The Daily Star
---- — Step Back Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/Solid$ID/NothingText ColorText Color$ID/NothingText ColorText Colorin Time features news items from The Daily Star 25 and 50 years ago.
25 years ago
Dec. 30,Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/Solid$ID/NothingText ColorText Color$ID/NothingText ColorText Color 1988
Congressman Sherwood Boehlert, R-25, has nominated 8 students from Otego, Delaware, Chenango and Schohaire counties for appointments to national service academies.
Students named by Boehlert are Michael Arquin, of Cooperstown; Tomislav S. Durdevic, of Mount Vision; Peggy S. Heiseler, of Roxbury; and David A. Leddy, of Delhi.
Also nominated were Jeffrey D. Emerson, of Oxford; Matthew J. Lavigne, of Cobleskill; John M. Madsen, of Unadilla; and Timothy P. Parks, of Greene.
The eight students are among 20 selected from the 25th Congressional District, which also includes Cortland, Oneida, Montgomery and Tompkins counties.
Students recommended for West Point are Tomislav Durdevic and David Leddy. Jeffrey Emerson and Timothy Parks were nominated for appointment to the Air Force Academy. Boehlert’s nominations for the Navel Academy are Michael Arquin, Peggy Heiseler, John Madsen and Matthew Lavigne.
50 years ago
Dec. 30,Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/Solid$ID/NothingText ColorText Color$ID/NothingText ColorText Color 1963
Over 1000 men, women and children, ski enthusiasts from near and far took advantage of the perfect weather, skiing Saturday and Sunday to their hearts content, on Mt. Otsego in Pierstown.
The ski facility here, one of the oldest in the east has been operated for the past 26 years on its present location, which covers over 150 acres, according to Lester Hanson of Cooperstown, its present owner.
There are five open slopes and five trails on Mt. Otsego. Four rope tows carry the skiers aloft and in 1961 a T-Bar was the new improvement cranked into the Mt. Otsego ski facility operation. It is a 2,100-foot T-bar, carrying skiers to the top of one of the slopes.
A new improvement this year is the “Tucker Snow Cat,” powered by a 120 HP Chrysler Industrial Engine, which packs the snow, “thus saving many a twisted ankle or fracture,” said Mr. Hanson.
He said that Dr. Francis F. Harrison was instrumental in organizing a ski patrol many years ago “and our ski patrol is one of the best equipped and best trained in the state.”
Frederick S. Doolittle is the ski patrol and sectional patrol leader. James Reynolds of Milford is ski manager and William Young of RD1, Cooperstown, maintenance manager. In addition the facility has seven part-time employees, according to Mr. Hanson.
Joseph M. Clancy of Cooperstown, owner of Doubleday Restaurant in Cooperstown, operates the Ski Lodge.