Retrospective

Twenty years ago — 1998

The Fredonia Baptist Christian Nursery School will open its doors Sept. 8 for its 36th year. Started in 1964 to serve children of church members, the mission now receives students from Brocton, Forestville, Dunkirk and Fredonia. Its main objective is to see that each 3 and 4-year old has a positive experience away from parents. Returning as lead teacher is Karen Tramuta. The school cooperates with programs from Fredonia State, Fredonia Central School District and Chautauqua County Association for Education of the Young Child.

Thirty years ago — 1988

From Just Between Us ….. Monique Perry, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R.P. Perry of East Main Street, Fredonia recently returned home after a six-week study at the University of Krakow, Poland. She participated in an intensive language study program supplemented by many concerts, theater and social events. The program was complemented by many field trips throughout Poland, particularly the salt mines of Wieliczka, former Nazi concentration camp at Auschwitz and the Shrine of Czestochowa. The study was made possible by a joint scholarship from the Kosciuszko Foundation of New York and Canisius College.

Forty years ago — 1978

The long-awaited dream of a Fredonia State campus FM radio station is finally a reality. On June 28, its antenna secure atop the college’s Maytum Hall, WCVF-FM broadcast its virgin signal as testing got underway. The 10-watt non-commercial station began its life on 88.9 on the FM dial and is expected to broadcast at least within an eight-mile radius of the Fredonia campus.

Fifty years ago — 1968

A petition from residents in the Kraft Food plant neighborhood has been referred to the acting city engineer for study and report. The petition states that the Kraft plant has been using a vacant area between Lord and Nevins street for semi-trucks. The residents complained that dust was being stirred up by the vehicles and has been sitting on clothes and homes in the area. The petition alleges that the lot is improperly cared for and has become a breeding place for insects and vermin. In the winter, melting snow from the area seeps into area basements.

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