Twenty years ago – 1993

The official “board cutting” by co-founders Melva Shick and Arlon Shick took place recently during the Grand Re-opening of the Chautauqua Brick Company. Also participating were William Briggs, corporate president; Robert Briggs, corporate secretary; and local dignitaries and friends. The all-new showroom has expanded lines of hardware, plumbing and electrical departments, plus the latest addition of the Lawn and Garden Dept. They also offer a complete and increased line of lumber and building materials.

Thirty years ago – 1983

The closed-door state Board of Elections inquiry into irregularities in the Dunkirk city Democratic Party primary of last fall has resumed in Mayville. It has been learned by the OBSERVER that the main focus of the inquiry is Ward 1, District 3 in Dunkirk, where there were reports that independents had been allowed to vote in the Democratic primary last September.

Forty years ago – 1973

A special meeting for all persons interested in organizing a senior citizens group in Sheridan will be held this afternoon in the Sheridan Town Hall.

Fifty years ago – 1963

Brocton High senior Eileen Pratt, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Pratt of Webster Road, Portland, was crowned “Miss Port-land 1963” at a contest sponsored by the Portland Sesqui-Centennial Committee.