50 years ago today
NORTH ADAMS -- Dr. William Heeks of Stamford, Vt., will assume new duties as corporate medical director of the Sprague Electric Co. on Sept. 1. Dr. Heeks, who has for many years been a prominent physician and surgeon in the North ern Berkshire area, will be re sponsible for all medical programs at Sprague Electric’s home, branch and subsidiary plants. NORTH ADAMS -- A 14-year-old North Adams boy, flies to England by jet to start a seven-week vacation that will include to weeks camping in German mountains. He is Walter Stred Jr. of 1058 Mass achusetts Ave. He will spend five weeks with friends of his family’s, Mr. and Mrs. C.J. Browne. The Browne’s have a son, Alan, Walter’s age. The boys will go camping in Ger many with Alan’s Boy Scout Troop. Walter is a member of Troop 33 here.
25 years ago today
CHESHIRE -- Fred Pfister of Cheshire spent a vacation in Lansing, Mich., this month and has two trophies to show for it. Pfister, who has been lifting weights for almost 20 years, won the United States Powerlifting Federation deadlift championship, taking first in his weight class, and at the same time earning the title in the masters (age 40 and older) division.
WILLIAMSTOWN -- Bonnie and Don Clark carded a net 19 to take the championship in a mixed scotch tournament at Taconic Golf Club. Norma and Mort Freedman were second
10 years ago today
NORTH ADAMS -- In North Adams Men’s Softball action, The Viking Pub beat Key West, 10-5. Chad Carpen ter led Viking with a 4-for-4 performance, including a home run. Nick Modena and Steve Champagne also had homers. For Key West, Luke Williams and Scott Demarsico each had two hits.
CHESHIRE -- FC2 Petty Officer Michele Segala, daughter of John Segala of Cheshire and Deborah Thompson of Pittsfield, aboard the USS Chancellorsville, was one of 800 U.S. soldiers that arrived in Vladivostok, Russia, for a scheduled port visit on July 3. Segala is in her fourth year of service in the U.S. Navy.