Out of the Past
125 Years Ago
July 3, 1884
On the Fourth, at the Creekside Park, which Mr. J. Wayne Dodge has liberally granted to the players, the Star base ball club of the village will tackle the Gardenville nine, and an interesting game may be looked for. Game at two o'clock.
One of the most thorough jobs, and one which will no doubt all who have occasion to pass over will appreciate, is the northeast sidewalk approach to the stone bridge in front of the premises owned by J. Wayne Dodge. Mr. Dodge, with characteristic enterprise, has graded and filled in the approach from the bridge to the mill race. It is hoped this good example will stimulate others to do likewise.
Next Tuesday, the Democratic National Convention meets at Chicago for the purpose of nominating presidential candidates. Governor Grover Cleveland's friends claim, from present indications, that he leads the field.
"'This is a suggestion of spring,' said the rat as the trap closed upon him."
"Father: 'I never imaged that your studies would cost me so much money.' Son: 'Yes, and I don't study much either.'"
"The man who mourns over the wanton destruction of our forests does not hesitate to fill his pockets with gratuitous toothpicks at the restaurant after eating a hasty plate of fifteen cent soup."
100 Years Ago
July 1, 1909
Twenty-eight girls and boys will receive their first Holy Communion at SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church on Sunday morning.
A grand picnic for the benefit of the Skinnersville Church and Cemetery will be held on July 5 at Wolf's Grove in Getzville.
About 200 people enjoyed the social given by the Amherst Grange at Harvey Metz's beautiful country home.
75 Years Ago
July 5, 1934
While participating in the mobilization of seven fire companies in the Town of Amherst at the Legion Home on Wehrle Drive, Michael Zbieski of Getzville was fatally injured when struck by the truck of the North Amherst Chemical Co. The accident occurred Thursday evening and he lingered until Sunday morning, July 1, 1934. Mr. Zbieski was a native of Poland and came to this country in 1906 and served in the Marine Corps during the World War.
Old Home Day, an annual observance in Williamsville, will be on Saturday, July 28, and again this year will be in the park on South Ellicott Street. It is likely that the principal address will be given by Thurman W. Stoner of Buffalo.
50 Years Ago
July 2, 1959
A 12-year-old Williamsville youth with envy in his heart and destruction on his mind allegedly ransacked two Garrison Road homes Monday, causing an estimated $5,000 damage to their contents.
Gilbert Currie, a senior engineer at the Westinghouse Motor and Control Division has recently retired, drawing to a close a Westinghouse career that began in 1923.
Get well greetings are extended to Mrs. Helmut Hoche, who was hospitalized for three days for a broken knee joint suffered while camping with Girl Scout Troop 679 at near Holland, N.Y.
25 Years Ago
July 4, 1984
Residents of the Amherst Central School District have been invited to attend a meeting Thursday night at the high school. A total of $6,621 must be raised in order for the district's interscholastic sports teams to practice until the date of a vote on the sports proposition.
Dr. Gregory E. Young has been named assistant chairman of emergency medicine at Millard Fillmore Suburban and Gates Circle hospitals.
The former Bishop Neumann High School, 205 Park Club Lane, has been gutted in preparation for a fall opening of Goldome Bank.