Twenty years ago — 1998

The Fredonia Chamber of Commerce will host its annual banquet Nov. 2 at the White Inn. Honored will be Business Person of the Year, Bonita Saletta, president/owner of Midtown Realty at 20 West Main St., Fredonia. Albert Sam of Westfield Homes on Route 60 in Fredonia will be honored as Retailer of the Year. Members of the Chadwick Bay Garden Club will receive the Community Service Award. Edwin Hamlet will be the recipient of the Service to Humanity Award. And Eliot Rose, owner of Fredonia Office and Supply, will be presented with a Spirit of Fredonia Award.

Thirty years ago — 1988

After more than 34 years of government service, Gerald E. Haase of Dunkirk is retiring as a Dunkirk postal employee. He was honored recently at a dinner at the Kosciuszko Club. Mr. Haase’s future plans include fishing, traveling and pursuing his hobbies of cooking and gardening. He also plans to spend time with his new granddaughter. Mr. Haase and his wife, Joanne, are the parents of four children: Gregory, Gary and Paul Haase, and Kathleen Schwertfager≥

Forty years ago — 1978

Hillary M. Newell, 17, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Newell of RD 1 Sherman Road, Westfield, is the Student of the Week. A senior at Westfield Academy and Central School, she was elected president of the WACS Student Council this year. A member of the National Honor Society and High School Bowl team, Hillary has a special interest in speech and drama. She was the second-place winner in the 1977 Voice of Democracy contest and has had a role in two school musicals.

Fifty years ago –1968

Carole Brede, 19, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Brede of Berry Road, Fredonia has been named the New York State winner in the 4-H horse project for 1968 as part of the National 4-H Awards program. She is the first saddle horse winner from Chautauqua County. As the state horse program winner, Carole will receive an all-expense paid trip to the 47th National 4-H Club Congresss in Chicago from Dec. 1-5. A total of 34 delegates will attend from New York State.