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News from the Past in Memory of Harry A. Sturges

Harry A. Sturges

News Herald – August 10, 1923 – F.E. Bleezarde, Publisher


  • C.F. Suderley has purchased the double dwelling house on Colvin Avenue from Mrs. Annie M. Wolfe. LeRoy D. Sherman and family and William L. VanHeusen and family occupy the house.
  • Mr. and Mrs. Martin Mizener gave a party in their home on Westerlo Street on Thursday evening in honor of their daughter Louise who celebrated her 12th birthday. Thirteen of her young friends were present. An enjoyable time was had by all.
  • Mrs. George Ballagh of Saratoga Springs is visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John C. Hazelton.
  • The annual school meeting was held in the high school building on Tuesday evening. Justin L. Bishop was re-elected a member of the Board of Education and Edward F.N. Uthe was elected a member of the board in place of Andrew Ziegler. The appropriations as asked for the coming year were $11,075.00. It was stated at the meeting that this amount would not be enough to meet some additional expenses that will have to be met, so each item of the budget was taken up separately and discussed, and where it was found that the estimate was too low, the amount was increased. In all, the budget was increased $2,040.00.


  • A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Sutton on Friday last.
  • The closing exercises of the Daily Vacation Bible School took place on Friday evening last in the chapel of the Christian Church, and although the heavy showers prevented many from attending, the program and exhibit were very interesting and many useful and ornamental articles were made.
  • Ravena Grange met on Monday evening and the hall situation was thoroughly discussed during the lecturer’s hour. Arrangements were made for holding the annual clam bake of the lodge on September 15. Committees were appointed and the event, which has always been a pleasant and successful affair, will undoubtedly be repeated this season.
  • The small building on the Christian Church property that had been the home of the Ravena Hose Company No. 2 for a number of years has been repaired and refinished and cleaned and will be used as a primary Sunday School room. The “dominie” (schoolmaster) was there with hammer, saw and brush with the rest of the workers in the reconstruction of the building, which will give the little tots a room all to themselves in the Sunday School work.
  • Mr. and Mrs. Howard Prout of Schenectady spent their vacation with Mr. and Mrs. Francis Winnie of Mountain Road. On Wednesday last they visited the Ashokan dam, accompanied by Mrs. William Benn and Elma Winnie.

Coeymans Herald – August 8, 1888 – S.H. & E.J. Sherman, Proprietors

  • Sutton & Suderley’s engine house at the brickyard caught fire Sunday night from a package of oily waste, and but for its timely discovery, the building would have been destroyed.
  • A number of bodacious serenaders disturbed the slumbers of Main Street residents at a late hour Saturday night. Someone kindly closed the concert by dropping a bucket of water from a balcony on the heads of the serenaders.
  • Howard Lasher lost a valuable cow Sunday. A well had recently been dug on the premises and was only partially stoned up and uncovered. The animal strayed too near, fell down the shaft and was dead before she could be extricated.
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