Twenty years ago — 1998

In a photo by Jim Boltz which appeared in the OBSERVER, Elaine LaMattina, managing director of White Press of Fredonia and Dr. Daniel D. Reiff, author, display a copy of “Architecture in Fredonia, New York, 1811-1997: From Log Cabin to I.M. Pei.” The book, which has 176 pages and 293 illustrations, plus a color cover, is published by the Fredonia Preservation Society. It is now available at Tower Gifts, the Book Nook and the FSUC Book Store, Williams Center.

Thirty years ago — 1988

Chautauqua County Executive John Glenzer and the county Sheriff’s Department presented special awards to Greater Buffalo Press of Dunkirk for publishing a free of charge, 50,000 copies of a 12-page color brochure aimed at increasing arson awareness. The brochure will be given to the county’s fire departments to be distributed to homes in their districts. Plant manager James Bartlett accepted the award on behalf of Buffalo Press. The brochure contains, besides text assembled by Sheriff’s Sgt. James L. Tytka, nine color photos of fires in the county which were traced to arson. The cover shows the burning of the former Watson Manufacturing Co. building in Jamestown.

Forty years ago — 1978

Student of the Week is Lorna Black, daughter of Ms. Sabra Bowman Black of Fredonia and Craig Black of Pittsburgh. A senior at Fredonia High School, Lorna hopes to spend the summer in Scotland before attending the University of Wyoming in Laramie.

Fifty years ago — 1968

Picket lines were removed from closed plants of Kling Factories Inc. in Mayville, Frewsburg and Falconer, indicating the end of a bitter strike which began in early May. Workers are expected to be called back as maintenance men get the plants ready for production.