Twenty years ago — 1993

The Fredonia-Pomfret Senior Center Planning Committee unanimously chose “Share and Care Senior Center” as the name for the senior center planned in the Eagle Street School building. The name, one of many entered in a contest to name the facility, was submitted by Mrs. Santo (Genevieve) Tampio, 86, of Douglas Street, Fredonia. The committee will present her with a $100 Savings Bond.

Thirty years ago – 1983

The recent “Love Lake Erie Fishing Bonanza” was deemed a success by the sponsors. The OBSERVER, Koch’s Brewery, Walt’s Sporting Goods and Marine and the Complete Angler sponsored the weekend event which was entered by 153 anglers. A total of 46 fish of qualifying species were registered during the contest with 27 cash and merchandise prizes awarded. Judges for the contest were fisheries biologists Steve Garbarino and Jim Kuhn with Normandeau Associates of Bedford, N.H. Plans are to make this an annual event.

Forty years ago – 1973

Theodore Gruber of Mayville had the top score on a Civil Service examination for general parkway foreman. The position carries a salary of $9,735.

Fifty years ago – 1963

The Dunkirk-Fredonia Civil Air Patrol completed 17 hours of flying to assist the State Thruway Authority in locating a total of 22 disabled vehicles during the Labor Day weekend. Among the local pilots who participated in the search were Roy Confer, Richard Kawski, Richard Cybart and Robert Anderson.