Step Back in Time features news items from The Daily Star 25 and 50 years ago.
25 years ago
Dec. 18, 1987
The Oneonta school district will be searching for a new superintendent in the new year.
School board President Suzanne Hollist said she expected to receive a letter today from Superintendent Lowell Foland announcing his resignation effective March 16. She will accept Foland’s resignation when she receives formal notification, she said.
After Foland leaves, Assistant Superintendent John E. Lutz will probably fill in as an interim superintendent, said Mrs. Hollist.
“John’s very capable. The district will run very well,” said Mrs. Hollist. “I have no qualms.”
Foland departs the Oneonta district to become the superintendent of the Center Moriches school district, located on the South Shore of Long Island near Westhampton.
Whether Lutz is named superintendent is up to the Oneonta board as a whole, and Mrs. Hollist wouldn’t venture to assume that the members would appoint Lutz as its next superintendent.
However, Lutz expressed interest in working with the board members as superintendent.
“This has been a good Board of Education,” said Lutz, who has been with the district four years. “I would be honored to work with them.”
50 years ago
Dec. 18, 1962
SIDNEY — Capt. Carl Lawson of the Troop C Barracks announced that Fred W. Leibe was promoted to sergeant, Dec. 17, 1962.
Sergeant Leibe enlisted in the troopers Sept. 1, 1955 and has been assigned to the State Police Academy for the past year. He has been stationed in Sidney for a total of five years and resides on West Main Street in Unadilla.
A native of Queens, he is the son of William and Charlotte Leibe, who also reside in Unadilla at this time. Sergeant Leibe’s most recent assignment is assistant to the director of the Police Academy at Sidney. Director of the Academy is Lt. Walter Donegan.
Sergeant Leibe and his wife, Marilyn, have four children, three boys, Fred, 9, Kurt, 4, Karl, 6, and one girl Jeannine, 7.