Retrospective

Twenty years ago – 1993

A new baseball season begins today and rooting for the home team will cost an average $90.87 for a family of four. That is the average sum for four game tickets, two beers, four hot dogs, four soft drinks, two souvenir baseball caps, two programs and parking, says the Chicago-based sports-business newsletter, Team Marketing Report. The average ticket price increased 1.7 percent this year to $9.57, from $9.41 last year.

Thirty years ago – 1983

First Lt. Michelle Hughes Koehler, a former Fredonian and the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Virgil W. “Bill” Hughes of Fredonia, is the first female officer assigned to the U.S. Army’s Parachute team, the Golden Knights, world champions and record holders. Stationed at Fort Bragg, N.C., for the past two years, the 1977 Fredonia High School graduate is a veteran of more than 160 parachute jumps.

Forty years ago – 1973

George Tadt has been named chairman and Frank Mack was named vice chairman of the annual Fredonia Firemen’s Fund Drive slated to begin later this summer.

Fifty years ago – 1963

Calendar Girl for April is Miss Eileen Pratt, 17, a senior at Brocton Central School. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Howard C. Pratt of Webster Road, Portland.