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2018-01-03 / Local News

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago
Jan. 5, 1893

For the first time in the history of politics, New York City will be represented by a solid delegation of Democrats in Congress, the state Senate, the Assembly and the Board of Aldermen. Even the veteran Col. Thomas Dunlap, who voted for Andrew Jackson, cannot remember such a thing ever happening.

“He (irritably): ‘What sort of supper are we going to have tonight? Good or bad? She: ‘Both. Deviled ham and angel cake.’”

“A woman may be a good housekeeper without being a fussy one. She never rests nor allows anyone else to rest. No speck of dust ever finds a resting place in her house, neither does a ray of sunshine. Both are unwelcome visitors and she does not encourage them to enter.”

100 Years Ago
Jan. 3, 1918

Anxious mothers that have been uneasy that their sons were not being properly fed at training camps would have their fears set at rest by reading the Christmas dinner menu at Camp Dix. Mentioned on the menu are oyster soup, roast turkey, sweet and mashed potatoes, cranberries, corn, pumpkin and mince pie, cake, ice cream, coffee, fruit, nuts, candy, cigars, cigarettes and sweet cider, with a few more “fixings” thrown in.

Rev. Jacob Krehbiel, 81, was called to the home beyond on the last day of the year, Dec. 31, 1917. His parents were among the pioneer settlers of Clarence. In the early Seventies, Rev. Krehbiel was called to the ministry and served faithfully as pastor of the Mennonite Church in Clarence Center. For many years, he also served the churches located in Stevensville, Ont., and near Niagara Falls, N.Y.

The Long reunion was held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. D.E. Long on Dec. 31.

The young people of Akron will give a play in Williams Hall on Friday evening, Jan. 4, entitled “Dust of the Earth.” The play is well deserving of our patronage.

The Fisher family held their annual Christmas dinner at the home of J.G. Schurr on Friday.

More than 60 patients got away from the Iola Sanitarium near Rochester during the past year. It has been decided to change the name of the facility to the Monroe County Tuberculosis Sanitarium.

75 Years Ago
Dec. 31, 1942

The new headquarters of the Harris Hill Hospital Unit for Civilian Protection will be at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Helmuth Wedow on Main Street. Mrs. Harold Smith is in charge of the unit.

Albert Donner, 65, of Clarence Center, died at his home on Thursday, Dec. 24, 1942. He was a farmer and previously lived in Lockport.

50 Years Ago
Jan. 4, 1968

A retirement party in honor of Glen. Burns was held at the Prime Rib restaurant on Thursday, Nov. 30. Mr. Burns, a research engineer at the Yerkes Research Laboratory of the E.I. DuPont DeNemours Co. Inc., had been an employee of that company for 34 years. He served on the Clarence School Board for many years and is an active member of the Clarence Fire Company.

The skiing program run by the Clarence Winter Recreation Program will be under the direction of Mr. Howard Johnt with Mr. John Gatti named as its supervisor.

Part of an exhibit of the work of the liquid embroidery class taught by Emily Davis is now on display at the Clarence Public Library.

Samuel Durand Adams, 60, of Clarence, credit manager of the Dunlop Tire and Rubber Co., died Sunday, Dec. 14, 1967. A native of Atlanta, he had been an employee of Dunlop for 19 years.

25 Years Ago
Jan. 5, 1993

Town Supervisor Irving “Skip” Grenzebach said last week that a proposal by Forest Lawn Cemetery to build a 75-acre burial ground at Greiner and Strickler will face the same scrutiny as any project.

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