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Retrospective

Twenty years ago – 1993

A “Do You Remember?” photo features the team from Dunkirk that participated in the American Bowling Congress tournament in Atlantic City, N.J., in 1949. Members of the team were Toby Pakulski, Len Lutz, Gus Peterson, Louis Sarek, Mark Elfman and Earl Bremer. The photo was submitted by Sally Donato of Dunkirk.

Thirty years ago – 1983

Another 600 prisoners will be added at the new Collins Correctional Facility under a budget proposal revealed by Gov. Mario Cuomo. If approved, the plan would increase the inmate population at the medium security prison from its current level of 250 to 850. Under the plan, more buildings at the Gowanda Psychiatric Center would be converted into prison facilities. The prison opened last December.

Forty years ago – 1973

A response to a call for square dancing resulted in 200 persons present at the Acquavia Post on Lake Shore Drive West in Dunkirk. Howard L. Shaffer, YMCA program director, helped plan the couples event as part of an adult special interest program.

Fifty years ago – 1963

Master Albert Colvenback presented William Lesch of Dunkirk with a Golden Sheaf Certificate from the National Grange for 50 continuous years of membership in the Fredonia Grange No. 1.