Twenty years ago – 1994

The Fredonia Rotary Club named David G. Dawson a Paul Harris Fellow. This prestigious award, named for the founder of Rotary, is the highest honor Rotary can bestow on an individual. Mr. Dawson, the director of the Chautauqua County Industrial Development Agency, is planning to retire in February. Fredonia Rotary president Jefferson Westwood presented Mr. Dawson with the award and certificate at the recent Rotary meeting at the White Inn.

Thirty years ago – 1984

Shawna Herman, a 10-year-old South Dayton girl who attends a class for the multiple handicapped at BOCES Fredonia, was a recent prize recipient in the Drawing and Essay Contest sponsored by Everest & Jennings Inc., wheelchair manufacturers from California. With encouragement and assistance from speech pathologist Noreen Borst, Shawna entered a unique essay in the contest. She “wrote” her essay on a voice synthesizer mounted on her wheelchair for communicating and sent in both the taped and written versions. Shawna is the daughter of John and Carolyn Herman of Smith Road.

Forty years ago – 1974

Paul Mangano, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Mangano, 14 Newton St., Silver Creek, has been accepted at Cornell University on a baseball scholarship. He is a graduate of Silver Creek High School.

Fifty years ago – 1964

Trooper Peter Taylor of Old Main Road, Silver Creek, who is stationed at the Silver Creek substation, is in Albany for an in-service training school of the New York State Police.