Twenty years ago – 1994

The Ferranti-Packard Co. officially closed its doors on Jan. 10 following 15 years in business. The company, which is owned by Rolls-Royce, announced last November that it would be closing if a buyer could not be found. The last production shift was supposed to run Jan. 10, but company officials told workers not to come in for the day.

Thirty years ago – 1984

This past weekend, seasonal campers at the Blue Water Beach Campground in Westfield held a winter campout, which included a tureen dinner and card games in the pavilion. Although the temperature outside was only a few degrees above zero, the campers enjoyed the warmth of the hospitality inside and reminded each other that “the camping season is almost here!”

Forty years ago – 1974

L.F. “Dutch” Bertges, president of Bertges Chevrolet Inc., Dunkirk, was named chairman of the 70th annual banquet of the Dunkirk Chamber of Commerce to be held next month.

Fifty years ago – 1964

Gail Marie Best, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Best of Seymour Street, Fredonia, has been accepted as a teletype operator for Northwest Orient Airlines in New York City.