Twenty years ago – 1993

Plans are being made to form an African-American History Club in the Dunkirk-Fredonia area. According to organizers Jesse Thomas and Loretta Torain of Dunkirk, the purpose of the club is “to stimulate interest in African-American History.” The club is open to “all God’s children” regardless of race or color.

Thirty years ago – 1983

Joseph Laurito, 18, son of Justine Polvino and Joseph G. Laurito, both of Fredonia, has been named Student of the Week at Fredonia Central School. A senior, he has been a participant in the auto body repair program at the Chautauqua County Vo-Tech Center since his junior year. Joseph is a member of the varsity football, wrestling and track teams at Fredonia High School. Following graduation, he will enter the U.S. Marine Corps for a four-year tour of duty.

Forty years ago – 1973

Norbert Michalak Jr., a freshman at Alfred Agricultural and Technical College in Wellsville, is home for Thanksgiving with his family at 112 Swan St., Dunkirk. Mr. Michalak is majoring in construction technology.

Fifty years ago – 1963

At the annual meeting in the Hotel William Peacock in Mayville, the Chautauqua County Medical Society elected Dr. Herbert A. Laughlin of Westfield as its new president.