Twenty years ago - 1992
Award-winning journalist and science editor Michael Woods received an honorary doctor of public service degree during Bowling Green State University's summer commencement. The son of Catherine Woods of Dunkirk and the late John Woods, he is currently the science editor in the Washington, D.C., bureau of "The Blade" in Toledo, "The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette" and the "Monterey Peninsula Herald." Mr. Woods has received numerous honors for his science writing and has just completed a book, "Controversies in Chemistry."
Thirty years ago - 1982
The village of Gowanda was acknowledged as the glue capital of the world in the 1920s. Until recent years, glue was a vital factor in the steady growth and commercial structure of the village. Animal glue put Gowanda on the map as a leader in the glue industry after Richard Wilhelm formed the East Tanners Glue Co. in 1904.
Forty years ago - 1972
The Sheridan Town Board has passed a resolution accepting the IOOF building as a gift. The building is located at the corner of Route 20 and Sheridan Center Road and will be used for town purposes. True Union Rebekah Lodge will have the right to use the present lodge rooms for its meeting.
Fifty years ago - 1962
A three-day sales promotion, "Canopy Days," is being sponsored by the Dunkirk-Fredonia Plaza merchants.