Twenty years ago - 1992
Russell J. Solazzo was honored by the Fredonia Fire Department for his actions on Jan. 10 after witnessing a woman collapse in the west parking lot. After asking for an ambulance to be called, he began mouth-to-mouth resuscitation which enabled the woman to begin spontaneous respiration on her own. Rescue Team Captain Steve Cobb and Fire Chief Julius Leone took part in the presentation of the award.
Thirty years ago - 1982
John M. Gullo, 130 W. Fifth St., Dunkirk, a victim of muscular dystrophy, has been an avid fan of the space shuttle Columbia and its missions. He recently received a variety of books, photographs and other materials on the space shuttle from NASA as a result of sending "best of luck" wishes to astronauts Jack Lousma and Gordon Fullerton. Because John was unable to speak on the phone, his brother Joe made the telephone call to Cape Canaveral just nine hours before liftoff.
Forty years ago - 1972
Dennis Long, a freshman at Dunkirk High School, has won the state championship in a 135-pound class of the Junior Olympic Wrestling Tournament held at Sweet Home High School.
Fifty years ago - 1962
Joseph M. Schrantz, chief water plant operator at the Dunkirk filter plant for the past 35 years, has retired.