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Retrospective

Thirty years ago — 1990

The Rev. Roger Eimers has joined the staff of the First Baptist Church of Dunkirk as an associate pastor. Rev. Eimers arrived in Fredonia in 1976 when he founded the Lake Erie Baptist Church and six years later he started the Lake Erie Christian Academy. A native of Ripley, he is a former high school math teacher.

Forty years ago — 1980

Robert Bileske, who retired Aug. 29 as Fredonia postmaster, was honored at a dinner party at the Vineyard Restaurant. He was a postal employee for 37 years. Leonard Deering served as master of ceremonies for the dinner. Mr. Bileske resides with his wife at 152 Water St., Fredonia.

Fifty years ago — 1970

Dr. James F. Symula has accepted the position of coordinator of religious education for public school children in St. Joseph’s Parish, Fredonia.

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