Twenty years ago – 1993

Kevin D. Carlson, formerly of Fredonia and a 1986 graduate of Fredonia High School, has been awarded an Emmy by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Mr. Carlson received the award at the 16th annual Emmy Awards Presentation of the Boston/New England Chapter, held in Boston. He won the Emmy for directing and editing “Copland’s Appalachian Spring.”

Thirty years ago – 1983

As a project leading to an Eagle Scout badge, Thomas L. Johnson, 16, son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas R. Johnson, 33 West Green St., Dunkirk has done extensive refurbishing work at the New York Avenue playground in Dunkirk. With the assistance of other scouts from Troop 254, he painted the fence, swing and slide; cleared out brush and weeds, fixed the backstop on the ballfield, filled in low spots and cleaned up litter. All material was supplied by the city.

Forty years ago – 1973

Shirley Gill of 735 Eagle St., Dunkirk has been hired as a temporary secretary in the Dunkirk city personnel office. She began her duties on July 10 and will be paid an hourly rate of $2.80.

Fifty years ago – 1963

Barbara Ann Gloede, 20, Miss Dunkirk-Fredonia, was crowned “Miss New York State of 1964” in Kingston. A Fredonia State senior, she will be our representative in the upcoming Miss America Pageant in Atlantic City.