Thirty years ago — 1991
The names of the participants in the first “Bid for Bachelors” fundraiser are: Bill Bartlett, Bob Burgess, Ross Conti, Chris Carlson, Joe Coughlin, Chris Dean, Paul Dengler, Jim Heenan, Kyle Kubera, Al Loeb, Rob Manzella, Tom Mleczko, Brad Morris, Michael Nichols, Ron Palmer, Scott Parker, Pat Revenew, Charles Sorci, Pete Tuning, Terry Valentine and Bob Wright.
Forty years ago — 1981
Edward Byrne, retired editor of the Gowanda News and Observer, was honored recently at a luncheon at the Palm Gardens Restaurant in Gowanda sponsored by the Gowanda Area Chamber of Commerce. Friends and associates paid tribute to the former editor whose retirement coincided with the cessation of the weekly newspaper.
Fifty years ago — 1971
Larry Erick, Forestville High School’s “jolly green giant” on the hardwood, recently became the county’s leading basketball scorer . He has a total of 281 points thus far and a three-year total of 1,038.