Weekly Feature

2018-03-07 / Editorial

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago
March 9, 1893

The village people seem to take more pride in their homes and surroundings than ever before. And why not! We have one of the pleasantest villages in existence.

A family reunion occurred at Mr. John Heim’s on Sunday, a large number of his friends being present and enjoying a fine time. Among those from out of town were Mr. Geo. F. Heim of Tonawanda and Mrs. Smith of Buffalo.

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.

100 Years Ago
March 7, 1918

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

We rejoice in anticipation of an early spring.

Monsignor A.A. Adolph, venerable pastor of SS. Peter and Paul’s Catholic Church, celebrated his 70th birthday yesterday. It was made a gala event by the parochial school children, who gave a short presentation in his honor and then presented him with beautiful flowers and a basket of fruit.

The proposition of expending $2,800 for installing a heating system in our Village and Town Hall will be voted upon at Tuesday’s election and should carry. Everyone knows what a refrigerator the hall is during the winter months. It is safe to say the hall will be used twice as much if it were properly heated.

Mrs. George R. Hutchinson had the misfortune to fall on Saturday, suffering severe injuries as a result. While cleaning beans on a rear porch, she slipped on the icy floor and fell to the ground, landing on her head.

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

75 Years Ago
March 4, 1943

A Bible tucked in the left breast pocket of Louis Rudolph, son of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Rudolph of Eggertsville, probably is responsible for him being alive today. A Japanese bullet was stopped by the Bible during a battle in the Solomon Islands.

Benjamin Edward Stecher, formerly of East Amherst, died Wednesday, Feb. 24, 1943. He was considered one of the best chefs in Buffalo.

50 Years Ago
March 6, 1968

Wendy Malick stars as Adelaide and Mark Rubin is Nathan Detroit in the Williamsville Senior High Music Council’s production of “Guys and Dolls.”

Mrs. Frank V. Grillo Jr. has been named assistant manager of the North Forest branch of the Manufacturers and Traders Trust Co.

Sweet Home smothered the visiting Orchard Park Quakers 76-49 to close the season.

The Cub Scouts of Pack 279, their families and friends enjoyed the annual Blue and Gold dinner at the Jurek Post Clubhouse on March 3. Cubmaster is George Lapp. A special salute to unsung heroines, the Den Mothers: Carol Gaulin, Gwen St. John, Betty Thomas and Ilka Krafft.

25 Years Ago
March 10, 1993

To say Dr. Howard E. Welker had an impact on the lives of several people would be a huge understatement. Fond sentiments have been expressed since Tuesday, March 2, 1993, when Dr. Welker, 60, superintendent of the Williamsville Central School District, collapsed during a faculty-staff volleyball game at Williamsville South High School and was pronounced dead at Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital.

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