Throwback Thursday



Taking a look back at people, places, and things

Chet Silkworth, right, retired as postmaster of the Brooklyn Post Office in 1979. Silkworth was a familiar face around town for years. He had served as postmaster since Dec. 31, 1951. A lifelong resident, Silkworth graduated from Brooklyn High School in 1938, and served four years in the Army before hooking up with the post office. “It was easier getting in the post office than it is getting out,” he joked.


Members of the 1979 Addison Homecoming court were, front row left to right: sophomore Jennifer Smith, junior Elizabeth Smith, and freshman Bea Brooks. In back are seniors Ronda Dunbar, Amy Davis, Lynn Sumlin and Linda Knowles.


Nat Gross, a Columbia Central graduate, went on to play football for the Toledo Rockets in 1979. Gross, who played linebacker, also excelled in wrestling. He is shown with Rocket coach Chuck Stobart.

John Messimer shared this photo of a Brooklyn 1926 baseball team. Do you recognize any of the faces?


The Columbia Central High School cross country team consisted of, front, left to right: Glenn Jessup, Jim Shuster, Marc Wysocki, Dale Vandeventer, Arthur Applegren and Chris Schneider. In the second row are coach Dave Slusher, Tony Rigelman, Mike Varga, Jamie Burton, Jeff Kaiser and Jerry Stepke.




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