Twenty years ago – 1993

Carmen Maria Nieves of King Street, Dunkirk was recently discharged from the U.S. Army at Fort Drum, N.Y., after completing four years with the military. A 1983 graduate of Dunkirk High School, Miss Nieves is attending Fredonia State University College, majoring in business administration. Her parents are Raul and Luz Nieves of Erie.

Thirty years ago – 1983

The new state Returnable Container Law, which went into full force on Sept. 12, is causing inconveniences for consumers and retailers alike. Commonly called “the Bottle Bill,” the Returnable Container Law requires that a 5-cent deposit be charged on glass, plastic and metal containers of beer, malt beverages, mineral water, soda water and soft drinks.

Forty years ago – 1973

Steven Glasier was crowned Bonny 9 Prince of the Festival of Grapes in Silver Creek. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Glasier of Newell Road, Sheridan. Daniel Seneca, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Seneca of Milestrip Road, Irving, was the first runnerup.

Fifty years ago – 1963

A new Newman Club Center at Fredonia State University College has opened at 111 Temple St. The Rev. Andrew Reid Fuller has been appointed to serve as chaplain of the Newman Club.