25 years agoFeb. 20, 1989
BAINBRIDGE — After three years of talks between the Afton and Bainbridge-Guilford school districts, residents will finally have a chance to say whether they want to pursue a merger of the two districts.
Tuesday’s non-binding straw vote will give both school boards the first indication of support for the merger in Afton, Bainbridge, Guilford, Oxford and Coventry.
If the vote favors the merger, the education commissioner will order a special district to elect a new school board. After a new board election, the new district will officially begin operation as early as July 1, with the new combined board taking over as soon as Aug. 1.
50 years agoFeb. 20, 1964
An Oneonta business place, its owner and her employees, have won praise from officials of the March of Dimes for their work in Oneonta during the recent March of Dimes campaign.
Mrs. Earl Thomas, 17 Broad Street, owner of the Royal Grill, and employees Laura Lown and David Brockway, were responsible for the collection of $206.73 for the March of Dimes, according to Mrs. William Sheetz, Otsego County chairman.
Mrs. Sheets said Wednesday that this was the top business place collection for the recent campaign.
In other reports concerning the March of Dimes, Mrs. Sheetz said only two of the 15 communities in Otsego County had reported. These were Schenevus, Mrs. Lucius Westcott, and Gilbertsville, Mrs. Ralph Harris.
Collections from the Mother’s March, Mrs. Sheetz said, will total more than $2,000 but an exact tabulation has not yet been made.Step Back in Time features news items from The Daily Star 25 and 50 years ago.