Twenty years ago – 1993

Sgt. William A. Tornstrom of the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Department was awarded two trophies and a 9 mm Beretta firearm at the New York State Deputy Sheriff’s Convention held recently in Alexandria Bay. He was sponsored in this match by the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Department Employees Association. He also won a gold medal for first place shooter in the New York State Olympics which were held in Syracuse.

Thirty years ago – 1983

Vacationers at Van Buren Bay Point have been befriended by a goose they named “Charlie.” He is so tame it’s unbelievable, waddles along with the people when they walk, stops when they stop and even cuddles up to sunbathers. A vacationer from Hudson, Ohio, agreed to give Charlie a home and the goose has since left with his new family to begin life on a farm with his own pond.

Forty years ago – 1973

Mr. and Mrs. James Grupa, formerly of Main Street, are now at their new residence at 134 South Jerboa St., Dunkirk.

Fifty years ago – 1963

Sharon D. Truesdale of Lily Dale was crowned Lily Dale Queen at the annual firemen’s day dance there. A Cassadaga Valley High School senior, Sharon is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Truesdale.