Twenty years ago — 1999

In an OBSERVER photo, Lindsey Palmer and Sally Dunst are shown looking over the book they produced together. The two sixth-grade students from Fredonia Middle School were notified that they created the winning book in the James Prendergast Library-sponsored Write and Illustrate Your Own Book contest. Sally wrote the book entitled, “Tea and Acorns,” while Lindsey provided the illustration. The girls competed in the category for grades five and six. In addition, sixth-graders Dawood Mian and Matther Gailey received an honorable mention award in the same contest.

Thirty years ago — 1989

A new roof was added earlier this year at the 160-year-old lighthouse at Barcelona Harbor. Mayshark Builders of Maple Springs erected the roof, which has red cedar shingles. The lighthouse, built in 1829 by the federal government, is now owned by Faith Scott of Westfield. The lighthouse is the first one in the United States to be lighted by natural gas.

Forty years ago — 1979

Gibbs J. Frazeur, 3 Westerly Drive, Fredonia carried home a total of six trophies and ribbons recently when Xandu, his German Shepherd, was named “Highest Scoring Dog” at the 54th Kennel Club of Buffalo AKC in Hamburg. The pair received a total of 197 out of 200 points to win out over 100 dogs entered in the five obedience classes. Mr. Frazeur, a 1978 graduate of Fredonia State University College, has long dreamed of a career as an animal trainer. He is one of the founders of SIRIUS Dog Obedience School.

Fifty years ago — 1969

Miss Bonnie Ann Urbanik, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Urbanik, 6 Market St., Dunkirk has graduated from Eastern Airlines flight attendant training center in Miami, Fla., and has started a career as a stewardess. A graduate of Cardinal Mindszenty High School, she earned a bachelor’s degree in Spanish from D’Youville College in Buffalo. After completing stewardess training, Miss Urbanik remained in Miami where she will be based.