99 years ago in 1920:

Two street jobs that had been hanging fire for some time were given fresh starts by council, and both jobs were to be cleaned up in the coming year.

The East Market street job was to be the big one. It calls for the widening of the street by six feet, from Park Avenue to Logan Avenue and repaving it from Park Avenue to the P. P. & F. tracks. This improvement had been under consideration for several years, but nothing had been done. The plans and specifications had been prepared and the council had adopted a resolution declaring it necessary to proceed with work.

The Tod Avenue improvement had been on the books for many years and meant the erection of a retaining wall along the property of L. Krauss so that the pavement could be widened to conform to the rest of the street.

50 years ago in 1969:

The four choirs of Champion Presbyterian Church were to present the annual Christmas music festival in the church sanctuary.

The youth choir was to sing Joy to the World by Handel-Davis, Carol of the Drum by Katharine Davis and Do You Hear What I Hear? by Regney-Shayne.

The Chancel Choir was to sing Good Christian Men, Rejoice by Parker-Shaw, O Come All Ye Faithful by Wade-Normand, The Holly And The Ivy by Parker-Shaw, andTell Us Shepherds Maids by Mary Caldwell. The Chancel and Youth Choirs were to combine on O Holy Night by Adolphe Adam and Hallelujah Chorus from The Messiah by George F. Handel.

The Cherub Choir was to sing Away in a Manger and The Friendly Beasts and the Junior Choir was to sing Silent Night and The Cherry Tree Carol. Cherub and Junior Choirs were to combine on Carol, Christians, Carol.

Choir directors were Mrs. Gail Boggs, Chancel and Youth Choirs, and Miss Shirley Knowlton, Junior and Cherub Choirs.

The organist was Mrs. Dorothy Reynolds.

25 years ago in 1994:

The spirit of giving had provided some opportunity to take and the city post office was offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of holiday Grinches.

City Postmaster Len Simon said five mail drop boxes in the area were broken into last Christmas season and two were hit last Thanksgiving.

The postal office responded with attempts to make the drop boxes tamper-proof and by offering the reward, Simon said.

There was no estimate of the amount or value of the mail stolen.

The thieves are after cash that people are putting into their letters, Simon said. We try to remind people all the time not to send money in the mail, but some do it anyway.

Simon said the thieves were most active around the holidays. Mailboxes located in the Austin Village and near Woodland Avenue had been broken into on several occasions, but the break-ins were not limited to the Warren area.

10 years ago in 2009:

The holiday season was a hectic one for firefighters. Several local fire chiefs said December was one of the busiest months, thanks to a combination of cold weather, improper use of heating sources and holiday decorations. Liberty fire Chief Michael Durkin said his main concern when the weather got cold was carbon monoxide poisoning. He said a family of six became ill and it was determined their home was filled with carbon monoxide. He said they were lucky they got sick during the day when they were awake.

If it happened in the middle of the night, they would all be dead, Durkin said.

He said people must make sure their heating system was installed by a professional. Proper installation and ventilation is crucial.

Another concern, according to Cortland fire Chief William Novakovich, was people using heating sources improperly, including a kerosene heater indoors.

Compiled from the archives of the Tribune Chronicle by Emily Earnhart

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