Thirty years ago – 1987
Brooks Locomotive No. 444 has arrived at its new home at the Chautauqua County Fairgrounds in Dunkirk following a slow ride on a low-boy trailer from the Niagara Mohawk steam station where it has been stored since it arrived in the city last month. While there were a few tense moments as the 20-ton truck hauled its 70-ton package along a route of back roads that were picked to avoid overhead obstacles, the trip went off without a hitch. A high degree of skill on the part of two crane operators was present as they had to coordinate their movements as they lifted the engine from the trailer to the display area.
Forty years ago – 1977
The Fredonia Jaycees and Jayncees have chosen the winners of the Outstanding Teenage Young Man and Woman Awards for the 1977 year. John Connelly, son of Dr. and Mrs. John E. Connelly, 91 Water St., and Jana Glenzer, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. John Glenzer, 183 Water St., are the recipients of the honors. Mr. Connelly was nominated this year by Congressman Stanley Lundine to the USAF Academy. Miss Glenzer plans to attend Allegheny College in Meadville, Pa., to major in biology.
Fifty years ago – 1967
Noted comedian and TV personality Robert Q. Lewis will speak at the Fredonia College. Sponsored by the College Convocations commission, his talk will be titled, “Through My Horn Rims.”