Twenty years ago – 1993

The congregation of Trinity Lutheran Church in Silver Creek hosted a farewell dinner for the Rev. David Batchelder and his family after the Sunday morning worship service. This was the pastor’s first parish following his graduation from Concordia Theological Seminary. Next Sunday, Pastor Batchelder will be installed as pastor of Our Savior Lutheran Church in Mashpee, Mass.

Thirty years ago – 1983

David S. Coulson, son of Mr. and Mrs. David H. Coulson, 1516 Silver Lane, Silver Creek is one of about 15,000 young men and women across the country honored as semi-finalists in the 1984 National Merit Scholarship Competition. He is the only student in Chautauqua County to be named as a semi-finalist. David hopes to study aeronautical engineering in college.

Forty years ago – 1973

Former Dunkirk High School football star Bob Barlette, now a halfback for the Syracuse University Orangemen, can be seen today on the college “Game of the Week.” Last week, Dunkirk’s Dave Graf was seen on television as Penn State defeated Stanford. Graf is a defensive end for Penn State which today visits Navy.

Fifty years ago – 1963

Connie Schultz, a parishioner at St. Rose of Lima Church, Forestville was named treasurer of the Northern Chautauqua Deanery, National Council of Catholic Women, at the first annual installation in St. Mary’s church hall, Dunkirk.