Weekly Feature

2018-03-07 / Local News

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago
March 9, 1893

It does seem as if someone would come to the Center and build up our mill. No better location for a mill could be found in Erie County, outside of the large places.

Mr. L.G. Wiltse has purchased the store and property that was formerly owned by the Chaffee estate.

Among the exhibits presented at Chicago will be a compilation of the names of all the women authors who are natives of New York State or hold residence within. The list already embraces over 200 authors.

It would seem that nearly a quarter of all cases of insanity are hereditary, and animals are not free from this visitation.

Potatoes are the proper vegetables to accompany fish. All kinds of vegetables may be served with beef, although green peas are more appropriate for veal, mutton or poultry. Corn should never accompany game or poultry.

100 Years Ago
March 7, 1918

The farmers of Rapids are busy getting up another season’s supply of wood. The springlike weather of today fills one with ambition for an early start on spring’s work.

Twenty-seven people disappeared from their homes in Rochester last month.

The heroism of a little girl, eleven years old, was displayed when Aldine Humbert rescued her little playmate, Vernice Fisler, who had fallen into the creek. The two little girls were playing near the water’s edge when Vernice lost her footing and fell backwards into the water. Aldine, without an instant’s hesitation, waded into the creek, the water coming over her rubber boots, and brought her little friend to safety.

Mr. and Mrs. William Wire called on Mr. and Mrs. William Meyers on Sunday afternoon. Mrs. Meyers, who was injured by falling off a car at Pendleton Center last Tuesday, is improving.

The State of New York will furnish 61 tractors for service on the farms of the state this season. The plan by which these tractors can be rented and used was announced by Director C.J. Huson of the Bureau of Production of the New York State Food Commission.

Every sheep owner who discovers a stray dog on his place should not hesitate to fill him with buckshot.

75 Years Ago
March 4, 1943

Charles J.W. Donner died suddenly at his home on Klesat Road, Clarence, on Saturday, Feb. 27, 1943, aged 67 years. (Editor’s note: Klesat Road is now Northfield Drive.)

Books for the men and women in the United States armed forces are being collected at the Clarence Free Association Library.

50 Years Ago
March 7, 1968

The Clarence Town Board last night voted unanimously to approve an increase in the town’s contribution for a swimming pool of $30,000, raising its share of the cost from $85,000 to $115,000. In addition, the Lions Club of Clarence has raised $20,000 through popular subscription.

Tim Cashmore has been selected, by audition, to participate in the Junior High All-County Orchestra. Playing first violin, he is one of 40 violinists chosen from more than 100 applicants.

John T. Forgy of Bank Street has been named budget director-cryogenic products of Union Carbide Corporation’s Linde Division.

Nativity of Mary Parish honored Father Walter Kern on the 10th anniversary of his ordination at a reception in the school cafeteria on Sunday afternoon.

25 Years Ago
March 10, 1993

An overflow enthusiastic group of 45 parents and students, led by Tony Tylenda, asked the Clarence School Board on Monday night to establish a coed varsity gymnastics team.

Ruby J. Emig Paxon, 106, Akron’s oldest resident and grandmother of Rep. Bill Paxon, died Tuesday, March 2, 1993.

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