Twenty years ago – 1993

For the first time in the history of Fredonia State University College, a full-tuition scholarship has been created to place the brightest high school students in its freshman class. With a grant from the Fredonia College Foundation, 25 freshmen with high school averages of 92 or higher combined with an SAT score of 1,150 or higher will be admitted to Fredonia this fall with a financial award equal to full New York State tuition. The scholarships are called Foundation Freshman Awards.

Thirty years ago – 1983

Buffalo Mayor James D. Griffin will be the special guest of honor at a fundraiser for the Fredonia Democratic Committee at the White Inn. Also expected to be in attendance are Chautauqua County Executive Joseph Gerace and State Assemblyman William Parment. The event is to raise funds to offset campaign costs for the Democratic candidates running for trustee seats on the Fredonia Village Board.

Forty years ago – 1973

At the meeting of the Dunkirk Marauders Sports Boosters, Elvin Dutton and head basketball coach Mike Tramuta were named co-chairmen of the basketball awards committee.

Fifty years ago – 1963

Joseph Gullo, a director and charter member of the Kiwanis Club of Dunkirk, spoke on “What Kiwanis Means to Me” at the luncheon meeting held at Rusch’s Restaurant in Dunkirk.