Step back in time features news items from The Daily Star 25 and 50 years ago.
25 years ago
May 22, 1987
DELHI _ Bill and Marge Rockefeller know how to keep their furrows straight and true. They provided it by winning dual state draft horse plowing titles Sunday.
"We worked with draft horses on the farm and have been raising them for the past 12 years," said Mrs. Rockefeller.
They keep a stable of draft Belgians on their Creekside Acres farm on Elk Creek, driving and showing them in competitions around the region.
Rockefeller is an old hand behind the plowshares, and won a title in the three-horse sulky class in the competition hosted by the New York State Draft Horse Club in Phoenix.
Mrs. Rockefeller won the two-horse sulky class, the first time she ever entered a competition.
"I've been trying to get up the nerve to do it for a long time, and this year I just said I'm going to do it," she said.
Mrs. Rockefeller won over a field of 25 men, including her husband. He took a second in the same class, before moving on to win the three-horse class.
50 years ago
May 22, 1962
Members of St. James' Episcopal Church were briefed Monday night on proposed plans for complex of new buildings to be constructed at the site of the church on the corner of Main and Elm streets.
The firm of VanDer Bogert, Feibes and Schmitt, represented by Mr. VanDer Bogert and Mr. Feibes, estimate the costs of the buildings and alterations at $150,500.
The proposed buildings will replace present facilities with the exception of the main church building and will extend east on Main St. where two old buildings now stand.
The two older structures will be demolished at an estimated cost of $12,000.
The Rev. Richard Frye, rector, and members of the congregation, after hearing an explanation by Feibes and VanDer Bogert, approved by applause the proposed plans, which include a large meeting hall, renovations to the old church building, construction of classroom space, and new kitchen, a "fireside" room, and office and storage space.
John Van Woert, chairman of the building committee, said last night that since no disapproval of tentative plans was voiced at the meeting, he and the building committee would proceed with plans.