Twenty years ago — 1993

Petitions requesting home U.S. Postal delivery for Brocton residents will soon be available at the bank, village clerk’s office, the hardware store and the American Legion. Advantages to home delivery include the convenience of it and the credit card companies and other businesses prefer to deliver to an address rather than to a post office box. Home delivery requires mail to be placed in a mailbox and if there is outgoing mail, the carrier has to pick it up. In addition, any packages have to be delivered to the home. Petitions will be collected for 30 days and then sent to the Buffalo U.S. Postal office which will study the issue and report back to the village.

Thirty years ago – 1983

Mrs. Jenny Andrasik of Dunkirk and the Mmes. Angie Merrill and Helen Thompson of Fredonia have returned from a two-week tour of Catholic Europe commemorating the Holy Year. The women toured France, Austria, Switzerland and Italy, where they had an audience with Pope John Paul II at the Vatican and following the audience, they met briefly with the Rev. Joseph Gatto.

Forty years ago – 1973

Esther Ahrens of 39 Forbes Place Fredonia, bookkeeper at George Ray Inc. for the past 16 years, was honored recently at a retirement party held at the White Inn in Fredonia.

Fifty years ago – 1963

The Silver Creek Nurses Group netted more than $600 from a two-day rummage, gift and baked goods sales. All proceeds will go toward furnishing the Lake Shore Inter-Community Hospital in Irving.