25 years ago
Jan. 18, 1989
The winter’s lack of snow has local park officials, sponsors of winter carnivals, some motel managers, and ski resort owners asking Mother Nature for help.
The area has received 21 inches of snow, which is 15 inches below normal, said Harold Hollis, and observer for the National Weather Service.
January usually means harsh winds, bone-chilling temperatures and lots of snow, but not this year. From the Midwest to Maine, snowfall has been below normal and temperatures have been above normal.
In January 1988, the area had 7.8 inches of snow, 2.5 inches more than this year’s 5.3 inches, Hollis said.
Although this year is below average, Hollis said there is little evidence to support the widely held notion that it snowed far more heavily in people’s youth.
50 years ago
Jan. 18, 1964
UNADILLA—Unatego Central school officials have taken options on two sites in their quest to locate the proposed new $1,750,000 Junior-Senior High School, according to a Board of Education announcement.
School Board members were told that one-year options on a tract known as the Cook-Earl site and another tract known as the Sternberg site, have been taken, according to Board Attorney Wayne Tyson of Unadilla.
Both tracts contain approximately 40 acres, according to the announcement by the School Board.
School officials will conduct a study of the two sites, and when these are complete the board is assured that soil conditions and the availability of water meet the necessary requirements, the choice of one will be left up to voters in the reorganized districts.
The proposed new building will house 700 pupils in grades 7 through 12. Board officials have chosen the architectural firm of Clark, Clark, Millis and Gilson of Syracuse to plan the new school.Step Back in Time features news items from The Daily Star 25 and 50 years ago.