Twenty years ago – 1994
Recent noteworthy achievements among area keglers include: A 268-279-211-758 series rolled at Lucky Lanes Jan. 3 by Dean Wright, a two-night a week bowler with a current average of 190. He bowls during the Monday Night BII League. Ron Gworek, 26, of Dunkirk bowled a 300 game in the Wednesday Night 4 Man League at Lucky Lanes. A two-night per week bowler, his current average is 173. Jeremy Meadows of Cassadaga recently bowled a 257-200-253-710 at Lucky Lanes. The 18 year old has 12 years of bowling experience and carries a 179 average in the Potter-Lisi League.
Thirty years ago – 1984
Henry K. “Renny” Leworthy of Van Buren Road, Pomfret has been named as the first recipient of the state Fair Manager-of-the-Year Award. Mr. Leworthy, manager of the Chautauqua County Fair, received the award earlier this week at the 96th convention of the New York State Association of Agricultural Fairs in Syracuse. The award was presented by the New York State Showpeoples Association. Mr. Leworthy has been active with the Chautauqua County Fair since 1953. It is one of seven Class A fairs in the state. There are 46 agricultural-type fairs in New York state.
Forty years ago – 1974
Ann McGowan, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Boyd McGowan of Hanford Bay, has earned a place on the Presidential Scholar List at Clarkson College, Potsdam. Only nine percent of the student body received this honor for the fall semester.
Fifty years ago – 1964
The U.S. successfully launched a 562-ton satellite, the world’s heaviest, at Cape Kennedy, Fla. The latest orbiting of “Saturn 1” has far outstripped anything the Soviet Union has put up, as far as weight is concerned.