Twenty years ago – 1994

Erik J. Kolodziej of Dunkirk is the grand prize winner in the “Boys Life” magazine Salute to America Photo Contest. About 100 entrants nationwide vied for the grand prize trip to Washington, D.C., and Kodak camera equipment. Erik entered a scenic photograph of Monument Valley on the Arizona-Utah border. Contest winners will be featured in the July issue of “Boys Life,” an official magazine of the Boy Scouts of America. The son of Ed and Kathy Kolodziej, Erik is a member of Troop 254 sponsored by St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish in Dunkirk.

Thirty years ago – 1984

Ms. Sharon Guenther, formerly with another salon, has just opened her own hair salon called “Hairs Lookin’ At You.” As owner/operator, Sharon offers all the latest perms and cut techniques, along with convenient hours. Hairs Lookin’ At You is located in the Russo Building, Fredonia.

Forty years ago – 1974

The Bemus Point-Stow Ferry has begun its rounds of Chautauqua Lake for the 163rd year.

Fifty years ago – 1964

By 1975, the average American family will be earning $9,525 and the average wage earner will be working 37 hours a week, according to a report prepared by the 20th Century Fund.