Twenty years ago – 1993

Yellow Goose Markets recently presented a gift of appreciation to Marvin Shields of Silver Creek, who helped prevent the Yellow Goose store at the intersection of Routes 20 and 39 in Sheridan from suffering a tremendous amount of damage during a fire on March 18. Shields had stopped at the store at about 2 a.m. and discovered flames and smoke inside. He then drove back up to Route 60 and informed fire officials, who later said there was the potential of losing the store had it not been for the prompt action taken by Shields.

Thirty years ago – 1983

Student of the Week at Fredonia Central High School is senior Laura Steese, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Peter Steese, 6 Castile Drive, Fredonia. She has been cast in eight shows during her four years at FCS and participated twice at the Geneseo State Acting Competition. Active in Mixed Chorus and Madrigal Chours, Laura was selected as a member of the All-State Sectional Chorus in 1982. She plans to continue her education at SUNY Fredonia, majoring in communications.

Forty years ago – 1973

With about 50 members of the county school board members voting, George Riscili of Westfield was elected to the Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) governing body.

Fifty years ago – 1963

The Gordon W. Scott Post 1395, VFW Ladies Auxiliary in Fredonia, has elected Mrs. Peter Ognibene as president.