Twenty years ago – 1994

Three veteran employees of the news room at the OBSERVER have received promotions. Bill Dill, a 13-year employee, has been named director of editorial development and will be in charge of a variety of special projects in addition to reporting. Bill Hammond, sports editor for the past 22 years since first becoming employed with the OBSERVER, is the new wire editor. Jerry Reilly has been promoted to sports editor. He has been at the newspaper for 15 years and was assistant sports editor for several years.

Thirty years ago – 1984

Wishing all OBSERVER readers a Happy Valentine’s Day are Brenda Hegner, 8, and Brian Purol, 7, both members of Mrs. Sheila Tederous’ second grade at Dunkirk’s School No. 7. Brenda and Brian are shown on the front page of today’s paper.

Forty years ago – 1974

Peggy Amidon of Brocton was crowned Valentine queen of the Eta Tau Brocton Chapter at its annual dinner and dance at Rusch’s Restaurant in Dunkirk.

Fifty years ago 1964

Janet Wojcinski, 6, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Wojcinski of Bucknor Street, Dunkirk is happy today to be the Valentine of Robert Zwolak, 6, son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Zwolak of Tenney Street. Both are first-grade students at School 6 in Dunkirk and featured in a front page OBSERVER Valentine’s Day photo.