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Retrospective

Twenty years ago — 1999

Ripley is pushing ahead with plans to secure potential funding for the proposed New York State Gateway Thruway Information Center. The town board approved a resolution during its monthly meeting to seek transportation enhancements funding under the TEA 21 program from the New York State Department of Transportation. The board is actively working to decrease the capital building expenses and are trying to identify the potential costs of such a project. The Shortman Road exit is the site of the proposed information center.

Thirty years ago — 1989

From Ad News ….. D. Purdy Monroe, a broker with more than 45 years experience in the Northern Chautauqua area, has joined the staff at Hunt Real Estate, Fredonia. Purdy is a graduate of Colgate University. He has operated his own realty firm and is a qualified appraiser. ….. Emerson Cobb of Fredonia is the local sweepstakes winner at Pomfret C&E Agway in the Country Foods Big Red Truck/Li’l Red Wagon promotion, according to Dale Bartholomew, local Agway manager.

Forty years ago — 1979

The presentation of the Good Shepherd Award — the first for the Allegheny Highlands Council — to the Rev. David Foulk of the Cassadaga Community Baptist Church, was made recently at a service in Cassadaga. The Rev. Mr. Foulk and his family are leaving the area for a new assignment in Latham. The Good Shepherd Award is a new national recognition for adult scouters of the Baptist faith. Rev. Mr. Foulk has served the scouting program for nearly 20 years.

Fifty years ago — 1969

Wendy Woodbury and Nancy Baker are the recipients of the highest scholastic honors at Fredonia Central High School. Miss Woodbury, the valedictorian, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. Jack Woodbury, 79 Chestnut St., Fredonia. She plans to attend Keuka College. The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Milton Baker of 253 Berry Road, Fredonia, class salutatorian Nancy Baker has enrolled at the Erie County Technical Institute in Buffalo.

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