Twenty years ago — 1993

Brocton’s industrial district remains “in the black” following the sale of a building at 115 Central Ave. Once the home of dark delectable chocolate products, the former site of Nog Inc. is now the site of Cal Graphics Inc. As its name suggests, the plant prepares and distributes graphite – a naturally occurring form of pure carbon, much like coal, yet softer. The Brocton site was chosen over a number of others because the size and configuration of the building best suited the company’s needs.

Thirty years ago – 1983

Rep. Stanley Lundine’s office has advised Dunkirk Mayor Edwin Gregoreski that efforts are continuing to find orders for the Plymouth Tube plant in Dunkirk in the hopes of finding enough work to justify keeping the plant open. A Lundine representative told the mayor she has made several contacts concerning the possibility of pursuing government or non-government contracts for Plymouth Tube.

Forty years ago – 1973

Enrollment for the spring semester at Fredonia State University College will be around the 5,000-student mark. The figure shows a decline from the 5,334 students registered last fall.

Fifty years ago – 1963

Church bells in Dunkirk and Fredonia will ring between 2 and 2:10 p.m. today to herald the start of the house-to-house drive to raise $500,000 locally for the purchase of the Alco Products Inc. real estate.