Step Back in Time features news items from The Daily Star 25 and 50 years ago.
25 years ago
March 8, 1988
Hartwick College coach Nick Lambros has been selected National Association of Basketball Coaches East Region Coach of the Year for leading the Warriors to the NCAA Division III quarterfinals.
Lambros, who has 206 career victories at Hartwick, guided Hartwick to victories over Staten Island and Buffalo State last weekend. Saturday, 22-4 Hartwick hosts Trenton State in the quarterfinals.
Fellow coaches say Lambros deserves the honor.
“Last year, Hartwick won 13 or 14 games and he’s got the same people he had then,” said Oneonta State coach Don Flewelling.
Flewelling said one of Lambros’ top assets is his ability to run an effective offense against any defense an opponent plays. So far this season, Hartwick has scored 1,985 points, an average of 81 per game.
Lambos said the honor came as “a shock” to him.
“It’s nice because the coaches vote on it,” said Lambros. “I think it says a lot for our coaching staff. It’s not a one-man show. It takes a lot of work, a lot of breaks and good concentration for five months.”
50 years ago
March 8, 1963
MILFORD — Mrs. Betty Clemons of Upper East Street, Oneonta, was named the 1963 Otsego County Legal Secretary of the Year.
Surrogate Richard J. Bookhout at whose office Mrs. Clemons is employed as confidential clerk and surrogate court stenographer, presented the “Legal Secretary of the Year, 1962-1963” certificate at a dinner-meeting held Wednesday at the Elm Inn in Milford.
Mrs. June Hotaling, vice president of the group and chairman of the selection committee composed of legal secretaries employed in various county offices, said that the committee has had the opportunity to observe the work of legal secretaries throughout the years as it passes through their hands in the various county offices.
She explained that a legal secretary, in order to be eligible for this singular honor, must be a member of the national organization and must have a minimum of five years’ experience in the legal profession.
Mrs. Clemons is a native of Oneonta, where she attended St. Mary’s School and Oneonta High School.
She is married to Charles R. Clemons and is a mother of three children.
In October 1960, Mrs. Clemons was instrumental in organizing the legal secretaries in Otsego County and the group presently numbers 42 active members.