Retrospective

Twenty years ago – 1993

Fredonia firefighters responded to two lightning strikes during a recent early morning storm. The first strike hit the James Nosek residence on Berry Road and caused minor damage to the living room. The second lightning strike resulted in fire at the Philip Lord residence on Van Buren Road. There were no injuries, but the fire caused minor damage to the living room floor and furniture.

Thirty years ago – 1983

Louis Pulci has been named grand marshal of the 15th annual Fredonia Farm Festival Parade on Aug. 28. For the past 22 years, Mr. Pulci has owned and operated a 26-acre family fruit and vegetable farm at 556 W. Main St. in Fredonia. He also has raised beef cattle and horses, and operated a roadside fruit market with his wife, Pauline, and their five children.

Forty years ago – 1973

During closing ceremonies at the recent Chautauqua County Fair, Peter Bartelo of South Roberts Road, Dunkirk was the lucky winner of a new 1973 automobile.

Fifty years ago – 1963

Angelo Bennice of Dunkirk, a member of Dunkirk Local 912, American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, was named vice president of the newly-formed Western New York District Council 63.