•50 Years Ago - March, 1959•

Wedding bells

Joseph Podnorszki was born in Szekesferhevar, Hungary and immigrated to the Glens Falls area in 1956. On January 31, 1959 he married Frances Tracey, a native of Glens Falls, at the First Presbyterian Church there. (Update... In 2009 the couple celebrated their fiftieth wedding anniversary. They have four children and one son, Joe Podnorszki, who resides in Warrensburg.

Area residents pass away

Olive Bentley of Bolton Landing, died March 16, 1959 at Ray Brook Sanatorium. She operated a tourist home, the Bentley Cottage, for about 30 years. Olive was the sister of Ernest M. Pratt of Warrensburg. She was buried in the Bolton Rural Cemetery.

Fred D. Burch, 63, of River Street, Warrensburg died March 17, 1959 at the Veterans Hospital in Albany. He was a veteran of World War I. He leaves a widow, Esther Burch, one son and three daughters. He was buried in the Warrensburg Cemetery.

News roundabout

Robert Hall, editor of the Warrensburg News, saw redwings and meadowlarks at his home on Alden Ave, this week.

The A&P is celebrating their 100th anniversary. Ham is 39 cents a pound and 15 pounds of potatoes are 39 cents. (The A&P once was located where the Warrensburg Health Center is now.)

Frances VanGuilder of Batesville entertained her grandchildren Charles Corlew Jr. and Gina Corlew of Warrensburg. (Note... Fran VanGuilder was the mother of Allen James VanGuilder, Sr., my stepdaughter's first husband. He died in a stock car accident. She was also the sister of Beecher Baker, the owner of Oak Street Oil Co. in Warrensburg. Fran died many years ago in an automobile accident.)

Frederick Beauchene Jr., has been named chairman of the annual Red Cross drive in Warrensburg. Other officials are Maurice Richards and Mrs. Arthur Baker.

Sheriff Carl McCoy has announced that Robert Lilly, for five years a deputy sheriff, has been promoted to County Undersheriff. The post has been open since the death of Bernard Allen.

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