Twenty years ago — 1993

This is moving day for a large contingent of Chautauqua County Department of Social Services workers being shifted from Mayville to new offices in Dunkirk. Two moving vans were being loaded in Mayville this morning to carry equipment from offices in the Hall R. Clothier Building to the newly-renovated 1 Liberty Square building in Dunkirk. The move will provide a marked savings for the county in, among other things, mileage payments for travel from Mayville to their largely Dunkirk-based clients. It will also make it more convenient for clients to obtain a variety of services at one location.

Thirty years ago – 1983

A press conference has been scheduled at Darwin R. Barker Library in Fredonia to announce the details of a capital fund drive by the library association for the purposes of library building expansion. George B. Weaver Jr., fund-drive chairman, stated the goal of the drive is $415,000. In an effort to find a solution to the chronic shortage of space and lack of modern facilities, it was found that the most workable solution to the problem was to expand the current facility and incorporate the existing town of Pomfret building.

Forty years ago – 1973

Mary Kay Ortolano, Laura Schank, Ann Marie Fox and Debbie Barnett, all of Silver Creek High School, entertained Mike Pagano, Kevin Thompson and Tammy Fox during a “Tot’s Party” sponsored by the home economics department.

Fifty years ago – 1963

Mary Fitzgerald of Park Avenue, Dunkirk accompanied the senior class of Brocton Central High School as a chaperone on their recent class trip to Washington, D.C.