Retrospective

Twenty years ago – 1994

The Arts Council for Chautauqua County recently announced winners in the Eighth Annual Writers’ Competition. Local winners were: Joyce Frazeur of Fredonia who was awarded Honorable Mention in the short story category for “What I Did for a Fish.” She also wrote a poem, “ICE-a sestina.” Susan Holowell Hardy of Fredonia placed second for “Art Forms,” a poem that explores the creative process.

Thirty years ago – 1984

In an “Evening With The Stars” setting, Thomas J. Kinney Jr., a 24-year member of Dunkirk Elks Lodge 922 was honored Saturday night as “Elk of the Year.” The lodge honored Mr. Kinney for his dedication and involvement with lodge activities and projects. The retired owner of the Mobil Station on Bennett Road, he and his wife reside on West Seventh Street in Dunkirk.

Forty years ago – 1974

Gerald E. Boardway, chairman of the Oakwood Party, announced that although the Oakwood Party is a “functioning party” in the village of Fredonia, they will not be running a candidate for the two expired trustee positions.

Fifty years ago – 1964

Gail Stafford, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Stafford, 56 Matteson St., Fredonia and a senior at Fredonia State University College, is now student teaching a kindergarten class at Windom Elementary School in Orchard Park.