50 years ago today
WILLIAMSTOWN -- Pvt. Burritt Larson, 24, son of Mrs. Harold Larson of Hancock Road, is receiving his basic training at Fort Dix, N.J., as a member of Co. A, 4th Training Regiment. He is a member of the Army Reserve Unit in Pittsfield and report to Fort Dix July 17 to begin six months of active Army training. After his basic course he expects to have training in ground radar surveillance. NORTH ADAMS -- Grand champion honors were captured by two area exhibitors yesterday at the 11th annual Massachusetts State Jersey Cattle Show at the Franklin County Fairgrounds in Greenfield. George Malnati, son of Dr. and Mrs. Julio Malnati of 1042 State Road, took the grand champion award and also the senior champion honors for an entry in the junior division. Fletcher’s Jersey Acres Farm in Cheshire took the prize for the grand champion bull in the open show.
25 years ago today
NORTH ADAMS -- Dr. James Primm, D.D.S., has joined the office of Dr. Richard Genova, D.M.D., at 165 East Main St. He will be seeing new and existing patients. Dr. Primm has practiced in the Pittsburgh, Pa. area since 1978 and has extensive experience and skills in the forms of restorative dentistry and fixed and removable minor orthodontic tooth movement techniques.
CLARKSBURG -- Thirty-six golfers participated in the first night tournament at North Adams Country Club, and they lost only two balls. Judy Lepel shot low gross for the women with 54. Cindy Rougeau took low net with 43. For the men, Craig Rougeau led the gross category with 43 and Chad Walker led the net category with 34.
10 years ago today
NORTH ADAMS -- Kelly Grogan, daughter of Patrick and Claire Grogan of North Adams, a Dartmouth College student in the Class of 2005, has received the Rufus Choate Scholar Award during the summer term. Rufus Choate Scholars are those students whose grade point averages are among the top five percent in the college for the academic year.
ADAMS -- Mark Ostrobinski, son of Daniel and Cynthia Ostrobinski of East Orchard Terrace, a student at Hoosac Valley High School, Cheshire, was named the 2002-03 recipient of the Saint Michael’s College Scholarship and Service Book Award. The award recognized students who demonstrate a commitment to volunteerism and leadership through community service.