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Deadline Approaching For Lease Agreement With Village, Fire Company


By Rich Place The Village of Springville and Springville Volunteer Fire Company Inc. have yet to reach an agreement on rental payments for space at the fire hall, located at 405 W. Main St., for the village’s fire apparatus. After updating the village board on Monday about a recent meeting in which the two sides failed to come to an ... Read More »

Concord Town Board Addresses Spring Break Storm


By Alicia Dziak Following the recent power outage throughout much of the Town of Concord, the town’s regular board meeting on Thursday, April 12 began with public comment from a resident questioning whether there is a central location for residents to get information in case of emergency. Supervisor Clyde Drake said there is an emergency protocol, also noting that the ... Read More »

A Look Back: Springville’s Roots in Music History


By Jolene Hawkins Looking back to music in our area, to the good ‘ole days, did you know that Springville was originally called Fiddler’s Green?  As early as 1815, there were fiddlers that played in a log tavern in town, which adjoined the “green” area. This tavern was a favorite resort for fiddlers who came to learn and practice the ... Read More »

Student-Led Presentations Highlight School Board Meeting


By Rich Place If there was ever a time for SGI Superintendent Kimberly Moritz to tell the board she is headed to the U.S. Department of Education to present ways Springville is “reimagining education,” perhaps following three student-led presentations was a good time to do it. Moritz told the board at its Tuesday meeting that she, along with high school ... Read More »

Carpet World Owners Bid Farewell to Main Street


By Rich Place For 25 years, greeting customers and helping them with their flooring needs — all while raising a family — has been the lives of Joe and Stacie Decker. And although it’s been a fruitful and worthwhile endeavor, new opportunities for the couple, who own Carpet World on East Main Street in Springville, have led them to the ... Read More »

SGI Middle Schoolers Take to the Ice


By Alicia Dziak This time of year, SGI spring sports include baseball, softball, lacrosse, track and tennis. But for some other dedicated athletes, their sport of choice is one that involves ice. Yes, that’s right — hockey. Brooke Judkiewicz is a seventh grader who plays for the 12U Buffalo Regals, an all-girls team made up of 16 12-year-olds and two ... Read More »

SGI Senior Chooses Air Force Over West Point


By Rich Place You could hear a pin drop in the SGI High School Library for a few moments last Wednesday afternoon, as senior Benn Smith paused briefly with two letters of intent in front of him. Nearly four dozen family members, friends and school faculty gathered for a unique ceremony for Benn, who was presented a rare decision of ... Read More »

Sign Language Class at the Concord Senior Center


By Carlee Frank Sign language is a beautiful and often times misunderstood language. American Sign Language –or ASL for short –is not English or an English equivalent. The language has its own grammar system, dialects and rules. It was developed by French monks in the 1500s who used gestures as a way to bypass their “vow of silence”. Later on, ... Read More »

Celebrate Earth Day


By Mary Heyl It may be difficult to imagine a time before “going green” was a ubiquitous concept, but not even 50 years ago, the modern environmental movement hardly existed. However, on April 22, 1970, a nation-wide movement to promote and protect the environment finally made headlines around the world, as 20 million Americans took part in marches, rallies and ... Read More »

Celebrate the Season: Earth Day Projects


By Mary Heyl This Sunday marks 48 years since Earth Day was first celebrated in the United States. Now is a great time to commit to living a greener life through recycling, carpooling and using fewer chemicals in and around your home. You can also take advantage of this time to make some great memories with your family by repurposing ... Read More »

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