Twenty years ago — 1999

For 35 years, the Westfield Counseling Service has provided free and confidential counseling to youth and others in need in the Westfield community. A surprise reception was recently held in honor of Robert Mays, who has served as treasurer of the counseling service since its inception in 1964. The office is located in the Westfield Memorial Hospital. Funding is provided by the Westfield United Fund, the Division for Youth and donations from other organizations, businesses and individuals.

Thirty years ago — 1989

Student of the Week is Barb Chitwood, a senior at Pine Valley Central School. She is the daughter of Mrs. Margaret Chitwood of Pine Street, South Dayton. Barb is co-editor of the Pineknot yearbook and also serves as secretary of her senior class. She is a member of Students Against Drunk Driving and the varsity volleyball team. Following graduation, Barb plans to major in elementary education at Cortland State University College.

Forty years ago — 1979

At a recent meeting of the Fredonia Kiwanis Club, Russell Joy Sr. of 171 Temple St., Fredonia was the recipient of the first Kiwanis Citizenship Award presented by club president George Borzilleri Jr. Mr. Joy was commended for his years of service to the village as trustee and mayor. The luncheon meeting was held at the White Inn with Aggie May, a chimney sweep based in Forestville, as the guest speaker.

Fifty years ago — 1969

Dr. Anthony R. Leone of the Taxpayers Party, in a successful campaign, managed to unseat Russell R. Joy after 11 years of service to Fredonia as its mayor by a margin of 22 votes. This was Dr. Leone’s second bid for the mayoral position against Mayor Joy. In his first attempt made in 1967, he was defeated by a small margin of 25 votes.