kidney Screening Clinics held in the tri-village area during a two-year period.

Forty Years Ago

Franklin Park, the village’s first attempt at this type of combined, park-residential development, is moving forward. It is expected that much of the site development and other construction will be completed by winter.

Fort Plain

Twenty Years Ago

It’s time to get out your basketball shoes and polish up your techniques. There’s still time to get in shape for Fort Plain Central School’s Class of 1995 Big Basketball Shootout. The competition is for all boys and girls in the FPCS district, in grades 3-12, according to two of the event’s organizers, Beth Skivington and Melanie Swartz.

Nearly 1,000 pounds of school supplies will soon be on its way to the Shanandoah Central School District, Dade County, Fla., thanks to the efforts of Harry Hoag Elementary School’s students, student council, teachers and staff. School-aid coordinator Betty Hunt, English teacher at the local school, reported a great deal of participation in all grades, from K-8.

Students in Cheryl Toomey’s second grade at the Harry Hoag School were inspired to become musicians after reading ‘The Bremen Town Musicians’ by Ruth Belov Gross.

Thirty Years Ago

Anita Smith, Montgomery County Historian, was on the panel of speakers at the fall seminar of New York State historians, held at Rome, recently.

Frank W. Gappa, publisher of the Courier-Standard-Enterprise and The Recorder, will be the guest speaker at the weekly luncheon meeting of the Fort Plain Rotary Club. He will speak about National Newspaper Week.

When Guy Beam, a bus driver for the Fort Plain Central School District, found a helium balloon sent from the Cobleskill Fair, he picked up more than just the note that was attached. He also picked up a new friend, Justin Karker, Cobleskill RD 2, the ten year old who sent the balloon aloft sometime between Aug. 10 and 15, from the Sunshine Fair, attached a note, which asked the finder to send a letter telling where the balloon was found. Beam, who honored the youngster’s request by writing a letter and enclosing a picture, recently received a letter from the youngster, which included a picture of him sitting on a motorcycle. In the letter, Karker told Beam that he would like to carry on a tic-tac-toe game through the mail and said that he was “surprised that you found my balloon.”

Forty Years Ago

Parr’s Shoe Store, a local landmark since before the turn of the century, had a new manager, a new look and a new line of women’s shoes. Charles E. Herb, Fort Plain recently was named acting manager. Remodeling included the hanging of hand-hewn beams and weathered wood surrounding the new fitting room and the new shoes are from Sandler, of Boston.

St. Johnsville

Twenty Years Ago

The St. Johnsville Town Board approved a 1992-93 budget proposal that’s around $16,000 less than the present spending plan and, if approved, will give town residents a break in the overall tax levy.

An international art show came to the D.H. Robbins Elementary School, and students were invited to construct houses of their own. Over the weeks, Project: House has been the premiere artistic exercise for elementary art teacher Sheila Keene’s students. Project: House, Keene said, is “a mail art show that originated in this country by Willie Marlowe. She invited artists from other countries to participate in the show.”

A 25-year veteran of the St. Johnsville Central School District became the newest member of the Fulton-Montgomery Community College Board of Trustees. Carol Burkhart, a seventh grade biology and science teacher in the St. Johnsville High School, was notified of her appointment to the FMCC Board of Trustees by New York Gov. Mario Cuomo by letter recently.

Thirty Years Ago

The recent Red Cross Bloodmobile held in the Community House was the most successful ever sponsored by the St. Johnsville Area Volunteer Ambulance Corps. According to SAVAC Blood Drive Chairman Linda DuBois, the drive collected a total of 49 pints.

Ellen Ressue, the daughter of Gordon and Nancy Ressue, St. Johnsville RD 3, recently graduated from the Culinary Institute of America Hyde Park, completing a 21-month course in food preparation and service.

The Youth for Recycling Group has scheduled a recycling drive. Participating groups are asked to meet at the Foodland parking lot off Bridge Street.

Forty Years Ago

The sewage disposal treatment facility, currently under construction near the marina, is about 32 percent completed. Plans for the new railroad bridge are forthcoming.


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