Twenty years ago – 1993

Alice Parr celebrated her 106th birthday at the Chautauqua County Home on Dec. 3. She was born Dec. 3, 1887 in the town of Pomfret to John and Maggie (Kinner) Bull. She married Morris Parr, who died in 1940. Mrs. Parr has been a member of the Fredonia Methodist Church since 1907 and had been employed as a cleaner for area dentists and offices. She is still a volunteer at the Home where she folds and distributes bibs in the dining room. When questioned about her longevity she said, “I didn’t expect to live this long, but if the Lord wants me to, it’s up to Him.”

Thirty years ago – 1983

Student of the Week at the Fredonia BOCES LoGuidice Center is Julie DeLand, 17, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Cameron DeLand of East Lake Road, Dunkirk. She is a second year student in the data processing program and a senior at Dunkirk High School. Julie has been a member of the high school’s volleyball, basketball and softball teams. She also works five evenings a week at the Dunkirk High School pool.

Forty years ago – 1973

The city of Dunkirk will take steps to shut down the new Country Fair store at 905 Central Ave., formerly Booth’s Dairy. The store opened yesterday after the Zoning Board of Appeals denied them permission to operate.

Fifty years ago – 1963

Mrs. Norman Johnson of Westfield was elected president of the Chautauqua County Weaver’s Guild. In addition, Ella Dean and Hazel Dean, both of Brocton, were elected to the publicity committee.