Retrospective

Twenty years ago — 1997

Boy Scout Troop 267, sponsored by Fredonia American Legion Post 59, recently recognized two Scouts who have earned Eagle Scout status. Nicholas J. Yerico, son of Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Eichmann and Jeffrey Bell, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Bell, were presented with the Eagle Scout Award, the highest recognition offered in scouting. Scoutmaster Christopher Eichmann presented both mothers with the Eagle Scout medals, which they pinned on their sons. The Scouts in turn presented their mothers with miniature Eagle pins and their fathers with Eagle tie tacs.

Thirty years ago — 1987

From Just Between Us ….. Vera Buck of Dunkirk recently returned home after spending three weeks in England — her first trip abroad, her first airplane ride and her first opportunity to meet her pen pal, Linda Huyton and her husband Ray, who reside in Neston, South Wirral (near the coast of Wales). Traveling with a friend, Mrs. Buck visited many points of interest, but considered the highlight to be watching the “Trooping of the Color,” the official celebration of Queen Elizabeth’s birthday on June 13. “As we stood along the mall, we watched as the Queen and the Royal Family passed by,” Mrs. Buck recalls. ” My front view afforded me a good look at Princess Diana and she really is as pretty as her pictures.”

Forty years ago — 1977

Paid in full, the note for the cost of the Leslie F. Chard Parish Hall of St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church was recently burned. The church hall is named in honor of the Rev. Canon Leslie F. Chard, rector from 1928 to 1966, who concelebrated the Eucharist with the present rector, the Rev. Philip W. Lord.

Fifty years ago — 1967

Richard Gloss of Sheridan, a teacher at Brocton Central School, has been selected as a participant in a National Defense Education Act Institute program on economics and teacher education at the University of Connecticut in Storrs, Conn. Mr. Gloss recently received his degree from Fredonia State University College.

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