Twenty years ago – 1994

Michelle Ossman, a fifth-grade student at School Six in Dunkirk, was the winner in a random drawing of essays and received the World Book Encyclopedia set contributed by World Book Educational Products. The essay topic was “Why Can’t We Just Get Along?” A total of 165 entries were received with every entrant receiving a copy of the new historical poster of Dunkirk.

Thirty years ago – 1984

Student of the Week is Tracy L. Reslink of 27 East Main St., Ripley. She is the daughter of Charles and Veronica Reslink. A senior at Ripley Central School, Tracy is a science and business major. She has served as captain of the cheerleaders, publicity agent for the Pep Club, yearbook editor and Student Council member. She also works in the school office.

Forty years ago – 1974

In an OBSERVER photo, Fredonia firemen Daniel Morrison and Thomas Fischer model the new and the former uniforms for the Fire Department’s Drum and Bugle Corps.

Fifty years ago – 1964

Rose Jaggie is the new cosmetician at Miller Drugs, located at 338 Central Ave., Dunkirk next to City Hall.