Reprinted with permission from the February 21, 2002 Country Courier by Marsha Redden
20 Years Ago
February 23, 1982
DOUGLAS BLISS was named president of the Wyoming County Community Hospital Board of
A barn was destroyed on the RICHARD ALMETER farm in Sheldon, killing 28 Holstein heifers.
Deaths: EDITH M. CRAWFORD, 82, Gainesville; JEROME M. EMERLING, 65, Perry; DOREEN REITZ,
HAROLD S. COE, 85, Perry Center; LULA E. WHITE, 78, Perry; and ISABELLE O'BRIEN, 82,
30 Years Ago
February 22, 1972
GLADYS ZECHES was presented with a 50-year membership pin from the Warsaw Grange.
JAMES J. ADAMZACK of Gainesville was elected vice-president of the Trac-Machinery Corp. in
Navy Airman WILLIAM R. DOMES of Bliss graduated in the top ten percent of his class from
the Aircrew Survival Equipmentmen School in Lakehurst, NJ.
ANDREW CHASTEK and UNI WOLCOTT, maintenance department employees at Morton Salt in Silver
The Pike Rescue Squad responded to 43 calls in its first year of service.
40 Years Ago
February 22, 1962
KEVIN ZECHES received a Life Badge, the second highest honor in Boy Scouts, from Troop
HENRY L. MIX was named to the General Activities Cmmittee if the St. Pat's Board at
Alfred University, the group that planned the St. Patrick's Day celebration at the
PARKE HIGGINS of Warsaw was named chairman of public information for the Wyoming County
Chapter of the American Red Cross.
CHARLES KRAUSS was named Jaycee of the Month for January.
EMIL L. PURGA, principal at Wyoming Central School, was named county chairman for the
Rochester Business Institute Scholarships.
DONALD HUMPHREY was named chairman of the Warsaw Businessmen's Association and Chamber
Members of Wyoming County's school boards met with Assemblyman HAROLD PEET to push for
a more equitable state aid formula for local districts.
50 Years Ago
February 21, 1952
GEORGE J. and MARY I. KERSCH celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.
Mr. and Mrs. WILLIAM KROTZ of Orangeville celebrated their golden wedding anniversary.
Scout Master the Rev. ROBERT E. ERNST received the Gold Palm award from the Boy Scouts.
Though officially listed as missing in action, Lt. CHARLES WEEKS of Warsaw, was believed
to have lost his life when the plane he was in collided with another aircraft and sank
into the sea near Korea.
MARY BROADBOOKS, MARY MONTGOMERY, SUSAN STOKES, JOAN WICKENS, NORMAN BAKER, DONALD KURTZ
and PHIL YORK from the United Church of Warsaw attended the NY State Christian Youth
Conference in Elmira.
DONALD O. NEVINGER was a new member of the Aeronautical Engineering Society at Tri-State
College in Indiana.
150 Years Ago
February 24, 1852
The town election in Warsaw resulted in the election of the whole Whig ticket by a large
majority. C.C. BUXTON was elected supervisor by a majority of 108, and L.W. SMITH,
Justice, has 188 majority. The majorities on all the candidates are so large that we have
not the least inclination to hurrah over the result.
Have a good week.