Twenty years ago — 1999
The Rev. Charles J. Zadora has been appointed by Bishop Henry Mansell of Buffalo as the new pastor of St. Joseph’s Parish in Fredonia. This appointment was effective April 26. He replaces the Rev. James C. O’Connor, who was recently named pastor of Sts. Peter and Paul Parish, Williamsville. Father Zadora’s first assignment as a pastor was at St. Isaac Jogues in Sherman and St. Thomas More in Ripley.
Thirty years ago — 1989
The board game “Entrepreneurs of the Silver Creek Area” will be sold by the Silver Creek Chamber of Commerce as a major fundraiser. The game is similar to “Monopoly” except that players will purchase goods and services named for local businesses. Orders for the game will be limited to 300. Proceeds will be used for Chamber projects and games. David Muscato is the current Chamber president and Silver Creek Mayor Elizabeth Turzillo serves as Chamber vice president.
Forty years ago — 1979
The city’s four Democratic councilmen presented their side of several controversial issues and said they will never be able to close the rift between them and Republican Mayor Gilbert Snyder. Councilman William Larson said he doesn’t think the council will ever again be able to work closely with the mayor. Councilman Thomas Tofil said any reconciliation needs to be initiated by the mayor. Councilman Alex Uszacki said the gap between the mayor and the council is too big a problem and he doesn’t think it will be rectified. Councilman Leonard Schrantz added that Mayor Snyder is very hard to work with.
Fifty years ago — 1969
Academic leaders of the 1969 graduating class of Pine Valley Central School are Richard Ackley and Denise Turzillo. The valedictorian, Richard is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Ackley of South Dayton. A Regents scholarship winner, he will attend the School of Engineering at Cornell University. Denise, the salutatorian, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Turzillo of Cherry Creek. She plans to become a history teacher and will attend Plattsburgh State.