Retrospective

Twenty years ago – 1993

A “Do You Remember?” photo submitted by Peter Russo of Dunkirk was taken at the OBSERVER picnic back in 1951. All in attendance posed for the picture. Only one person shown in the photo, Jerre Mitchell of Fredonia, is still employed at the newspaper.

Thirty years ago – 1983

The Pine Valley Teachers Association recently amended its constitution to include the “David Dunning Memorial Scholarship” award. Scholarships will be given in memory of the late David “Mick” Dunning, a Fredonia native and former social studies teacher at Pine Valley Central School. He taught at Pine Valley from 1954 until his retirement in 1977. He also served as class adviser, department chairman and wrestling coach through the years.

Forty years ago – 1973

President Nixon said today he will ask Congress to restore the death penalty for federal crimes, including murder and treason, and to impose greater penalties for drug traffickers.

Fifty years ago – 1963

Dan DeJoe of Fredonia High School took honors in the Section VI bowling championship finals in Class A competition with the high three-game set score of 525.