Twenty years ago - 1992
The search for a Stockton fugitive took a new twist when a man fitting his description disappeared into a wooded area of Ripley after failing to stop a pursuing State Police car by ramming it at high speed. While over two dozen officers cordoned off the area and searched throughout the night, as of this morning, the man police believe to be Ralph "Bucky" Phillips was still at large.
Thirty years ago - 1982
A 19-year-old Fredonia man has been chosen as one of two recipients of the 1980 Young American Medal for Bravery, which will be presented to him next month by President Reagan. Robert Noble, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Noble Jr. of North Road, pulled three persons from a wrecked, burning automobile after the auto rammed head-on with a tractor-trailer on Route 5 on June 22, 1980. Only one of four persons in the car lived. The lone survivor, Edith Sestak, 48, of Erie, nominated Robert for the award. He was selected by members of the Young American Medals Committee from among 70 nominees.
Forty years ago - 1972
Kathryn Ludwig, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Edward G. Ludwig, 4042 Webster Road, Fredonia is the Student of the Week. She is a senior at Fredonia Central School.
Fifty years ago - 1962
Terry Ransbury, who gained recognition throughout Western New York for his coaching success at Silver Creek, is expected to be appointed football coach at Jamestown High School.