130 Years Ago - 1891
The retail price of sugar dropped on April 1st from eight to six cents per pound.
Lovers of dancing will have an opportunity to indulge in that favorite social past-time at …
130 Years Ago - 1891
The retail price of sugar dropped on April 1st from eight to six cents per pound.
Lovers of dancing will have an opportunity to indulge in that favorite social past-time at the Kenoza Lake Hotel, where the proprietor, Curtis Alley, will hold a dance next Tuesday.
Robert Hoag of Lew Beach is engaged quite extensively in the maple sugar business.
Colonel Rockwell Tyler is the new postmaster at White Sulphur Springs.
The Red Star Baseball Club of Callicoon Depot is being reorganized under the management of G.W. Wolf.
A.A. Eickhoff, one of Callicoon Depot's prominent merchants, has taken as his partner, his brother-in-law, Sidney E. Wenzel. Eickhoff & Wenzel is to be the firm name.
Andrew Bietz is having a platform erected on his premises at the lower end of town which promises to be the most pleasant and desirable spot for summer dances.
About six inches of snow fell here on Friday night.
W.C. Brand left for New York City last week where he has been given a position as traveling man for a wholesale house in the city.
Between thirty and forty cases of measles are reported in Liberty.
The Lackawanna Lumber Company will furnish employment for two hundred men to peel bark either by day or cord, and will pay $1.75 per day and board.
Ferdinand Yager, formerly of this place, but for several years of New York City, has returned to Jeffersonville.
120 Years Ago - 1901
The Jeffersonville Spring Fair will be held on Monday, May 6th.
A party was held at Ed Krantz's in Beechwoods last night at which about fifty from this village, Falls Mills, Callicoon Depot and Beechwoods were present and danced to the music of Ed's accordion.
The marriage of Miss Lillian Bogardus of Callicoon Depot to Walter E. Persbacker of Stockport, took place on April 8th in St. James Episcopal Church, Callicoon Depot.
We were treated to one of the worst snowstorms of the season last Wednesday. The wind drifted the snow considerably and those who were compelled to go out used sleighs.
Elroy Moulthrop of Kenoza Lake has opened a meat market in Edward Walker's store building in a room neatly fixed for that purpose.
Mabel Stoddard has gone to Liberty to work for Mrs. Gilbert Gray, who is a daughter of Mrs. Elizabeth Beadle of Youngsville.
Martin Eagin of Youngsville has been teaching a team of 3-year-old steers to perform under the harness.
Edward Norris of Briscoe has bought a “Champion” blower to use in the blacksmith shop.
John Schwinge of Kenoza Lake has made his second trip down the river.
Miss R. Gedney of Kenoza Lake has taken rooms next to the post office in that village and intends to start a silver, gold and nickel plating business.
A daughter was born April 2nd to John Zahorik and wife of Roscoe. Mrs. Zahorik is a daughter of Arnold Moore of Jeffersonville.
J. Pierpont Morgan has purchased the plant of the Liberty Electric Light and Power Company and presented it to the Loomis Sanitarium.
110 Years Ago-1911
Fred Schmidt of Liberty and Louis Schmidt of Middletown have purchased the farm of their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Schmidt, which is located between Jeffersonville and Youngsville.
At the annual firemen's election, Fred W. Schadt was named president; Frank Dillemuth, vice president; Otto W. Meyer, secretary; and V.P. Scheidell, treasurer.
The old Kille homestead at Hurleyville has been sold to Mr. Shindler for $13,000. John Hubert and family are moving from the Royce house on Maple Avenue to the Hoos house in Delaware.
E.J. Wetzel has contributed much to the interior adornment of St. George's R.C. Church by painting in some handsome tints and gold on the large figures of St. Joseph and the Virgin Mary.
A son was born March 17th to Mr. and Mrs. Fred Kurtz.
Edward Eggler is preparing to build a house on his place, the Keegan farm, on Swiss Hill this spring.
The Oregon Indian Medicine Co. is giving vaudeville and other performances at Bauernfeind's Hall in North Branch all this week.
A ten pound boy was born to Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Cahill of Callicoon on April 4th.
H.C. Patterson is organizing a Democratic club in Youngsville.
F.H. Neuberger and family, who have lived in the Theodore Hust house in North Branch, have moved back to Youngsville.
The Bidwell Comedy Co. had a very successful week in Youngsville, packing Durr's Hall to the doors every night. Miss Ella Abplanalp won the prize for the most popular lady and Miss Agnes Muller was a close second.
100 Years Ago - 1921
Mr. and Mrs. John Reyman have moved to Liberty where Mr. Reyman has been appointed to the police force.
Rev. Charles Nietzer motored to Port Jervis on Tuesday to attend the spring meeting of the Hudson Presbytery. He was accompanied by Philip I. Hust, lay delegate, and Mrs. Nietzer.
Rose, the 13-year-old daughter of Charles Kaplan, a resident here for the past few years, and who recently bought the Mootz place on Sixteen, is afflicted with scarlet fever.
George W. Sawyer last week sold the well-known Delaware House in Callicoon to Louis Supera of New York for $35,000.
Adolph Frankel of New York, who bought the William Bernhardt barber shop property, is this week opening up a paint and painter's supply store.
Thomas C. Tormey this week sold his confectionary, fruit and vegetable business and real estate on South Main St. to Isaac Rosenzweig of Worcester, Mass., for $10,000.
The Moss farm of 24 acres formerly the John F. Royce place, northeast of the village of Jeffersonville, was sold to Charles Meder of Woodhaven.
The Frank Eltz farm of 74 acres on Swiss Hill was sold to Matthew Krum of Jeffersonville for $1,700.
Fred W. Glassel of Beechwoods has bought a third interest in the Knapp, Ritzmer Engineering Corporation on 35th St., New York.
Charles Jacobs, aged 21, formerly of Jeffersonville, sailed on Wednesday on the Olympic for Europe.
Valleau Curtis, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles G. Curtis of Callicoon, is confined to his home with typhoid fever.
90 Years Ago -1931
Last week the Swan Lake Casino at Swan Lake, owned by Hyman Levine, was burned with a loss of about $8,000.
John H. Joyner has received notice of his appointment as Postmaster at White Sulphur Springs, to succeed his father, the late Chalmer W. Joyner.
David E. Panebaker has been engaged by the Liberty Board of Education as principal for the school next year.
Miss Winifred Lieb underwent an operation this week at the Monticello Hospital.
Charles Schmidt, re-elected mayor last month against his wishes, has finally consented to stay on the job.
Mabel Hanofee of White Sulphur Springs will reopen her store on April 2.
Horton Lindsley returned to Union College on Sunday after spending the week at his home at White Sulphur Springs.
80 Years Ago - 1941
Morris Apter of Monticello will open a wine and liquor store in the Hessinger building next Saturday.
Leland Yager, son of Chester G. Yager of Liberty, will graduate from R.P.I. in Troy in June and then take a job with the Grumman Airplane Co. on Long Island. He is a licensed pilot.
Lawrence Kinney will move his 5¢ and 10¢ store from Callicoon to Hancock this week.
Bruce Frederick Miller, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Charles Miller of Kenoza Lake, was christened this week.
The ice went out of the Delaware River this year without any disturbance.
Mr. and Mrs. Earl Fulton of Kenoza Lake are the parents of a son born April 5th at the Callicoon Hospital.
Announcement was made of the engagement of Miss Eleanor Mae Harter of Herkimer to Charles Frederick Kaiser Jr. of Youngsville.
Warren Hess and Elliott Weiss left here Monday for Newport News, Va, where they will enter the Navy Yard to take a six-weeks course in electric welding.
The Easter Parade in Liberty, set for last Saturday, was postponed to a later date on account of rain and snow.
70 Years Ago - 1951
Seven hundred yearling trout, six to ten inches in size, were stocked in the Beaverkill River, between the Delaware County line and Cooks Falls, by members of the Beaverkill Willowemoc Rod and Gun Club last Tuesday. Two more stockings are slated before the beginning of the season.
After two hours of heated discussion, a vote was taken as to whether or not a Dental Hygiene program was wanted in the Jeffersonville Central School. The vote was 84 to 79 in favor of the program. Although not legally binding, the vote was taken as a gauge of public opinion by the Board of Education.
At the regular meeting of the Village Board on April 3rd, Edwin Weber was reappointed clerk, treasurer, collector and registrar; William L. Huff was reappointed street superintendent and water plant operator; William Deckelmann was reappointed village attorney and Fred J. Weiss, acting police justice.
Erwin Baker spent Friday and Saturday visiting relatives in Sidney.
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Bernhardt celebrated their fourth wedding anniversary April 4.
The Jeffersonville Lions Baseball Club will meet Tuesday night at Bucky's Inn to plan for the coming season.
George W. Reinheimer, native of Youngsville and father of Mrs. Lillian Eger of that village, died March 31. He was born March 9, l868 in Youngsville and was a retired machinist.
Mrs. Myrtle Mae Eggler wife of Oscar Eggler, died at her home on Swiss Hill Tuesday night. She was born in Bethel in 1884, a daughter of John and Estalina Low Corby, and married Mr. Eggler April 17, 1918.
The Jeff C.S. Debate Club, running true to form, placed second in the New York State Forensic League Tournament on March 30 at Hamilton College at Clinton. Coached by Joseph K. Strawbridge, the team consisted of Ludwig Dosch, Jay Epstein, Ann Baker and Conrad Schminke. They won 7 out of 10 debates. Tom Halloran won second in the dramatic field. The other speakers who entered the finals were John Gieger, Barbara Lott and Richard Clifford, extempore, and Audrey Schmidt, original. Other students entered were Barbara Peters, humorous; Carol Wadsworth, extempore; Marlene Scardefield, original; Louise Sickmiller, oratorical; and Marjorie Fulton, dramatic.
60 Years Ago - 1961
Assemblyman Hyman E. “Bucky” Mintz and Principal Erwin L. Baker of Jeffersonville lost their battle with the State Education Department to have $6,639 in state aid restored to the Jeff School District.
Minnie Eugeni of Livingston Manor died on Tuesday at her home at the age of 86.
Mr. and Mrs. William Krum of Hurd celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary on Monday, March 2.
Sullivan County streams have been well stocked for the opening of trout season April 1, according to conservation department spokesmen.
Jeff Pharmacy is offering $10 worth of merchandise for the largest trout caught on opening day by any youngster under 14 years of age.
The Livingston Manor Chamber of Commerce is running a fishing contest with prizes going to the heaviest trout and perch each month.
William Huff, one of Jeffersonville's most revered citizens, will be 82 this Friday, March 31. He has made a good recovery from his illness and all wish him many more years of good health.
Delaware Valley Council, Knights of Columbus, held their annual Communion Breakfast after Mass at Holy Cross Church on Sunday at the Village Inn in Hortonville. Seventy-five attended.
50 Years Ago - 1971
Jerald H. Green has been appointed postmaster at White Sulphur Springs.
The Ida “Skippy” Frankel-Joseph Katz sweep in the recent Liberty village election gave control of the Liberty board to the Democrats for the first time in 40 years. Marvin Magid, Republican, was elected mayor.
New York State Electric & Gas Corp. has a new sub-station in Callicoon, the project being about half complete. The site was purchased from the Henke brothers. The estimated cost of the entire project is $650,000.
Thomas Nickou, principal of Liberty summer school and biology teacher at the high school, has been awarded a National Science Foundation grant and was one of 30 such recipients selected from New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
40 Years Ago - 1981
Bill Ackerley, bowling out of Liberty Lanes, smashed the maples for a big 299 single game last Thursday night in the Fraternal League. It is the highest game this year at Liberty Lanes and the second 299 single in the history of Liberty Lanes.
Susan Oestrich won first place in original oratory at a recent New York state district competition of the National Forensic League. Scott Braunstein and Jerry Bradshaw won first place at the New York City Catholic Forensic League Grand Debate Tournament held at Lakeland High School earlier this month. They now qualify to represent the New York Roman Catholic Diocese at the Catholic Forensic League National Championships at Columbia University in May. All are students of Monticello High School.
Honesdale (Pa.) will celebrate the 150th anniversary of its incorporation as a Borough this July 16, 17 and 18 and plans are underway for a gala celebration.
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur P. Knack of Callicoon celebrated their 56th anniversary on March 22. They were married in the parsonage in Callicoon Center by the Rev. John Straub. Elton Hughes was the best man.
Ray Brewer, a 21-year-old student at the Delaware Valley Job Corps, took the final step Friday night in winning the prestigious Golden Gloves in the 147 lb. division.
Miss Laurie J. Poley, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard L. Poley of Youngsville, and Robert S. Arliss Jr. of Auburn were married January 10 in Skaneateles.
Announcement was made of the engagements of Kathleen M. Stoddard of Liberty to John M. Sauchuk Jr. of Grahamsville; Marcia Lynn Hillriegel of Callicoon to Richard J. Knapp of Ossining; Diane Cora Reinshagen of Liberty to Fred Edwards of Liberty; Sherry L. Shaver of Lew Beach to Philip E. Bellows of Ormond Beach, Fla.
Fred W. Stabbert of Callicoon has been named chairman of the board of the United National Bank.
The Monticello girls basketball team has the distinction of being the only Sullivan County team to capture a Section 9 crown. They beat Nyack 68-57 Tuesday night at Monroe Woodbury in Central Valley… Richard Schellberg, Callicoon RD, has been named as the first selection to the Wayne County All-Star Team and the Northeastern Athletic Conference All-Star Team... In what has to be a shock to fans in the WSL, Steve Gaebel, a sophomore who didn't regularly start for the Jeffersonville-Youngsville Trojans and Steve Nash, a sophomore who missed the beginning of the Tri-Valley Bears basketball season, were named by the players and coaches as the top players in the Western Sullivan League. Joining the Trojan guard and the Tri-Valley center on the first team are Livingston Manor's Lenny Wilcox, Delaware Valley's Jamie Coll and Roscoe's Larry Winter.
Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Teeple of Equinunk, Pa., will be honored with an open house on the occasion of their 50th wedding anniversary. The affair will be held April 4 at the Equinunk Firehouse.
Sullivan County Clerk Joe Purcell announced his candidacy for re-election Tuesday, St. Patrick's Day, at Roarke's Tavern in Monticello, a tradition Mr. Purcell has followed since being in public office.
30 Years Ago - 1991
Members of the Tri-Valley Central School Future Business Leaders of America held a “Return of Vaudeville” show last weekend, dedicated to the Tri-Valley alumni serving in the Persian Gulf. As a grand finale to the show, small American flags were handed out to the audience and participants, who waved them patriotically in support of their hometown heroes.
In a salute to the men and women who served in Operation Desert Storm, the Sullivan County Democrat ran a 44 page tabloid titled “Here's to a Great Job! Welcome Home” with pictures of service personnel and various messages of encouragement and good wishes. An infectious display of patriotism has hit the county. A Victory Wall has been erected at the Apollo Plaza in Monticello with the message, “Our thanks and prayers go to those courageous men and women, who are making the greatest sacrifice, so that we may prosper in freedom.” Marie Rosencranse and her two children, Erin and Travis, of White Sulphur Springs worked all weekend to paint an American flag and USA on the picture window in front of the Rosencranse home. The Highland Lions Club proclaimed the names of local service personnel stationed in the Persian Gulf by placing yellow ribbons and the names of the servicemen on the Town of Highland Christmas tree. Yellow ribbons are placed on poles throughout the county and more than 400 persons turned out for a rally at the Veterans Memorial at the Sullivan County Government Center in Monticello.
Firemen responded to a fire in a four-family building on Fremont Street in Callicoon Wednesday morning with Hortonville assisting Callicoon. The building and its contents were a total loss. Wednesday afternoon, fire struck a house in Conklin Hill, Pa., and caused serious injury to 63-year-old Donald Diehl who suffered first and second degree burns to his face. He was in satisfactory condition Thursday, morning at the Wayne Memorial Hospital.
Cliff and Gwen Allan of Davie, Fla., celebrated their 50th anniversary March 8 aboard “The Fantasy,” a cruise given to them by their children. The Allans are former residents of South Fallsburg where he served as postmaster.
An August 1992 wedding is planned by Miss Laurie Bauernfeind, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Bauernfeind, and Ronald J. Frisbie of Kenoza Lake, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Frisbie.
Andrew Lubin, a sophomore at the Liberty Central High School, will be competing in the National Junior Olympics cross-country skiing events in Alaska. He will be gone for two weeks. He hopes to do well enough in the Anchorage competition to compete in the International Winter Olympic Games.
20 years ago - 2001
By all accounts, Liberty's sixth annual Sullivan County Area Expo 2001 was a rousing success, bringing about 800 people to the event held Saturday and Sunday at the Liberty High School gymnasium. A total of 52 exhibitors offered a wide variety of goods and services.
Sid Bernstein returned to Bethel for a book signing of his new book, “Not Just The Beatles,” as told to Arthur Aaron. Copies are available at Vassmer's General Store in Kauneonga Lake - if they have any left of the 100 copies made available on Sunday.
John Cascone, a lifelong resident of Sullivan County and a graduate of Tri-Valley High School, recently joined the Sullivan County Chapter of the American Red Cross in Greater New York as customer service assistant.
Faith Baptist Church in Rock Hill is presenting Gospel singers Cal and Jay Witham on April 8.
Roscoe Central School athletic director Fred Ahart, longtime football and basketball coach, will don the Blue Devils' pinstripes to do some baseball coaching this spring. He joins third-year coach Matt Schuckman.
10 years ago - 2011
Robert Feinberg of Rock Hill, was recently inducted in the Friars Club of New York City. At 33, Feinberg claims he is the second youngest member of the club best known for its celebrity roasts (latest: film director Quentin Tarantino this past Dec., hosted by actor Samuel L. Jackson).
The past few months have been an exciting time for “Major,” a miniature pinscher owned by Howard Schwell of the Callicoon Beechwoods and whose “official” name when he competes at dog shows is “Grand Champion Kimro's Solider,” as he's been traveling the country competing in American Kennel Club and Westminster dog shows winning Best in Breed twice at Westminster as well as “Best Bred by Exhibitor in Show” at the AKC's Eukanuba National Championship in Long Beach, CA.
In its first year of hosting the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division III National Men's Basketball Tournament, Sullivan County Community College opened the doors of the Paul Gerry Fieldhouse to welcome the best eight Div. III teams in the USA and their fans. The 12 games during the three afternoons and evenings provided plenty of slam dunks, 3-point shots and good defensive plays as teams, coaches, cheerleaders and fans enjoyed being a part of such an event. The eight teams competing for the 2011 NJCAA Div. III national title included the host SUNY Sullivan Generals (District 5). SUNY Delhi Broncos (District 1), Joliet (Ill.) Junior College Wolves (District 2), Mountain View (Texas) Lions (District 3), Rochester (Minn.) Community and Technical College Yellowjackets (District 4), Ocean County (NJ) College Vikings (District 6), Davidson County (N.C.) Community College Storm (District 7) and Mass Bay (Mass.) Community College Buccaneers (District 8).
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