Twenty years ago — 1999

Jessica Eimers of Ripley claimed first place at the “Talents for Christ” national vocal competition held at Bellevue, Wash., on June 27. For placing first in the female vocalists category, Miss Eimers was awarded one full year of college tuition. She is a senior at Ripley Central School and has been a member of the 1998 New York All-State Mixed Chorus. Jessica is the daughter of Richard and Stephanie Eimers of Ripley.

Thirty years ago — 1989

As Miss Chautauqua County Teenager of 1989, Miss Lisa Barone of Dunkirk will represent the county in the Miss Teen-Ager Pageant of New York State Aug. 23-26 in Norwich. If she is successful there, she will advance to the Miss USA Teen-Ager Pageant in Orlando, Fla. Miss Barone currently resides at 78 West Fifth St. in Dunkirk.

Forty years ago — 1979

Roxanne Astry of Cassadaga, along with 45 other U.S. Jaycettes, recently visited Project Concern’s three-year-old Flores Magon program in Tijuana, Mexico. They witnessed 47 families living and rearing children in the town dump as they toured Pan Americano. Project Concern International’s newest Mexican health care program site.

Fifty years ago — 1969

In ceremonies today at the Villa Maria Mother House chapel in Buffalo, Elaine Lyczkowski, 416 Bucknor St., Dunkirk received the Franciscan habit of the Felician Sisters. During the ceremony, she received her new name, Sister Mary Nadine. A graduate of St. Hedwig’s School, she attended Cardinal Mindszenty High School before completing her studies at Villa Maria Academy in Buffalo.