Month: October 2019

Merritt A. “Whitey” Spoth

Merritt A. “Whitey” Spoth, of Akron passed away peacefully, surrounded by family on October 31, 2019. He was born on January 21, 1931 to the late Edward and Irene (Daigler) Spoth.

Whitey grew up in Swormville and attended St. Mary’s Grade School and Amherst Central. He then went on to serve his nation in the U.S. Army. Whitey and Joan Thuman were married On December 1, 1956. He retired as an equipment operator from Lafarge in Lockport, NY in 1986. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and the Jurek American Legion Post. He loved playing cards, especially Euchre, Pinochle, and Cribbage.

Loving husband of Joan (Thuman) Spoth; beloved father of Denise (Gary) Edwards, Janet (Jan) Ginter, Gregory (Sandra) Spoth, Marilyn (Andy) Kelkenberg, Theresa (Randy) Vogel, Lisa (Nigel) Pelton; proud grandfather of 21 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Whitey is also survived by a brother, Kenny (Louise) Spoth and a sister, JoAnn “John” Mulvey.

Friends and relatives may call on Sunday, November 3, 2019 from 2 -7 PM  at Ross Funeral Home of Akron, LLC. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 12:30 PM on Monday, November 4, 2019 at St. Mary’s of Swormville Church, 6919 Transit Rd., East Amherst, NY 14051. (Please Assemble at Church). Charitable contributions may be made in Whitey’s memory to Millard Fillmore Suburban Hosp Palliative Care and St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

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And The Winners Are…..

First off, this was VERY hard to decide.  EVERYONE did an amazing job and put forth tremendous effort, so everyone deserves kudos!!

The Grim Reaper did actually make it out into this dark and stormy Halloween night to deliver trophies to the winners….In……The….Rain…….

The Winners:

BEST STOREFRONT MAIN ST:  The US Post Office Akron

This prize was awarded during the day and the folks who did the display were out delivering your mail, so pretend there is a picture here.

BEST HOUSE NEWSTEAD:  6599 Wollcottsville Rd

No one was home, so pretend there is a picture here. Someone please get in touch with me so I can get your trophy to you.

BEST HOUSE AKRON:    Ron & Charlene Pocobello of 40 Cedar St

What a terrific display of light. fog, music, and scary stuff (the dino costumes were great too!!!) GREAT effort, Congrats!

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BEST IN SHOW:  23 Sheppard Ave. Adam, Brett and Ella Maloney

This house is AMAZING!  The (very wet) Grim Reaper hunted down Adam at a party up the road to give him his trophy.  This house was amazing.  It got extra “creep factor” points for the creepy doll, with the creepy red eyes on the rocking horse singing nursery rhymes. :::shudder:::  It was like being IN a Steven King Movie!  Excellent job and Congrats!

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Honorable Mention to 175-177 Main St.

These two houses were also exceptional.

Thanks to EVERYONE who participated and made our town look fantastically spooky for the inaugural year of The Newsteader Awards!  Next year will be BIGGER and BETTER and SCARIER!!!

 

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!!

-JAP-

 

 

 

Village of Akron Minutes

October 7, 2019

RESOLUTION duly moved by Forrestel and seconded by Folger to go into an executive
session regarding personnel matters at 6:41 pm be and hereby is approved.
ADOPTED CARL E. PATTERSON – AYE
E. PETER FORRESTEL – AYE
MICHAEL R. MIDDAUGH – AYE
DARRIN L. FOLGER – AYE

RESOLUTION duly moved by Middaugh and seconded by Folger to come out of the
executive session regarding personnel matters at 7:03 pm be and hereby is approved.
ADOPTED CARL E. PATTERSON – AYE
E. PETER FORRESTEL – AYE
MICHAEL R. MIDDAUGH – AYE
DARRIN L. FOLGER – AYE

A REGULAR MEETING of the Akron Village Board was held on this date at 7:05 p.m.
Present: Mayor Carl E. Patterson; Trustees E. Peter Forrestel, Michael R. Middaugh, and Darrin
L. Folger; Village Attorney Andrew Borden, Treasurer Tammy Kelley, Clerk Jayne DeTine,
Chief of Police Richard Lauricella, Public Works Manager Jon Cummings and Code
Enforcement Officer Michael Borth.
The Mayor led us in the pledge to the flag.
RESOLUTION duly moved by Middaugh and seconded by Folger that the Minutes of the
Regular Meeting of September 16, 2019 and the Special Meeting September 30, 2019 be andhereby are approved by the Village Board.
ADOPTED CARL E. PATTERSON – AYE
E. PETER FORRESTEL – AYE
MICHAEL R. MIDDAUGH – AYE
DARRIN L. FOLGER – AYE
RESOLUTION, duly moved by Forrestel seconded by Folger that the audit of the bills is
approved, and the Treasurer authorized to pay same in accordance with the following abstract of audit vouchers:
General Fund $ 22,193.29
Electric Fund $ 173,832.11
Water Fund $ 11,572.76
Sewer Fund $ 16,492.98
Capital Projects $ 62,626.66 Continue reading “Village of Akron Minutes”