Achievement

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...The University at Albany congratulates the more than 3,300 students who graduated at its 174th Commencement from May 18 to 20. Graduates from August 2017 and December 2017 were also recognized. Lauren Budniewski of Fredonia graduated with a Master of Science in literacy. Sean Roche of ...

Heritage Ministries hosts Employee Recognition Dinner

JAMESTOWN — Heritage Ministries recently hosted its annual Employee Recognition Dinner at Moonbrook Country Club in Jamestown. This year’s event honored 82 Heritage employees for their service to this nonprofit, human service ministry organization. The evening’s presentation recognized ...

4-H meat animal sale held during Chautauqua County Fair

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County’s 4-H Youth Development Program held the 54th annual 4-H Meat Animal Sale on Friday, July 20 during the Chautauqua County Fair. Local businesses and 4-H supporters were out in full force. A total of 161 animals were sold at this annual ...

Local 4-Hers receive awards from dairy show at Chautauqua County Fair

The 4-H Dairy Show at the Chautauqua County Fair involved 63 4-H youth from Chautauqua County who received ribbons, trophies, halters and other special awards for their efforts showing seven different breeds of dairy cattle. The official judge was Zackery Welker, from Medina, NY. The youth, ...

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...Jacob Lesch of Fredonia was awarded a Sunrise Cooperative Stockholder Scholarship. Jacob is currently attending the Ohio State University to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Ag Systems Management. Jacob receives his eligibility from Heather Lesch (mother). This year Sunrise offered 40 $1,000 ...

New campaign raises voices of Girl Scouts

The Girl Scout Difference Campaign unleashes the power of the G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)† and shows why Girl Scouts is the best leadership development experience for girls in the world—one that is designed with, by, and for girls. This special Girl Scout awareness ...

Cherry Creek volunteer fireman honored for 59 years of service

At the Cherry Creek Volunteer Fire Department banquet June 2, Raymond L. Sheldon, Sr. was honored for his service of 35 years of as an officer from Fire Chief to Fire Police, and a member of 59 years in the Cherry Creek Volunteer Fire Department. When he went to the VFW Auxiliary State ...

Seven inducted into Pine Valley School District Wall of Fame

On Sunday, June 24, 2018, the seventh Pine Valley Central School District Wall of Fame Induction Ceremony was held at the Pine Valley Central Jr./Sr. High School Library at 11 a.m. This year’s inductees were Michelle (Colvin) Foster (Class of 1982), Roy Luksch (Class of 1968), Donald ...

Six JCC faculty members awarded Chancellor’s Award

Six Jamestown Community College faculty and staff members were awarded the 2018 State University of New York Chancellor’s Award for Excellence recently. Faculty, librarians and professional service employees who received the SUNY Chancellor’s Award were honored with a certificate and cast ...

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...Richard and Dolly Burlett will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary at the Sheridan VFW, Route 20 on Saturday, Aug. 11 with a social hour from 2 to 3 p.m. and refreshments from 3 to 5 p.m. Those attending are asked to refrain from bringing gifts... ...Emily Narraway achieved the ...

Military news

...U.S. Air Force Airman Mickey A. Mentley graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, ...

FPDA awards annual JFK scholarship

The Fredonia-Pomfret Democratic Association awards an annual $500 John F. Kennedy Scholarship. The scholarship is based on President Kennedy’s declaration that one person can make a difference in the world. His statement, “Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for ...

SUNY Fredonia faculty honored with Chancellor’s Award

Six faculty and staff at the State University of New York at Fredonia have been honored with the State University of New York Chancellor’s Award for Excellence, including Lecturer Kimberly S. Mancino of the School of Music, Professor Junaid Ahmed Zubairi of the Department of Computer and ...

Gowanda teacher attends annual ORAU event in Tennessee

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. -—John Swanson of Cherry Creek, New York was one of 15 high school teachers attending the 29th annual High School Summer Math-Science-Technology Institute in Oak Ridge. Swanson is a science teacher at Gowanda Central High School in Cherry Creek. Swanson and the other ...

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...The Dom Polski Club awarded two scholarships to two Dunkirk High School graduates. Alexis Tofil, daughter of Michael and Kristin Tofil graduated from Dunkirk High School and will attend SUNY Fredonia, majoring in sports management. Zachary Romanik, son of John Romanik and Doreen Holtz ...

E2CCB lauds aspiring nurses at commencement in Jamestown

JAMESTOWN – Clad in white uniforms, the 34 graduates of the Licensed Practical Nursing program of the Workforce Development division of Erie 2-Chautauqua-Cattaraugus BOCES strode into Scharmann Theatre on the campus of Jamestown Community College to accept their diplomas in front of ...

Dunkirk local one of few to have two engineering diplomas

Dr. Robert Lyczkowski graduated from Dunkirk High School as Valedictorian in 1959. According to the Cleveland State University’s Washkiewicz College of Engineering 2017-2018 issue, he received his bachelor of chemical engineering from Cleveland State University and Fenn College of Engineering ...

Brown wins Post 59 scholarship

Fredonia Memorial American Legion Post #59 and its Auxiliary are proud to announce that Ian Brown from Fredonia High School is the recipient of the annual scholarship that Post 59 presents. Congratulations from all of the members and hopes are offered that all of Ian’s plans for the future ...

WM Rotary gives scholarships

During the month of June, the Rotary Club of Westfield-Mayville proudly presented eight local high school graduating seniors each with $300 scholarship awards for a total of $2,400. The two recipients from each of the four schools were selected by school district officials. Throughout their ...