Twenty years ago — 1993

The Monday Evening Literary Club of Gowanda will celebrate 100 years of literary pursuits on Monday, May 17, when members and invited former members meet at Haus Talblick for dinner and an evening of good fellowship and remembrance of days gone by. On the first Monday in October of 1893, eight women met to organize a group whose mission was to start a free library for the benefit of their families and the villagers. With the help of Dr. Albert Lake, a constitution and by-laws were adopted and the name Monday Evening Literary Club was decided upon.

Thirty years ago – 1983

Stephen Bloom, 14, an eighth-grade student at North Collins Central School, has been selected by the New York Lions State Youth Band to represent the Gowanda Lions Club at the 1983 New York State Lions convention to be held in Albany May 21-23. Stephen is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Bloom Jr. of North Collins.

Forty years ago – 1973

Joseph Zimmerman was elected president and Howard Depledge was named secretary-treasurer of the Cassadaga Country Club Men’s Association.

Fifty years ago – 1963

Peter Tofil of Dunkirk, city supervisor, was the guest speaker at an informal dinner of the town of Pomfret Men’s Democratic Club held in the VFW’s Water Street clubrooms in Fredonia.