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Retrospective

Twenty years ago – 1999

A new Tabernacle table will be blessed and dedicated at St. Joseph’s R. C. Church in Fredonia today by the Most Rev. Henry J. Mansell, D.D., Bishop of Buffalo, as part of the church’s 100th anniversary celebration. The table was a labor of love by John Krupinski of Fredonia, a member of the parish, and David Way of Forestville, a professional carpenter and metal fabricator. The men used a section of the church’s original Communion railing, which had been in storage for 35 years.

Thirty years ago — 1989

With a gift of $30,000, the stockholders of the Dunkirk and Fredonia Telephone Co. moved to endow the first President’s Scholarship at Fredonia State University College, naming one of those prestigious awards after the Maytum family, who have had long ties to the college. “President’s Scholars” are among the top of the Fredonia applicant pool, holding high school averages of at least 95 and SAT scores over 1100.

Forty years ago – 1979

Culminating three years of planning and work by the residents of the community, the new Village of Westfield Fire Hall was officially dedicated. The fire hall, unique in that it was built entirely with volunteer labor, was completed with the placement of the cornerstone by members of Summit Lodge 219 F&AM Masons and their state leaders. Former Westfield Mayor Richard Davies is credited with being instrumental in constructing the fire hall.

Fifty years ago — 1969

Charles G. Carter, son of Mr. and Mrs. Douglas A. Carter, 17 Birchwood Dr., Fredonia has been named a semifinalist in the National Merit Scholarship Competition. He is a senior at Fredonia Central High School. Charles is one of 13,000 high school senior named semifinalists. They are the highest scorers in their respective states.

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