Weekly Feature



2011-07-28 / Editorial

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago July 29, 1886

The New York Central will shortly erect a new $50,000 depot on the site of the present Terrace station in Buffalo.

The Dodge Roller Mills, of Williamsville, were obliged to send three large loads of their celebrated “Favorite” flour to this village Tuesday, in order to fill their orders here.

The street car companies of Buffalo have commenced to lay T rails which are a serious annoyance to vehicles.

Mr. Frank Schaefer, our popular dealer in boots and shoes, has just received a large stock of ladies fine French and American kid shoes. You will do well to give him a call and examine his goods and prices before purchasing elsewhere.

Butter was sold 17 cents per pound, and eggs were sold for 14 cents per crate.

Freight engineers on the Erie have been forbidden blowing their whistles when passing passenger trains.

The A. O. U. W. Lodge of this village will give a delightful excursion to Long Point, Conesus Lake, via. the Erie railway, on Wednesday, August 11th.

The young Star base ball club of this village defeated the young Stars of Williamsville on the grounds of the latter club last Thursday, by a score of 37 to 22.

65 Years Ago Aug. 1 , 1946

Two young war veterans who will open the Don Jay Studios at 1 Aurora St. Aug. 8 will be able, due to a remarkably diversified background in their craft, to give Lancaster something new in the line of modern photography. They are Donald Messenger of Bowmansville and Jack Fletcher of San Francisco.

Rose Marie Casillo and Stella Lelek, proprietors of the Towne Shoppe on Central Ave., were pleasantly surprised the other day by a note of thanks from a lady in Glasglow, Scotland, for services rendered.

James Sharp of Scott Aviation recently returned from a trip to California by air, covering more than 7,000 miles in 65 hours flying time.

55 Years Ago Aug. 2, 1956

Ex-troopers will meet in Como Park on Aug. 11 for a basket picnic, according to Officer Henry Rogers of the Lancaster Village Police. Over 100 men and their families are expected to attend. Local members of the organization include Lancaster Village Police Chief Edward Bund.

Ground breaking ceremonies were held July 21 at the Elma Methodist Church following the morning worship service. Plans include an educational building at the rear of the church for the enlargement of Sunday School facilities and to provide a social hall.

If proposals set forth by the Temporary Commission on the Courts are enacted into law by New York State, the days of the justices of the peace may be numbered. The village court as it is now known would be abolished and town justices would be transformed into “magistrates.”

25 Years Ago July 31, 1986

Along with the 161 structures now being surveyed as part of the planned historic district in the village, the Lancaster Historic Preservation Commission has selected an additional 10 buildings.

John Yaeger, Susan Weber, John Boltz, and Jean Littler won first place in separate categories at the Twin Village Art Society’s Fourth of July art show held in Brookfield Park, Lancaster.

Erie County Executive Edward Rutkowski last week announced the appointment of Lancaster resident George MacPeek as the commissioner of the county’s newly created Emergency Services Department.

Sister Margaret Smith has been named the new principal at St. Mary’s Elementary School in Lancaster.

The Lancaster Board of Education appointed Jean Messina as food service director at its last regular meeting.

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