50 years ago today

NORTH ADAMS -- St. Joseph High'd Debaters swept the field once again in the third round of the Springfield Diocesan Debating Tournament. Both varsity and novice teams retained top positions.

The varsity team is composed of Daniel Baran and Michael Furlong for the affirmative and John O'Brien and Paul Casey for the negative. The novice team is comprised of Maureen Maloney and James Green for the negative and Nesta Livingston and Kent Moors for the affirmative.

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ADAMS -- After serving in the U.S. Navy since October, 1960, Lt. (j.g.) Robert R. Eichorn, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert F. Eichorn of 10 Pearl St., has returned to civilian life. He was honorably discharged Friday and is now in North Adams with his wife, the former Marie P. Canale at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Canale, 691 Curran Highway, where he plans to remain until his future plans are definite. 25 years ago today

WILLIAMSTOWN -- You would have thought it was the first lady herself paying a visit to the Harper Center Friday, as a group of contestants gathered for the Barbara Bush Look-A-Like contest. The contest was sponsored by Village Coiff's, a hair styling salon on Southworth Street. Constance van Zelm was the winner while Florence Sempf and Ruth Warner were runners-up.

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CLARKSBURG -- Mellissa L. Peck, daughter of Arthur and Patricia Peck of Cross Roads, Clarksburg, was named to the dean's list for the fall semester at Becker Junior College in Leicester. She is a member of the freshman class majoring in business administration.

10 years ago today

CLARKSBURG -- The Clarksburg Elementary School Junior High activity program recently made two quilts, which they donated to Project Linus, a nonprofit, volunteer service organization that provides blankets or afghans to seriously ill or traumatized children. Activity program students are: Kyle Shepard, Dillon Flynn, Brian Shepard, Kayla Peck, Hannah Nuvallie, Megan Boyer, Rebecca Nolan, Ashley Lincoln, Kelsey Cote, Craig Deraway, Eric McKinney, Tiffany Winters, and Jonathan Wimpenney.

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WORTHINGTON -- An inspired Mount Greylock boy's cross country ski team put together a terrific day, but it wasn't enough to deny Hoosac Valley its second straight state championship at Hickory Hill Wednesday. Hoosac Valley finished 478 to Mount Greylock's 474. In the top ten, Shane MacDowell was second with 20:07, Steven Bedard finished third at 20:09, Dan Demers placed fifth with 20:15, and Will Fogel finished at 20:31.