Twenty years ago – 1993

St. Hyacinth’s School recently held its annual teacher recognition dinner at the Quality Inn. Each teacher was presented with a corsage or boutonniere of red and white carnations and baby’s breath in keeping with the school colors. Gifts of personalized framed poems and engraved mugs were also presented to the teachers. Mrs. Sue Soper, a St. Hyacinth School alumna, was the guest speaker. She spoke of the advantages of a religious education and the teachers’ dedication to their students.

Thirty years ago – 1983

In an OBSERVER photo, J. Brien Murphy, Ruth Van Keuren and Albert Newman, all directors of the Fredonia College Foundation, look over a few of the sculptured pieces donated to the Foundation last year. The gold, silver and bronze pieces shown were sculpted by Salvador Dali. Total value of all gifts to the college last year reached an all-time high of $215,000.

Forty years ago – 1973

Dr. John T. Cangelosi, a Dunkirk native, has returned to the city to open a medical practice in urology at 609 Central Ave.

Fifty years ago – 1963

The New York State Department of Education has announced Robert W. Benjamin, Mary Ann Blackmore and Thomas Hebeisen as recipients of New York State Regents Scholarships at Brocton Central School.