Twenty years ago - 1994
What took Fredonia resident Tom Barresi 47 years to do the first time he has now done twice in two years. He recently returned to Verviers, Belgium to visit a couple, Victor and Jeanne DeJardin, who housed him and an Army buddy in February 1945, shortly after the Battle of the Bulge. The couple befriended the two soldiers in a coffee shop and offered them a place to stay for some rest and relaxation.
Thirty years ago - 1984
Frank Lauricella, former owner and operator of the White Inn in Fredonia, has been named manager of Shorewood Country Club, West Lake Road, Dunkirk. Operator of the White Inn for more than 10 years, Mr. Lauricella is a past president of the Fredonia Chamber of Commerce. He promises that at Shorewood's gala opening on March 3, members will be introduced to an entirely new menu, including many gourmet-type entrees, signaling the beginning of a new era for the club.
Forty years ago - 1974
The Women's Survival of Agriculture (WSA) Dairy Division met at the home of Arlene Miller of Forestville. Mr. and Mrs. John Lexer of Perrysburg were present.
Fifty years ago - 1964
Out of 1,000 students, Michael P. Smith, 172 East Second St., Dunkirk is one of 70 to earn placement on the dean's list at St. Michael's College, Winooski Park, Vt. In order to qualify, Mr. Smith had to earn a "B" or above in each class.