Twenty years ago – 1993

A wet towel hung over a lighted lamp is listed as the apparent cause of a recent house fire that forced 10 Fredonia State University College students out of the housing unit. Sixty firemen were called to the site of the blaze at 7 Central Ave., Fredonia. All the occupants were forced to find housing elsewhere with the aid of college officials. No injuries were reported. The property is owned by Tim Smith and Mike Rowan of Brocton.

Thirty years ago – 1983

Richard and Lynne Stuczynski of West Sheridan Drive in Sheridan are the chosen grandfather and grandmother who will serve as host and hostess for the Fredonia-Pomfret Family Day in Russell R. Joy Park, the same day National Grandparents Day is celebrated. Mr. and Mrs. Stuczynski, who own and operate the Convenient Food Mart on Temple Street in Fredonia, were selected from letters submitted to the Fredonia Chamber of Commerce by grandchildren to enter their grandparents in the annual contest.

Forty years ago – 1973

Senior class officers at Brocton Central High School for this school year are: Jaye Hill, president; Cynthia Franze, vice president; Cynthia Marx, secretary; and Daniel Barnes, treasurer.

Fifty years ago – 1963

Paul Kurgan recently announced the opening of a second Shearer’s store under his ownership in the Dunkirk-Fredonia area. The store officially opened Sept. 15 in the Dunkirk-Fredonia Plaza.