Twenty years ago - 1992
The Chautauqua County Volunteer Firemen's Gala Days in Stockton will not be held anymore. For most of the past 50 years, the third weekend in July was carefully circled on calendars for this event. The Chautauqua County Volunteer Firemen's Fraternity, which operated the event, said the decision not to hold another Gala Days was based primarily on financial considerations. Attendance had dropped significantly since the county fair's date moved to July, almost in direct conflict with the Gala Days. It was reported that the event had to make $10,000 to cover all the costs before any profit could be made.
Thirty years ago - 1982
Calendar Girl for the month of March is Kecia Hall, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hall of Harmon Avenue in Brocton. A senior at Brocton Central School, she was named Homecoming Queen last fall. Kecia plans to enter D'Youville College in Buffalo following graduation to study special education for the blind.
Forty years ago - 1972
The "Student of the Week" is David Przybyla, a senior at Dunkirk High School. He is the son of Alfred Przybyla, 102 Otter St., Dunkirk and the late Loretta Przybyla.
Fifty years ago - 1962
Miss Elizabeth Brinkerhoff of Sheridan has announced the sale of the accounting business of her father, the late Albert B. Brinkerhoff, to Robert Anderson of Jamestown. Mr. Anderson will continue to operate the business at the Brinkerhoff residence, Main Road, Sheridan.