The Daily Star
---- — Step Back in Time features news items from The Daily Star 25 and 50 years ago.
25 years ago
Dec. 28, 1988
STAMFORD — A student at Cherry Valley-Springfield Junior High School won the top place in the BOCES greeting card design contest.
Randy Abrams, son of William and Jessie Coveny of Richfield Springs, won the calendar contest for 1988 Otsego-Northern Board of Cooperative Educational Services.
His design of a puppy in a stocking hanging from a mantel was printed on the front cover of the BOCES 1988-1989 greeting card and calender. A different student’s art work was included for each month.
Randy will receive $25 and a plaque that will feature his design. Other winners, who will receive plaques, and their designs from second to sixth are as follows:
Kitty Ray from Edmeston Central School drew two children having a snow ball fight in their front yard, Jay Davisson from Edmeston designed a caricature of a panda bear, Amy Doltz of Greater Plains School in Oneonta drew a cozy living room with a fireplace decorated for Christmas, Joe Ingalls from Greater Plans drew a puppy wishing all a Merry Christmas, and Christopher Sargent from Cherry Valley-Springfield designed Alf dressed as Santa in front of a tree.
The board of education judged the art work.
50 years ago
Dec. 28, 1963
SIDNEY — Six students from the sophomore, junior and senior classes at the Sidney Senior High School have answered a series of questions directed to teen-age problems, their attitudes and reasons on which opinions are based.
Maureen Ihrie, 17 year old senior, Greg Wyss, 15 year old sophomore, Linda MacDonald, 16 year old junior, Barbara Irwin, 15 year old sophomore, Vincent Mirabito, 15 year old sophomore, and Chuck Waldron, 17 year old senior answered several questions relating to teen-age drinking, teen-age driving, the best age considered by them to be mature enough for voting, and their feeling and beliefs pertaining to compulsory service in the armed forces.
On the question of the legal drinking age which was considered to be best by the teen-age panel, all except Linda and Barbara believed the drinking age should be kept at 18 years of age. On the question of voting, all except Vincent and Chuck believed the best age would be 21.
On the questions of teen-age driving, and compulsory service in the armed forces, only Linda, Barbara, Vincent and Chuck were present to voice their opinions.
Linda said that in her opinion, teen-agers should be permitted to drive at night if the road conditions are good, for school events only, if they are holders of a junior operators license. Barbara agreed.
Vincent expressed an opinion to the contrary, however, stating that to his way of thinking many teen-agers would get into more trouble if they were permitted to use the car at night.
On the question of compulsory military service, Vincent and Chuck said that they believed that during war-time the draft should definitely be enforced.
Vincent agreed that the draft should not be enforced in peace time, however, and both Chuck and Vincent agreed that college students should be exempt.
The girls, both Linda and Barbara, agreed with Vincent and Chuck.