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 20, 1913
• Mr. C.W. Stuart, Newark businessman, wrote about his trips to the Canal Zone, Cuba, and the Caribbean.
• A. N. Christy was elected village President without opposition. Voters approved $500 for band music and $50 for firemen's uniforms.
• Area druggists had agreed to discontinue the sale of cough drops containing cocaine, heroin, and morphine.
• Fire Chief Michael J. Flynn had installed a hose cart at the former Reed plant on Seigrist St. to be used for the benefit of that part of the village.
75 Years Ago
March 23, 1938
• Eugene Schiltz of Price & Schiltz Coal Co. was elected Exalted Ruler of the Newark Elks Lodge 1249.
• Workers began dismantling a wing of the Newark Post office, prior to beginning construction of a $93,000 addition.
• A Newark Softball team was organized- with President Murray Welcher, and board members Herb Jackson, Stuart Reed, Joe Hatsell, and Charles Ross.
• The Newark office of Lincoln Alliance Bank announced plans to use a new photo recording system for canceled checks.
• Shredded Wheat 11 cents a box, Hot Cross Buns 16 cents a dozen, Mother's Oats 17 cents a box, and LaMoka Coffee 23 cents pound- Market Basket Store- South Main St.
50 Years Ago
March 21, 1963
• Republicans retained control of the village board as Dr. James Davis and George Farrell were re-elected to office, as was Democrat Mayor Milton H. Elzufon.
• Newark High School graduate Lt. Bob Cowles was named a member of the legendary Blue Angels Flight Demonstration team .
• Longtime Newark Mayor Miton H. Elzufon estimated that village taxpayers would see a 66 cents drop in the tax rate.
• Selling tickets for the Newark High School benefit "Tale of Two Cities" were Hi-Y and Tri Hi-Y club members Leonard Block, Bill French, Sally Chaffee, Mickey Gilbert, George Evangelist and Gerry Palmer.
25 Years Ago
March 25, 1988
• More than 1200 people attended the Newark Reading Festival at Newark High School, a result of 175 volunteer hours.
• Park Presbyterian Church Youth Fellowship departed on their annual ski trip to Old Forge, where temperatures were predicted to be in single digits.
• Three time All American Swimmer Jim Healy, a 1984 NHS graduate, was awarded the Fulton trophy at Championships at SUNY Binghamton. Healy is the son of Tom and Mary Jane Healy.
• Fire destroyed a family home on Murray Street. Local resident, passerby, Robert Rapp was credited with alerting the occupants to the situation.