50 years ago today
ADAMS -- Two Marines from Adams are serving with the First Battalion, Second Marine Regiment in a Med iterranean exercise expected to end in February, 1963 when the units return to the United States. The two are Staff Sgt. Henry Viens, son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Viens of 52 Friend St., and Marine Pvt. 1st Class Richard Fletcher, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Fletcher of 157 Columbia St. ADAMS -- John Strzepek, 23, son of Mr. and Mrs. Alec Strzepek of 15 Victory St., will complete basic training at Fort Dix, N.J. near the middle of November. He arrived at Fort Dix Sept. 13 and has been serving with P Company of the Second Training Regiment. He enlisted for six months active duty after which he will serve with the local 319th En gineering Battalion.
25 years ago today
NORTH ADAMS -- Christy Surprenant and Deborah Kinsey have been nominated to the 1987 McDonald’s All-American High School Band. Ms. Surprenant, of Stone hedge Road in Cheshire, plays the flute in the Hoosac Valley High School band. Ms. Kinsey, of Maple Street, North Adams, plays the trombone in the Drury High School band.
WILLIAMSTOWN -- Robert Janes of Hopper Road, Williamstown, sales representative for Metropolitan Life and Affiliated Companies in Pittsfield, has been granted the LUTC Fellow professional designation. The designation is conferred upon life underwriters who meet the training,
10 years ago today
NORTH ADAMS -- Six new full-time faculty members have joined Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts in the Departments of Education, English/Communications, Biology and Modern Language. Anne Billetz joins MCLA as an assistant professor of biology, Mike Birch and Guillermo Gibens as assistant professors of English/Com mun ica tions, Graziana Rams den as assistant professor of modern language, Dana Rapp will each in the graduate program, and Ann Scott as assistant professor of education.
CLARKSBURG -- Al Stalker and Tom DeGray were low gross winners with 71 at the Member-Guest Tourna ment held Oct. 13 at North Adams Country Club. Coming in second was Pat King and Roger Prevey, followed by Craig Rousseau and Ryan Gaffey. Net winners were Peter Cowling and Gary Gris wold, followed by John Segala and Todd Shafer.