Thirty years ago — 1987
Student of the Week is Timothy Simmons, a sophomore at Ripley Central School. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. James Simmons of 5 North State St., Ripley. A math/science and art major, he is vice president of the Student Council and the school band. He is a member of the Impact Team and the basketball team. Timothy hopes to be accepted to the U.S. Air Force Academy to become a pilot with aspirations of eventually becoming a commercial pilot.
Forty years ago — 1977
A “Do You Remember?” photo submitted by Mrs. Frank Press shows the student body of Ball Hill School, grades 2, 4, 5 and 6 in June 1947. Pictured with their teacher Ada VanRensselaer are Patricia Press Greiner, Rose Waligora Troutman, Michael O’Connell, Frank Press Jr., Robert Waligora, Florence Press O’Connor, Frances Waligora Griffith and Raymond Ortel.
Forty-one years after the end of World War II, a Fredonia man has been awarded a service medal from the Republic of China for his contributions as a Navy seaman. Charles St. George, former mayor of Fredonia, received the China War Memorial medal from the Coordination Council for Northern Affairs in Bethesda, Md., in June 1986 for his service aboard the USS Alaska (CB-1). The ship operated in the China Sea from September to November 1945. Mr. St. George received his award during a reunion in Buffalo of seamen on the USS Alaska.
Fifty years ago — 1967
Wendy McEntarfer has been elected president of the Fredonia Boosters Association. Pfc. John W. Marsh, son of Mr. and Mrs. Eva Marsh of West Main Street, Fredonia has been promoted to specialist fourth class, U.S. Army and is stationed in Germany.