Out of the Past
125 Years Ago Feb. 17, 1887
Did you get a valentine?
The auction season is here.
The Lenten season begins Feb. 23rd and Easter Sunday occurs April 10th.
Town meeting one week from Tuesday.
The weather prophets predict an early spring.
There are in the United States 7,000,000 members of military companies.
The Ladies’ Sewing Society of the Presbyterian Church meets at the house of Mrs. Seth Koopman this afternoon.
Rev. Dr. Hyde, of Buffalo, administered the rites of communion at Trinity church, in this village, on Sunday morning.
If you have anything to sell or dispose of don’t advertise it. Take it down into the cellar and cover it up with a washtub.
A pleasant surprise party was given Miss Lizzie White in this village on Wednesday evening, February 9th. Some twenty in number were present. All report having a good time.
Capt. T.J. Dunlap of the Western Seaman’s Friend Society addressed the congregation of the Methodist Church in this village on Sunday morning and the Presbyterian congregation in the evening, making an excellent impression upon the people.
65 Years Ago Feb. 27, 1947
Michael Schober of Pershing Ave., Lancaster is the new owner of the Red and White Store at Broadway and School St. He assumed proprietorship last Friday and will operate the store in conjunction with his wife. Henry Klaiber, the former owner, may start a business in Buffalo.
Pvt. John Maccarone, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dominic Maccarone of Calumet St., Depew, has been overseas four of the last six months since he entered the service. He is now stationed in Kyoto, Japan, with the engineering corps attached to the 35th Infantry.
Casimir Roback, of Broadway, and Eugene McGuire of Rumford St., Depew, are partners owning the Fresh Pak Co. of 5898 Broadway.
Louis Ferrand, of Maple Ave., has been appointed as a temporary patrolman in the Village of Lancaster.
55 Years Ago Feb. 21, 1957
Councilman Alexander Mrozek has asked the town board to consider reinvesting unexpended town funds in short-term securities so the tax money will not remain idle. According to Mrozek, the town at the present time has $322,000 lying in the bank not drawing interest.
The Social Security Administration is opening a contract station for the residents of Lancaster and the surrounding area beginning March 5 and every Tuesday thereafter in the judges chambers in the Lancaster Municipal Building.
The congregation of the Town Line Lutheran Church at a special meeting last Sunday approved the erection in the near future of a three-story new educational building which will connect to the present auditorium.
25 Years Ago Feb. 26, 1987
The official list of candidates for the Village of Depew general election March 18 has been released by Village Clerk Dorothy Wojtylak. The Independent-Progressive Party is fielding four candidates, all of them incumbents. They are: Arthur Domino, mayor; Norman Downey, Michael Rusinek and Robert Meyer, village trustees. The newly formed People’s Watch Party has two candidates in the race. They are Sharon Whipkey and Edwin Gates, who are both running for village trustee positions. Each position on this year’s ballot carries a four-year term.