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News from the Past in Memory of Harry A. Sturges

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In memory of Harry A. Sturges

News Herald – January 4, 1924 – F.E. Bleezarde, Publisher

Coeymans:

  • George Hotaling is seriously ill with typhoid pneumonia at his home on Westerlo Street.
  • The snowstorm on Sunday afternoon made the Church Street hill so slippery that several automobiles were unable to get up it, and a heavy-laden truck had to have assistance of a team of horses before it could make the grade.
  • Oscar Ausin has purchased from Edward F.N. Uthe the two-family house at the corner of Westerlo Street and the lane connecting Church Street. The house is now occupied by Fred Swartout and family and Aaron Radley and family.
  • There was a good attendance at the dance given in Junior Order Hall on New Year’s Eve by Hudson River Council No. 47, Jr. O.U.A.M., and all present had an enjoyable time.
  • Albert Palmer, who is attending the naval academy at Annapolis, Maryland, visited his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ezra Palmer over New Year’s.

Ravena:

  • Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Benn visited their father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. William Benn and Mr. and Mrs. Francis Winne, on Sunday last.
  • The Ladies Aid Society of the Christian Church will serve a chicken supper in the chapel of the church on the evening of Friday, Jan. 18.
  • Mr. Paddock had the misfortune to have his car run into on the evening of the 27th, with considerable damage being done to the left side. The occupants of the car that ran into Mr. Paddock’s are believed to have been drunk.
  • A delightful time was had by the members of the Ravena Grange at the Christmas meeting held at the home of the secretary, on Monday night of this week. The exchange of gifts was a pleasant feature. After the work of the lodge, games and refreshments were enjoyed. Installation of officers will take place at the next regular meeting on Jan. 21.
  • The Ravena Iron Company plant was closed down a couple of days last week on account of the breakdown of the blower used in connection with the furnace. The new blower has a much greater capacity and has been on hand for use.

Coeymans Herald – January 4, 1889 – S.H. & E.J. Sherman, Proprietors

  • As far as weather is concerned, the New Year did not open very auspiciously.
  • The rain made the sleighing thin in places.A little more snow would not come amiss.
  • The next meeting of the W.C.T.U. of Coeymans will be held in Vincent Hall, Coeymans Junction, today (Wednesday) at 8 P.M.
  • Tax collector Stanton was at Hotaling’s hotel on Thursday, receiving taxes; he will be there again tomorrow, Jan. 5, and sits for the last time on Friday, Jan. 20.
  • While coupling cars at Coeymans Junction last Thursday night, “Burt” Rennie had the misfortune to have two fingers of his left hand broken and his hand quite badly bruised.
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