Retrospective

Twenty years ago – 1993

A new college mathematics textbook by Dr. H. Joseph Straight of Fredonia invites students to sample a challenging area of mathematics known as combinatorics. Just published by Brooks/Cole, “Combinatorics: An Invitation” was extensively student tested in classes at Fredonia State University College where Dr. Straight has been teaching since 1977. Dr. Straight is a Fredonia native and alumnus of the college.

Thirty years ago – 1983

Frank Barresi, Silver Creek’s own claim to fame on the silver screen, will be seen again in a new movie entitled “The Sting II.” The budding 73-year-old actor was given the part of a boxing referee in the television movie, “Honey Boy.” He will play a referee again in his next movie, a sequel to the 1973 Academy-award winning movie, “The Sting,” which is currently making the rounds of the theaters.

Forty years ago – 1973

The Newcomers Couples Club enjoyed a roller skating party at the Dunkirk Roll Arena followed by a pizza party at the home of Mr. and Mrs. William Lennox on Shorewood Drive, Dunkirk.

Fifty years ago – 1963

Frank Bomasuto was selected as a candidate for village trustee by Brocton’s Democratic Party. He was chosen during a caucus held in the American Legion hall.