25 years ago
Oct. 19, 1987
About 270 people from pre-school to senior citizen age walked and ran Sunday in CROP Walks around the area.
Walkers in Oneonta, Delhi and Unadilla raised an estimated $11,000; committees will determine the exact amount raised in the next couple weeks.
All of the money raised will go to the CROP/Church World Service for emergency relief and long term self-help projects around the world, said Hazel Read, a member of Interfaith Committee.
For the 10th annual Oneonta event, 130 walkers left Atonement Lutheran church at 2 p.m. and the last checked in at about 4. Sixty walkers took the one-mile route and 70 walked or ran the five-mile route.
One of the walkers raised $345 from 73 pledges. “The people were really willing to give,” said Debbie Archer, 34, of the town of Maryland. “Anything to help children and world hunger.”
Chairman Rev. Charles Colson of the United Ministry of Delhi said 20 percent of the money raised will go toward the Delaware County Food Bank.
In Unadilla, 31 people walked and two ran the 10-k route. Sponsored by the Unadilla Ministerium, participants from Unadilla and other nearby communities are expected to net over $1,100, said Chairwoman Nancy Jones.
50 years ago
Oct. 19, 1962
WALTON — A new company, the Scott Machine Development Corp., has been organized in this village. The firm manufactures a bowling ball drilling machine which has been two years in developing.
American Machine and Foundry has already put in an order for the machines which will be sold throughout the world.
The machine will drill an infinite number of holes and spans in any number of combinations as well as all types of grips.
Other firms play prominent parts in the manufacture of the drill with five percent of the operation located at the Walton plant. Owners of the corporation would some day like the entire operation in this village.
Company officials point out that similar projects are under consideration.
Officers of the corporation are David Scott, president; Richard Bean, vice president; George Brooks, secretary-treasurer; and Merton Scott, assistant secretary-treasurer.