Twenty years ago - 1992
Finally! The wide-ranging criminal odyssey of Ralph "Bucky" Phillips of Stockton was close to its end this morning. The 29-year-old career criminal who has eluded police in at least five states for the past two weeks and is believed to have stolen more than a dozen motor vehicles in the course of his flight, was apprehended in the Niagara Falls bus terminal at mid-afternoon today, not apparently trying to get away, but to return home. Arresting officers said Phllips had just purchased a bus ticket - for Jamestown.
Thirty years ago - 1982
Perpetua Wojcinski, 9-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Wojcinski, 9441 Chautauqua Road, Fredonia has been notified that she was selected as a state finalist for the second annual Miss New York National Pre Teen Pageant to be held June 5 in Johnson City (N.Y.) High School. A pupil in the Fredonia Elementary School, Perpetua is sponsored by Red Wing Co. and Farrell Chrysler-Plymouth-Dodge in Fredonia.
Forty years ago - 1972
Heywood Hale Broun, a sports commentator for CBS television, was the guest speaker for the 68th annual Dunkirk Chamber of Commerce banquet held at Dunkirk High School.
Fifty years ago 1962
Mr. and Mrs. M.G. Vanderhoff and children have moved from 616 Eagle St., Dunkirk to Van Buren Point.