Thirty years ago — 1991
A screening committee headed by Chautauqua County Democratic Party Chairman John C. Dillenburg has recommended former county executive Joseph Gerace for State Supreme Court justice. Two other county Democrats considered for the recommendation were C. Edward Fagan of Jamestown and David Civilette of Fredonia.
Forty years ago — 1981
It was Helen Clark’s lucky day when the 72-year-old Forestville resident went into Cave’s Market in the village and purchased several New York State lottery tickets. She often has won $2 or $5 in the lottery. This time she won $100,000. Mrs. Clark, who lives on her Social Security check, said she plans to use the money to fix up her home at 8 Lodi St. The ticket is the second big winner to come out of Cave’s in the past three years. Owner Jim Cave bought a ticket about three years ago which had not been sold by the sale deadline and won $50,000.