50 years ago today
WILLIAMSTOWN -- Selectman John Denelli, of Hamel Avenue, has been named a deputy sheriff by Sheriff J. Bruce McIntyre and will be sworn in soon. As deputy sheriff, Mr. Denelli will work with Deputy Sheriff Archie Moore in the Northern Berkshire area. Deputy Sheriff Moore will retire as of Jan. 1 after 29 years of service. CHESHIRE -- Tech. Sgt. Philip Marshall, son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Marshall of Cheshire has completed the Air Force technical training course for electronic data machine repairmen at Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. Sgt. Marshall was trained in electronic and data processing principles, computer techniques and circuit analysis. He joined the Air Force in 1947.
25 years ago today
NORTH ADAMS -- Two city laborers were honored with citations for their work during cleanup efforts after the Oct. 4 snowstorm. John Vasquez and Lee Roy of the City Highway Department were praised by Commonwealth Supervising Tree Surgeon James Cunningham for their work after the storm which left large amounts of debris in its wake. Mr. Cunningham gave each of the men awards for "service beyond the call of duty."
NORTH ADAMS -- Norwich University freshman John LeClair, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward LeClair of 48 Versailles Ave., has been designated "Rook of the Month" for September 1987. To achieve this honor, he outperformed all other freshmen within the Norwich University Corps of Cadets in areas such as military bearing and training activities. The designation "Rook of the Month" is a tribute to his attitude, intelligence and motivation.
10 years ago today
CHESHIRE -- April Lynn Marko of Cheshire competed in the Montgomery County Marathon In The Parks Nov. 17. Some 838 runners completed the 26.2-mile course, and Marko placed 92nd with a time of 3:23:56. She was the ninth female overall and that earned her a cash prize.
NORTH ADAMS -- Seven student musicians were recently chosen to represent Drury Senior High School at the Massachusetts Western District Music Festival Jan. 4 and 11 in Amherst. Katherine Toomajian will sing alto in this year’s District Chorus. The District Concert Band will include Allison Holmes, French horn; Billie Marie Taft, alto saxophone; Zach Soha, trombone; Bethany Lorge, trumpet; Liz Wol, tuba; and Ahren Tatro, percussionist.