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April 13, 2021 Edition

Ruth Huggler
Posted 4/12/21

110 Years Ago - 1911

A ten and a half pound boy was born to Editor and Mrs. A.M. Scriber of Monticello, a week ago Saturday.

It is reported that a resident of Long Eddy has purchased the White …

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April 13, 2021 Edition


110 Years Ago - 1911

A ten and a half pound boy was born to Editor and Mrs. A.M. Scriber of Monticello, a week ago Saturday.

It is reported that a resident of Long Eddy has purchased the White Lake store or H.J. Sarles Company of Liberty.

Mileses — M. Gabriel, our merchant, is now taking inventory and as soon as completed will give up possession of the store and living rooms to Walter Sipple. Mr. Gabriel will move his family in the Sator cottage; George Brandt will move in the W. Sipple house, and Thomas Mauthe will move on the farm vacated by G. Brandt, and Squire Burtis has rented and will move in the Mauthe cottage. It's moving day in Mileses!

At a meeting of the Delaware Town Board last week a proposition was placed before them by the Busy Bee Club for the purchase and installation of street lights in the village of Callicoon. The Club offered to raise money enough to purchase the necessary lights if the town would install them and furnish the funds to keep them going and cared for.

The pharmacy of Michael Rubin, at Parksville, has been sold.

Sunday afternoon, April 2, was one of the memorable days to go down in the annals of St. Joseph's College. Imposing as the structure of St. Joseph's College is, and the spire towering above the building, both received their complement by the installation of three stately bells which had arrived some time ago. The bells are dedicated to the Immaculate Virgin Mary, to St. Joseph and to St. Francis respectively. The largest, named “Maria Immaculata” in tone “D,” weighing 2,657 lbs. and measuring 52 inches in diameter, was donated by the students of the College. The second in size, called “St. Joseph” in tone F- sharp, weighing 1,288 lbs. and measuring 40 1/2 inches in diameter, was donated by the architect, contractors and friends of St. Joseph's College. The third in size, blessed in honor of and called “St. Francis,” the founder of the great Franciscan Order, in tone A-sharp, weighing 768 pounds and measuring 33 inches in diameter, is a present of Theodore and Francesca Murphy, the children of Mr. and Mrs. William Murphy of Callicoon. Each bell bears an appropriate inscription in Latin. The Angelus will be rung at 6 a.m., 12 noon and 6 p.m.

A $400 piano, a number of jewel boxes and gold fountain pens are being given away by the Democrat to the lucky young ladies, married or single, who secure subscriptions to the Democrat. Contest will be over April 22 and will have been running for 90 days. Over sixty entries are recorded.

Miss Edna Metzger won the set of dishes which were given away in Vandervort's prize contest on Friday. The next set will be given away next Friday and for twenty-eight weeks thereafter a set of dishes will be given away each week.

100 Years Ago -1921

H.G. Vail of Damascus is the owner of one of the nation's record making Holstein cows, according to the Report Tests of the Holstein Association. At the age of four years and 11 months she made a record of 585.2 pounds of butterfat in seven days. The butter fat is equivalent to a little better than 24 pounds of butter.

With but a short time remaining before the big Jeffersonian dinner at the Flagler House, Fallsburg, April 18, requests for reservations are increasing daily and it is a safe prediction that there will be 400 or more in attendance. The Hon. Franklin D. Roosevelt is to be the guest speaker.

At the M.E. parsonage in Callicoon on April 12, Robert Trotter Robb and Miss Beatrice Amy Andrews, both of Syracuse, were united in marriage. After the ceremony they went to their farm in Abrahamsville to live a quiet life away from the city.

Born April 3 to Mr. and Mrs. Ira Turner of Hillside, a son. Mother and babe are doing well.

Roy A. Hoitslander has purchased of Herman Sodawater the Delaware tonsorial parlor. He now owns both of the barber shops in town and employs Chris Weiss and Mr. Sodawater at the Western Hotel shop where he has just installed an 18-galIon instantaneous water heater. Mr. Holtslander is in charge of the Delaware House parlor.

Mr. and Mrs. Peter Roemer of New York City announce the birth of a son, Leonard Philip, born April 5. Mrs. Roemer is the former Anna Huff of Obernburg.

H.M. Page is the first party in Cochecton to make a garden. It is reported he will develop a truck garden to supply the camps this summer.

Linus Kenne of Long Eddy went to Binghamton Saturday and returned with a new Chandler car.

90 Years Ago -1931

An impressive service, including the confirmation of a class of 16 young people and baptism of four marked the Easter Sunday Service at Lake Huntington Presbyterian Church. Rev. A.J. Lewis of Cochecton and pastor of the Lake Huntington church officiated.

Claire, the two-month-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles S. Hick of Jeffersonville, died at the Horton Memorial Hospital at Middletown last Tuesday after an operation.

A regular meeting of the Callicoon Chamber of Commerce will be held this evening at the rooms of Delaware Hose Co. No. 2.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Alton Mauer of Callicoon, a daughter, Virginia Joan, March 22.

The two-act burlesque entitled “The Old District School,” given last Tuesday night by the Callicoon Choir at the Bluebird Inn, Fremont Center, was a big success from start to finish. The large hall was packed and $65 was realized. Several in the audience were hard hit with wisecracks. The violin solos by Patrick Vigilante and accordion solos by Thomas Kilroy during intermission were greatly appreciated.

A baby girl, Myrtle Elizabeth, arrived at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Schuman in Galilee on March 31. They now have two boys and a girl.

The post office at Cochecton had over 5,000 baby chicks in its office one day last week. Looks like we will have plenty of eggs this fall.

George Engelman of Narrows-burg leaves Wednesday for Scranton where he is going to have a tryout with the Scranton baseball league.

80 Years Ago -1941

Paul G. DeVantier Jr. of Callicoon Center and Harold Bjorklund, Long Eddy, cadets in the New York State Merchant Marine Academy, will sail from Fort Schuyler, NYC, Saturday morning, beginning an 8,000 mile cruise aboard the training ship Empire State.

At the Callicoon Hospital it was a daughter, Marie Evelyn, born to Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Nober of Lake Huntington, April 3; Mr. and Mrs. Earl Fulton of Kenoza Lake are the parents of a son, April 5; Mr. and Mrs. Earl Taggert of Tyler Hill, Pa., are the parents of a baby boy, born April 5.

Judith Morlene, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry C. Engert of Callicoon, was baptized at her home Sunday by Rev. Herrmann Diekmann. Wilda Stewart, aunt, and Charles H. Engert, uncle of the baby, were sponsors.

Twenty-four seniors and two chaperones left Saturday morning for the annual Washington trip.

70 Years Ago -1951

An organizational meeting of the “Friends of the Library” was held at DVCS on April 9. Mrs. Norma Stengel outlined the plan for a county library and told the group of the progress made thus far. The Callicoon area has long been a “blind spot” as far as library service is concerned. About 80 people attended the meeting.

At the Callicoon Hospital: a daughter Thursday to Mr. and Mrs. Walter Bestenheider of Roscoe, RD; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. John Ward of Damascus, Pa., on Friday; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Evans of Jeffersonville on Friday.

Miss Ada Ray, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Ray of Long Eddy, became the bride of Richard Myron Knight of Hancock March 27 at the Presbyterian Church in Hancock.

The interior of the First National Bank in Callicoon has been renovated and modernized. Erected in 1914, the bank still retained the same fixtures and furniture that were installed then.

Judson Gager, who has operated a general store at Galilee for the past three years, has sold his business to C.A. Brown of Lake Como, Pa. Brown, who has been in the Merchant Marines, will take possession April 14.

60 Years Ago - 1961

Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Temple of Obernburg celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with an open house at their home last Sunday.

Miss Edith Milk, a member of the DVCS Class of ‘59, has been named “Miss Student Nurse of St. Luke's Hospital,” Newburgh, given on a basis of scholastic and nursing ability.

At the Callicoon Hospital, it was a son for Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Ferber of Callicoon; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Richard Schulman of Cochecton; and a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Rake of Honesdale, Pa.

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Brown of Kenoza Lake are the parents of a little girl.

A total of 125 pounds of sausage and 100 pounds of prepared flour went into the pancake dinner Thursday afternoon at Lake Huntington. Some 350 attended.

Elizabeth Ann “Betsy” Schadt of Jeffersonville was selected by the Jeffersonville-Youngsville School faculty as delegate to Girls' State. She will go to New Paltz the week of June 23 to attend a meeting with 275 girls from the state. She is the daughter of Postmaster and Mrs. Willard Schadt.

50 Years Ago - 1971

Livingston Manor Hose Company will celebrate its 80th anniversary April 19 with a dinner at the firehouse.

Funeral services were held April 8 for 26-year-old Arnold K. Shaffer, a Vietnam war veteran of Tyler Hill, Pa., who tragically lost his life Monday when smothered to death in a feed chute of the Cochecton Mills.

Many friends and relatives attended the 50th wedding anniversary party in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Otto Hogencamp at their home in White Sulphur Springs Sunday afternoon.

Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Baker of Youngsville are the proud parents of a daughter, Kathleen Patricia, born March 5 at the Liberty-Loomis Hospital.

40 Years Ago -1981

The state has again refused, for the fourth year in a row, to fund the operation of Lake Superior Park which it owns in the Town of Bethel.

William J. Warden of Barryville, one of the county's staunch and longtime Democrats and a former Town of Highland supervisor, died on Saturday at St. Francis Hospital in Port Jervis. He was 68 years of age.

The 6-month-old strike by service and technical workers at Community General Hospital has been settled by arbitration. But only 200 of an estimated 355 striking workers will be rehired, according to the decision made public Sunday.

The Narrowsburg Fire Department recently purchased a 750 gallon-per-minute mini-­pumper to be used for major fires, vehicle accidents and off-the-road forest and brush fires. A group of firemen went to Walden March 28 to check out the truck and bring it back to Narrowsburg.

Anna Grund was feted on the occasion of her 90th birthday with three of her four children attending. Mary Ann Queen of Bedford Hills, Carl Grund and Robert Grund, both of Cochecton Center, were there. Paul Grund, who lives in Florida, was unable to attend.

Muriel Fisher and Donald Fulton, both of Cochecton, were married on March 21 at the bride's home. Rev. Donald Walter of Damascus officiated.

The Yasgur farm in Bethel, painted by the late Manville Wakefield, is one of 78 works of art on exhibit at the Catskill Art Society's “Farms of the Catskills” Show at the Sullivan County Museum in Hurleyville. One of New York State's best known farmers, Max Yasgur owned and operated 1000 acres of land with 700 head of cattle, employing 36 people to produce, pasteurize, bottle and deliver milk and milk products. Mr. Yasgur became world famous when he rented lands for the site of the world-renown “Woodstock Festival.”

30 Years Ago -1991

The Town of Thompson and Village of Monticello Boards met in joint session Tuesday night with representatives of the Monticello Volunteer Ambulance Corps to discuss the possible establishment of an ambulance district. Beset by volunteer shortages, high training costs and state cutbacks, officials from the Monticello Volunteer Ambulance Corps hope to establish a tax-funded ambulance district to help meet current needs.

Ron and Lisa Gozza of Liberty have adopted two children from Romania, Valen­tina, 3 1/2, and Robert William, 18 months old.

Former Sullivan County First Assistant District Attorney Frank LaBuda landed at Andrew's Air Force Base following a tour of duty in Saudi Arabia where he served as a Major in Operation Desert Storm. A reservist, LaBuda was called to serve during Operation Desert Shield Storm.

A new restaurant on the comer of Pearl and Main Street in Livingston Manor has been opened by Angela and Anthony Stabile. It features Italian specialties.

Oscar Schaefer and George Schaefer were each recently recognized for 50 years service to the Jeffersonville Fire Department.

20 years ago - 2001

Helen Kutsher has been named Businessperson of the Year 2001 as part of the upcoming Sullivan County Chamber of Commerce's 10th Annual Pride of Sullivan County Awards. The event will be held May 6 at the The Club at Villa Roma in Callicoon.

The Delaware Lodge of Free & Accepted Masons #561 of Callicoon honored Herb Bauernfeind in a special ceremony Friday night, for his position as president of the Interfaith Outreach United [IOU] sponsored by area churches and local civic groups. Bauernfeind received the DeWitt Clinton Award, which recognizes distinguished or outstanding community service by non-­Masonic organizations or individuals.

A seventh grade student at Liberty Middle School, Erin Slaver of Liberty, 13, has been selected as the first place winner at the local Clarence Hoyt VFW Post 9217 in Liberty, for her essay on “What Does It Mean to Be Patriotic?”

Mark Rothstein, a professional jump roper, spent a day with the students of the Mackenzie Elementary School recently. Rothstein holds two world records for rope jumping continuously for more than 36 hours. He has traveled around the globe teaching drug prevention to students for the past 15 years.

Liberty High School seniors Vincent Evans and Michael Kaiser were recently accepted into the West Point Military Academy.

10 years ago - 2011

With just two seconds in four season seasonal starts, Sophisticat returned to form and scored her first trotting victory of the season, a March afternoon race at Monticello Raceway. After winning 18 races last year, Sophisticat scored her first victory of the 2011 season, a 2:00.1 effort, for driver Bruce Aldrich Jr. During her 2010 campaign Sophisticat tied with Andover America for the most races won by a trotter in North America.

The New York State Outdoorsmen Hall of Fame proudly announced its class of inductees for 2011 will include Ed Van Put of Livingston Manor. Van Put will be one of eight honored at the annual banquet in Canastota. Ed Van Put has served the Catskill trout fishery in many ways including as a DEC Fisheries Technician. His writing and expertise helped publicize the Catskill fishery and gain widespread attention to the resources and the issues.

Monticello alumni Ben Newberg, who missed his senior basketball season at Monticello High School due to a knee injury, is now coaching college basketball as Assistant Men's Basketball Coach for the SUNY New Paltz Hawks. After graduating from Monticello High School in 2005, Newberg attended Orange County Community College for two years before transferring to SUNY Albany with a BA from the school's College of Arts and Sciences. He spent two seasons, the 2008-2009 and 2009-2010 campaigns, as the Student Manager for the SUNY Albany men's basketball team and really enjoyed the experience.


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