Step Back in Time features news items from The Daily Star 25 and 50 years ago.
25 years ago
May 18,Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/Solid$ID/NothingText ColorText Color$ID/NothingText ColorText Color 1988
MILFORD —Seventeen pre-schoolers participated in graduation exercises of the Otsego Kiddie Kollege May 13 in the Otsego Area Occupational Center. The children had been attending a play school for pre-schoolers run each spring by the child development students at the Center.
Diplomas were presented by Sam Vaccaro, building principal. Attendance awards were presented by Mrs. Betty Low, instructor.
The graduates were: Brandow Meadows, Christina Finch, Eileen Linnerberry, Emily Kerins, Erika Bouchard, Gretchen Schell, Jason Simcox, Jeremy Dresser, Jessica Griffin, Kathy Cece, Kerbi Leach, Matthew Metzger, Samantha Couse, Samantha Joslin, Sarah Bleich, Stacy Whitmore and Stephanie Lawton.
Seniors who conducted the Kiddie Kollege were: Leanne Brownrigg, Lisa Goodspeed, Christy Beeching, Tina Amatuccio, Tammy Neer, Cheryl Babcock, Belinda Mabie, Julie Shepard, Tom Kingsly and Mary Robinson.
50 years ago
May 18,Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/Solid$ID/NothingText ColorText Color$ID/NothingText ColorText Color 1963
City Life — After a “relatively quiet” campaign, one astronaut topped a white tornado and became the only one of his crew to make the grade Friday.
No, we’re not talking about the space race.
We’re describing the Oneonta High School Student Council elections Friday.
There were two parties — the Astronauts and the White Tornadoes.
Joseph Costa was elected president. He was the only “Astronaut” to win an office in the election.
White Tornadoes elected include John Cimko, vice president; Janet Binder, recording secretary; Roseanne Mastro, corresponding secretary; and Paul Allidi, treasurer.