Twenty years ago — 1999

“Chautauqua: An American Utopia,” a history of the Chautauqua Institution featuring more than 100 photographs (40 in color) will be published June 1 by Harry N. Abrams in time for the Institution’s 125th anniversary. The author is Jeffrey Simpson, a lifelong Chautauquan. Mr. Simpson will discuss his book at a Smithsonian Associates program at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., on June. 3.

Thirty years ago — 1989

Chautauqua County Executive John Glenzer announced that he has employed the firm of Trautman Associates of Buffalo to design and engineer a unified county office building in Dunkirk. The building will enclose about 35,000 square feet and cost about $3.5 million to house all county operations in the north end of the county, including the courts. Only a week ago, the project appeared to be in serious jeopardy. Today, Dr. Glenzer said he hopes to see ground broken later this year.

Forty years ago — 1979

Following an executive session, the Silver Creek Central School Board offered Secondary Principal Alvin M. Crowe the position of superintendent of schools at SCCS. Mr. Crowe gratefully declined the position. Mr. Crowe began his employment with SCCS in 1961 as a science teacher. He became secondary principal in 1968. The position of superintendent of schools will be vacated this July 1 when Don Gregory, SCCS superintendent since 1965, will retire.

Fifty years ago — 1969

Miss Anne Parisi was named the Cardinal Mindszenty High School winner in the 1969 Betty Crocker Search for the American Homemaker of Tomorrow. The 17-year-old senior is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Parisi, 427 Mullet St., Dunkirk. She will receive a special Betty Crocker charm and her papers will be entered with those of other school winners in the state competition for the title, State Homemaker of Tomorrow.