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Springville students love ‘Drive Your Tractor to School Day’

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Last week, to help kick-off the 30th annual Western New York Dairy/Agriculture Festival in Springville, students at Springville High School drove their tractors to school to help celebrate the area’s agricultural history.

  By Ely Schosek Student Reporter It’s clear that Springville is a rural community especially in our schools. Many students live at least twenty minutes away from school and some even live on farms. Last week, the WNY Dairy/Agricultural Festival was held in the area, which celebrates the community’s agricultural background. At Springville High School, students were given the opportunity ... Read More »

A Look Back: What’s in a last name?


Looking back in our genealogy files and you will see a vast number of last names. It is always fun to find out what your ancestors did, where they lived and where did they come from, but what about their surname? Where did it come from? What does it mean? Tracing the origins of surnames can help us gleam more ... Read More »

SGI recognizes student achievement with annual awards ceremony

By Ely Schosek Student Reporter Students are not always recognized for their grades, athletic achievements or efforts in and out of the classroom, but recently Springville-Griffith Institute honored over 100 students for these very reasons. On Thursday, June 6, select students were invited to an awards ceremony with their parents where they would receive their awards and some even earned ... Read More »

A Look Back: The Founding Fathers of Springville and Concord


Looking back to when we were little, what stands out the most in your mind? Was it dinners during the week when the whole family sat down and talked? Not using a cell phone, but really looked at each other and talked. Maybe it was when we went on family outings, with mom and dad and all your siblings or ... Read More »

SGI High hosts annual volleyball tourney

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The members of the winning team are (front, left) Meadow Wittman, Allie Emmick, Devyn Rowe, (back, left) Mason Goodridge, Adam Pruitt and Al Francisco.

By Elyana Schosek The Student Council at Springville-Griffith High School on Monday hosted their annual volleyball tournament for the students. Fourteen teams took part in the competition for a variety of reasons, such as the fun they were sure to have, the competitiveness involved and the friends they played alongside. Each team was composed of six students — three girls ... Read More »

$15K raised for SGI music department


  By Elyana Schosek, Student Reporter Throughout the month of November, fundraisers are commonplace in most towns and cities. Springville is no exception to this. In the Springville community, a fundraiser took place that raised money for the Springville-Griffith School District to buy a new grand piano. The Springville-Griffith Community Education Foundation (SGCEF) presented a check for $15,000 at the ... Read More »

SGI high school staff grow out for Movember


By Elyana Schosek Student Reporter Several male staff members in the Springville-Griffith Institute school district took to sporting mustaches and other facial hair last month for a good cause. An annual event to raise awareness of various men’s health issues by growing mustaches, Movember takes place across the country each year. The Movember Foundation is the top global organization regarding ... Read More »

A Look Back: Mail Order Homes from Sears


By Jolene Hawkins Looking back to when all of our wishes and whims could be found within the pages of a Sears and Roebuck catalog. Everything from a new camera, to a grand piano, to medical supplies, to hammerless revolvers, to traveling bags to a six-hole steel range stove, to monuments for your loved ones in the graveyard — you ... Read More »

A Look Back: The Ladies at Home during Wartime


Looking back to the ladies who were on the home front during the conflicts we have had, what did they do to help the soldiers? As far back as the Civil War, we see where ladies helped to raise money for the war effort. They organized raffles and fairs and used the money to help pay for war supplies. They ... Read More »

A Look Back: Maplewood Cemetery

By Jolene Hawkins   Did you know that before cemeteries were established, family was buried in a small family plot, or near the house? With so many causes of death from drowning in the creek, or a mill pond, to having a tree or limbs falling on them to lighting striking the person, cattle or horses injuring them, and of ... Read More »

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