Twenty years ago – 1993

A Mark Mulville OBSERVER photo on today’s front page shows Glen Perkins of Ellington trying his luck fishing in Conewango Creek in South Dayton. Trout season opened on April 1 in New York state with many streams reportedly high due to melting snow and rain.

Thirty years ago – 1983

Paul Cybart of Walt’s Marine in Dunkirk recently presented lucky winners with their prizes in the Lake Erie Salmon and Trout Association’s 1983 Icebreaker, including a complete weekend at the Buffalo Hilton which was won by Dan Gard of Silver Creek. The event was held at the NYS Armory in Dunkirk.

Forty years ago – 1973

The St. Mary’s School basketball team, the Saints, and their cheerleaders were honored for their achievements at a recent banquet. Guest speakers included Dunkirk High School Head Coach Mike Tramuta and Cardinal Mindszenty High School Head Coach Bob Muscato.

Fifty years ago – 1963

Four Fredonians sworn in as United States citizens on April 6 in Buffalo are Florence Narraway, Alfred W. Narraway, Morag R. Narraway and Mrs. Shebagh Stewart Townsend. All are former residents of England and Great Britain.