Here's this week's Remember When....
Trish Hackett Nicola
Reprinted with permission from the author of Remember When..., p. 7, Arcade
Herald, April 10, 2003, copied by Trish Hackett Nicola (*See below for
information on how to receive a copy of the original article or obituary.)
10 Years Ago - April 8, 1993
Deaths: Harvey MASON, 78, of Arcade; Winifred DAY PIXLEY, 75, of Arcade.
25 Years Ago - April 12, 1978
Fire destroyed a potato warehouse on Railroad Avenue in Bliss. The building
had housed the Bliss Novelty Works earlier in the century.
Seventy-four vessels competed in the annual Buffalo Creek Regatta between
Strykersville and Wales Center.
The Central Baptist Church had begun holding services in Delevan, with the
Rev. H. Alan TAYLOR as pastor.
Jay ADDISON was elected chief of the Arcade Fire Department. The department
presented Emmett "Bud" KING with a plaque for his 50 years of active
Deaths: Robert MCGOWAN, 64, of Arcade; Edith WHEELER WILSON, 72, of
Delevan; Andrew JEDRZEJEK, 84, of Arcade; Vincent BRUNNER of Java Center;
Evelyn WINK, 82, of Arcade.
35 Years Ago - April 11, 1968
The Pant-East Infant Wear Company was sold to a group of four men,
including Earl RULE of Arcade, who planned to continue to operate the mill
in Arcade. The business was formerly owned by the late William and Louis
Ground was broken for a new 400-seat sanctuary for the Free Methodist
church of Yorkshire.
Many antiques were lost, when fire destroyed a garage in Machias, owned by
Mr. and Mrs. Jennings PRESCOTT.
The American Legion post in Strykersville sponsored a new Boy Scout troop,
with Dave MUSTY as scoutmaster.
Delevan firemen elected Gordon MCELHENEY chief, John WOLF president, and
Fred Wagner first aid captain.
Elected president of local firemen's auxiliaries were Darlene BENSTEAD in
Chaffee-Sardinia and Barbara LESTER in Arcade.
Arcade firemen installed Cecil LESTER as chief and Douglas CRONK as first
Holland firemen elected Lyle THOMPSON president and Russell WOHLGEMUTH Sr.
Marlene BOEHMER of Machias was named Cattaraugus County Maple Queen.
Sandusky native Clyde SMITH died at age 84.
50 Years Ago - April 9, 1953
Avery H. TERK of Arcade retired as superintendent of the Borden Company's
Eastern Division, after a 42-year career with Borden's and its predecessor,
the Merrell-Soule Company. He was succeeded by E. C. (Spud) HASKELL.
A. J. O'DELL was re-elected president and Richard CARTWRIGHT was re-elected
general manager of the Arcade & Attica Railroad.
Deaths: Levi WING, 59, of Machias; Alfred HAMANN, 76, formerly of Delevan.
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