Twenty years ago – 1993

The Fredonia Chamber of Commerce has announced the winners of its four annual awards, which are set to be presented during the Nov. 1 banquet at the White Inn. They are: George Civiletto, Retail Person of the Year; Robert A. Maytum, Business Person of the Year; Robert W. Liener Jr., Community Service Person of the Year; and Walter J. Doyle, who will be honored for his Service to Humanity.

Thirty years ago – 1983

Boxcar buffs are in for a real treat once the Dunkirk Historical Society completes renovations on one which was donated by the AL Tech Steel Corp. and which is now being stored at the Roblin Steel Co. plant. The 38-foot long car was built in 1907 by the Albany Car Shop for the Delaware & Hudson Railroad Co. Society members hope to begin restoration in the spring and to someday acquire a New York Central caboose and a locomotive built by the former Brooks Locomotive Works of Dunkirk.

Forty years ago – 1973

During the semi-annual meeting at the Fredonia Fire Department, the Chautauqua County Volunteer Firemen’s Association named Charles Drummond of Fredonia chairman of the 1974 Chautauqua County Gala Days in Stockton.

Fifty years ago – 1963

Led by junior Paul Kewley and defensive stars Phil Hussion, Dan Polowy and Dan Barthold, the Cardinal Mindszenty High School football team defeated Notre Dame and is now first in the Catholic Football League’s Bishop Smith division.