Twenty years ago - 1992
The Chautauqua County landfill lost another ton of money in March because there wasn't enough garbage being brought in for burial. Landfill revenues were $54,410 short of the amount needed to cover the cost of operation plus payment on debts, reserves and other special funds. The recycling division lost $9,572 for the month as well. It is expected volume will increase during the spring.
Thirty years ago - 1982
There is a dying breed of men, now in their 30s and 40s, who will begin Chautauqua County Fast-Pitch softball this week. And the northern part of the county is the only place in Chautauqua you can find these throwbacks. Dunkirk remains a fast-pitch bastion, one of the few south of Buffalo. The First Ward Falcons, where fast-pitch softball has been a tradition for years, enter two teams out of Dunkirk. Premier pitchers in Dunkirk are Dan Mierzwa, Ron Hoffman, Harvey Tofil and Rich Jakubczyk, all now among the over 30 crowd.
Forty years ago - 1972
Fredonia developer Sam Castiglia has announced plans for a $4 million housing project near Seymour Street, Fredonia. The 66.5-acre site will contain 135 lots, each measuring about 12,000 square feet. The development would be the largest in the history of the village and is believed to be the largest in the area.
Fifty years ago - 1962
A 12-year-old Silver Creek Central School student will appear tonight on the Garry Moore television show, "I Got A Secret." Susan Gregory, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Vollentine, left this morning with her mother for New York City to be one of the contestants.