Twenty years ago – 1993

Debra S. Longbine of Blasdell has joined the medical staff of Drs. James, Robert and Steven Barnes, 113 Main St., Silver Creek as a certified physician assistant. She has worked in that capacity for 13 years, having graduated from Gannon University in Erie with a B.S. degree in physician assistant.

Thirty years ago – 1983

Gowanda’s Village Square and a baseball field in South Dayton will be used as filming sites for “The Natural,” a new movie that stars Robert Redford. The tentative filming date in Gowanda is Sept. 12 while filming in South Dayton could take place in the latter part of August. It was confirmed that Gowanda had been chosen because the architecture and physical layout of the Village Square met the location criteria.

Forty years ago – 1973

Gertrude Ortlieb and Martha Bialaszewski, members of the Dunkirk-Fredonia BPW Club, were in Amherst to attend the North East Suburban BPW club charter dinner at the Prime Rib Restaurant.

Fifty years ago – 1963

Timothy Tyler, 14, of Forestville is the proud owner of “Skippy,” the oldest dog licensed in the town of Hanover. The 17-year-old fox terrier was named Pet of the Week today.