Retrospective

Twenty years ago — 1999

Chautauqua County Executive Mark W. Thomas discussed the importance of rural development in Chautauqua County and formally recognized and dedicated the former Cherry Creek Woodcrafters’ buildings and property in Cherry Creek as the new “Cherry Creek Junction.” This large facility will act as an incubator for new business in the village of Cherry Creek. Presentations were made to the Cherry Creek Woodcrafters Inc. for its donation of property to the community of Cherry Creek.

Thirty years ago — 1989

The OBSERVER Student of the Week is Pete Woodward, a senior at Forestville High School and a student at the LoGuidice BOCES Center. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Uhlendorff and Thomas Woodward, all of Forestville. Pete is enrolled in the Carpentry Trades class at BOCES and was selected as the Outstanding Carpentry Student during his junior year. At Forestville High, he is a letterman in football, basketball, volleyball, baseball, cross-country and track. Pete’s ultimate goal is to own his own construction company.

Forty years ago — 1979

Academic leaders at Brocton Central School are Gina Tampio, valedictorian, and Jeff Issler, salutatorian. The daughter of Larry and Mildred Tampio of Kinney Street, Brocton, Gina plans to attend Syracuse University to pursue a career in the music industry. Jeff, the son of Mark and Montrose Issler of Highland Avenue, Brocton, will enter Fredonia State University College to major in business administration.

Fifty years ago — 1969

A $10,000 donation to Brooks Hospital has been made by Miss F. Maud Andrews, 617 Eagle St., Dunkirk. Accepting the check from Miss Andrews, who will be 100 years old in December, were Chester O. Wells, president of the hospital’s board of trustees and L. William Coon, hospital administrator. The gift was made in memory of an uncle, William W. Hayward, who was born in Dunkirk in 1896 and died in 1919. The money will be used to replace all existing old patient room equipment, including beds, cabinets and bedside stands.

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