Twenty years ago – 1993

Drake’s Restaurant, located at 5361 Lake Shore Drive West in Dunkirk near Van Buren, recently reopened for business under new ownership. Paul and Brenda Hannold are offering home-cooked favorites at Drake’s restored 1930’s restaurant featuring breakfast and lunch every day and dinner on Fridays.

Thirty years ago – 1983

Ms. Autumn Sliter of Mayville, chief clerk of the Surrogate Court, was honored recently for her 40 years of service to the county. Tributes included praise from Surrogate Willard W. Cass Jr. and from employees who presented her with a wristwatch.

Forty years ago – 1973

Forest Hammond has been installed as noble grand of Olympia Lodge 602, Independent Order of Odd Fellows, in Dunkirk.

Fifty years ago – 1963

Richard V. Leonard, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph F. Leonard of Sheridan, and Gary Hussion, son of Mr. and Mrs. Philip J. Hussion of Dunkirk, have been chosen by Rep. Charles E. Goodell as finalists to compete for appointments to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.