Twenty years ago – 1993

Jennifer Sue Ballard, a 1993 graduate of Pine Valley Central School and a freshman psychology major at SUNY Fredonia, has been selected to perform with the College Choir under the direction of Dr. David Evans. She is the daughter of Sue and Dave Ivett of Forestville. “Jenni is the only freshman woman chosen for the choir and we’re very proud,” her mother said.

Thirty years ago – 1983

Mark Swetz, son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Swetz of Collins, has been named Student of the Week at Gowanda Central School. Mark is a member of the National Honor Society and serves as president of his senior class. He is also a member of the varsity football team and the Senior High Band. Following graduation, Mark hopes to attend the University of Rochester to study pre-medicine.

Forty years ago – 1973

President Nixon announced that he has chosen Rep. Gerald R. Ford, 60, to be the nation’s 40th vice president. Easy confirmation appears assured in both the House and Senate.