Thirty years ago — 1990
John Slaughter of Fredonia has been elected president of the Professional Photographers Society of New York. This is his fifth elected post for PPSNY, which represents more than 600 professional photographers from all fields of photography throughout New York state. An active teacher of photography, Dr. Slaughter also is the owner/operator of John & Margo Photographic Studio of Fredonia.
Forty years ago — 1980
Fire which started in a rear workroom in the early morning hours of June 7 destroyed the Central Lanes in Dunkirk, the city’s only remaining bowling alley, at 217 Central Ave. There was nothing left but the front and back walls; what the fire didn’t get the water did, according to 1st Asst. Fire Chief James Mead. Owner Arthur Phillips of Dunkirk estimated his loss at $185,000. The eight-lane building also housed the Bunker Hill Bar.
Fifty years ago — 1970
True Temper retirees Joseph Baglia and Myron White were recently honored at the Fireside Manor. Mr. Baglia completed 46 years of service as supervisor of supplies, while Mr. White served the company 45 1/2 years.