Retrospective

Twenty years ago – 1993

The nearly emptied Gowanda state psychiatric center in western New York will remain open indefinitely pending further discussions with the Legislature. Thirty state workers due to be laid off later this month will relieve at least a temporary reprieve because of the action. The mental hospital, which has only 12 patients, was due to close by April 28. But the Legislature left Albany for a two-week vacation without taking action on a bill that was necessary to close Gowanda.

Thirty years ago – 1983

Student of the Week is Glenn Moss, 17, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Moss of 117 Cottage Road, South Dayton. A senior at Forestville Central School, he is a second-year student in the BOCES welding program. Glenn works on his father’s dairy farm and also enjoys doing mechanical repair work and cutting wood. Following graduation, he plans to attend welding school and eventually own a farm.

Forty years ago – 1973

A fine collection of books is ready for the third annual “Books for Boorady” sale which begins tomorrow at Buttrick Hall, Fredonia. Dr. Stephen Warner will serve as auctioneer for the event.

Fifty years ago – 1963

Gladys B. Ebert, 17 Willowbrook Ave., Dunkirk was named executive secretary of the Dunkirk Chamber of Commerce during a meeting held recently at the Dunkirk Club.