Retrospective

Twenty years ago – 1993

Brocton Central High School’s new principal, Richard G. Thom, isn’t a stranger to this area. He was raised in Dunkirk, the son of Gordon and Florence Thom, who live at 780 Park Ave. A 1964 graduate of Cardinal Mindszenty High School, he earned a bachelor’s degree in history at Fredonia State and taught social studies at Panama Central School for 22 years.

Thirty years ago – 1983

A student strike has been scheduled for all day at Fredonia State University College to protest the governor’s proposed staff and funding cuts in the SUNY budget for 1983-84. The Student Association announced the strike has received support from FSUC’s faculty, staff, students and administration. The organizers of the protest are urging all Fredonia State students to boycott all of their classes. The daylong event includes workshops and a rally. A letter-writing campaign is also planned.

Forty years ago – 1973

Joanne Goetz of East Main Road, Fredonia is enjoying a short visit with Judi Taylor of Doubleview in Western Australia. The two have been pen pals for the past five years.

Fifty years ago – 1963

Joel C. Millonzi, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Millonzi of 82 East Main St., Fredonia won top honors in an original oratory tournament held over the weekend in Monticello.