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Posted 10/5/20

100 Years Ago - 1920

The firm of Brandt and Buddenhagen, proprietors of the Callicoon Bottling Works, will close the business by an auction sale on the premises October 7. The business was …

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October 6, 2020 Edition


100 Years Ago - 1920

The firm of Brandt and Buddenhagen, proprietors of the Callicoon Bottling Works, will close the business by an auction sale on the premises October 7. The business was established in 1912 by George W. Sawyer… Excepting Saturday evenings, the B.E. Dycker Co., W.H. Stengel, Jacob Werlau, F.H. Starck, Peter Baumand Otto Horning will close their places of business at 6 o'clock until March 15… L.C. Ward, president of the L.C. Ward Co. of Passaic and Milton Klein motored up Friday for a weekend fishing trip. Mr. Ward stopped off at Steinhauser's in Callicoon Center. Milt caught a bass 19 inches long that weighed 3 1/2 pounds.— Callicoon Corresp.

October 31 is the date set by law for a return to standard time from New York State time. Rural communities have gradually become accustomed to the new time, but have experienced difficulty in prevailing upon labor to continue under the standard schedule.

Julius Duburn is in town having some repairs made to the Hankins creamery in which he has an interest. No milk will be received until the alterations are completed… It required seven stitches to close the wound in the hand of Delbert, the 12-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Simon which he cut on a piece of glass. The lad was playing around the debris of the Kellar house recently destroyed by fire. — Hankins Corresp.

A. Crossman last Monday evening captured probably the finest catch of fish pulled out of the river in this vicinity this year. Nine bass were in the lot and not one weighted less than 3 3/4 pounds apiece… Farmers in this section, who have threshed their buckwheat, report a poor crop.

An examination will be held at Cochecton October 23 to fill the position of rural free delivery carrier at Cochecton and vacancies that may occur later on rural routes from other post offices in the county. — Cochecton Corresp.

Political leaders of all the parties believe that the grand aggregate of women voters hold the key to the November election. But these leaders are utterly at sea to just how the women will vote. 8,000 Rexall Drug Stores throughout the United States are cooperating in a straw vote. Last evening the Callicoon store of Bennett Bros. announced that the first report for New York State had been compiled. It was as follows:

Men - Harding, 980; Cox 341

Women - Harding, 446; Cox 178

Totals - Harding 1,426; Cox 519

After October 1 the report will be made daily and will cover the whole country. On the Democratic ticket opposing President Harding are James M. Cox for President and Franklin D. Roosevelt for Vice President.

90 Years Ago - 1930

Royal Hust, son of Theadore Hust of North Branch, and Helen C. Farrell of Binghamton were united in marriage at the parsonage in Callicoon Center Saturday morning by Rev. J.E. Straub. They were attended by her brother, William Farrell and the groom's cousin, Mrs. William Sykes.

Frank Roemer, 81, for the past 79 years a resident of Hortonville, died at his home there Monday evening, September 29, after a long illness due to the afflictions of old age. He is survived by five sons, four daughters and his wife.

Miss Lillie Thorwelle, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C.A. Thorwelle of Callicoon and Frank Schweinfest of Liberty were married at Holy Cross Church on September 27.

H.J. Smith has a very large red apple on display in the Tyler Hill post office. It is said to weigh one and a quarter pounds. It is sweet but no one there seems to know its variety name.

Sullivan and Ulster county officials are much perturbed over the report that Earl Bishop, notorious gunman of Chicago, who is said to have participated in the St. Valentine's Day massacre in that city in which seven men were killed, is spending a vacation somewhere in this section.

Joseph U. Sherwood, 57, former supervisor of the town of Rockland and county superintendent of highways maintenance, was instantly killed and Arthur C. Toaspern of Eldred, county superintendent of highways, was injured late Monday when a county roadster, driven by Mr. Toaspern, turned over on the White Lake-Eldred road two miles from White Lake. They were returning from an inspection of area roads. Mr. Sherwood's neck was broken. He is survived by his widow and two children of Roscoe.

80 Years Ago - 1940

Gordon Merklin, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Merklin of Callicoon Center, and Miss Ethel Aho, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Aho of Long Eddy, were married September 29 by Rev. Robert Jones. Dinner was served to the guests at the home of the bride following the ceremony.

Mr. and Mrs. R.J. Bennett attended the graduation of their son, Jack, at the Merchant Marine Academy in New York last week. Jack has been appointed to the “S.S. Java Arrow” and is bound for Texas.

At their regular meeting Tuesday night in the new post home of Emmett Turner Post American Legion and Ladies Auxiliary, election of officers named Harold Flaccus of Youngsville as Commander and Mrs. John H. Joyner of White Sulphur Springs as auxiliary president.

At the Victory Chain Inc., pork loin roasts, 2 lb. rib end, 17¢ lb.; legs of veal, 25¢ lb.; fancy oysters, 28¢ a pint; brick cheese, excellent quality, 23¢ lb.

Herman Ewers, former owner of the George Bernas property, lately of New York, has purchased the Buckberger farm near Cochecton Center. A cellar has been dug and foundation is being laid on the site of the old John Goodman house, which burned down a number of years ago. Mr. Ewers intends going in the chicken business.

Martin Meyer celebrated his first birthday with a party for several friends at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Meyer in Fremont Center.

Many people from all the villages in this area are attending the wondrous New York World's Fair by taking excursions either by bus or Erie Railroad.

The Callicoon boys are the Delaware Valley League baseball champions, in a ten-inning hard fought baseball game which brought them victory over a determined Barryville team. The final score was 3-2 played before an estimated crowd of 400 spectators.

70 Years Ago - 1950

Mr. and Mrs. Henry Reimer of Hortonville celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary on September 22 with a party in Hankins.

Mr. and Mrs. Henry Schaefer of East Branch have announced the engagement of their daughter, Marion Joan, to Kenneth Tweedie of East Branch.

Miss Luella A. Dexter, Narrowsburg, and John J. Tenbus of Honesdale, Pa., were united in marriage, September 24, at St. John's R.C. Church in Honesdale.

At the Callicoon Hospital, it was a son Wednesday to Mr. and Mrs. Ainsley Keesler of Conklin Hill, Pa.; two boys were born Wednesday to Mr. and Mrs. F.W. English of Livingston Manor; a boy was born Monday to Mr. and Mrs. Frank Buvis of Cooks Falls.

Marie Anna Dugan became the bride of Louis H. Boyd of White Sulphur Springs on September 24 at Holy Cross Church in Callicoon.

Mr. and Mrs. Leary Monington of Damascus, Pa., have received another telegram from the War Department informing them that their son, PFC Willis L. Monington, was slightly wounded again in Korea on September 17. He was wounded August 7 and hospitalized for a time in Japan, but had returned to active service on September 6.

Miss Beverly Ann Mitterwager, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Mitterwager, Callicoon, was united in marriage to Arnold C. Houghtaling of Pine Mill, Pa., on September 30. Her sister, Gladys, and his brother, Verne, served as honor attendants.

Mrs. Ralph Sykes of North Branch left on the French steamship, Ile de France, for Rouen, France, her native home, for a three months' visit with her parents and other relatives. On her return she hopes to bring her brother to America for a visit.

A six-year-old Livingston Manor girl was reported to have polio, making it the fourth case in 1950 in Sullivan County. Eight non-resident cases were also reported.

60 Years Ago - 1960

Miss Rosemary Watson, Endicott, was united in marriage with Henry Peters Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Peters, Jeffersonville, on September 24 at St. Ambrose Church, Endicott.

Miss Susanne Claire Hermann, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hermann of Callicoon, became the September 24 bride of A. William Hennig, son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Hennig of Cochecton at the Hortonville Presbyterian Church.

St. Tammany Chapter 492, Order of the Eastern Star, observed its 50th anniversary of institution with a dinner at the Village Inn, Hortonville, followed by a meeting at the lodge rooms on Friday, September 23.

The Ohls Farm on Delaware Avenue was sold yesterday to Ralph and Lillian Walker of Cresskill, NJ.

Sunny Terrace Timmy, owned and shown by Joan Elmore, Damascus, Pa., placed first in the open bassett hound dog class at the Susque-Nango Kennel Club Sanctioned Match held at Tri-Cities Airport in Endicott on September 25.

Miss Carol Benton of White Sulphur Springs, in Car 98, was the winner of the Powder Puff Derby at White Lake Speedway Sunday. The feature race was taken by Willie Warren of Bull­ville with Loren Holland, second, and Howie Wells, both of White Lake, third. Brian DuBois of Bethel won the consolation.

The Monticello Raceway closed its third and most successful season Saturday night.

Renovations of the courtroom in Monticello have been completed.

Miss Shirley Whitmore, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Orville Whitmore, Callicoon RFD 2, is a member of the class of freshmen recently admitted to the Charles W. Wilson Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in Johnson City.

50 years ago - 1970

General Lyman L. Lemnitzer, Honesdale native and resident, was honored by his hometown during the past weekend with the biggest parade ever seen in Honesdale, Pa. Fifteen bands and over forty floats were in the line of march. General Lemnitzer has been termed the “most decorated” General in history. He is the only General to have served in all the top military spots available to an American during the past two decades. Among the many units which paraded was a contingent of West Point Cadets and their band.

Miss Elizabeth Louise Diehl, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Diehl of Kenoza Lake, became the bride of Chris Allen Long, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clinton Long, on September 12, at the First Lutheran Church in Jeffersonville. Rev. Peter Elstad officiated.

Miss Irma Thiele of Mileses became the bride of Norman D. Twaddell of Roscoe at the Fremont Center Methodist Church on September 19, with Rev. Donald Walter officiating.

40 Years Ago - 1980

The Village of Jeffersonville board is preparing to apply for a Farmers Home Administration grant in search for new water sources for the village. Mayor Frederick W.V. Schadt said on Monday, “As long as I can remember we've had some water problems in the summer. But the water problems usually only last for a week or two. Most of the time here the people have excellent water.

Jeffersonville did have its water problems this summer with health officials advising residents last month to boil their water before use. The problem arose when the village's water supplies, which are met by springs, were supplemented by the town reservoir. The reservoir got low and apparently high levels of sediment and algae were entering the water supply.”

Sullivan County area will be featured this week on ABC's “Good Morning, New York.” Among the unique businesses to be shown is the North Branch Cider Mill, sail planes at the Wurtsboro Airport, the ice caves in Ulster County, The Concord Hotel and its sports facilities with a final travelogue of picture postcards which include scenery shots, Monticello Raceway, the Antrim Lodge, fly fishing, some canoeing on the Delaware, the National Park service, etc.

A plaque honoring the late Dr. Ralph Breakey was dedicated at the mini-park located on Broadway in Monticello and was contributed by the Monticello Garden Club.

Pat Dollard has been named the new director at the Cerebral Palsy Center in Liberty. He also serves as consultant to Health, Education and Welfare as a grant reviewer.

30 Years Ago - 1990

Gary C. Schmidt of Monticello, chief executive officer of Schmidt's Wholesale in Monticello, has been chosen by the Hudson-Delaware Council of the Boy Scouts of America as the 1990 Distinguished Citizen, council officials announced this week. The award will be given at an award dinner at the Pines Hotel on Sunday, November 18.

Caroline Rimlinger celebrated her 100th birthday with an open-house celebration at the home of Herbert and Maria Elena Alvarado in Roscoe. Her natal day was September 22.

John J. and Caroline D. Manzi of Mongaup Valley celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on September 8 with a dinner reception at Pop-Ins restaurant in South Fallsburg.

Anne Maus had a stained glass show in September at the Sullivan County Museum and Cultural Art center in Hurleyville. A resident of Jeffersonville, she is quite renowned for her art.

A dinner dance at the Loch Sheldrake Firehouse celebrated the 90th anniversary of Liberty Hose Co. #2. Among those attending were State Senator Charles Cook, Liberty Mayor Robert Sherwood who is also a past chief of the company, and a representation from every fire company in the county. Paul LeRoy is chief and Mike Keiser is president of the honored company.

The Jeffersonville Library will celebrate its first year with an open house on October 5.

20 Years Ago - 2000

A little bit of smoke turned out to be a whole lot of fire this past Sunday for the Bloomingburg Fire Department. After observing smoke in the Mountain Road area, Assistant Chief Joe Call proceeded to Mountain Road about 1:15 p.m. Sunday afternoon where he found the residence of Edward Kyatt, a sprawling multi-level ranch, to be heavily involved in fire. The roof and a second floor addition were completely burned away in the center of the home, and the rest of the structure was completely gutted. No one was home at the time of the fire. The cause of the fire has not yet been determined and is still under investigation.

Monticello village officials are nearing the decision on the next village manager, according to village trustee David Rosenberg, and the announcement of who they select could come later this week.

An Indian summer afternoon was the perfect setting Sunday for the 18th annual Walk for Youth, and the turnout of both youth and adults reflected the perfect conditions. The five-mile hike has been a mainstay for the Sullivan County Cares Coalition which sponsors the event.

Deaths: Clifford H. McCoach, 76, of Liberty, a retired employee of the DEP in Grahamsville, died Sept. 30, 2000 at Horton Medical Center in Middletown. …Helen E. Preslock, 99, of Lake Tranquility, NJ, a retired teacher, died Sept. 30, 2000 at Hackettstown Community Hospital.… Margaret Pecsi, 89, a retired secretary and a former resident of Jeffersonville, died Sept. 22, 2000 in Phoenix, Ariz.

10 Years Ago - 2010

Carol Kehrley, an English teacher at Sullivan West Central School, recently traveled to China, where she visited the cities of Shanghai, Xian, and Beijing. After touring Tianamen Square, the Wild Goose Pagoda, the hutongs (old traditional Chinese neighborhoods), the Great Wall, and the Forbidden City, all with an informative native guide, the highlight of the trip was visiting the site of the Terra-cotta Warriors. Kehrley was fortunate enough to meet and have her picture taken with the now 80-year old farmer, Yang Zhifa, who first stumbled upon the site, while digging a well at his farm in March, 1974.

For the second consecutive season, Jordan Stratton has reigned the winner in Monticello Raceway's Munich Mile, a race which featured drivers with German heritage. The race was the seventh leg of the track's year-long Heritage Drivers Series and with his victory Stratton, whose German blood comes from his mother's side, now has earned a berth in the series finale which will be contested in early October.

Sullivan County is one of the first counties in the state to implement and have in place the “Vetrak Program,” a special court program designed to provide veterans with extra help and resources in dealing with the problems of substance abuse and emotional trauma. County Court Judge Frank LaBuda has been designated as the Vetrak judge. The key to Vetrak is coordinating the resources available through the Veterans Administration as well as the county's own probation, mental health and substance abuse services.

Environmental Conservation Officer (ECO) Scott Steingart was selected as the 2009 New York State Wildlife Conservation Officer of the Year by the Shikar-Safari Club International. ECO Steingart was recognized for his dedication and contribution to wildlife conservation law enforcement during his 23-year career in the Department of Environmental Conservation's Division of Law Enforcement and thanks to many successes with his K-9 partner Buck.


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