Step Back in Time features community news from The Daily Star 25 and/or 50 years ago.

25 years ago

Nov. 1. 1982

SIDNEY_ A Port Crane businessman has expanded his Chenango Forks Agway dealership by purchasing the Sidney Agway store at 32 Cartwright Ave.

Thomas Yahner, the owner, officially opened his new business on Oct. 6, after operating Yahner's Hardware Store in Chenango Forks as an Agway representative for the last six years.

As a Agway representative, Yahner handles primarily Agway products but in other name brands as well. He purchased the Sidney store from the Agway Corp. and leases the land on which it is located.

The Sidney store is approximately twice as large as the Chenango Forks store and Yahner said he was trying to triple his business in one fell swoop.

50 years ago

Nov. 1, 1957

Homecoming Weekend at Oneonta State Teachers College will bring many former graduates of the school as well as local alumni to the STC campus this weekend.

A full program of entertainment has been planned for the two-day celebration, highlighted with a personal appearance of the Chanticleers, a male quartet from new York, two presentations of the Mask and Hammer dramatic production, "Night Must Fall," informal open houses, a public dance at the National Guard Armory and a judging of student house decorations.

This year's Homecoming Weekend is under the direction of Miss Margaret Frey, STC senior from Unadilla, assisted by faculty advisor Miss Edith Cardi. Chaperones for the Saturday evening dance, which will feature the music of Linus Houck and his orchestra, will be Dr. and Mrs. Robert M. Porter and Mr. and Mrs. Milon J. Bundy.

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