---- — Step back in time features community news items from the Daily Star 25 and 50 years ago.
25 years ago
Oct. 7, 1985
The Steelers, Raiders, Chiefs and Nonames were all winners as the Oneonta Boys Club Flag Football League opened its season last week.
In the junior league, the Steelers upset the Giants 12-7 led by Kevin VanderSommen's three quarterback sacks while Allen Chamberts led the Steeler offense scored two touchdowns. Brad Zeh and Jim Ritchko headed the Giants defense as Jamie Tilke scored the touchdown.
The Raiders destroyed the Dolphins 29-0 in the other junior league game. Tim Christman, Ryan Llewellyn and Zack Brown all scored for the winners while Keith Mott led the defense with two sacks, a safety and ran back a fumble recovery for a touchdown.
The Chiefs nipped the Sensations 25-22 and the Nonames rapped the Giants 32-25 in the senior division.
50 years ago
Oct. 7, 1960
FRANKLIN _ The crowning feature of the Franklin Central School annual fair was the announcement of the Fair Queen, Nancy Nolf, a member of the senior class.
Miss Nolf was escorted to a dais, and Sharon Evans, Queen of 1959, placed a coronet upon her head. Her attendants were the runners-up for this honor: Linda Howard and Betty Haney.
The queen and her attendants were motored about the fairgrounds and also about the village.
Nancy Nolf is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roland Nolf.
The school band, under the direction of Edward Peyton, music instructor, led the parade which included the children either carrying their pets or drawing them on wagons. As a special highlight of the band's program, a Cowboy Scene of a recalcitrant young cowboy, Fred Hungerford, and his jealous wife, Mary Brown, was presented, accompanied by western music played by the band.
The fair featured a variety of displays from livestock, vegetables, all kinds of poultry, even some that laid colored eggs, goats, a soft, wooly sheep, to white mice. The homemaking department presented baking exhibits and fancy, decorated cakes.
Each grade of the junior high through senior high had booths to lure money into their treasuries, many of which were miniatures of a county fair midway. There was also a basketball throw, horse show, pet parade, hobby and industrial arts displays, cattle judging, three-legged races, and more.