Thirty years ago — 1991

There were two lost sheep roaming Cassadaga early today. The sheep, on loan to the Cassadaga Community Baptist Church’s Vacation Bible Program, escaped from a pen inside George Dimon’s garage. The sheep not only got out of the pen, but they also managed to push open the garage door and made good their escape. Mr. Dimon said he chased the pair down Maple Avenue to the Robert Burlingame home. Both sheep have been returned to the fold.

Forty years ago — 1981

The first in a series of “Jazz Concerts in the Park” was held in Barker Common in Fredonia. The program was played in memory of the late Anthony “Tony” DiRusso of Dunkirk, a popular musician and band leader, and a member of the Joe Strada orchestra for many years. The concert featured Joe Strada’s 13-piece orchestra.

Fifty years ago — 1971

A young Fredonia boy, John Logsdon of 53 Cleveland Ave., has rekindled the faith of the Fredonia Police Department in the younger generation. John turned in a wallet he had found that contained $124.64, but no identification. The owner, Mrs. Joseph Conti, also of Cleveland Avenue, soon called the police to report her lost billfold and was very thankful to the boy.


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