Thirty years ago — 1994

Michael Goetz, one of 800 students who will receive degrees at the Fredonia State University College commencement on May 14, is getting ready for a big lecture from “Dad.” Hollywood and Broadway actor Peter Michael Goetz, father of Michael and alumnus of Fredonia’ Class of 1965, is the 1994 commencement speaker. A native of Hamburg, NY he is a former recipient of Fredonia’s Outstanding Achievement Award. The Goetz family now lives in Malibu, Calif.

Forty years ago — 1984

Jillian Allessi, 6, has been selected as Miss Poppy for 1984. Sponsored by the Fredonia Memorial American Legion Auxiliary Unit 59, Jill is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Allessi of Seymour Street, Fredonia. She is a junior member of the Legion Auxiliary and will represent the Unit at the annual Poppy Sale, being held in Fredonia May 3-6. The Auxiliary poppy is handmade by the veterans at the Buffalo Veterans Administration Medical Center, purchased by the Auxiliary and sold to the public. All proceeds are used to benefit veterans and their children.

Fifty years ago — 1974

Students of the Carol Maloney Dance Studio in Silver Creek were awarded medals during a competition in Niagara Falls, Ontario. Receiving gold medals were Karyl Lyn Maloney, Tracy Eldridge and Darlene Turzillo.


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