Step Back in Time
features news items from The Daily Star 25 and 50 years ago.
25 years ago
Sept. 28, 1987
SPRINGFIELD CENTER — It was a picturesque fall Leatherstocking Country day with a twist Sunday.
The bright fall sunshine had to share the spotlight for a few hours as close to 5,000 people came to Glimmerglass State Park to witness a drama that pushes an athlete to the edge of his endurance.
The athletes and spectators gathered to celebrate the Sixth Glimmerglass Triathlon.
The Glimmerglass Triathlon by its nature is an unwieldy beast.
It begins with a 6.4 mile run.
Then comes a 26 mile bike race.
The grueling pace ends with a 5 mile canoe race.
At 10:15 a.m., 734 athletes grouped in 234 teams of four or competing individuals began the trek.
Over two hours later, the first team crossed the finish line.
John Trowse, Al Tarr, Scott White and Tom Kime, competing as the National Bank of Geneva were the overall winners.
For the top local team, Sport Tech Express, it was the lake work of Jeff Schultis and Bob Wisse that made the difference. Sport Tech Express finished third overall.
The top women’s team, which finished in 2:46:22, was made up of Sharryn Henderson and Debi Baker of Binghamton, Karla Eisch of Vestal and Gail Rushin of Windsor.
Co-directors of the triathlon, Peggy McChesney and Carol Bordley, have seen the event grow from its first running six years ago and feel this year’s Bud Lite-Coca Cola sponsored event was a complete success.
50 years ago
Sept. 28, 1962
WALTON — Edwin Miller Jr., owner of the Walton Community Antenna System has announced that during October the 10th anniversary of the television cable system in Walton will be celebrated.
In addition to the five channels being carried on the local network it is planned to add a micro-wave tie-in to receive Channel 11 from New York City (WPIX, the Daily News station). This station carries many sports events.
There is a new tower being erected on the Kingdon Gould property in Dry Brook, Margaretville that will bring in this channel.
Some of the equipment has been installed at the WCAS location on Bear Spring Mountain near Walton.