Twenty years ago — 1998

Findley Lake may soon be home to a state-funded tourist welcome center that will host visitors to the state and Chautauqua County. A final cost for the proposed center has not been established. And there is still debate as to where the appropriate location for the center is in Chautauqua County. There are advocates for the Stow area as well as for other areas that might be better located to balance north and south county areas. However, many refer to Findley Lake as the gateway to New York state and Chautauqua County. When opened, it will be a full welcome center, with literature and refreshments.

Thirty years ago — 1988

A Fredonia computer store will bask in the limelight next month when it will be featured in a publication circulated across the United States for its new service — an electronic “store” — a first in Western New York and possibly the country. On Line: Computer Access Center, 21 East Main St., Fredonia is hoping to start the store, which will sell goods and services to a discriminating clientele via their computers, this week. The business will be featured with the new service in the April edition of CompuServe’s OnLine Today. Dan Valone is the owner of the store.

Forty years ago — 1978

The names of two Dunkirk attorneys are being prominently mentions in Mayville as possible Democratic candidates for Family Court Judge. County Attorney Edwin Kuzdale has been widely suggested by a number of sources and Dunkirk City Court Judge August R. Jankowski also has been mentioned as a possible candidate. The position went up for grabs some weeks ago when Family Court Judge John Hallenbeck of Dunkirk, a Republican, announced he would not seek a second 10-year term.

Fifty years ago — 1968

Mary Lyn Pelletter, the 17-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Philip Pelletter, 710 Washington Ave., Dunkirk is the Calendar Girl for the month of March. Chosen “Miss Dunkirk High School” by her senior classmates, she ranks in the top 10 percent of her class academically.