Retrospective

Twenty years ago – 1993

Area farmers who sell produce at the farmers’ market in Dunkirk have banded together to organize an informal group calling itself the Dunkirk Farmers’ Market Association. Eight farmers who have leased space at the market in the past met recently to review new rules and regulations that have been established for the upcoming season. The farmers’ market is held in a pavilion on East Third Street that was donated to the city by Bells Market.

Thirty years ago – 1983

Accountant Donald R. Thering has served three generations of individuals in the Dunkirk-Fredonia area, as well as businesses, and recently moved his office to Dunkirk. With 33 years of accounting experience, Mr. Thering currently works out of an office at 744 Central Ave., Dunkirk, above the Northern Chautauqua Dental Group in which his son Bruce is a partner. Mr. Thering began his practice many years ago at his former home on Eagle Street, later moving it to his home on Chestnut Street in Fredonia.

Forty years ago – 1973

Walter J. Stasiewicz, plant manager at Kraft Foods, Dunkirk, announced that James A. Grupa, area native, has been promoted from senior clerk to control center supervisor in the Dunkirk traffic department.

Fifty years ago – 1963

The Fred Koch Brewery of Dunkirk was announced as the first-place winner in its class in the United States Brewers Association’s industry-wide “Fleet Safety Contest.”