Twenty years ago — 1997

Alice Anacheka-Naemann, visiting student minister, will guide the Unitarian Universalist Society of Northern Chautauqua in an exploration of the role of liberal religion. The service will be followed by a congregational meal celebrating the 14th anniversary of the founding of the Unitarian Universalist Society of Northern Chautauqua. The Unitarian Universalist Society of Northern Chautauqua was formed in 1983 by a small group of members from the Adams Memorial Unitarian Church in Dunkirk, which closed in 1972, and others who had moved into the area.

Thirty years ago — 1987

A dinner party at the Vineyard Restaurant honored Mrs. Louise F. Johnson of Fredonia, who retired after 19 years (1967-1986) of service with the village of Fredonia. Mrs. Johnson, receiver of taxes and senior account clerk for the village, was presented with a plaque by Mayor Louis Mancuso, its inscription recognizing her for her years of dedicated service.

Forty years ago — 1977

Larry Ludemann of the Fredonia Police Department and Steve Lesch of the Fredonia Fire Department were honored by the Dunkirk-Fredonia Lions Club for their life-saving efforts during a fire at the Newton Street home of James Mohney on Nov. 20. Though Mr. Mohney had been declared legally dead after being removed from the house, the actions of Mr. Ludemann and Mr. Lesch were successful in reviving him.

Fifty years ago — 1967

Miss Winifred Budd, third-grade teacher at Forestville Central School, has been nominated for Teacher of the Year by The Instructor magazine. Miss Budd will compete against other teachers in New York State. Miss Budd has spent a total of 44 years in education.