Retrospective

Twenty years ago – 1993

Back from Rome is Lillian Halasinski, the Dunkirk resident whose medical healing was deemed a miracle by the Vatican. This resulted in the beatification of a Polish nun, Blessed Mary Angela Truszkowska. She received a blessing and a pearlized rosary from Pope John Paul II. She also was gifted with a medallion commemorating the event and a relic of Blessed Mary Angela from the Felician sisters. Lillian acknowledged “there were doubters. A lot of doubters. But now many of these same people ask me to pray to Blessed Mary Angela on their behalf.”

Thirty years ago – 1983

Delia Ann Dorwin was crowned Miss Cassadaga during a ceremony at the Cassadaga Community Building. A senior at Cassadaga Valley High School, she is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Dorwin of Bard Road, Cassadaga. Ginger Dee Roberts, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Roberts, also of Bard Road, was the runnerup.

Forty years ago – 1973

Jill Emmett of Brocton was one of four senior speech pathology and audiology students at Fredonia State University College to receive an award from the Easter Seal Society.

Fifty years ago – 1963

John Szczerbacki, 38 Crooked Brook Drive, Dunkirk has been announced as the new varsity basketball coach at Forestville High School. He served as Forestville’s junior varsity coach last year.