Twenty years ago – 1993

Brocton Central School’s student newspaper, The Brocton Review, received the “Best Newspaper” award at the 12th annual Western New York Press Association conference held at Fredonia State University College. Nearly 300 students from 18 western New York high schools attended the day-long conference featuring a morning of workshops followed by the keynote addresss which was given by Buffalo News reporter Vic Carucci.

Thirty years ago – 1983

Two wild horses – Annie and Kitty – were adopted by the Ron Brennan family of Forestville from a federal center in Pennsylvania. Ron hopes to train the 2-year-old Mustangs as draft horses for work on the family dairy farm on Mackinaw Road. He is believed to be the first person in Western New York to participate in the adoption program to train wild horses captured on federal lands in the West.

Forty years ago – 1973

During dedication ceremonies for the Canadaway Creek Nature Sanctuary in Dunkirk held this past weekend, Mr. and Mrs. Willard Nopper were recognized for their generous gift of the four-acre Nopper Section. A rustic wood sign, made by area resident Robert Grant, marks the entrance to the Nopper Section.

Fifty years ago – 1963

Fredonia High School student William Tallman, 38 White St., Fredonia collected the most money for the 1963 Aiding Leukemia Stricken American Children (ALSAC) Drive, according to Chairman Samuel Gervaise.