50 years ago today
ADAMS -- Entering his last week of basic combat training at Fort Jackson, S.C., is Pvt. Charles H. Vigeant, 23, who will be en route to Fort Knox, Ky., and advanced training next week. Vigeant is the son of Charles L. Vigeant of 33 Park St., and Virginia Vigeant of 4 Miller St. NORTH ADAMS -- About 120 youngsters attended Halloween parties given this week at the YMCA. Prizes were awarded for costumes to Maureen Kelly, Claire Angeli, Susan Bombardier, Barbara Lagowski, Gail Millette, Janis Millette, Joan Sobon, Denise Simon, Jane LeSage, Debbie Daily, Barbara Cady, Barbara Briggs, Nancy Coty, Pamela Simon and Elena St. John. Other winners were James Slater, Thomas Moran, Edward Luscia, Edward Duchey, Mark Segala and William Bartlett.
25 years ago today
NORTH ADAMS -- A Mohawk Tavern candlepin bowling team set a Berkshire County record and a house record recently on a league night at Valley Park Lanes. The team set the county record with a 1,976 team triple and the house record with a 689 team single. Team members, were Dave Fortier (131-379), Scott Whitney (139-419), John Bird (155-419), Tom Langnickel (159-407) and Frank Bird (105-352).
CHESHIRE -- The Methodist Church of Cheshire Sunday School Halloween party was held Oct. 30 in Charles A. Field Fellowship Hall, under the direction of Karen LaPerle, Sunday School superintendent. Prizes went to Benjamin Johnson, most original; Jesse Littlejohn, scariest; Leah Stelzner, prettiest, and Mark Pierce, funniest.
10 years ago today
NORTH ADAMS -- The University of Massachusetts Amherst held Commencement ceremonies May 25. Among the students received undergraduate degrees were Rebecca Boland, Andrew Elder, Dina Ferris, Anthony Moore, Kristen Morris and Jeffrey Truskowski of North Adams.
WILLIAMSTOWN -- The Richard A. Ruether Post 152 American Legion held its installation of officers on Sept. 21. They are Richard Trombley, commander; Herbert Palmer, senior vice commander; Edward Pratt, Adjutant and chaplain; Norman Burdick finance officer; Howard Oakes, sergeant-at-arms; Gary Walsh, historian; Everett Miller, service officer and Peter White, judge advocate.