Twenty years ago — 1993

A building dedication and open house took place earlier this month at Harvest Chapel Free Methodist Church, 39 Matteson St., Fredonia. The newly constructed and renovated church building has recently been completed and is in full use. Participants in the dedication included the Rev. Phillip C. Davis, pastor; Dr. Donald A. MacPhee, SUNY Fredonia president; and Jeffrey Luffred and James Alexander, owners of the company that did the construction and renovation.

Thirty years ago – 1983

Fredonia’s first Freshmart supermarket will open its doors to the public on Sunday, May 15. Owned and operated by Paul Pellicano, the store will create about 45 new jobs for local residents. The Freshmart occupies the former site of Robson’s Red and White supermarket at 12 Center St. and is the fifth Freshmart to open in the Buffalo and Southern Tier area.

Forty years ago – 1973

Virginia Wencek of Dunkirk is the first woman member of St. Mary’s Parish to received the Lay Award of St. Joseph the Worker, a medal given annually to anyone decreed to be an outstanding layman at the parish level.

Fifty years ago – 1963

It was disclosed earlier this week that the state police substation in Silver Creek and Westfield may be consolidated into a single unit to be located near Fredonia.