Twenty years ago — 1997

The Grand Prize winner of $100 in the OBSERVER 1997 Recipe Contest is Helene Murphy of Dunkirk who submitted a recipe for Skillet Chicken Paella in the Main Dish category. Top winner in the Side Dish category was Diane M. Dorler of Forestville for her Potato Soup. First place in Salads went to Beverli Horrocks of Van Buren Point and her Hot Turkey Salad. The final category, Desserts, was won by Carol S. Jimerson of Gowanda, who entered a Raspberry Torte.

Thirty years ago — 1987

Student of the Week is Todd E. Swierk, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Swierk of Forestville. A senior at Forestville Central School, he has won various academic and art awards, including two New York State Association of Foreign Language Teachers Showcase recognitions for cultural paintings. Todd is presently enrolled in the 3-1-3 early college admissions program and holds a part-time job at Great Lakes Color Printing. He plans to attend college to pursue his interests in engineering, computers and graphic arts.

Forty years ago — 1977

A new industry for Westfield which brings with it a plan for a 31-acre industrial park was unveiled recently. The firm is called Design West of Fort Wayne, Ind., and will be moving all of its offices from that city to Westfield this winter. The firm expects to employ about a dozen local people.

Fifty years ago — 1967

A front page photo shows Pfc. John W. Guinn of Elizabethtown, Tenn., reading a newspaper about himself as he checks in at the Seattle, Wash., airport for a flight home. Guinn had been reported killed in Vietnam and his mother, Blanche Guinn of Blountville, Tenn., buried the body the Army sent to her last week. Mrs. Guinn learned of the Army’s error when her son, very much alive, phoned her from Vietnam.