Twenty years ago — 1999

What once was an auto parts store has become a dynamic new educational center which recently opened its doors for business. Jamestown Community College’s North Campus Center unveiled its $1.7 million Training and Conference Facility during a mid-January tour in which local business, government and community leaders were shown the state-of-the-art structure which college officials hope all of them will utilize in the future. This new facility completes the triangle of multi-purpose facilities in the JCC family.

Thirty years ago — 1989

Featured in this week’s People in Profile is Russell A. Mancuso of 177 West Main St., Fredonia. Russ is probably best known for the nearly 60 years he spent as a barber in the local area. While barbering has been a major part of his working life, it has not been the whole. For 27 years he worked the midnight shift at Allegheny Ludlum Steel Corp. He would come home from there, have breakfast, then go to the barbershop where he worked until 5:30 or 6 o’clock every day.

Forty years ago — 1979

Edward Pagano, general chairman of the “Save Mindszenty” campaign, said that he will leave no stone unturned, no question unanswered in his fight to save the Dunkirk school. But he stressed he will call no meeting until a private order of priests indicates it is interested in the school. At that point, a meeting will take place to discuss how the order can help the school and what the school can offer the order.

Fifty years ago — 1969

A special resolution sponsoring and promoting action by the state legislature to name Metropolitan New York City the 51st state was passed at a meeting of Fredonia Grange No. 1.

Among the soloists to perform during the Pop Concert by the Silver Creek Central School bands will be William Barhite on trombone and James Roof on tuba.