People’s column

Peoples column

We all need to accept the results Editor, OBSERVER: There’s an old Russian saying that states “The truth is like concrete.” As we move into a new administration on Jan. 20, we must accept the truth of the election of Joseph Biden as president of the United States. The ...

A fine line in faith and reality


While I may shock some of you with comments I make in this article, I do consider myself a Christian. I believe in the teachings of Jesus. I also believe in the destiny of mankind. We speak of, and accept the Bible, as the word of God. We must remember, however, that it was not written by ...



Thirty years ago — 1990 More than 300 persons gathered for the formal dedication of the Silver Creek Central School District’s new swimming pool and fitness center. The opening of the pool marks the end of a major construction project, which was approved by a referendum for expenditures ...

VACCINE History happens at Brooks-TLC


This was no ordinary shot in the arm last week. It was history in the making. Last Wednesday, an emergency room nurse was the first to receive a COVID-19 vaccine at Brooks-TLC Hospital. The Dunkirk facility received its shipment of the vaccines on Tuesday. Sara Couchman was the first to ...

Our special time of year


’Tis the Christmas season! The brisk wintry season is here and the crisp temperatures are knocking at our doors. But the cold breezes on the outside is moderated by the warmth of citizens’ hearts on the inside. This is a season to rejoice, to renew contacts with friends, and to bring joy to ...

Even at Christmas, crime takes no holiday


During Christmas and holiday season people are often busy, excited and a little careless. Unfortunately it’s a time when they should be extra careful. This Season don’t let the spirit of giving lull you into giving burglars, pick-pockets, purse snatchers and con artists a better chance to ...