Twenty years ago — 1997

The Silver Creek Village Board authorized the purchase of the old Hanover Town Hall at 239 Central Ave. for $1 during the regular board meeting. The building was purchased to be used as a community center to house village departments and programs like the village court, trustee offices, Chamber of Commerce, Festival of Grapes, youth recreation, Office for the Aged and the WIC Program. It could potentially be the headquarters of the proposed YMCA that the planning board is looking into. Currently, the village does not have any money to renovate the building, but officials are hoping some of the departments would volunteer to head the cleanup.

Thirty years ago — 1987

South Dayton resident Richard A. Jones, who has been the reading coordinator at Pine Valley Central School for 21 years, has received international recognition for his contributions to education and finance. The International Biographical Centre of Cambridge, England, has announced the inclusion of Mr. Jones in the 1987 edition of “Who’s Who of International Intellectuals.” In addition to the position he holds at the school, Mr. Jones is president of a financial marketing firm, Eagleview Enterprises.

Forty years ago — 1977

District Attorney David M. Civilette proved to be the biggest spender in the recent election among the four persons seeking county office. However, he has not received the most money in contributions — County Executive Joseph Gerace has — and Civilette is the only one among the four to take a loan, this one from his parents, for $1,000, which has been paid back. Mr. Civilette is also the only candidate among the four to use an advertising agency and he went outside the county to obtain help from two of them.

Fifty years ago — 1967

Gov. Nelson Rockefeller announced that work has been completed on a $2.8 million service group complex and heating plant at the Fredonia State University College. This is part of a multi-billion dollar physical expansion program occurring throughout the State University system.