25 Years Ago
Jan. 19, 1994
The 1994 officers of the Hamburg Citizen’s Crime Watch are: Betty Stetzler, president; Ruth Arndt, vice president; June Swanger, secretary; David Schaeffer, director and Anna Heckman, director.
Marine Cpl. Raymond Zweizig, son of Raymond and Shirley Zweizig of Hamburg, R.D. 3, recently returned from a Central and South American deployment with Marine Detachment, 2nd Marine Expedionary Force, Camp Lejeune, NC.
50 Years Ago
Jan. 23, 1969
Air Force Chief of Staff General John P. McConnell awarded the Air Force Cross (posthumously) to Chief Master Sergeant Richard L. Etchberger for extraordinary heroism in military operations against an opposing armed force on March 11, 1968. Mrs. Etchberger accepted the award in Pentagon ceremonies here today. Sgt. Etchberger’s wife and family reside in Hamburg.
On Saturday night the local Jaycees honored Mary (Johnnie) Schappell was named Outstanding Citizen of Hamburg at their seventh annual awards banquet for her many years of service and leadership in the Girl Scout program.
Spec. 4 Theodore N. Spotts, son of Mr. and Mrs. Norman C. Spotts, of Shartlesville, recently left for duty in Vietnam after spending some time with his family.
A 1968 graduate of Hamburg Area High School, he received his basic training at Fort Dix, NJ.
The Outstanding Jaycee award was given to Steven Wisser, of 105 State St., Hamburg, who joined the Jaycees in 1965. Steve, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Wisser, was elected to several offices and served on various committees.
75 Years Ago
Jan. 13, 1944
Last Friday, James A. Zweizig, son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul J. Zweizig, received the Silver Wings of an Army Air Force pilot at a graduation ceremony held at Napier Field, Alabama, an advanced single-engine flying school of the Army Air Force Training Command. Preceding the presentation of the wings he was sworn in as a Second Lieutenant in the Army Air Forces.
Egg’s—49 cents a dozen; Sugar—61 cents for ten lb. bag; Coffee—59 cents for three lb. bag; Bread—10 cents for 1 ½ lb. loaf; Grape Fruit—3 for 19 cents; Lettuce-12 cents a head; Potatoes—29 cents for five lb. bag at A & P.
100 Years Ago
Jan. 23, 1919
Charles W. Renno of South Fourth Street, Hamburg, representative of a large New York fertilizer company, purchased four building lots on Fifth Ave., Belmont Suburb, from Frank Correll. He contemplates erecting modern houses in the future.
Dr. K.D. Werley dealer in horses and cattle will have public sale of two car loads of U.S. government horses at his bazaar, Third and Walnut St., Hamburg, Jan. 27.
The Hahn Motor Truck Works of Hamburg, is building a splendid reputation on chemical motor trucks for fire companies.