Retrospective

Twenty years ago – 1993

A front page OBSERVER photo by Bill West shows Mary Carlson of Sinclairville as she walks near the bank of Mill Creek where erosion is causing a serious problem. A dike has been built to re-direct the flow of the creek near Sinclair Drive.

Thirty years ago – 1983

Selected as the Silver Creek Business and Professional Women’s Club 1983 Young Careerist, Miss Susan Chiappone, OBSERVER Silver Creek bureau chief, received a certificate from Ms. Sheila Meck Hyde, Young Careerist Committee chairman, during a recent meeting. Guest speaker for the evening was research genealogist Mrs. Marian Jones of Hanford Bay. Her topic was “How To Prepare A Family History.”

Forty years ago – 1973

In an announcement made by Dunkirk Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Robert L. Cooley, pupils today were given two additional days of Easter vacation, making a full two weeks.

Fifty years ago – 1963

Fredonia Street Superintendent Vincent DeJoe said that all park benches will be placed back in their usual spots by the end of today, ready for another summer’s use.