Step Back in Time features news items from The Daily Star 25 and 50 years ago.
25 years ago
June 28, 1988
CHERRY VALLEY — Kerry Anne Kennedy, currently studying music at Nazareth College, Rochester, is going to become an international performer, traveling with the U.S. National Chorus when this group presents concerts throughout Europe. She will be traveling with the group to Switzerland, Austria, Italy and Germany this summer.
The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gary Farney, East Hill, Cherry Valley, Miss Kennedy has been actively involved in music throughout this area, and is becoming well known as a performer. She will be entering her sophomore year at Nazareth in the fall. While at school this past year she participated in the musical “Guys and Dolls” and had a solo in the Nazareth College Choir’s “Requiem” by John Rutter.
Students and adults from throughout the United States are selected to participate in the U.S. National Chorus on the basis of musical ability. All performers pass a rigid musical audition either in person or through a cassette recording before being accepted into the program.
50 years ago
June 28, 1963
SIDNEY — Sidney Central School Board of Education has appointed Richard T. Carroll to serve as principal at the Sidney Senior High School for a period of one year while Edward Huntington is attending school in Albany, to obtain his PhD degree.
Mr. Huntington has served as principal at the high school for the past three years, and prior to that time served as principal at the Junior High School for one year. He will leave in September for Albany.
This summer, Mr. Huntington will study at summer school in Oneonta in order to obtain eight hours toward his doctoral degree.
Mr. Carroll, his wife, Marilyn, and his eight-month-old son, James, will move to Sidney as soon as residence has been established.
He is a graduate of Milford Central School and of Hartwick College. He has also studied courses at Colgate University where he will receive his master’s degree at the end of the summer.
He taught Junior High School English at the Franklin Central School and has coached basketball. He served as administrative assistant to the principal of the Franklin School last June.