Twenty years ago – 1993

Recent winners in Bradigan’s Annual Deer Contest include Don Malkowski, winner of shotgun in “Largest Buck Shotgun” category; Dave Reynolds, winner of head mount in “Largest Buck Bow” category; Kevin Lynch, “Second Largest Buck Shotgun” category. Awards were presented by store owner Jerry Bradigan.

Thirty years ago – 1983

The first ice hummocks of the season started forming during the weekend along the lake shore. The unseasonably mild winter had delayed the formation of the hummocks which are now expected to grow in size. An OBSERVER photo shows the hummocks as they appear on a Van Buren Point beach.

Forty years ago – 1973

Honored by the Chautauqua County Chapter Association for Retarded Children were Niagara Therapy Manufacturing Corp. of Silver Creek – Contractor of the Year; and Dean King, Holiday Inn innkeeper – Employer of the Year.

Fifty years ago – 1963

Sally Arnold, a Fredonia High School senior, was chosen to perform at the Music Educators National Conference in the northeastern division band concert in Atlantic City, N.J. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Norman Van Wey of Van Buren Bay.