Twenty years ago – 1993

In an OBSERVER photo, Tim Gibbons, a clerk at the Atlantic A plus mini market in Dunkirk, holds up a sign brought to his store by three local teenagers who are participating in the “No Proof – No Puffs” campaign, which is a county-wide effort to remind store owners that it is illegal to sell tobacco products to anyone under 18. Teens in the photo are Caress Kohlepp, Ann Formanowicz and Carolyn Sobilo.

Thirty years ago – 1983

Construction of the proposed railroad underpass on Lamphere Street in Dunkirk at the Norfolk and Western Railroad crossing is expected to begin in the spring of 1984 as a result of a letter Dunkirk Mayor Edwin Gregoreski plans to send today, authorizing the project to be carried out. Initial design plans, as well as the state and federal money for the project, have been ready since last fall, but the project was waiting on the mayor’s approval.

Forty years ago – 1973

Eugene M. Kaczor, Lake Shore area marketing manager of the Niagara Mohawk Power Corporation, has been appointed as associate chairman of the Corporate Gifts Division of Catholic Charities Appeal for the Dunkirk-Fredonia area this year.

Fifty years ago – 1963

James D. Roberts has been appointed assistant to the general manager, bar products division of Allegheny Ludlum Steel Corp. in Dunkirk. He and his wife Ruby live at 17 Central Ave., Fredonia with their seven children.