Retrospective

Twenty years ago – 1993

The Dunkirk-Fredonia area will end up with two new Quality Markets under a deal approved recently regarding the sale of stores owned by the bankrupt Peter J. Schmitt (PJS) Co. The Bells Market on East Fourth Street in Dunkirk along with the Freshmart Store in Fredonia, have been purchased by the Penn Traffic Co. of Johnstown, Pa., and will become Quality Markets within the next two days. The company already operates a Quality Market at the D&F Plaza and that store will remain in full operation.

Thirty years ago – 1983

On the evening of Jan. 2, the Fredonia First Baptist Church began its 175th anniversary celebration with a candlelight service, with the Rev. Cyrus Sprague, Area 1 associate minister, participating. The Rev. John Binkiwitz Jr. delivered a sermon. The church bell was rung 175 times by the young people as the congregation proceeded out of the church carrying lanterns and assembled around the water fountain in Barker Common.

Forty years ago – 1973

Marilyn Ann Abbey was announced as the “Student of the Week” at Cassadaga Valley Central School. She is the 17-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Abbey of Sinclairville.

Fifty years ago – 1963

Jerry Tramuta, Cardinal Mindszenty High School’s basketball guard, put on a fantastic show as the Monarchs downed host Fredonia 52-48 in the last five minutes of the game.