Out of the Past
125 Years Ago Nov. 11, 1886
An exchange thinks Sunday should be called “Observation Day” as it is taken advantage of by man to view new buildings and other improvements going on.
The first snow of the season in this vicinity fell last Saturday to the depth of about six inches.
The cheese factories throughout the county will soon suspend cheese making for the season.
The outlook for a thriving holiday trade is bright.
Mr. P. Bartholomew, of Buffalo, spent the Sabbath with his sister, Mrs. J. G. Miller.
We are glad to learn that Dr. J. G. Miller has so far recovered from his recent severe illness that he expects to be out next week. He will take care of his village practice this winter, but will not drive out of town to visit patients.
Mr. George Eggleston, Jr., one of the leading young farmers of Alden, was kicked by a young colt last Thursday afternoon and died a few hours afterwards. He would have been 35 years of age Friday, and leaves a widow and one child. The funeral was held from the family residence Sunday forenoon at 11 o’clock.
Mr. G. C. Healy, representing the patent medicine house of G. G. Green, Woodbury, N.J., was in town Tuesday.
The arrivals at the American Hotel this past week were: Orlando Caswell, Goodrich, Mich.; H. W. Dodge, Williamsville; A. Sinclair, New York City; G. C. Healy, Woodbury, N.J; F. A. White, Rochester, N.Y.
65 Years Ago Nov. 21, 1946
The Lancaster Businessmen’s Association, at its regular meeting last Tuesday at the Orioles Club, voted a donation of $200 be made to the newly formed St. Mary’s Athletic Association.
Francis S. Mang, recently discharged from the U.S. Army, is now operating the Olver Service Station at Broadway and Bowen.
Mrs. Ballard Clark was recently elected as president of the Lancaster Federated Garden Club.
Thaddeus and Laura Wagner of Penora Street, Depew, are owners of the Transit Delicatessen, 5055 Transit Road, Lancaster.
55 Years Ago Nov. 15, 1956
Bus service in the Village and Town of Lancaster will be extended, according to word from the Buffalo Transit Co. A bus will reach Lancaster by Como Park Blvd. to Irwinwood Road. It will travel crosstown, stopping at the town hall and then proceed along Genesee St.
The championship of the Western New York Semi-Pro Football League will be on the line Sunday afternoon when the Lancaster Pros lock horns with the Buffalo Bills at the Maryvale High School field.
Lawrence Cuthbert and Irene Sauter are teaching Bowmansville Girl Scout Troop 565 the fine art of folk dancing. Cuthbert is a teacher at the museum in Buffalo and is an authority on professional dancing.
25 Years Ago Nov. 13, 1986
Approximately 17 Village of Lancaster downtown merchants, located on Central Avenue, West Main Street and Broadway, will take part in the annual Lancaster Downtown Merchants Association Christmas Walk.
An apparent problem with unlawful use of all- terrain vehicles in Lancaster prompted a handful of residents to ask the board to establish some restrictions on ATV use during the town board meeting held Monday.
An estimated $ 675 in damages was caused by vandals who broke into Aurora Middle School, 148 Aurora St., sometime early Sunday evening, according to Lancaster Village Police.
The end of an era occurred last month when Depew resident Leo Wheeler stepped down from his position as chairman of the board of directors for the Lancaster-Depew Little League, Inc. Wheeler resigned after 28 years.