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A Look Back: The Old Village Ordinances


By Jolene Hawkins Looking back, this week I decided to have some fun. In 1910, a booklet was created that contained the Village Ordinances for Springville. Let’s learn about some of them. Part of Ordinances 1, read that… “No person shall within the limits of said Village keep or maintain any disorderly or gambling house or house of ill fame.” ... Read More »

Keeping in shape at SGI’s Wellness Wonderland

Photos by Alex Simmons

Photos by Alex Simmons Springville-Griffith Institute’s Wellness Committee last week held Wellness Wonderland, a free wellness event in the middle school open to the community. Attendees could visit informational booths and activities from local presenters, including fitness clubs, dance studios, yoga and Zumba studios, a smoothie station, healthy snack stations, local health care agencies and health education activities. Read More »

It’s ‘Souper Bowl Saturday’ at the Trading Post

The Trading Post Outreach Center will host its annual Souper Bowl fundraiser next Saturday, Jan. 26. Held 4 to 8 p.m. at Our Savior Evangelical Luthern Church, 431 Waverly St., the event includes bottomless bowls fo soup, appetizers and desserts. Music, theme basket raffles and 50/50 will also be featured. Get involved by entering a crockpot of your favorite soup/chili, ... Read More »

Town of Concord holds reorganizational meeting

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The Concord Town Board held its reorganizational meeting last week, finalizing many routine appointments for 2019.

By Kellen M. Quigley The Concord Town Board held its 2019 reorganization meeting Wednesday, Jan. 9 at the Town Hall before its regular business meeting. The town board made the following appointments for council members and town positions for the year: Deputy Supervisor: James K. Krezmien Town Historian: David Batterson Representative to the Youth Board: William F. Snyder, III Representative ... Read More »

SGI students preview upcoming science experiment

Photo by Elyana Schosek
Eighth graders Jackson Crone, Gracie Gilcrist and Braden Steiner present on their upcoming science experiment at the Springville-Griffith school board meeting last week.

By Elyana Schosek, Student Reporter Young scientists at Springville Middle School have been spending the past couple of months getting creative in and out of the classroom prepping for a series of experiments. During the monthly meeting of the Springville-Griffith Institute Board of Education last week, a group of students from the middle school presented on their recent science project. ... Read More »

SGI students have a ‘winter ball’ of a time

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Felipe Rodriguez, Claire Mariea, Allie Emmick and Niccolò Zucchegna

By Elyana Schosek, Student Reporter   Students at Springville-Griffith High School took part in an annual tradition last week with dancing, socializing and more at the winter ball. Held Saturday, Jan. 12, the sophomore class hosted the annual winter ball with preparations and planning taken on by class officers Sam Gottstine, president; Austin Boies, vice president; Keaton Wnuk, treasurer; and ... Read More »

SGI boys swimmers defeat St. Francis, Pioneer

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A Springville student jumps out of the blocks for a swim race during a meet against Pioneer Friday night.

Last week, the Springville-Griffith boys varsity swimming and diving team competed against St. Francis and Pioneer. The Griffins were able to beat a very competitive St. Francis, 53-48, on Tuesday, Jan. 8. Earning individual victories were Wyatt Fuller, Blaze Schelble and Eric Schweickert. On Friday, the boys easily defeated Pioneer on the Griffins’ Senior Night. Earning first-place finishes for the ... Read More »

Cheektowaga holds off Springville, snapping Griffs’ boys hoops streak

Cheektowaga (7-3) brought Springville’s three-game varsity boys basketball winning streak to a close on Tuesday, defeating the Griffins 65-50. Mason Goodridge scored 26 points to lead the Griffins in a losing effort. Adam Pruitt added 14 points for SGI, while Adam Ditchey had five points. Springville (5-8) looks to get back in the win column on Wednesday, playing host to ... Read More »

SGI girls bounce back with 63-17 victory at Tonawanda

On the road Tuesday night, the Springville varsity girls basketball team opened on a 27-0 run and never looked back in defeating Tonawanda. Springville defeated the Warriors 63-17. The win helps Springville (10-3) stay in contention for an ECIC Div IV championship and a top seed and the Class B-1 playoffs. Ivette Lewandowski and Kenz Owens combined for seven three-pointers ... Read More »

Rowe sets pair of school records in Houghton invite meet

Payton Rowe broke a pair of school records in finishing second and third in the Houghton College Invitational for the Springville-Griffith Institute indoor track and field team on Saturday. Rowe was second in the 55 hurdles at 9.07, breaking her own previous school record (9.23). Then she added a school-record time in the 600-meter run at 1:42.81, good for third ... Read More »

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