50 years ago today
ADAMS -- Two Adams youths, who were graduated last month from Adams Memorial High School, have enlisted in the U.S. Navy under the "Buddy" Program and are now at Great Lakes, Ill., Naval Station for basic training. They are Clinton Pause Jr., of 17 Crotteau St., and Stanley Sworzen Jr., of 5 East Hoosac St. ADAMS -- James Howarth Jr. has been named plant manager of the newly-formed Brightwater Paper Division of Continental-Diamond Fibre Corp. of Newark. He will have headquarters at the division’s main plant in Adams. Howarth joined Continental-Diamond in 1956.
25 years ago today
ADAMS -- The U.S. Achievement Academy has announced that Shannon Sumner, son of Charlene Lawson, of 3 Grove St., has been named a U.S. National Award winner in art. The award is a prestigious honor very few students attain. The academy recognizes less than 10 percent of all American high school students. Mr. Sumner, who attends Hoosac Valley High School, was nominated by Tiger Waterman, art instructor at the school.
STAMFORD, Vt. -- U.S. Army Pfc. Glenn Lesure, son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Lesure, of Mill Road, has recently been promoted to Specialist 4th Class at Fort Hood, Texas, where he is an aircraft structural repairer. Mr. Lesure graduated from Drury High School in North Adams in 1981 and entered the service in November 1985.
10 years ago today
CLARKSBURG -- A member-guest tournament was held at the North Adams Country Club June 30. In the gross division, Leo Ethier and Jim Peace were first with 68, followed by Dennis Dickinson Sr. and Dennis Dickinson Jr. with 69 and Mike Boucher and Ron Goss with 71. In the net division, John Segala and Tom Simek had 58, followed by Roger Boucher and Jud Gazaille with 59 and Bob Beauchamp and Pat Keating with 60.