Twenty years ago – 1993

Dunkirk Development Director Mark Geise points out that the college intern program is working out well. The program involves four interns from various departments at Fredonia State University College who have been assigned to the city for the entire semester. It’s a win-win situation, according to Geise. The students get a first-hand look at the operation of a city government and the municipality gets help with several projects that have been on hold due to lack of manpower.

Thirty years ago – 1983

The free shopping bus for senior citizens that was donated to the city of Dunkirk by the Peter J. Schmitt Co. of Buffalo should be in operation before the end of the month. The Chautauqua County Office for the Aging and the city are sharing the operational expenses of the bus. The bus will operate three days a week and will be used primarily to take senior citizens from their homes to the Bells Plaza and back.

Forty years ago – 1973

Carol Peterson and Darlene Kawski were announced as winners of the cake baking contest sponsored by the Dunkirk School 5 Parents Club and the School 4 Mothers Club.

Fifty years ago – 1963

James Allessie of the sophomore class at the Dunkirk Industrial High School, has been chosen by school faculty as Outstanding Teenager of the Week. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Sam J. Allessie, 26 Matteson St., Fredonia.