Out of the Past
125 Years Ago
Feb. 18, 1892
The Snyder Gun Club will hold its annual shoot at H.T. Scrace’s hotel on Washington’s birthday, Monday, Feb. 22.
Miss Charlotte Dodge has been seriously afflicted with Neuralgia for over a week.
A molasses pull was given last week Thursday evening by Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Brown, at which a large number of invited guests enjoyed a pleasant evening. The occasion was the celebration of their son Eldred’s sixteenth birthday.
The northern lights, so conspicuous last Saturday evening, were watched with great interest by many. It is said to be more than thirty years since such a display of the phenomenon has been seen in this country.
The necessity of better country roads is becoming more and more apparent. The present manner and methods of building and repairing these roads is, in fact, a useless and burdensome expense, because in most cases, it is usually temporary, a makeshift from year to year.
100 Years Ago
Feb. 15, 1917
Mr. Edward Zent has received his degree in agriculture from Cornell University and has returned to his home here.
It is fairly well conceded that a radical change in our school facilities is most urgently needed, but the question agitating the minds of the people is, “What and where will these changes be?” Shall it be the old building, remodeled and added to; shall it be a new building on the Academy site; or shall it be a new building on the Cayuga site? The Board of Education has given all these questions very careful study and is emphatic in saying it must be a new building. Also that Cayuga Street, everything else considered, affords the best building site.
January was a banner month for the lumber trade in North Tonawanda.
“Old false teeth bought, broken or in any condition. Will pay up to $5 a set. Mail to and get our offer. If unsatisfied, will return teeth. Domestic Supply Co., Binghamton, N.Y.”
Steady accumulation of violations of American rights by Germany made it appear possible that President Wilson would go before Congress to ask authority for further protecting lives and property without waiting for a serious disaster that might shock the country.
75 Years Ago
Feb. 19, 1942
Leroy H. Dehlinger has been appointed fire chief at Mitchell Field, Long Island. A former resident of Williamsville, he was an instructor in the Buffalo Fire Prevention Bureau.
Fred W. Barndollar was elected president pro-tem of the Bachelor Arms Club in place of Bradford Monk, who was recalled by the Army.
50 Years Ago
Feb. 16, 1967
The Amherst Central High School District Board of Trustees last Wednesday evening passed a resolution recommending a single Amherst Central School District. This would affect the organizational structure of six schools, two each in the Amherst Common School District 13 (Eggertsville), Amherst Common School District 18 (Snyder) and the Amherst Central High School District.
Lonny G. Walter of Eggertsville will receive the God and Country Award of the Boy Scouts at a service on Sunday, Feb. 19.
25 Years Ago
Feb. 19, 1992
Former Amherst resident Wendie Malick recently received cable television’s Ace Award for best actress in a comedy series. She is one of the stars of Home Box Office’s “Dream On.”
James A. Kumpf, named Soldier of the Year by President John F. Kennedy in 1963, died Sunday, Feb. 9, 1992, in Las Vegas.