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From the C-S-E files - Down Memory Lane - Work on the 1960 yearbook, “The Portrait,” has been started (the week of October 15, 1959) by members of this year’s senior class under the supervision of Mrs. Mary Failing, advisor. Advertising is being solicited and senior pictures have been taken at the Louis Kapp studio. Staff members shown above, left to right, are David Kilpatrick, assistant editor; Miss Alice Wagner, editor; and Miss Peggy Rose, business manager.


Looking back

Thursday, October 11, 2012 - Updated: 8:44 AM


Twenty Years Ago

An interest gained while living in New York City, that of illegal ‘graffiti art,’ has led a Canajoharie Central School graduate of the Class of 1992 to a more realistic approach to his art. Neil DiCiccio, who currently is majoring in art at Fulton-Montgomery Community College, credits his burgeoning career to the interest and dedication of CCS art instructor Sharon Heyenck. “We’re really happy to see Neil get some credits,” Heyenck said. He came to our program about a year ago, close to the second semester. I was quite pleased with his ability, it was obvious that he had some natural talent.” She related that he was an eager student, “always willing to contribute to the art department and share his talent with the school community.”

Members of the Canajoharie Volunteer Fire Department spoke to the story hour groups at the Canajoharie Library and Art Gallery, stressing fire safety and acquainted the children with the sights and sounds of a firefighter in full turnout gear, complete with his air mask. Mrs. James Petty, who conducts the story hour program, introduced firefighters Frederick Traudt, Jr., and Frank Nestle. Traudt, former fire chief, and leader of the department’s Explorer group.

Thirty Years Ago

Noted for his huge pumpkins, Tom Enright, Ames, has grown up a 201 pounder. Enright noted that this year’s harvest was smaller than in previous years due to the cold weather at the start of the growing season.

Employees of the maintenance department of Life Savers, Inc., installed two new flag poles in front of the main Erie Boulevard building of the company as part of the overall program of improving the appearance of the property.

The Canajoharie girls’ soccer team improved its record to 8-2-2 with a 4-1 victory over Mayfield.

Forty Years Ago

The Montgomery County Bicentennial spotlight focused on the village and town of Canajoharie at the historic Van Alstyne House.

Dr. Charles D. Vedder resigned from his position on the Canajoharie Central School Board of Education following 14 years of loyal and contributing service to the district.

Mrs. Effie C. Robinson celebrated her 90th birthday at a party for family and friends at the Canajoharie Nursing Home.

Fort Plain

Twenty Years Ago

The editorial staff of the Courier-Standard-Enterprise conducted an in-depth interview with one of two area men who will be running for the post of Canajoharie Town Supervisor. Democratic supervisor hopeful Randall Hogue is challenging incumbent Republican Robert McMahon for the seat, which is to complete the unexpired one-year term of former Supervisor Jackson Douglass.

Heather A. Horender of RD 3 Fort Plain, has been inducted into the Irving Bacheller Society, the English department honorary society at St. Lawrence University. The Irving Bacheller Society is named for an 1882 graduate who went on to write the first best-selling novel of the 20th century, Eben Holden. Horender, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Horender, and a graduate of Canajoharie High School, is a member of the Class of 1994 and a government major.

Thirty Years Ago

A proposal to implement a drug prevention program during the current school year developed by School Psychologist Gary M. Kuch and detailed by him at a recent regular meeting of the Fort Plain Central School Board of Education, received unanimous board endorsement.

Not unexpectedly, Fort Plain Central School’s youthful football team was still looking for its first victory of the campaign following the mismatch with unbeaten Tri-Valley leader Bishop Scully on a windswept Harry Hoag School gridiron. The game was completely dominated by the classy Mohawks, who won 28-0, Fort Plain registering a single first down late in the first quarter when the Hilltoppers moved just past midfield for the only time in the game.

Forty Years Ago

Two pumpkins, weighing in at 95 and 70 pounds each, were grown on the Douglas Farm, near Charlesworth Corners, Fort Plain RD 1. Several of the mammoth orange gourds were raised by the Douglas family, whose hopes for a bountiful harvest were not squashed.

St. Johnsville

Twenty Years Ago

Residents of the St. Johnsville Nursing Home were treated to a special visit as several puppies and kittens found their way into the laps — and hearts — of some of the home’s senior residents.

After Andrew Roberts, state Department of Transportation’s Region Two project engineer of the Route 61 bridge repair project announced that the Mohawk River bridge connecting the village of St. Johnsville with the town of Minden may be completed ahead of schedule, many area businesses, residents and school district officials breathed a sigh of relief. The $2.2 million renovation project began June 25. The target date for completion of the work was Nov. 23. However, Roberts noted that the project could reach completion about a week ahead of the original schedule.

About 30 members of St. Johnsville FFA attended the 74th annual judging contest at SUNY Morrisville. This is a chance for first-year members to participate in contests, allowing them to see how they compare with other students from around the state and to learn how to better themselves, and for older members to sharpen skills they already possess.

The St. Johnsville chapter of the Future Business Leaders of America is sponsoring its first annual Halloween Volleyball Tournament, and students from area school districts are invited to participate.

Thirty Years Ago

The St. Johnsville Village Board has agreed to a request from the Town Board for an annual joint meeting of the two governing bodies to be held in either January or February beginning in 1983. The action took place during the regular meeting of the Village Board.

Forty Years Ago

No decision was reached at the legislative hearing concerning the impasse between teachers and the Board of Education at the St. Johnsville Central School.

Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Failing are spending a week in Switzerland as the guest of the Ford Motor Company, on a cruise on the Rhine River.


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