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Retrospective

Thirty years ago — 1991

The Stockton Volunteer Fire Department’s proposal to build a new post office for the community is being backed by the Stockton Town Board. Preliminary plans for the new building, to be located on Route 380 almost directly across from the fire hall, have been unveiled. The property on which the proposed post office is to be built was purchased for $15,000, using the department funds and a $10,000 gift from Don Piersons. The property will be known as “Piersons Acres.”

Forty years ago — 1981

Pine Lanes in South Dayton is the first recipient of the Rena Wilcox Memorial Plaque of the Grape Belt Junior Bowling Association. This award was made possible by a generous contribution from the Dunkirk Woman’s “600” Club to the local association. It is a traveling award to be held for one year by the establishment whose representative rolls the highest total pin count in the Annual McDonald’s North-South Junior Bowling Tournament.

Fifty years ago — 1971

Susan D. Parker, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ellis Parker of Cassadaga and a student at Cassadaga Valley Central School, has won the school’s Homemaker of Tomorrow contest. She will now compete at the regional level.

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