Twenty years ago — 1999
The Lakeshore Marine Detachment recently held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to open the new memorial grove dedicated to the late Roy DeGolier, a founding member of the Lake Shore Marine Detachment who passed away five years ago. The sign bearing Mr. DeGolier’s name will welcome visitors to the grove located on Route 5 in Sheridan. Future plans for the grove include a pavilion, lights and restroom facilities.
Thirty years ago — 1989
A “whale of a crowd” turned out for Brocton Central School’s 50th anniversary celebration of the district’s consolidation, according to co-chairman Barbara Krauth. The school hall was packed as alumni, current students, administrators, staff and guests came together to view the displays and participate in the fun-filled events. The dinner and dance which followed were enjoyed by more than 600 people. Several participants suggested holding a similar event every 10 years.
Forty years ago — 1979
County Executive Joseph Gerace has proclaimed “Don Reinhoudt Jr. Day” in Chautauqua County. The designation honors Mr. Reinhoudt, a Brocton accountant and former Fredonia resident, who became the world’s strongest man recently in international competition. He is the son of Mrs. Donald Reinhoudt of Fredonia and the late Legislator Donald Reinhoudt. A four-time superheavyweight power-lifting champion, he won his new title by defeating Joe Kalb of the Pittsburgh Steelers football team. The victory was worth more than $10,000.
Fifty years ago — 1969
Calendar Girl for the Month of July is Rebecca Smith, 17-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gerald F. Smith of West Lake Road in Dunkirk. She is a charter member of the St. Edmund Chapter of the National Honor Society and a junior at Cardinal Mindszenty High School. Rebecca has served as a class officer and is a varsity cheerleader. She volunteers as a Candystriper at Brooks Hospital.