Twenty years ago – 1993

A slide presentation, “Tour of Poland,” will be given by Arthur Parks of Kenmore at the Dunkirk Historical Society meeting at the Kosciuszko Club. In July 1992, Mr. Parks joined 31 other participants from 10 states on a 21-day tour of Poland, sponsored by the Polish American Teachers Association. The son of Mrs. Jenny Pokrzywka of Roberts Road, Dunkirk, he has been a social studies teacher for the past 32 years at McKinley High School in Buffalo.

Thirty years ago – 1983

Brad Joubert, son of Linda Joubert of Gowanda and Noel Joubert of Springville, has been named Student of the Week at Gowanda Central School. A member of the National Honor Society, he has been nominated by Rep. Stanley N. Lundine to the U.S. Air Force Academy. This year, Brad has averaged 13 points per game on the varsity basketball team. He has also received several high rankings in county trombone competition. Brad plans to pursue a career in math and science.

Forty years ago – 1973

It was learned today that a Social Security office has been approved for Dunkirk to serve the Lake Erie shore area. Chautauqua County Legislator Donald E. Reinhoudt (R-Fredonia) made the announcement.

Fifty years ago – 1963

Ann, Nancy and Michael Schrantz, and Maureen, Kathleen and Jeffrey Rich, all Dunkirk children, were guests on the “Uncle Jerry” television show in Buffalo Sunday morning.