Step Back in Time features news items from The Daily Star 25 and 50 years ago.
25 years ago
Feb. 18,Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/Solid$ID/NothingText ColorText Color$ID/NothingText ColorText Color 1988
SIDNEY — Sidney High School students will teach enrichment classes for area elementary students as part of the fourth annual Super Saturday Program which begins this weekend.
In the past, up to 200 students have signed up for the one-hour classes which run four Saturdays, said Dr. Linda Gush, assistant superintendent for instruction.
The program has a dual purpose — to offer enrichment classes to younger students and temporary youth employment. The student teachers, who are nominated by their high school teachers, earn minimum wage for the time they teach.
“We’re hoping to hook some of the kids on education and really start them thinking about it as a career,” said Gush.
For pre-schoolers the scheduled class is creative play. For kindergarten through fifth graders the classes are creative dramatics, all about animals, music instruments, jazzercise, learning to draw, beginning cooking, read-a-loud and dinosaurs. Second through fifth graders can take microscopes, photography, culture in French and printing. Computers is open to first through fifth graders.
50 years ago
Feb. 18,Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/Solid$ID/NothingText ColorText Color$ID/NothingText ColorText Color 1963
A survey to establish the shopping habits of Oneonta’s customers will be conducted by the Shopping Survey Committee of the Greater Oneonta Chamber of Commerce in cooperation with the State Department of Commerce.
More than 100 women’s groups and organizations in an area 40 miles in diameter have been asked to cooperate in the survey, announced today by committee head Robert Bresee.
The purpose of the shopping survey is to solicit consumer opinion on ways to make Oneonta a better place in which to shop. The questionnaire will seek frank opinions on the likes and dislikes of shoppers, and will provide local merchants with greater knowledge of the wishes of the customer, Mr. Bresee said.
The survey will ask shoppers to report on whether they shop at home or out of town, for what reason and for what sort of merchandise. Other questions will sample customer opinion on local prices, available merchandise, the attitude of sales people, store beautification, and store services such as charge accounts, deliveries and exchanges, he indicated.
Local merchants will then study survey data in an effort to meet their customers’ needs more effectively.