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Retrospective

Thirty years ago — 1994

Jason Roberts, 15, of Route 60, Cassadaga is the third generation in his family to earn the Boy Scout organization’s highest rank, that of Eagle Scout. The son of Mr. and Mrs. William Ulrich and a freshman at Cassadaga Valley Central School, Jason was presented with his award in a ceremony held at the Cassadaga American Legion Post 1280. In attendance were Jason’s grandfather, James Bartlett of Sheridan, and his uncle, David Bartlett of Atlanta, Ga., both of whom earned Eagle Scout awards. Jason’s project was to fund raise and prepare a site for a monument dedicated to all Cassadaga area servicemen and women who gave their lives for their country.

Forty years ago — 1984

M. Orville Hoover of Fredonia, retired circulation manager of the OBSERVER, was presented a special presidential award this week at the annual meeting of the New York State Circulation Management Association Inc. in Canandaigua. Mr. Hoover, who was circulation manager for 29 years and retired in 1976, was honored “in recognition of and with sincere appreciation for a lifetime of service and devotion” to the State Circulation Management Association. He served the group as president and five years as secretary-treasurer.

Forty years ago — 1974

The Rev. Msgr. Robert Hogan, a Fredonia native, has been named pastor of St. John de LaSalle Church in Niagara Falls.

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