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News from the Past in Memory of Harry A. Sturges

In memory of Harry A. Sturges

News Herald – January 25, 1924 – F.E. Bleezarde, Publisher


  • Major E. A. Palmer of the U.S. Army Medical Corps, who was stationed at Fort Schuyler, has been visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ezra Palmer. The major has been transferred to the Philippines and will sail the forepart of the week.
  • Listeners to the radio, especially those who own tube sets, are bothered a lot of late from an unknown cause in this vicinity. There seems to be so much of a roar that it is impossible to hear distinctly. Some seem to think that high-tension wires that pass through this section might be the cause.
  • Edward F.N. Uthe and William F. Stilen have purchased from J.F. Gould the double brick store with two flats above on Main Street and the two buildings at the corner of Westerlo and Second streets, which Mr. Gould used for a storeroom. It has not been definitely decided to what purpose the building will be used, but it is their intention to remodel the building on Second Street into a flat.
  • At the annual meeting of Hudson River Improvement Association Incorporated, owners of Junior Order Hall, the following were elected as directors: Edward F.N. Uthe, Ralph B. Wolfe, Andrew A. Ziegler, Philip Boehm. Minor Korn, LeRoy D. Sherman and Charles M. Sherman. The reports showed the association to be in good condition. Additional improvements are to be made to the building during the coming year.
  • Mr. and Mrs. Justin L. Bishop left on Tuesday for s six-week trip to California.


  • The two children of Mr. and Mrs. Edgar DeFriest have been ill with whooping cough.
  • D.S. McCulloch has installed a hot chocolate and fudge appliance for serving new confections.
  • A special communication of Russell Lodge, No. 850, F. & A.M. will be held in Masonic Temple on Wednesday, Jan. 30, for the purpose of conferring the third degree.
  • A delegation of members from Pulver Council, No. 19, Jr. O.U.A.M. attended the session of Hudson River Council in Coeymans last Thursday night.
  • Miss Alice Hotaling of East Orange, NJ, spent last Thursday with her nephew and his wife, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Briggs Hotaling. Miss Hotaling stopped here on her way to Los Angeles, California, where she will spend the winter and spring.

Coeymans Herald – January 25, 1889 – S.H. & E.J. Sherman, Proprietors

  • It is not an uncommon thing to meet a man with his hand or fingers bandaged up nowadays. The ice hook fiend is getting in his work.
  • A new post office rule sends letters to the dead letter office at the expiration of two weeks, instead of holding them 30 days as formerly.
  • Arrangements have been made with Capt. H. Slingerland, whereby the employees of the Knickerbocker Ice Co. at North Coeymans, Roah Hook, Baeren Island and New Baltimore may have their paychecks cashed for their face value.
  • The “cold wave” reached here Saturday night, and on Sunday morning, the mercury in thermometers registered 14 below zero, at the Junction 24 below, and “on the rock” at Henry Springsted’s at 8 o’clock Sunday evening it was 28 below zero.
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