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News from the Past in Memory of Harry A. Sturges


As my husband, Harry A. Sturges, wished, I am reinstating the column, “News from the Past,” initiated many years ago and continued until 11 August 2022. Its new title will be “News from the Past in Memory of Harry A. Sturges.” To readers, thank you for your past interest. ~ Marie D. Sturges

News Herald – January 12, 1923 – F. E. Bleezarde, Publisher


  • Edwin Ziegler has installed electric lights and city water in his double tenement house.
  • A representative of the Anti-Saloon League spoke in the M.E. church Sunday morning and at the Reformed church in the evening.
  • The woman’s club of the town of Coeymans met at the home of Mrs. Annie Slingerland on Wednesday afternoon.
  • David Perry has been kept pretty busy the past several days in using his teams to help auto trucks that have stalled on either the Church or Westerlo street hill. The heavy fall of snow prevents some of the trucks from making the hill without assistance.
  • The Tuesday Study club were entertained in the home of Mr. and Mrs. W. Winne Wolfe on Tuesday evening. Owing to the stormy weather conditions there was not the usual attendance.
  • The ice on the river is not of sufficient thickness to bear the weight of a horse to scrap off the heavy fall of snow, and the snow is too deep to allow the ice to be tapped.


  • William Pemberton has been busy enlarging the barn in the rear of his property on Central Avenue making the same of sufficient dimensions to house, the bus and three other cars.
  • C. D. Hawn began cutting his first crop of ice from the pond in the western part of the village yesterday. The men and teams worked for two days cleaning off the large amount of snow which had fallen the first of the week.
  • Another transfer of Main Street property this week when George D. Jones purchased the building occupied by himself as a newsroom and confectionary and tobacco store.
  • In a regular meeting of Ravena-Coeymans Post No. 841 last Thursday Jan. 4th, the following officers were elected for the year 1923: JJ. K. Menely, Commander; Henry Blenis, Vice Commander; Geo. Coonly, Adjutant; E.J. Winchell, Finance Officer; Harry VanHoesen, Treasurer; Chas. McCabe, Sgt.-at-Arms.
  • Cottage Prayer meetings have been held this week by the members of the Christian Church, as a result of a meeting after the regular service on Sunday evening. On Monday, the service was held  at the home of Mr. and Mrs.  F.D. Baldwin, Tuesday with Mr. and Mrs. C.H. Hummer, Jr., Wednesday with Mrs. Nettie Babcock, Thursday with Mr. and Mrs. George A. Smith and tonight the meeting is scheduled at the home of Mr. and Mrs. A.H. Davidson.

Coeymans Herald – January 11, 1888 – S. H. & E. J. Sherman, Proprietors

  • Money down or no deal at Carhart’s cash store.
  • Every farmer should have an icehouse on his place. It will pay next summer.
  • Some of the young ladies of this village have arranged for a leap year sleigh ride party this evening, going to Coxsackie.
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