Twenty years ago - 1992
Marian Anderson, 73, of Fredonia will forever be amazed that the publishers of "Yankee" selected her Christmas memory to be included in the December edition of the national magazine. In April, the magazine requested readers' contributions of treasured family recipes with histories. Mrs. Anderson submitted her mother's "Kris Kringle Cookies" recipe and wrote about her mother, Christina Tietz of Gowanda, who died at the age of 101.
Thirty years ago - 1982
About 40 percent of the nation's steelworkers are laid off as the industry, weathering its worst slump since the 1930s, continues to slash production and lay off employees. Some 227,000 employees were still at work last week, compared with 453,000 during the base period of 1975-79. Steel industry employment fell for the 17th consecutive month in October and now stands at the lowest point since statistics started being taken in 1933.
Forty years ago - 1972
After being housed in the Goodell General Store in Irving, the U.S. Post Office will be now be located on Routes 5 and 20 about 200 feet off the highway west of the Cattaraugus Creek bridge. The new building was constructed by Vito Botticello, postmaster.
Fifty years ago - 1962
The First Ward Falcon Club will hold its annual children's Christmas party today at the clubhouse. Santa Claus will distribute gifts and prizes and the Woodcliffe Orchestra will provide music.