Retrospective

Twenty years ago – 1993

A dog is credited with saving the life of its owner this morning in a house fire on Mackinaw Road in Versailles. Gerald Small was awakened shortly after 3 a.m. today by his dog to the sound of smoke detectors in the adjoining portion of his residence. Mr. Small lives in a garage apartment, and despite the fact that smoke alarms sounded and could be heard down the road as firemen approached the house, it was Mr. Small’s dog who actually awakened him. Mr. Small was unhurt and refused any treatment.

Thirty years ago – 1983

The Gowanda Youth Center on East Main Street was officially dedicated during ceremonies that included a ribbon-cutting event and an open house party. Members of the youth center council, local municipal officials and about 100 community residents were on hand to witness the event.

Forty years ago – 1973

Kathleen Szopinski, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Szopinski of 325 Hoyt St., Dunkirk and Thomas Cieslewicz of 375 Lake Shore Drive East, Dunkirk were both named to the dean’s list at Findlay College in Ohio.

Fifty years ago – 1963

Judith Jeffrey, 197 East Main St., Fredonia is the recipient of the “Good Citizenship” Essay Award by the Benjamin Prescott Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution.