Twenty years ago — 1993

Fredonia Police Sgt. Wade Weatherlow was recently appointed by Dunkirk Mayor Margaret Wuerstle as the new chief of police for the city of Dunkirk. The mayor had interviewed the four final candidates, who came from West Seneca, Dunkirk, Fredonia and Silver Creek. She stated that Weatherlow seems to have the personality for the job along with some great ideas for making changes in the city.

Thirty years ago – 1983

About 300 persons applied as movie extras for the four days of filming in South Dayton for the movie, “The Natural,” starring Robert Redford. The movie will be using 130 extras to play in a country fair scene to be filmed in the South Dayton Park area. Men chosen as extras will be given the haircuts that were in style during the 1924 period.

Forty years ago – 1973

County Parks and Recreation Commissioner Alexander Aldrich today announced that Chautauqua Institution has been accepted for listing in the National Register of Historic Places.

Fifty years ago – 1963

Robert Weimer, president of Weimer Chevrolet Inc., was among approximately 7,000 Chevrolet dealers and dealership executives in Detroit recently to attend the largest convention ever held in the auto industry.