From the Sentinel Files – Slate Valley Museum celebrates its second anniversary


Compiled by Erik Pekar

75 years ago, Sept. 4, 1947

Rev. Louis Simis, pastor of Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, is being transferred to Holy Spirit Greek Catholic church in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He leaves for his new pastorate Friday.

The Granville public schools will open at 9 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 8. New teachers: Leslie H. Curtis, instrumental music, band and orchestra director; Mrs. Lillian Goodrich, second grade; Michael Fasco, athletics, in addition to teaching science; Miss Florence Flynn, school nurse.

The Poultney Historical Society has designated a series of roads as the Horace Greeley Memorial Highway. The state passed the resolution earlier in the year to designate the name from the New York State line, through Poultney, East Poultney, Middletown and Ira to West Rutland.

Rev. Father William V. Donnelly, pastor of Our Lady of Mount Carmel church, Middle Granville, since October 1944, has been appointed pastor of Holy Cross church, Salem, by Most Rev. Edmund F. Gibbons, D.D., Bishop of Albany. The transfer will be effective Sept. 1; he will be succeeded in Middle Granville by Rev. Father John J. Dignan.

School District No. 3, Pawlet, Vermont, observed its Centennial celebration on Aug. 31 on the school grounds at North Pawlet. Morris Rote-Rosen was master of ceremonies.

Showing at the Ritz: Thursday and Friday, “It Happened On 5th Avenue;” Saturday, “Song of the Wasteland” and “Jungle Flight;” Sunday and Monday, “Fiesta;” Tuesday and Wednesday, “Lost Honeymoon” and “News Hounds.”

Mason’s Shop on Main Street advertises, “It is not too early to order your Personal Christmas Cards with your name imprinted. We have samples and prices are right.”

Weddings: Helen Jeanette Asprion, Pawlet, Vermont and Amityville, and John Michael Rock, Woodside; Phyllis Jean Hersey, Cortland and Clifford D. Redding, Corry, Pennsylvania; Luella Monroe, and Dewane Parks, Dorset, Vermont; Dolores N. Gulickson, Huntington and Daniel J. Haltermann, Granville.

Obituaries: Mrs. Claude F. (Aurella) McMaster, Granville; Miss Jennie Brennan, Rutland, Vermont; Frank Thompson, Hartford; Herman Marshall Nelson, West Pawlet, Vermont; Thomas A. Gavin, Mechanicville, formerly of West Rutland, Vermont; Mrs. Harriet Bardin, Argyle; Boyd Whitton, Poultney, Vermont.

50 years ago, Sept. 7, 1972

At the Granville Rotary Club’s meeting of Aug. 3, club members were addressed by two participants of the Rotary International Exchange Student program. They were Helen McGuire of Granville, exchanged to Japan during her junior year of 1971-72, and Sohomi Fujioka from Nagasaki, Japan, exchanged to Granville for her junior year, the 1972-73 school year.

The Granville Lions Club wishes to thank everyone who participated in the Lions-sponsored Red Cross Bloodmobile held on Aug. 28. The Bloodmobile was a great success collecting 112 pints.

Thirty-six candidates turned out for the varsity berths when head coach Bud Reed blew his whistle this past week, igniting the football season for Granville’s Golden Horde. The varsity squad will be tri-captained by Mike Grottoli, Gary Rudd and Steve Thomas. The season kicks off Sept. 16 when Cambridge plays here.

Showing at the Ritz: Wednesday to Saturday, “The Nashville Sound;” Sunday to Tuesday, “XY & Zee.”

Weddings: Adrienne D. Beals, Belle Fourche, South Dakota and Leigh R. Merriman, Poultney, Vermont; Linda M. Thomas, Poultney, Vermont and James A. Gilbert Jr., Fair Haven, Vermont.

Obituaries: Wayne G. Fenton, Benson, Vermont; Edith L. Beaty, Salem; Dorothy L. Kelly, Hudson Falls, formerly of Granville; Mrs. Margaret Hughes, Poultney, Vermont; Maurice Warren, Syracuse, formerly of Hampton; Mrs. James E. (Irene) O’Brien, Granville.

25 years ago, Sept. 10, 1997

The Granville Lions Club held their first dinner meeting for the 1997-98 year last week at Bernardo’s Restaurant. King Lion Roy Esiaison, president, welcomed nearly 40 members and guests.

The Granville Golden Horde football team pulled off a 22-7 victory over Stillwater in their season opener Saturday afternoon.

The Granville Central School District board of education decided to combine two vacant school social worker positions into one.

The Slate Valley Museum announces the date of the celebration of the Second Anniversary of the museum opening, Sept. 27.

The Granville village court has received a grant that will enable the department to computerize their records. The computer system and court software have been purchased.

The Western Mohegan Tribe and Nation will present its second annual Intertribal Powwow on Sept. 13 and 14 on their land on the Route 22 bypass. Ron Roberts, Chief Golden Eagle, said the event will attract representatives of more than 153 tribes from the United States and Canada.

North Granville: The North Granville Hose Company will be holding a donation auction Sept. 21 at 12:30. There will be all kinds of stuff, plus a chicken barbecue.

Births: A daughter, Alexandra Christina, to Rod and Leslie Prevost, Granville; a son, James McDaniels Jr., to Jim and Jill Andrus, Pawlet, Vermont; A son, Benjamin Clarence, to Timothy and Linda McInerney.

Obituaries: Frederic C. Regan, Granville, formerly of Albany; Julia Knight, Saratoga Springs, formerly of Pawlet, Vermont; John Anderson, Glens Falls; Marjorie Bemis, Salem.