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Retrospective

Twenty years ago – 1993

Westfield resident Connie Thayer presented her plan for a village taxi service to the Westfield Village Board. She noted that it was difficult for persons in wheelchairs to move around the village. She also felt she could transport wheelchair-bound people for less money than was currently being charged by other transport operations in the county. A wheelchair van would cost $12.50 to anywhere in the village. The taxi would have a charge of $3.50. The proposal was turned over to the board for further research.

Thirty years ago – 1983

A “Do You Remember?” photo shows the girls’ basketball team of the Fredonia Normal High School, 1923-24. The Class of 1924 was the last graduating class of the Normal High School. The following sophomores, juniors and seniors were members of the last Normal High School basketball team: Mary Edith Frost, Cerell Hequembourg, Margaret Fisk, Ruth Pelton, Geraldine Gibbs, Dorothy Salhoff, Alice Love, Ruth Love and Winnefred Cummings. George Schaeffer was head coach with Frederick Landers as his assistant.

Forty years ago – 1973

The Friendship Club of Pomfret, organized in 1912 by the late Mrs. Frank Gibb who invited a group of neighbors to her Fredonia home, continues today with her daughter, Clara Gibb Ehmke of Brocton, the only surviving charter member.

Fifty years ago – 1963

Daniel J. Foley is the new manager of Murphy’s store in Fredonia. Former manager Thomas N. Sampson, who was promoted to a new store in Virginia, had been active in the Fredonia Chamber of Commerce and Boosters Association.