Retrospective

Twenty years ago – 1993

Perry’s Ice Cream Co. Inc. of Akron, NY named Nog Inc. of Dunkirk winner of the 1992 first annual “Vendor of the Year” award during a vendor appreciation dinner in Williamsville. A producer of ice cream condiments, Nog was one of 435 vendors from across New York and New Jersey who were evaluated and selected as one of Perry’s top vendors. Nog President Bruce Ritenburg III said, “We were just floored when we were announced as ‘Vendor of the Year.’ It really came as a complete surprise.”

Thirty years ago – 1983

The 45-foot steel storm warning tower in Memorial Park, owned by the National Weather Service and formerly used to warn mariners of bad weather on Lake Erie, has been taken down. Unused for several years, it was decided that the tower would require maintenance or would have to be razed. Since officials indicated the city would not take over its maintenance, the NWS decided to take it down. Instead of flags on towers, mariners are now warned of bad weather via radio frequency.

Forty years ago – 1973

Among those serving as Candy Stripers at Brooks Memorial Hospital are Wende Dutton, Denise Felt, Holly West, Kathy Proctor and Marlene Zacharias.

Fifty years ago – 1963

Forestville Central School began using the facilities of educational TV station WNED-TV on a regular schedule this semester, according to Supervising Principal Stanley C. Ruger.