Yellowed Pages: Aug. 4, 2010

10 YEARS AGO
Wed., July 26, 2000

Back To The Chalkboard At Andes School—More than three dozen residents attended an Andes Central School Board of Education meeting July 20 but despite upbeat news of grants for distance learning and bicycle helmets, solutions to the district building problems seem further off than ever. Superintendent John Burkhart told the News this week that a meeting with representatives from Delhi, Downsville and Margaretville left no hope that any one of the three schools would be interested in a merger study with ACS at this time.
Nancy Slauson Elected Board President—Nancy Slauson was elected president of the Roxbury Central School Board when the group held its annual reorganization meeting. Bonnie Walker was elected vice president and new member Edward Fersch took his oath of office and began service at the same meeting.
New York City Land Purchases—Commissioner Joel A. Miele Sr., P.E., of the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced today that DEP’s Watershed Land Acquisition Program has secured over 25,000 acres since 1997.
Christian Center Closer To New Home—The Catskill Mountain Christian Academy continues to renovate the old Great American building in preparation to moving into the building on Main Street in Margaretville.

25 YEARS AGO
Thurs., Aug. 1, 1985

Home Manufacturer Starts Building At New Roxbury Production Facility—Less than four months after ground was broken, Roxbury Homes Inc., a Halcottsville-based manufacturer of log homes, has begun production. Edward Perazone, Frank Mann and Vincent Giacci, formed a partnership and created Alta Industries.
Sacred Heart Begins Parish Center Campaign —The Sacred Heart Parish will take the first official step in fund raising for its planned parish center in Margaretville this weekend when it hosts a dinner-dance Friday, Aug. 2 at the Owl’s Nest restaurant in Highmount.
Basin Clove Picnic— About 80 people gathered on Golds Flat at Basin Clove on July 20 for the annual Basin Clove picnic.—Hamden News
Nuclear Freeze Is Meeting Topic—This year marks the 40th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. It is time to break the deadlock of the arms race.
Local And Personal— Mr. and Mrs. Clark Sanford of Bakersfield, CA are vacationing at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Roswell R. Sanford.
Lisa Wadler Passes State Bar Examination —Lisa Wadler, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Wadler of Highmount, was admitted to the New York State Bar on June 25.
Boutons Reunited—The Bouton reunion was held Saturday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. James Bouton. There were 32 present.—Roxbury news

50 YEARS AGO
Fri., Aug. 5, 1960

New Kingston Barn Destroyed By Fire—Fire blamed on spontaneous combustion destroyed the two-story barn on the farm of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Dobsa early Friday morning.
Marshall Avery Hurt In Fall—Marshall Avery, a farmer of Bragg Hollow, is hobbling around part of the time on crutches caused by a sprained ankle sustained when he fell from a load of hay at his home and hit a rock. —Halcottville news
Guest On TV Show—Mrs. Albert Promutico of Astoria was a guest on the Joe Franklin show Monday morning. She sang two songs, “Bright Red Sweater” and “Love Somebody.” Mrs. Promutico is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Karl Fichtner Sr.—Shandaken news
Roxbury Colonel Highly Honored—Lieut. Col. David A., Pitkethly, son of Mrs. Josephine A. Caswell, has been awarded the Army Commendation medal for “meritorious service from June 24, 1957, to June 29, 1960.”
Torch Exploded—Lewis Rockwell was painfully burned on the arm Thursday when a gas torch, with which he was working, exploded.—Allaben news
Mrs. Frank Sanchis, Frankie and Mrs. L. Pietri went by plane to Puerto Rico last Wednesday, where they plan to visit relatives for two weeks.—Pine Hill news
L. Bussy & Co., Inc.—10-lb. Sack potatoes 39¢; new cabbage 5¢ lb.; Breakstone butter 59¢ lb.; hamburg 49¢ lb., 3 lb. $1.39; 4-pack Waldorf toilet tissue 33¢