One hundred years of Arcadia's history straight from the pages of old Courier Gazette newspapers as compiled by John Zornow.
100 Years Ago
March 6, 1913
• Pending an inventory, the debts of the Haywood Wagon Co. on Murray St. were estimated to be $131,000.
• Incorporated in Palmyra was the firm of H. R. Drake & Sons. Owners and officers were Harry R. Drake, Albert R. Drake, and Charles H. Drake, all of Newark.
• The Utter Bros. of Newark, former owners of the Newark Hotel, torn down to make way for the canal enlargement, purchased the Frank Myers Restaurant in Lyons for $4,900.
• Ad - The Public Market, Marion S. Moore, Proprietor, offers Chicken, Fowls, Ducks, Vegetables, Fish, Clams and Oysters.
• Twenty-one local Civil War veterans were planning to attend the anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg in July.
75 Years Ago
March 2, 1938
• Two local teachers, Miss Laura LeRoux, and Mr. Elmer Cunningham, both graduates of Newark High School in 1895, announced plans to retire after 40 years each in the Newark School system.
• Dr. F.C. Donnelly, Newark Health Officer, urged the village to take over the task of garbage collection.
• W.P. A (Works Progress Administration) projects in Newark for the past year included the painting of the library, curbing of West Avenue, work at the disposal plant, upgrades of the Newark Lake water plant, and construction at Colburn Park.
• Ad - Forty Third Anniversary - Walkover Shoes for Men, Ball Brand Rubbers - Elve & Combes Shoe Store, East Union St.
50 Years Ago
March 7, 1963
• Charles H. Perkins, who went to work for his uncle C.H. Perkins as a young boy, and rose to become Jackson & Perkins President in 1928, died at the age of 73. Mr. Perkins, known as the "King of Roses", was responsible for the rapid expansion of the firm from a wholesale operation to a retail company, becoming known as the "World's Largest Rose Growers."
• Officers of Cosmopolitan Club at Newark High School were Jane Marsh, Sharon Potter, Susan Rolfe, and Nancy Livingston.
• Ad - Wayco Appliance & TV - Authorized dealer of Magnavox - Located at the "Big 154" West Union St.
• Dorothy Muscolino rolled a 187-506 series to lead the Newark Wayne Community girls league.
• Ad - Shell Fuel Oil Distributor- Radio Dispatched Trucks - McClellan Oil Co. - 183 West Union St.
25 Years Ago
March 4, 1988
• The Newark Village Board was accused by the press of violating the open meetings law by not posting a workshop as a public meeting.
• Feature Story - Linda Werts. K-12 English as a Second Language teacher was profiled.
• A Newark woman was accused of setting fire to her East Union St. apartment after an argument with her boy friend. Damage was estimated at $25,000.
Page 2 of 2 - • The annual Rotary Pancake Day was set for March 12 at the Newark High School cafeteria.
• Newark Girls "Lady Reds" won the Class B indoor track title 133-64 at Wilson High School.