Step back in time features community news items from The Daily Star 25 and 50 years ago.

25 years ago

Nov. 29, 1985

A young deer found itself trapped in the steep-walled bed of Silver Creek in Oneonta Wednesday, until local police, firemen and conservation officials rescued it, but not until after a chase of several blocks. The deer was seen downstream from below a dam near Clinton and Spruce streets.

A city fireman was roped into the creek bed to help capture the animal in a transport box.

A patrolman and fireman, successful in getting the deer into the box, hoisted it to waiting arms and its eventual release.

50 years ago

Nov. 29, 1960

RICHFIELD SPRINGS _ The Women's Society of Christian Service of the First Methodist Church will sponsor a two-day bazaar Friday and Saturday. Mrs. J. Howard Weir and Mrs. Charles Schoenlein are the co-chairmen.

A fashion show will be directed on Friday by Mrs. Robert Mathews, Mrs. William Glasser and Mrs. Robert Emerick.

Forman's fashions will be shown by Mrs. R. Wesley Andrews, Mrs. Robert Mathews, Sylvia Skinner, Marylee and Brenda Olmstead, Melanie Glasser and Charles Schoenlein Jr.

Modeling for Ruby's will be Lianne Combs, Gale and Dale Kimsey, Harold Ferguson Jr., Jennifer Carter, Keith Johnson and Carolyn Ames.

Jersen's Juvenile Shop will be represented by Judy Carter, Charles Ames, Pam Mathews, David Spencer, Kathy Emerick and Bobbie Sue Julagay.

Intermission entertainment will include the "Senior Songsters" with Eloise Dibble, Sylvia Skinner and Judy Yerdon, directed by Miss Carol Boyce, vocal instructor at Richfield Springs Central School. They will be accompanied by Mary Kuncik.

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