Twenty years ago — 1999

The Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce has announced staff appointments for the newly-formed countywide chamber of commerce. Pamela Lydic has been appointed as executive vice president. Amy Vercant was appointed as director of public relations. The CCCC is the principal business advocacy group for more than 1,600 member businesses in Chautauqua County.

Thirty years ago — 1989

A community-wide celebration is scheduled to mark the 90th anniversary of the Mary E. Seymour Memorial Free Library in Stockton. The event will include a yard sale and commemorative pens. It is a tribute to the foresight and philanthropy of Henry W. Seymour. A lifelong Stockton resident, he had the building constructed to house a bank and insurance office of the first floor. The second floor was designated a library in memory of Mr. Seymour’ daughter, Mary.

Forty years ago — 1979

A 38-year-old Dunkirk Bowling Association record fell recently to the left arm and hand of local ace Jim Mee. Mr. Mee, playing in the Three-Man Summer Scratch League at Red Dot Lanes, bowled an 834 series — with games of 279, 279 and 276. His previous high series was a 794, set last July. He now has rolled 33 700-or-better series.

Fifty years ago — 1969

Sp. 5 John B. Cornwell, 21, of East Middle Road, Silver Creek was killed in action in Vietnam on July 9. His death occurred while he was operating a gun on a military vehicle during combat operations and having encountered a hostile force. He had been in the service for three years and had been sent to Vietnam in late May.