Twenty years ago — 1999

New owners may resurrect the former Reiter’s Motel on Route 5 in Sheridan. Jerrold and Susan Katrein of Buffalo are considering purchase of the property. They would like to open a six-room motel on the site for fishermen and family friends. The currently empty swimming pool would be resurfaced and a small playground installed. The motel would be family-run, no employees would be hired and permanent tenants would not be allowed.

Thirty years ago — 1989

Dunkirk Mayor Madylon Kubera said the city will give up on its months-long efforts to persuade Sterling Medical Products of Canada to build a new facility here. At the same time, she blasted the company for failing to respond to an offer made by the city and for remarks a company official made about the offer to the city’s development consultants. “I think they have given a very bad name to any Canadian company that wants to come into Chautauqua County,” the mayor added.

Forty years ago — 1979

Vicki Lyn Swanson, 18-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Swanson of Sinclairville, has been selected as Student of the Week. A senior at Cassadaga Valley Central School, she ranks fifth in her graduating class with a 3.68 average. Extremely active in students affairs, she also has been an important member of the girls’ volleyball, softball and basketball teams. Following graduation, Vicki plans to continue her education in some form of missionary work.

Fifty years ago — 1969

The national headquarters of the American Youth Symphony has announced that Deborah Welch, whose parents are Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Welch, 121 Main St., Silver Creek has been selected to participate in the fifth annual European concert goodwill tour of the internationally famous American Youth Symphony and Chorus. Debbie attends Silver Creek Central School and is a music student of Ronald Sutherland, director of the high school band.