Thirty years ago — 1994

James Noto will be among the five honorees at the second annual St. Sebastian Awards Luncheon in Buffalo. The award recognizes sustained and dedicated service given to Catholic elementary school athletics. It is named after St. Sebastian, patron saint of athletics. Noto is the boys’ basketball coach at Northern Chautauqua Catholic School, Father Baker League, Dunkirk. He also has coached boys’ basketball for the Msgr. O’Connor League at NCCS and at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish in Dunkirk.

Forty years ago — 1984

From the Reporter’s Notebook … Spotting of American bald eagles could become a common occurrence along the Lake Erie shoreline over the next few years, according to Tom Jurczak, a wildlife biologist. Jurczak explained that “upwards of 40 eagles have been released in Genesee County and they could be locating anywhere in Western New York. Chautauqua Creek Gorge and 20-Mile Creek Gorge have been nesting areas in the past and may be again in the future. We also have had spottings reported along Canadaway Creek and in Silver Creek.”

Fifty years ago — 1974

Instead of coloring eggs in the conventional way, Mrs. Claud’s fourth-grade class at Brocton Central School made “eggheads” of historical figures they had studied in social studies.


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