Thirty years ago — 1994

The Sheridan Town Board, by a unanimous vote, joined the Chautauqua County Legislature in expressing opposition to the proposed “Rails to Trails” project. The legislature had recently voted 14-11 against seeking aid to convert abandoned railroad rights-of-ways into multi-use paths. The town board would rather see the property in question sold to adjoining landowners. Members also stated there is a concern by adjoining property owners with liability should someone stray off the trail and get hurt.

Forty years ago — 1984

Calendar Girl for the month of May is Lynn Winkowski, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leon Winkowski of Silver Creek and a senior at Silver Creek Central School. A Regents scholarship winner, Lynn is one of the top students in her class, which she serves as secretary. She was also chosen as the 1983-84 Miss Festival of Grapes. Lynn was awarded first place for drawing at the Daemen College All-High Art Exhibit. Following graduation, she plans to continue her education in the field of art.

Fifty years ago — 1974

Steven Rusch has returned to Fredonia High School after missing much of his freshman year due to an injury he suffered in football practice. Steve was the candidate for a local “Profile in Courage.”


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