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News from the Past in Memory of Harry A. Sturges

In memory of Harry A. Sturges

News Herald – January 11, 1924 – F. E. Bleezarde, Publisher


  • Strawberries have been selling in the local markets during this past week for 50 cents per quart.
  • The young folks have been enjoying riding downhill on Westerlo Street and Church Street for the past week.
  • Percy S. Wolfe, captain of the tugboat Bronx No. 3, who was engaged in towing between Buffalo and New York during the past season, is home with his wife for the winter.
  • Two Packard touring cars loaded with alcohol could not make the turn in coming down the Church Street hill owing to its icy condition on Monday evening. One of them crossed over Main Street and upset near Edwin Ziegler’s property, and the other one was ditched near Uthe’s garage. Both cars were abandoned by the drivers. The alcohol was taken into custody by state troopers and later turned over to the proper authorities.
  • The newly elected officers of Coeymans chapter No. 104, Order of the Eastern Star, were installed on Tuesday evening by Past Patron S. Henry Sherman, assisted by Past Matron Carrie Hazelton as acting grand marshall and Past Patron Harry R. Harris as assistant acting grand marshall. After the close of the chapter, refreshments were served and a social hour enjoyed.


  • A son, Robert, was born to Mr. and Mrs. Charles McCabe on Dec. 17.
  • The skating on the pond of the Ravena Lumber Company has been excellent this week, and old and young have enjoyed the healthful sport of skating.
  • William Staats Jr., an employee of Round House, slipped and fell into the turntable pit on Thursday night last and received a bad cut over the eye. He was treated by the railroad physician and has been laid up several days as a result.
  • The Atlantic Light and Power Co. is temporarily occupying the office of the Ravena Lumber Co. The trustees of the Christian church contemplate moving the building formerly occupied by the Ravena Hose Co., No. 2 down to the South Street line on Mountain Road and fixing it up for the use of the light company for a year.
  • The interior of the Ravena Fire House is undergoing a wonderful transformation. The rooms were used for two years by the school children, and the floors were pretty well soiled with ink spots and the use of oil prevented the laying of rugs as formerly. The floors have been scraped and varnished and present a very fine finish, The walls and ceiling have been redecorated and will certainly be in first-class condition when the work of renovation has been completed.

Coeymans Herald – January 11, 1889 – S.H. & E.J. Sherman, Proprietors

  • It is expensively and wickedly cruel to drive horses over icy roads without sharp shoes.
  • Some of the young ladies of this village have arranged for a leap year sleigh ride party this evening, going to Coxsackie.
  • A number of the private ice houses in this village are being filled with an excellent quality of ice averaging from nine to eleven inches.
  • Hereafter, according to a recent postal decision, letters which are advertised will require an additional 1 cent stamp, to be collected from the person to whom the letter is addressed.
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