Twenty years ago – 1993

Cliffstar of Dunkirk today announced an increased need for Niagara grapes and will encourage grape growers in the area to consider new plantings. Jim Gloss, director of fruit procurement and bulk juice sales, said, “Cliffstar will offer multi-year contracts to growers with existing Niagara, or those wishing to plant new vineyards.” Cliffstar more than doubled its sales of white grape juice from 1991 to 1992.

Thirty years ago – 1983

A “Do You Remember?” photo shows a locomotive, one of 10 built to order by the Brooks Locomotive Works for the Lake Shore & Michigan Southern Railroad. This locomotive, No. 564, coupled to a train called the Vanderbilt Special, traveled from South Chicago to Buffalo, a distance of 510.1 miles on Oct. 24, 1895 to make a speed-test run. Pulling the train 86 miles from Erie to Buffalo in 70.47 minutes, No. 564 reached a maximum speed of 93.3 miles an hour and broke the speed record.

Forty years ago – 1973

Members of the Ark-Sheri Busy Bees gathered at the home of Mrs. William Gorman on Straight Road, Fredonia for a morning get-together and luncheon. Mrs. Wanda Bean of Perrysburg, who will leave soon to vacation in Belgium, was the guest of honor.

Fifty years ago – 1963

DAR Good Citizens Awards have been presented to Grace E. Frazier, 5 Hanover St., Silver Creek, and James A. King of Irving-Gowanda Road, Irving, both seventh-grade students at Silver Creek Central School.