Twenty years ago — 1998

Boy Scout Troop 267, sponsored by American Legion Post 59, held an Eagle Court of Honor last month. Dennis Bouquin, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ronald (Janis) Bouquin; David Vacanti, son of Mr. and Mrs. Vincent (Ellen) Vacant and Steven Zielinski, son of Mr. and Mrs. Peter (Kimberly) Zielinski were presented with the Eagle Scout Award, which is the highest recognition offered in scouting. Scoutmaster Christopher Eichmann presented the mothers with the Eagle Scout Medal, 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 — 1988

The OBSERVER Student of the Week is Kathleen Ann Smith, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Newcomb of Creek Road, Forestville. A student at Forestville Central School, Kathleen has been a member of the Concert Band and the Hornet Marching Band for six years, playing flute and piccolo. She currently serves as president of the band council. She is a member of the National Honor Society and secretary of her senior class. Upon graduation, Kathleen plans to continue her education, majoring in Spanish and psychology.

Forty years ago — 1978

Fredonia Mayor Charles St. George is expected to announce his candidacy for the State Senate at a press conference in the Trustees Room at Fredonia Village Hall. The mayor is expected to seek the Democratic nomination for the State Senate seat held for several years by Republican Jess Present (Jamestown). Mr. Present’s term expires at the end of the 1978 calendar year and he is expected to run for re-election. Elections will be held in November. Mayor St. George currently is in his fourth two-year term as mayor of Fredonia.

Fifty years ago — 1968

Daniel A. Roblin Jr., president of Roblin Steel Corporation’s Dunkirk plant, reported that sales were up, but earning for the corporation were down in 1967. He noted a sharp increase in pre-tax net income in the fourth quarter despite a three-week strike at the firm’s Dunkirk plant.