Retrospective

Twenty years ago – 1993

Lillian Halasinski of Dunkirk, accompanied by her daughter Geraldine, left this morning en route to Rome to attend beatification ceremonies for Mother Mary Angela Truszkowska, who died in 1899. Roman Catholic church officials say that Mother Mary Angela interceded before God to cure Mrs. Halasinski, now age 79, from diabetic neuropathy, an incurable neurological disorder. Mother Mary Angela will be beatified by Pope John Paul II on April 18.

Thirty years ago – 1983

Susan Hurley, a Mayville resident, won a $100 cash prize in the photo contest sponsored by the Chicago-based Pets Are Wonderful Council. The winning photograph is a garden shot of a young blonde-haired girl and her Siamese cat.

Forty years ago – 1973

The Spirit Lifters of the Brocton United Methodist Church met at the home of Mary Wolff in celebration of the 10th anniversary of the group.

Fifty years ago – 1963

Patty Duke, 16, became the youngest performer in Academy Award history to win a major Oscar. She was named best supporting actress for her role in “The Miracle Worker.”