Highs and Lows: Some of the best, worst of the week

Here are some of the best — and worst — of the week:


WHAT A JUMP — Congratulations to Dunkirk’s Emilee Hanlon. Last weekend she won the state indoor high jump championship event at Ocean Breeze Track and Field Athletic complex on Staten Island. She set a new record of 5-foot-7! Last year Hanlon won the outdoor high jump state championship. This senior has certainly reached new heights!

RADIO SUCCESS — We want to applaud Fredonia Radio Systems at Fredonia State. It won “Best College Station in the Nation” for the second year in a row last weekend! FRS, a student organization, operates under WDVL-CL 89.5 and WCVF 88.9 FM. That’s a heck of an achievement for SUNY’s oldest radio station.

SINGING ON STAGE — A number of school musicals are taking place. Chautauqua Lake performed “Catch me if you can” last night and will again tonight. Fredonia is putting on “The Little Mermaid” this and next weekend. Cassadaga Valley is performing “Joseph and Technicolor Dreamcoat” this and next weekend. Gowanda Middle School is performing “Rock of Ages” Thursday and Friday. Dunkirk’s was earlier this month, when their students performed “Little Shop of Horrors.” If you haven’t seen a middle/high school production this year yet, check one out. You won’t be disappointed and the students will appreciate your support.


OPIOID CRISIS — We’ve all known the opioid crisis is continuing to grow. Deaths are skyrocketing locally as well as across the country. This past week, a woman who is believed to be pregnant, was administered NARCAN following a drug overdose. Not only is opioids overtaking this generation, the lives of future generations are at stake as well.