Twenty years ago — 1998

An overflow crowd attended Stockton’s zoning board of appeals hearing to consider applications for a junkyard, the use of mobile homes that exceed the established age limit and a seasonal cottage. The junkyard issue involved a special use permit application filed by Joseph Strong for a vehicle dismantling operation on Munger Road at the intersection with Route 380. Both the town board and planning board had recommended denying the permit. The zoning board voted unanimously to deny the application, citing the fact that the property is currently not in compliance with the law.

Thirty years ago — 1988

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority and the State Energy Office recently announced that two Silver Creek students were among the Round I winners in the Student Energy Research Competition. Julie A. Tytka and Vincent DeJohn Jr., both seniors, will continue to work on their project, the “Solar Collector 6000,” until the final round of judging to be held on May 24 in Albany. Julie is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Tytka and Vincent is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Vincent DeJohn, all of Silver Creek. The students chosen are among 202 ninth through 12th grade students from 44 high schools in 17 counties throughout the state.

Forty years ago — 1978

The results of a resident opinion survey conducted last fall were presented at the recent Fredonia School Board meeting. School Superintendent Dr. Rocco Doino noted that 82 percent of all respondents rated Fredonia District schools as excellent. Respondents came from all age brackets, including senior citizens.

Fifty years ago — 1968

Ronald R. Warren has been appointed an instructor in the instructional resources center at Fredonia State University College. The recipient of a bachelor of fine arts degree from Ohio University, he is currently working toward a master’s degree in photography. Mr. Warren and his wife Susan reside on Cushing Street in Fredonia.