Twenty years ago - 1992
State Sen. Jess J. Present (R-Bemus Point) announced that Chautauqua County has been recognized by the New York Wine and Grape Foundation as one of the nation's leading grape-growing regions. The Concord grape is the most widely-planted native grape variety in the country and Chautauqua County is known in the grape and wine industry for growing the nation's largest concentration of this grape variety. Chautauqua County has been called the "grape juice capital of the world."
Thirty years ago - 1982
Calendar Girl for the Month of October is Brenda Deck, 17, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Deck of Ogden Road, Westfield. She is a student in the data processing program at BOCES Fredonia. A senior at Westfield Academy and Central School, Brenda serves as a student tutor for the elementary grades. Following graduation, she hopes to obtain a job in the computer field.
Forty years ago - 1972
Chautauqua County has its first woman jurist sitting in Supreme Court in Mayville this term. Justice Ann Mikoll was sent to Mayville to handle Supreme Court this month, pending appointment of a judge to replace Justice Rollin A. Fancher, who has retired.
Fifty years ago - 1962
St. Alban's Episcopal Church in Silver Creek is the Pioneer District's newest Cub Scout sponsor. Donald Hilliker is cubmaster of new Cub Scout Pack 106