Twenty years ago – 1994

Lance Cpl. Matthew Jacques, U.S. Marine Corps, a Brocton Central School graduate, is a member of the Presidential Guard assigned to the Helicopter Squadron. He is shown in a photo standing at attention as President Clinton arrived for a recent holiday at Hilton Head, S.C. Cpl. Jacques accompanies the president when he travels by helicopter and on other special occasions. A U.S. Marine Corps member for the past 18 months, he is the son of Delos Jacques of Portland and Janice Jacques of Brocton.

Thirty years ago – 1984

The Sheridan Zoning Board of Appeals granted the Silver Creek Senior Citizens a special use permit to operate a senior citizens center on Route 5 in the township. The center is located just outside of the village of Silver Creek. The board also approved a special use permit to Melvin and Linda Smith to operate a business from their home on Route 39.

Forty years ago – 1974

The January meeting of the Fredonia Parks Commission was held in the village hall with newly-appointed chairman Jamison Gugino presiding.

Fifty years ago – 1964

John T. Okerlund, a veteran firefighter, is the new fire chief of the Sinclairville Fire Department. He was elected at the annual meeting, succeeding Oscar Brandquist.