Twenty years ago – 1994

Jon Raymond, the son of Glenn “Jack” and Sue Raymond, is this year’s valedictorian for Brocton Central School. He was nominated as a Congressional Scholar and appears in Who’s Who Among American High School Students. Jon plans to attend the University of Rochester to major in biology. Salutatorian Jeffrey Tayar is the son of Fayez and Dawn Tayar, Fuller Road, Portland. A Boys State representative, he received a Navy Honors Award. Jeffrey will be attending SUNY Fredonia this fall.

Thirty years ago – 1984

The Pilgrim Degree, the highest degree in the Loyal Order of the Moose, was accepted by Raymond Abramowicz, 229 Townsend St., on Sunday in the House of God in Mooseheart, Ill. He also attended the National Moose Convention in Chicago. A life member of the lodge, he has held all offices during the past 12 years, in addition to serving as District 2 president. In the history of Dunkirk Moose Lodge 89, this is only the second time this award has been given for outstanding achievements in the organization. The first award was presented in 1962.

Forty years ago – 1974

A dinner, including a 16-oz. T-bone steak, is just $2.95 at the White Inn in Fredonia.

Fifty years ago – 1964

Miss Rita Stonefoot, 17, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Stonefoot of East Main Road, Fredonia will represent Fredonia Fire Department in the annual Stockton Gala Days beauty contest.