Twenty years ago — 1999

Corey Tollison of Dunkirk, a member of Fredonia Girl Scout Troop 39, recently completed a teddy bear drive project while working toward her Gold Award, the highest award a Girl Scout can achieve. Corely collected 61 teddy bears, which she then delivered to Children’s Hospital in Buffalo, Lake Shore Hospital in Silver Creek and Brooks Memorial Hospital in Dunkirk, to be given to sick children. Corey is 17 years old and has been a Girl Scout for 12 years.

Thirty years ago — 1989

Charles Twoguns, son of Mr. and Mrs. Leif Twoguns, Lawtons has been named valedictorian of the Class of 1989 at Gowanda Central School. He attained the highest grade point average for a Native American in New York State in 1987. Charles plans to attend Bucknell University to major in computer engineering. Salutatorian is Aimee L. LeBar, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Melvin LeBar of Gowanda. She will pursue a career in mathematics at Fredonia State in the fall.

Forty years ago — 1979

The county’s CETA program s facing a serious dislocation as a result of the Civil Service test results. It appears between 20 and 25 CETA administrative staff members, some of them employees of the agency for as long as five years, will not be eligible to continue in their jobs because of unacceptable scores on the Civil Service test. Chautauqua County may be one of the worst off among CETA agencies in New York.

Fifty years ago — 1969

Marilyn Ann Dudek, an eighth-grade pupil at St. Hyacinth School and the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Dudek, 53 North Martin St., Dunkirk, was first prize winner in the first annual Americanism essay contest held recently in Dunkirk. Marilyn competed with seventh and eighth graders in Dunkirk schools with an essay based on “What Americanism Means To Me.” Her winning essay, for which she received a $25 U.S. Savings Bond, has been entred in the state Jaycees contest.