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Retrospective

Thirty years ago — 1990

Owen’s Country Store in Brocton, which is a step back in time with its bygone era furnishings including a 12-foot marble soda fountain, is closing its doors after 65 years in business. Located on Main Street near Brocton’s famous arches, the business was established in 1925 by pharmacist Raymond E. Owen. Al and Judy Owen Kawski, who currently own the business in partnership with Mrs. Kawski’s mother, Marjorie Owen, have decided to liquidate the stock and sell the building as they are unable to compete with the larger chain stores.

Forty years ago — 1980

Recently named Volunteer of the Year at the J.N. Adam Developmental Center in Perrysburg, Miss Brenda Day of Fredonia received a plaque from Theodore A. Bravos, director of the center. During summer vacation, the 15-year-old Miss Day, an avid bicyclist, traveled by bike to Gowanda when other transportation was not available. She would awaken at 6 a.m. and arrive in Gowanda to begin her work two hours later.

Fifty years ago — 1970

New students enrolled at Tri-State College, Angola, Ind., include: Frank Crea, son of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Crea; James Michalski, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Michalski; and Paul Parker, son of Mrs. Ursula Parker, all of Dunkirk.

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