50 Years Ago - Jan. & Feb. 1959

In other school news, Androneke Fish and Cortland Langworthy were crowned king and queen of the prom on Feb. 14, 1959 at the Lake George Central School gym. Runners up for the honor were Lynn Haywood and Don Harris; Patricia Lace and Jack Wilson. The theme for the prom was "Snowflake Serenade."

The battle rages on

L. Morgan Porter, president of the Adirondack Mountain Club, issued a press release stating that the club "is not against the Northway" passing through the Adirondacks as the public seems to believe.

Supervisor John Wertime of Chestertown has unsuccessfully suggested a substitute resolution to the Warren County Board of Supervisors against the plan of routing the Northway east of Schroon Lake. He says the route should run west of Schroon Lake to better serve the people of Chestertown, Pottersville, South Schroon and Johnsburg. The Chestertown-Pottersville Chamber of Commerce also favors the route west of Schroon Lake, while the town board of Horicon favors a route east of Schroon Lake.

Meanwhile, a heated battle is going on in the state legislature over which route should be taken.

News roundabout

A 1932 Model B Ford truck with cab and chassis in good condition is for sale at the Thurman Fire House.

Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Millington of Wevertown are the parents of a new daughter born Jan. 24, 1959 in Glens Falls Hospital.

Rev. Paul F. Maier, Pastor-elect of the Caldwell Presbyterian Church, Lake George, was installed Feb. 1, 1959 in a special service.

Donna Lynn VanGuilder, infant daughter of A. James and Sue Ann (Hadden) VanGuilder, Lake George, died suddenly Feb. 1, 1959 at her home.

Marcel Demers, who recently purchased the property formerly owned by James Jacobs, has opened a welding shop in North Creek.

Patricia Bennett, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Bennett of Friends Lake, suffered a compound fracture of her right leg just above the ankle, while coasting near her home.

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