Thirty years ago – 1987

The Silver Creek Kiwanis Club recently celebrated its 50th anniversary. The club was organized on March 27, 1937. George Guay was the founder of the club. In June 1937, a meeting was held at the Silver Creek Motor Boat Club, now the Jackson Street Firehouse, to formally present the club’s charter to Wellington Jones, the New York Division Kiwanis International Director. Dr. Edmund C. Barnes was in charge of the program for “charter night.” Allen J. Diededorf was the first president elected by the group.

Forty years ago – 1977

Nominated by Congressman Stanley Lundine, Dunkirk High School senior William Michael Crocoll has received an appointment to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. William E. Crocoll, 151 W. Second St., Dunkirk. Mr. Crocoll is a first-honors student and senior class sergeant-at-arms. A member of the National Honor Society and the Varsity “D” Club, he earned letters for varsity football, baseball and basketball. Mr. Crocoll will commence cadet basic training on July 6.

Fifty years ago – 1967

Winner of a $1,000 prize in the contest being conducted by the A & P stores was Mrs. Carl Miller of 18 Liberty St., Fredonia.