Retrospective

Twenty years ago – 1993

Elementary school teacher Linda K. Bradigan shared her experiences from a recent trip to Japan at a recent Silver Creek Board of Education meeting. Ms. Bradigan said that she and her husband lived with a Japanese family for two weeks while in Japan. While there, the couple had a very up-close and personal look at the stress and pressure heaped upon a 15-year-old Japanese student to get into a good high school, the routine of a 17-year-old high school student along with the pressure to get into a public college or university.

Thirty years ago – 1983

Donald L. Rust, manager of the GM forge plant in Tonawanda, gave a plug to AL Tech as he was quoted in a newspaper article saying, “The (forge) plant’s alloy tool steel is supplied by Dunkirk-based AL Tech Specialty Steel Corp. The plant’s tool steel previously was imported from Austria. AL Tech improved its product and is now superior to Austrian technology.”

Forty years ago – 1973

Mayor Clem Lutz has announced that areas for bird study will be designated at Point Gratiot in Dunkirk. The areas were proposed by Jan Clifford, 30 Bradley Ave., Dunkirk.

Fifty years ago – 1963

The Fredonia Village Board approved an expenditure of $750 to assist in the cost of printing a brochure advertising the attractions of the village.