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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 »

Girls’ Soccer News

By Alicia Dziak   Last week Thursday, the Varsity girls’ soccer team headed to Eden to play under their lights, and came away with a 2-0 win. Grace Zabawa and Jacy Schelble scored for the Lady Griffs, with assists by Zabawa and Erin Drewiega.   The following day, the girls hosted Christian Central on Pop Warner Field for their senior ... Read More »

New SRO Helps Keep Students Safe


By Ely Schosek SGI Student Reporter Members of the SGI community will see a new face this school year around all four district schools—Jackie Feggans, the new school resource officer (SRO). Feggans was raised in the City of Buffalo and graduated from Cardinal O’Hara High School in the Town of Tonawanda. He has been with the Erie County Sheriff’s office ... Read More »

A Look Back: The Undertaker Business in Springville


By Jolene Hawkins Looking back to the occupations of the undertaker, and in one in particular for our area was A L Pingrey, who ran a furniture and undertaking business starting in 1892. Now you may ask, why furniture?  Well, think about it.  The undertaker usually made the casket.  To make the casket, they would use six boards, and one ... Read More »

MooCheesy Food Truck Set to Open Soon


By Rich Place A new eatery will soon be making its way to the Springville area, but this one has four wheels and will come and go as it pleases. Local resident Robyn Tyler is ready to open MooCheesy, a food truck dedicated to making gourmet burgers and grilled cheese sandwiches, and will be making appearances in the village soon. ... Read More »

SGI High’s Student Council President Looks Forward to the School Year


By Alicia Dziak Each year, the high school’s Student Council President is tasked with many things, including attending the monthly school board meetings and sitting among the board members. High school principal James Bialasik explained that the Student Council President is chosen by the entire student body each year by popular vote. This year, the position is held by senior ... Read More »

Ellicottville Fall Festival This Weekend


By Alicia Dziak This weekend, Oct. 6-7, EVL’s biggest and oldest festival of the year is back, complete with music, races, rides, food, arts and crafts and endless fall fun. Started in 1975 as a way to bring people into the budding ski town of Ellicottville as the winter merchandise arrived in stores, Fall Festival has evolved into one that ... Read More »

SGI Welcomes New Teachers


By Ely Schosek SGI Student Reporter School districts are always hiring new teachers for one reason or another like to fit the needs of a larger student body or specific student needs. This year Springville GI is excited to welcome 11 new teachers to a variety of positions. The areas of Special Education, High School Science, AIS or Academic Intervention ... Read More »

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