Retrospective

Twenty years ago – 1993

Fredonia Grange No. 1 recently celebrated its 125th anniversary. Clyde G. Berry, steward of the National Grange, spoke on the founding of the Grange by Oliver Hudson Kelly. Fredonia was the first grange in the country to be organized by Mr. Kelly, a member of President Lincoln’s cabinet. The present Grange building located at 58 West Main St., Fredonia was built in 1915.

Thirty years ago – 1983

Calendar Girl for the Month of May is Molly Wojcinski, the 18-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Wojcinski of 16 N. Jerboa St., Dunkirk. A senior at Dunkirk High School, she was president of her class throughout her four years. Excelling at basketball, Molly was named a “Super 7” athlete by a Buffalo television station. She was named Homecoming Queen and chosen the most artistic in her class. She plans to attend Canisius College in Buffalo, majoring in physical therapy and is the recipient of an athletic scholarship.

Forty years ago – 1973

Arcadio Gonzalez, Robert Bates Sr., and Emilio and Alicia Galarzo, all trustees of the West Main Baptist Church, Dunkirk, were among the participants involved in the church’s dedication and mortgage burning ceremonies earlier this month.

Fifty years ago – 1963

With the help of Assemblyman Bruce Manley of Fredonia, it was learned today, area business owners along Route 5 were successful in their efforts to have state Thruway signs erected to direct tourists to Lake Erie State Park.