Twenty years ago — 1999

The VFW Sheridan Memorial Post 6390 and its Ladies Auxiliary have announced the contest winners from the Forestville School District. From the typed-essay contest, “What Freedom Means to Me,” the winner is Chad Witherell. He won a $100 savings bond and went on to place third in county competition. From the “Voice of Democracy,” the winning tape was entered by Angela McAvoy on the theme, “My Service to America.” Angela also placed third in the VFW’s county level competition and will receive a $250 scholarship.

Thirty years ago — 1989

Shelly DeVito, daughter of Melanie Bates of Silver Creek and Dr. Raffaele DeVito of Kansas, has been selected Student of the Week. A senior at Silver Creek Central School, Shelly is a member of the National Honor Society, treasurer of her class for the past three years and is presently editor of the school newspaper. A talented young dancer, she studied ballet and performed with the Empire State Ballet for three years. Shelly will attend Geneseo State University College where she will continue her studies in English and stage performance.

Forty years ago — 1979

With “Why I Love Mother” as the theme, Dunkirk High School’s Marauder 3R Plus One Club will hold its first mother-daughter banquet at the Shorewood Country Club. More than 150 persons are expected to attend the organization’s first major social event of the 1978-79 school year. WGR-TV news personality Molly McCoy will be the featured speaker at the dinner. This banquet will be a tribute to mothers. The club was formed two years ago by Mr. Mancuso to encourage female students to dress up for school. It has more than 150 members in Grades 9-12.

Fifty years ago — 1969

Carlton A. Orth will serve as president of Shorewood Country Club for the coming year. Serving with Mr. Orth will be Garold F. Crayton, vice president; Daniel A. Putnam, secretary-treasurer; and H. A Ferrington, assistant secretary-treasurer. Welcomed as new directors were James Carpenter and Robert Hoffman, who succeed retiring directors B. Robert Rand and Edward G. Dailey.