Retrospective

Twenty years ago – 1994

Mark Gugino’s doubts about playing professional baseball are over. The 21-year-old Fredonia native has signed a contract with the Florida Marlins organization and was assigned to Elmira. Gugino, a junior outfielder at the University of South Carolina, had been selected by the Marlins in the 20th round of the amateur baseball draft in New York. The youngest of four siblings, Gugino graduated from Fredonia High School in 1991, where he set a record for stolen bases (66 of 66). At USC, he batted .325 with seven homers, 46 RBI and 30 stolen bases, which led the Southeast Conference. He is the son of Jim and Nancy Gugino.

Thirty years ago – 1984

R. Timothy Eades was awarded the Juris Doctor degree at the 133rd commencement of Union University, Albany Law School on June 2. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Eades, 144 Howard St., Fredonia. A 1975 Fredonia High School graduate, Mr. Eades graduated magna cum laude from SUNY Fredonia in 1979 and was an honors graduate of the State University of Albany where he received a master’s degree in public administration.

Forty years ago – 1974

Among the items on sale at an upcoming bargain blast at Twin Fair on Vineyard Drive in Dunkirk will be a $229 stereo system with a 200-watt amplifier, eight-track tape player, four-channel tape player, record player and four speakers.

Fifty years ago – 1964

Ralph Hubbell of WBEN will be the guest speaker at Brocton Central School’s first athletic banquet.