Step back in time features news items from The Daily Star 25 and 50 years ago.
25 years ago
Aug. 4, 1987
Richard Rice of Oneonta will have five minutes this morning in the Norwich Great American supermarket to grab all the goods he can, up to $1,000 worth.
Rice, 31, who recently moved to Oneonta from Oxford, won the chance in a contest sponsored by Oscar Mayer Foods. A bachelor, he said he usually spends about 15 minutes a week doing his grocery shopping. He will begin the race at 8 this morning in the downtown Norwich store.
He was one of 150 winners selected in a random drawing held on April 23 in Chicago, from every state except Alaska.
While he will take home the goods, the Oxford Fire Department will get a donation of 25 percent of the amount Rice picks up, up to $250 if he gets the full $1,000.
Rice selected both the store where he will have the spree and the charity of his choice to receive the 25 percent.
Rice said he plans to go for expensive things. "I'll probably buy lots of meat and frozen foods ... things like that."
25 years ago
Aug. 4, 1962
DELHI _ Delaware County residents and their area friends and acquaintances will have no trouble in finding plenty of amusement and recreation during the month of August close to home. The activities calendar is full to the brim.
Aug. 4 and 5 the second annual Kiwanifair at Stamford is presenting a program literally packed with events which will afford fun, excitement and easy to take education.
At 1:30 p.m., Saturday, a parade, such as Stamford has perhaps never before assembled will proceed through the Main Street, and will be made up of 65 units.
At 4 p.m., New York State Attorney General Louis J. Lefkowitz will deliver a brief address at the exhibition hall. From 4:30 to 8 p.m., teenagers will have three and a half hours to rock and roll or twist on Charles Kipp's blacktop area on South Street.
Catskill Mountain Day will be celebrated by a big parade and old home day, Saturday, Aug. 11, at Andes.