Retrospective

Twenty years ago – 1993

The Canada goose that spent several weeks on lower Cassadaga Lake, behaving as if it were hurt and being cared for by compassionate community residents, is gone. Clarence Merow of Dale Drive contacted the SPCA to ask if the agency would help rescue the goose, but their attempts failed when the bird flew away. The feathered freeloader returned for a day to the site where it had been receiving free snacks from the area residents. It then left and has not been spotted since.

Thirty years ago – 1983

Calendar Girl for the month of February is Elizabeth Anne “Betsy” Penhollow, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Penhollow of South Stockton. A senior at Cassadaga Valley Junior Senior High School, she is a four-year football and wrestling cheerleader and a two-year member of the girls’ varsity track team. Betsy plans on pursuing a career in education of the deaf and will continue her education at Jamestown Community College in the fall.

Forty years ago – 1973

Merle Campaign of Ripley, recently retired Chautauqua County sheriff, has been elected as the new president of the Coachmen Caravan, Chapter 66.

Fifty years ago – 1963

Mrs. Douglas Gormly of Fredonia, who attended the state Congress of Parents and Teachers Board of Managers meeting in Syracuse, said, “There is more support than ever before for legislation to raise the legal drinking age from 18 to 21.”