Twenty years ago - 1991
On Saturday, Nov. 16, a ribbon-cutting for the reopening of DeGolier's Florist and Greenhouses was held. Edna G. Sek, owner and operator of the business for more than 30 years, retired recently and the reopening was held by the new operators, Mary Louise DeGolier-Echevarria (Mrs. Sek's daughter) and James F. Warrick Jr. (Mrs. Sek's grandson). Since its beginning, DeGolier's has prided itself on being a "family" shop with many generations contributing to the operation.
Thirty years ago - 1981
Gowanda native Larry Himelein, who was elected last month as Cattaraugus County district attorney, is anxiously awaiting the start of his new job on Jan. 1. Himelein, 32, expects that he will be watched closely during his four-year term as the first Democrat to ever hold the position of district attorney in Cattaraugus County.
Forty years ago - 1971
Members of the Concord Grape Council, Inc. of Chautauqua County recently met with Congressman James F. Hastings in his Washington office to discuss growing concern over Canadian grape imports and the impact of the current price regulations on Concord grape growers. Those attending included James E. Merritt of Forestville, council president; and Stewart Dudley, Charles Ryder and Treasurer William Blank, all of Fredonia.
Fifty years ago - 1961
Fred C. Ahrens, for more than 50 years a builder and lumber dealer in this area, has announced his retirement from the business conducted by the corporation he organized in 1926, Fredonia Builders Supply Co. Inc., 156 Newton St., Fredonia.