Twenty years ago - 1994
Gov. Mario Cuomo presented the ninth annual Governor's Productivity Awards to seven state employees for their exemplary achievement in improving state services, increasing productivity and saving taxpayers' money. Timothy M. Byrne of Gowanda, a maintenance assistant with the Division for Youth at the Great Valley Residential Facility, placed first among nearly 200 employees who were nominated by their peers. Mr. Byrne developed and implemented several innovations which saved the state thousands of dollars.
Thirty years ago - 1984
The Great 10-Cent Ice Cream Cone Sale is coming to Fredonia. For the next seven days at East Main News, it's only 10 cents a dip. All this is made possible through the cooperation of East Main News and Dunkirk Ice Cream Co. East Main News owner Bob Bird said, "the last time I sold cones for 10 cents was forty years ago." Yesterday's prices apply on double and triple cones too, at 20 cents and 30 cents.
Forty years ago - 1974
Salvatore J. Cutrona of Silver Creek was reappointed Chautauqua County North area chairman for Catholic Charities Appeal of 1974. Mr. Cutrona is a building superintendent for Lake Shore Hospital and Nursing Home, Irving.
Fifty years ago - 1964
The regular monthly meeting of the Chautauqua County Life Club was held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Clinton Edson of Sinclairville. Robert Newton of Sinclairville was elected president with Roger Trump of Westfield as vice president.