Twenty years ago - 1994
Dr. Jon Redfield, a member of the Northern Chautauqua County Veterinary Medical Society, recently presented an award to Allison Ward, 10. She created the first-place prize-winning poster in the society's "Rabies Awareness" poster contest. Allison is the daughter of Wallace and Christie Ward of Fluker Hill Road, Forestville.
Thirty years ago - 1984
The Fredonia Farm Festival Committee has selected G. William Skinner of Portland as the grand marshal for its 16th annual Farm Festival parade. Mr. Skinner, owner and operator of Skinner Farm, a 60-acre grape and 25-cow dairy business, is a sixth-generation descendant of the brother of Elijah Fay, who planted the first grapes in Chautauqua County and established the first grape vineyard in Western New York.
Forty years ago - 1974
A crew of 22 youths and two supervisors have been working on a beautification project near the Penn Central Railroad embankment along East Third Street between Central and Washington avenues in Dunkirk.
Fifty years ago - 1964
U.S. Naval Reserve Chief Warrant Officer George L. Christy, an English teacher at Fredonia High School and resident of Silver Creek, has been chosen to act as a U.S. Naval Academy information officer for his home area.