Highs and lows: Some of the best, worst of the week

Here are some of the best – and worst – of the week:


WRCL CHAMPS – WRCL – which stands for Westfield, Ripley and Chautauqua Lake – earned the title Class D wrestling champions last weekend. We’re glad to see these wrestlers from three schools team up. Had they not joined together, they wouldn’t be able to compete. Now they can say they are Class D champions. Good luck to those who will be competing today at Niagara County Community College for the Section 6 Championships.

WINTER FESTIVAL – It has been a cold winter for sure. But one group that is quite pleased about the temperatures are those behind the annual Presidents’ Day Weekend Winter Festival in Mayville. We’ve had the festival for several years now, but for the last couple of years it wasn’t cold enough to construct an ice castle. If you haven’t seen it in person yet, make sure you make the trip. It’s worth it. The festival continues through Sunday. And also, good luck to those who are scheduled to jump in the lake as part of the annual polar bear swim. It will be a cold one indeed!

CHRISTMAS CARE – The Blue Star Mothers have a mission to send gifts to soldiers serving overseas. Locally, the Blue Star Mothers of Chautauqua County sent 567 Christmas care packages. We applaud the Blue Star Mothers for their efforts in this drive, as well as people in the community who donated gifts or money to get these gifts overseas.


LATE IN THE MAIL – At least some residents who live in the Dunkirk City School District received the winter/spring community education course listings this past week. The problem is some courses began Jan. 7. Yes, the information was sent via bulk mail, but that’s no excuse. Mailing community education classes a month after they’ve started is just a waste of time and money. The pamphlet needs to be mailed before the end of the year, otherwise, what is the point?