Twenty years ago — 1997

The winner of the 1984 American Book Award, Native American writer Maurice Kenny delivered a reading in Thompson Hall on the campus of Fredonia State University College. While it was his Pulitzer Prize-nominated “Blackrobe: Isaac Jogues” and “The Mama Poems,” which won him the attention of literary critics throughout the country, Mr. Kenny considers his poetic masterpiece to be Tekonwatoni/Molly Brant,” published locally by White Pine Press in 1992.

Thirty years ago — 1987

Cadet Anthony J. Vicari, son of Mr. and Mrs. Onofrio Vicari of Pennsylvania Avenue, Dunkirk recently began a term as the Color Lieutenant in the cadet color guard at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. The color guard carries the “Colors” of the United States, the Army and the Military Academy during reviews and parades.

Forty years ago — 1977

Chautauqua County’s three representatives in the New York Junior Miss Pageant held in Rochester finished in the top five out of 29 contestants. Jana Glenzer of Fredonia was the second runnerup and earned a $500 cash scholarship. Ann Marie Fox of Silver Creek ranked as the fourth runnerup and won a $300 cash scholarship. Paula Dibble of Lakewood, as the first runnerup, won a $600 cash scholarship.

Fifty years ago — 1967

Donald Town of Boy Scout Troop 18 in Forestville was presented the Eagle Scout award recently at a testimonial dinner held in his honor at the First Methodist Church in Forestville. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Town.