Retrospective

Twenty years ago – 1994

The Dunkirk-Fredonia Center for Peace and Justice awarded first-place certificates for the 1993-94 Peace Essay contest to three high school students. Susie Zirkle from Brocton won an award for an essay on the “Underground Railway.” “Women’s Suffrage,” was the topic of the essay by Suzanne Guziec of Dunkirk and Kristin Osman of Fredonia wrote about Danes who aided World War II Jews. The Center’s essay topic was to “discuss an individual or group effort to resist injustice or intolerance.”

Thirty years ago – 1984

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Sevola Sr., 80 Orchard St., Fredonia have returned from Boston, Mass., where they attended the profession of vows of their son, Frank Jr., in Friars Minor Franciscan Priests and Brothers. Brother Frank will be assigned to Boston for the summer and in the fall he will go to Washington, D.C., to begin study for the priesthood.

Forty years ago – 1974

An announcement in today’s OBSERVER states that just $5 will buy an introductory flying lesson at Dunkirk Aviation Sales and Service Inc.

Fifty years ago – 1964

Featured in an OBSERVER “Do You Remember?” photo is the very first graduating class at Fredonia High School. The year was 1925.