Thirty years ago — 1994

The Fredonia College Foundation will present its Distinguished Service Awards to two former college administrators who were key contributors to the growth and expansion of Fredonia State University College in the 1960s. Oscar E. Lanford, former college president who went on to Albany to serve as SUNY vice chancellor and Robert E. Coon, former vice president for student affairs, will accept their awards at the Distinguished Service Awards Banquet on May 7 in the Campus Center.

Forty years ago — 1984

Paul Zittel of Collins Center arrived home from Nashville, Tenn., at 1:15 a.m. this morning after winning a country music talent contest the day before. He was up at 5 a.m. to work with his father Raymond on their 275-head Holstein dairy farm on the Collins-Springville Road. The 27-year-old lead singer performs locally with Ken Reding and the Valley Boys.

Appearing on the Nashville Network talent show, “You Can Be A Star,” Paul won both the daily and weekly competition and returns May 17 to compete against 11 other weekly winners.


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