Twenty years ago – 1993

Dunkirk native Dr. James Elias recently joined the Fredonia optometric practice of Dr. Steven Ihrig. A graduate of Dunkirk High School, Dr. Elias is the son of Patricia Elias of Dunkirk and the late Constantine “Gus” Elias. He received his doctor of optometry degree from the University of Houston School of Optometry.

Thirty years ago – 1983

For the second time in four years, Fredonia Mayor Louis Mancuso will be running unopposed in his re-election bid for a third consecutive two-year term in the March 14 village election. Mayor Mancuso was endorsed by the Republican Party and the Independent Concord Party. Members of the Fredonia Democratic Committee, at their party caucus Jan. 22, nominated former trustee Anthony St. George, as their 1983 mayoral candidate, but he later declined.

Forty years ago – 1973

Carolyn Clarkson, daughter of Elaine Clarkson of Forestville, took first place in her equestrian class in the inter-collegiate riding competition held at St. Lawrence University. She is a member of the five-man equestrian team representing Cobleskill Agricultural and Technical College.

Fifty years ago – 1963

Allan C. Stuhlmiller, physical education teacher and basketball coach in the Dunkirk High School system, received his master’s degree in education today from Buffalo State University. Mr. Stuhlmiller resides on King Street, Dunkirk.