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September 26, 2013

Step Back in Time: Sept. 26, 2013

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25 years ago

Sept. 26, 1988

ANDES — Hemmed in by tree-covered mountains and faced with dropping enrollment, Andes Central School will stand on its own and ignore an area trend to merge with a nearby district.

While many area schools have discussed or started merging, Andes residents are fighting to remain autonomous, saying they’re willing to pay as much as 28 percent more in taxes next year for a better education for the 167 students, and for a chance to maintain their communities’ identity.

Residents overwhelmingly voted not to merge with schools in either Margaretville, Delhi or Downsville. They believe Andes students will benefit more from individual attention given by teachers than from a greater number of elective courses and varsity sports at a larger school.

Education professors and a college admissions officer said that Andes residents might have chosen the right path. The number of extra courses and activities aren’t as important as the student’s commitment to learning and success.

 

50 years ago

Sept. 26, 1963

Recognition of past club presidents, musical entertainment and presentation of the annual scholarship given by the club were highlights of the 36th Annual Founders and Past Presidents’ Luncheon of Oneonta Women’s Club held Wednesday afternoon at the First Methodist Church.

Honored were past presidents Mrs. Edson J. Farley, Mrs. E. Scott Farley, Mrs. Roscoe Briggs, Mrs. T.P. Hughson, Mrs. John Groesbeck, Mrs. Sheldon Close and Mrs. Theron Cummings.

Entertainment was provided by vocalists John Smith and Mrs. Terry Welch, accompanied by Miss Dorothy Yiengst at the piano. All are Hartwick College students.

The scholarship awarded annually by the club to an Oneonta High School, SUCO or Hartwick College student was presented by Mrs. Royal F. Netzer, chairman, to Ann Slocum, SUCO sophomore.

General chairman for the luncheon was Mrs. William Lindsey, who was assisted by Mrs. Everett Sargent, reservations; Mrs. F.J. Arnoys, place cards; Mrs. George T. Engelman Jr., program chairman and Mrs. Arthur Brundage Sr., who helped with flower arrangements.

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