Retrospective

Twenty years ago – 1994

The state’s Attorney General could be investigating a local travel company that allegedly failed to deliver Super Bowl tickets to 30 local residents. The residents, most of whom are from the Dunkirk-Fredonia area, took a $999 bus travel package to Atlanta – only to have no tickets on Super Bowl Sunday. The attorney general’s office has responded with a form for each complainant to file in taking the first steps in proceeding with action against the bus company.

Thirty years ago – 1984

Walter S. Wilcox, 16 Barker St., Fredonia recently presented a gallery of trolley pictures to the Fredonia Chamber of Commerce. Fredonia was halfway between Erie and Buffalo on the Buffalo & Lake Erie trolley line and it was a natural division point with a car barn and office. The city of Dunkirk was anxious to become the division headquarters of the B&LE. The village won the battle and the offices remained in Fredonia.

Forty years ago – 1974

A special meeting of the Maple Avenue Missionary Society has been called and will be held at the home of Helen Mezzio of Center Road, Sheridan. Members will be making lap robes to donate to local hospitals and a tureen luncheon will follow.

Fifty years ago – 1964

Scott McElhaney was announced as the eighth-grade candidate for king at the carnival to be held at Dunkirk High School. Suzanne Worosz was chosen to be a seventh-grade candidate.