Twenty years ago - 1992
An investigation by Fredonia-based State Police has revealed that Ralph "Bucky" Phillips, 29, of Stockton allegedly was the driver of a stolen vehicle in a high speed chase on March 26. During the incident, a trooper reportedly observed a vehicle with a Kentucky license plate speeding along Route 20 near Ripley. The driver failed to stop upon command, rammed into the State Police vehicle and led the trooper on a chase at speeds around 100 mph over various Ripley side streets. It is also alleged Phillips swerved into oncoming traffic several times in an apparent attempt to involve the trooper in a head-on collision.
Thirty years ago - 1982
Dr. Gary C. Smith is the new president of the Medical Staff of Tri-County Hospital in Gowanda. Dr. Smith, whose practice is located in Gowanda, has been a member of the staff at Tri-County Hospital for 10 years. Other officers of the Medical Staff include Dr. H. Rolf Weber, vice president; and Dr. Russell Joy, secretary-treasurer. The outgoing president is Dr. Ronald Chang.
Forty years ago - 1972
The Student of the Week is Susan Luke, a first-year student in the food services program at the BOCES Occupational Center. A junior at Ripley Central School, she is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Luke, North State Street, Ripley.
Fifty years ago - 1962
The bakery at 9 Eagle St., Fredonia, which has been owned and operated by John Fink of Dunkirk for the past 12 years, has been sold to John Ricotta of Cheektowaga.